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Providing guidance to loved ones about your charitable giving
Providing guidance to loved ones about your charitable giving
Whatever your age or health status, you're probably aware that you should document important financial and personal information for loved ones, just in case the unexpected occurs. We've all heard stories about someone's family member who passed away and left...
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Planned giving pointers
Planned giving pointers
You've likely seen articles on your favorite nonprofits' websites about "planned giving," but what does the term really mean? Our staff has put together some pointers to help simplify the concept of planned giving, along with ways the community foundation can...
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Four tips for setting charitable giving goals in the new year
Four tips for setting charitable giving goals in the new year
The start of a new year is a great time to plan and reboot. Cliche as it may be to talk about resolutions this time of year, it's tough to deny that January represents a clean slate for "to do" lists, goals, and your overall mindset. As you consider your 2024...
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Creating a meaningful structure for family philanthropy
Creating a meaningful structure for family philanthropy
Helping families create a meaningful structure for their philanthropy has long been a hallmark service of Akron Community Foundation. That structure and the resulting discipline are increasingly important as both wealth and charitable giving more frequently...
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Donor-Advised Funds: The Hub of Your Philanthropy
Donor-Advised Funds: The Hub of Your Philanthropy
Whether you established a donor-advised fund at the community foundation years ago, or you are considering establishing a fund this year to help you keep your giving more organized and involve your children and grandchildren in your philanthropy, it's a great...
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Gifts of 'complex' assets deliver multiple benefits
Gifts of 'complex' assets deliver multiple benefits
When you think about supporting your favorite charities or making contributions to your donor-advised or other type of fund at the community foundation, cash may be the first thing that comes to mind. It seems so easy to just write a check or donate online....
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Get ahead of the year-end rush
Get ahead of the year-end rush
Holidays and tax planning (although very different in the ways they are celebrated!) are both year-end traditions. No doubt you've got the holidays covered, and perhaps your advisors are already helping you make sure your tax planning is in place. It's a good...
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Forging New Paths
Forging New Paths
By Chris Miller, Communications & Community Investment Officer Born during the height of the Civil Rights Movement and named after the city at its very epicenter, it seems Selma Theresa Carter was all but destined to be a progressive and inspirational...
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