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December 2019 - Issue 16
In This Issue:
New fundholder's everlasting gift 
Five ways to maximize year-end giving

A donor-advised fund through Akron Community Foundation can help you achieve year-end tax savings while benefiting your favorite causes. An alternative to a private foundation, donor-advised funds offer a simple, flexible and affordable approach to charity for those who are serious about their giving.  Learn More
Akron Community Foundation awarded more than $2 million in grants this quarter, including more than half a million dollars in board discretionary funding for health and human services programs. A $5,500 grant to Birthing Beautiful Communities will help its team of doulas, or birth workers, provide services for high-risk mothers to reduce infant mortality in Greater Akron.
Upcoming Event 
For Women, Forever
Join the Women's Endowment Fund for its annual dinner to celebrate uplifting women and girls in Greater Akron. This year's keynote speaker is Jill Penrose, chief people and administrative officer at The J.M. Smucker Company. During the event, the fund will also honor Sylvia Trundle with the 2020 Judith A. Read Tribute Award for Service & Advocacy for Women. Tickets are on sale now.
IRA rollover used to establish one of nine new fundsNewFunds
The Lou Albertson Endowment Fund is one of nine funds recently established at Akron Community Foundation. The endowment fund, established with a charitable IRA rollover and grown through future  planned gifts, will forever support the foundation's quarterly grant cycles and its Millennium Fund for Children.

Five tips for year-end givingDownload
How to maximize your giving under the current tax law
With 2019 coming to a close, now is the time to make a charitable gift and maximize your tax savings. Download our free guide with five easy tips for year-end giving.
Did you know if you are age 70  1/2  or older, you can use the required annual distributions from your IRA to make tax-free charitable gifts?  This technique allows you to avoid paying the usual taxes, satisfy your required minimum distribution, and support the causes you care about most.
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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