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March 2018 - Issue 09
In This Issue:
Thanks to the generosity of our fundholders and board, the community will get a multimillion-dollar boost this quarter. ACF's board awarded half a million dollars to education programs, while the remaining $4 million in grants was recommended by donor-advised, scholarship and other charitable funds at the community foundation. These grants bring the foundation's lifetime grantmaking total to more than $150 million.

The conversion to College & Career Academies at Akron Public Schools will be a shift not only for high school students, but for staff and faculty as well. Akron Community Foundation's board awarded a $30,000 grant to train the faculty in curriculum integration and collaborative team teaching. Other grants will provide one-on-one mentoring, increase bilingual literacy and more.

Upcoming Event
Conrad Teitell Presentation
Akron Community Foundation will welcome nationally recognized charitable giving expert Conrad Teitell on Wednesday, May 23, at the Hilton Akron/Fairlawn. Teitell will present a 3-hour continuing education course in the morning for advisors, followed by a luncheon for the general public titled "Cool Moves in the New Tax Climate."
New fund will honor longtime theater directors, support the artsnewfunds
The Dennis & Holly Endowment Fund for Creativity at Magical Theatre Company was established in late 2017 to honor its two co-producing directors, Dennis O'Connell and Holly Barkdoll, for their 25 years of service to the organization. This was one of 20 new funds established at the community foundation over the past few months. 
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Uniting Families Through Philanthropy
Tradition is an important part of the family dynamic. Many families are using philanthropy to share their values and create a giving tradition that will last for generations. Download our Family Giving Worksheet to begin your journey.
Whether you are required to file a federal income tax return this year will depend on how much you earned in 2017, the source of that income, your age and filing status. F or most people, it's straightforward. If your 2017 gross income was below the threshold for your filing status and age, you probably will not have to file. 
Additional Resources
Akron Community Foundation
345 W. Cedar St.
Akron, OH 44307
Office Hours:
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
Monday through Friday
Phone: 330-376-8522
Fax: 330-376-0202
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