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September 2016 - Issue 03
In This Issue:
Parks invest in $3.5 million endowment, board approves $3 million in grants to improve countymetroparks
In addition to approving nearly $3 million in grants, on Sept. 9, Akron Community Foundation's board welcomed Summit Metro Parks Executive Director Lisa King and park district commissioners Jane Bond and Herb Newman as they announced the establishment of the Summit Metro Parks Foundation Endowment Fund of Akron Community Foundation. The $3.5 million fund is the second-largest agency endowment fund in the community foundation's history.
Late fundholder's hidden roots uncovered at gravesiteStevens
When a Copley Township resident unearthed a headstone belonging to 19th century Akron resident William Stevens, he also recast light on his son, George Stevens, a community foundation fundholder whose lineage was kept secret for years. Read how this mystery has shined a light on his impact in Greater Akron nearly 80 years after his death.
Upcoming Event
Polsky Humanitarian Award Dinner
Oct. 18 at 6 p.m.
Hilton Akron/Fairlawn
Join us as we honor investment veteran and multiple sclerosis advocate Jim Oelschlager and his wife, children's book author Vanita Oelschlager.  Tickets to the event start at $150; tables start at $1,800 .
Painted plywood and produce to improve local communitiesgrantsrelease
Ground-up neighborhood projects and local economic development efforts were bolstered this quarter as Akron Community Foundation's board and donor-advised fundholders joined forces to award $492,000 in grants to a variety of civic projects, from East Akron to downtown, and Kenmore to West Hill.
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Hauser Family Fund
Arts, parks, doctors and pet food makers...newfunds 
... compose our impressive list of new fundholders this quarter. From Bill and Marty Hauser, whose donor-advised fund honors their mother, to Sandridge Food Corporation, which will award scholarships to employees and their children, each fund bears the unique charitable wishes of its founder, and many will continue giving back forever in their founder's name. See the full list: You are sure to recognize a name or two.
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Akron Community Foundation
345 West Cedar St.
Akron, OH 44307
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Phone: 330-376-8522
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