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June 2016 - Issue 02
In This Issue:
Pearl of a fund keeps mother's legacy aliveAuburn
Pearl Leeper Korman grew up in Akron during the Great Depression, leaving college to help her struggling family. Despite a chronic medical condition, she took a full-time job, sacrificing again and again to ensure an enriching life for her daughter, Sandy Auburn. Now, Sandy and her husband have created an enduring way to say thank you.
Meet our 2016 Polsky Award honoreesPolsky
On Oct. 18, Jim and Vanita Oelschlager will become the 49th Bert A. Polsky Humanitarian Award recipients. The couple is known for both their leadership and generous giving, first and foremost to health causes, but also to keep under-the-radar students from falling through the cracks.
Upcoming Event
Women Moving Millions - Sept. 19
You've earned your money; now how do you keep it? This workshop will offer tips for:
  • Growing and preserving wealth
  • Discussing finances and charitable giving with your family
Free art: Coming to a park and school near youArtPark
More than $500,000 in grants will soon be enriching greater Akron's arts and culture scene. From free Heinz Poll Summer Dance Festival performances in city parks to programs that engage school children in our community's rich cultural heritage, your generous gifts - including $60,000 in donor-advised fund grants - are making Summit County a more creative, engaging place to live.
Free bequest guideBequest
You can do good forever
Making a charitable bequest can be remarkably simple and tax-friendly. This free guide, which you can download or call us at 330-376-8522 to request a printed copy, introduces the basics and how we are happy to help.
A family, social worker and nursing home walk into a community foundation...NewFunds
... and they set a new record: 50 charitable funds started in a single 12-month period at Akron Community Foundation. See the new funds that join them, each bearing the unique charitable wishes of their founders, many of which will continue giving forever in their founder's name. 
Additional Resources
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Contact Us
Akron Community Foundation
345 West 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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