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March 2017 - Issue 05
In This Issue:
David and Cheryl Venarge are Akron success stories, but their success didn't come easy. Now, through the David R. and Cheryl L. Venarge Fund, they're keeping a family tradition of giving alive with both their children and grandchildren.

Half a million in grants help pre-K, other education initiativesgrantsrelease
A number of education grants will focus on early childhood development to help children in low-income neighborhoods, who often fall behind in learning before they even enter kindergarten. Read about initiatives like Greenleaf Family Center's SPARK program, a home-based initiative that trains parents to be their child's first and most important teacher.
Upcoming Event
Retirement Planning with Natalie Choate
Advisors, you won't want to miss this exclusive continuing education opportunity when Akron Community Foundation brings nationally known retirement planning expert  Natalie Choate to the Akron area on June 13. 
12 new fundholders represent residents from all walks of lifenewfunds
A financial consultant, an entrepreneur and even an astronaut are among the 12 new fund namesakes this quarter. The Judith A. Resnik Memorial Fund was announced on Jan. 25 by Akron Public Schools, which became the first school system in Ohio to transfer a scholarship fund to a community foundation. See how we're helping them all give back.
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Uniting Families Through Philanthropy
Tradition is an important part of the family dynamic. Many families are using philanthropy to share their values and create a giving tradition throughout the generations. Download our Family Giving Worksheet to begin your journey.
The IRS has released its "Dirty Dozen" list of tax scams for 2017, and fake charities came in at number five. The IRS warns generous Americans to give to charities they know are reputable. Also included are phishing and phone scams, padding deductions, and identity theft. Read more to help you prepare for this tax season.
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