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September 2018 - Issue 11
In This Issue:
Have you registered for On the Table yet?OTTstory
It's not too late! Whether you'd like to host your own conversation or would prefer to attend one of ours, join our community-wide conversation on Oct. 3 and make your voice heard. New this year, Akron Community Foundation will be offering grants for actionable ideas that come out of your discussions.

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Akron SCORE was one of 40 local organizations to receive funding during Akron Community Foundation's recent civic affairs grant cycle. Their $10,000 grant will support mentoring programs and workshops for small-business owners on a wide range of subjects, including business plan development, asset management and strategic marketing.
Upcoming Event
Bert A. Polsky Humanitarian Award
Akron Community Foundation will present the 51st Bert A. Polsky Humanitarian Award  on Tuesday, Oct. 16, at the Hilton Akron/Fairlawn. Celebrate Thomas G. Knoll's lifetime of giving by attending or sponsoring the event in his honor.
Akron Art Museum one of 10 new fundholdersnewfunds
The Akron Art Museum recently created a $200,000 endowment fund at Akron Community Foundation to ensure it will enrich people's lives through modern and contemporary art for years to come. Other new funds established this quarter will support crisis services for victims of crime and trauma, provide scholarships for Summit County student-athletes, and bring innovative ideas from On the Table Greater Akron to life.

Free Comparison Chartdonorguide
Compare your charitable giving options
What is the best charitable giving tool for you? Compare donor-advised funds, private foundations and direct gifts to nonprofits with our helpful comparison chart.

By Laura Fink, director of development, Akron Community Foundation &  Alexander Campbell, attorney,  Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs LLC
Offering both flexibility and tax efficiency, donor-advised funds have become the fastest-growing charitable vehicle in the United States. An alternative to a private foundation, donor-advised funds are like a combined charitable checking and savings account. Donors establish a fund that can grow in perpetuity while also making grants to their favorite causes now.  Could a donor-advised fund make sense for your charitable giving?
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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