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December 2016 - Issue 04
In This Issue:
Advisor helps turn family's good fortune into a holiday surpriseGiftFund
When Charlie and Patricia Perrin's family learned 2015 was going to be a record year for business, they wanted to do something meaningful to celebrate. So, they turned to their trusted advisor, accountant Bill Choler, who helped them give their parents the holiday gift of a lifetime: a donor-advised fund at Akron Community Foundation.

Over $620k in grants fund drug prevention, other health and human services programsgrantsrelease
The fight to reduce Summit County's opiate epidemic was bolstered during Akron Community Foundation's recent competitive grant cycle. Read about programs like Hidden in Plain Sight, which is helping parents identify signs of drug abuse and other risky behaviors.
Upcoming Deadline
Initiate Stock Gifts by Dec. 19
Gifting stock can help you support favorite causes, avoid capital gains tax, and earn a charitable deduction equal to the stock's fair market value. We make it simple. Contact us and call your broker by Dec. 19 to complete transfers by Dec. 30.
New funds include retirement gift for pastornewfunds
When the Rev. Mark Frey retired from Bath Church after 25 years, his congregation surprised him with a charitable fund in his name, which will preserve Bath's quality of life forever. Nine other funds were begun this quarter, including one to help students study science and another to minister to women on the streets. See their founders and charitable missions.
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Guide to Donor-Advised Funds
Beat the year-end rush or give someone the gift that keeps on giving. A donor-advised fund is a simple way to help your favorite causes, today and in the future, and it offers you a tax break now, right when you need it.
Incentive trusts can motivate heirsplannedgiving
Are you concerned about what your loved ones may do with your estate after you're gone? Do you want requirements in place to ensure your intentions are met before your assets are distributed? An incentive trust may be right for you.
Additional Resources
Akron Community Foundation
345 West Cedar St.
Akron, OH 44307
Office Hours:
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Monday through Friday
Phone: 330-376-8522
Fax: 330-376-0202
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