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Local secretary leaves lasting mark

Betty Axline

Betty Axline, an Ellet native, spent nearly 40 years working as a secretary for some of the nation’s most notable companies: Goodyear Aircraft, General Tire and Chemstrand/Monsanto. 

She was a woman of modest means, yet every year she donated her last hour’s pay to the Millennium Fund for Children, which improves the quality of life for our community’s youngest residents.

While Betty may not have had the means to start her own fund while she was alive, she always saw the value of community philanthropy. In February, Betty passed away and left her entire estate to create the Betty R. Axline Fund of Akron Community Foundation. Her fund will give back to the community she loved in her name, both now and forever.

Are you interested in leaving a charitable legacy but think you can’t afford it? Or, maybe you’re seeking income for life while supporting a cause you value. No matter your charitable or financial goals, there’s a planned giving option that’s right for you and your family. See all your planned giving options.

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