Issue: November 2007 Issue
Akron Community Foundation
345 West Cedar St.
Akron, Ohio 44307-2407
Phone: (330) 376-8522
Fax: (330) 376-0202
YEAR FOUNDED: 1955
KEY CONTACTS: Jody Bacon, President; Greg McDermott, Board Chairman; Suzanne Allen, Vice President of Development
FOCUS AREAS: Arts and culture, education, civic affairs, and health and human services
MISSION STATEMENT: To improve the quality of life in the Greater Akron area by building permanent endowments and providing philanthropic leadership, which enables donors to make lasting investments in the community.
TOP PROGRAMS: Millennium Fund for Children, Women's Endowment Fund, Vernon L. Odom Fund, Gay Community Endowment Fund and Neighborhood Partnership Program
ABOUT THE FOUNDATION: Imagine if something you did today could inspire local residents for years to come. Akron Community Foundation offers an easy, flexible means for giving to the issues and causes you care about most in a way that suits you.
The foundation is unique, pooling and investing gifts from all over the community. As it continues to grow, it keeps pace with the community's changing needs and improves the lives of future generations. To date, the foundation has reinvested more than $65 million into the community through grants to nonprofit organizations.
By giving through Akron Community Foundation, you can support an existing fund or create one named for yourself, your family, a loved one, your company or a nonprofit. You can make gifts now or plan for them in the future.
The foundation accepts gifts of cash, publicly traded securities, closely held stock, insurance, real estate, retirement plans and other readily marketable gifts. Now through Dec. 31, donors age 70 ½ or older can even donate a portion of their IRAs to Akron Community Foundation without first counting it as income or paying taxes on it.
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