JUNE 2022 — ISSUE 26
Akron Community Foundation’s board of directors recently approved grants totaling $2,829,995, including $652,500 in competitive arts and culture grants chosen by the foundation's Community Investment Committee, as well as a $75,000 proactive grant to ArtsNow.
Save the date for this year's Bert A. Polsky Humanitarian Award dinner on Tuesday, Oct. 11, at the Hilton Akron/Fairlawn. Sponsorships start at $2,500 and can be reserved today. Individual tickets will go on sale later this summer.
Join us on July 12 as we congratulate our donors, fundholders, grantees and professional advisor partners for another extraordinary year of impact. You'll learn about the exciting initiatives we've recently accomplished and those we're embarking upon this year, including our latest strategic plan. Enjoy hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar at the Hilton Akron/Fairlawn beginning at 5:30 p.m., followed by the program from 6:15 to 6:45 p.m. There is no cost to attend this event, but reservations are required by July 5.
In September, Akron Public Schools will welcome educators and administrators from all over the country to learn more about an innovative model it launched here in 2017: the College & Career Academies of Akron. The event will showcase the extensive engagement of the business, nonprofit and philanthropic partners that make up this educational model, including Akron Community Foundation.
As Akron Community Foundation embarks on its next five-year strategic plan, we invite you to read about the strategies that will drive our heightened outreach and stewardship to constituents throughout our geographic footprint in Summit and Medina counties.
Akron Community Foundation recently welcomed six new charitable funds to its growing family, including one that will benefit the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra, bringing its total number of funds to nearly 800. See the full list and learn how easy it is to start your own charitable fund on our website.
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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