Established in 1967, GAR Foundation was born of the philanthropic desire of the Roush family to support the needs of those in the Greater Akron area community.
Crafting effective communications to create social change
Strategic communications have the power to transform your organization and a compelling story told to the right audience is vital to fundraising and building awareness of your organization’s mission. To quote communications expert, Sean Gibbons in The Case for Communications: “Practiced at its highest level, communications is so much more than PR or marketing. Smart, […]
How a vegetable garden inspired learning, patience & empathy
Cuyahoga Falls High School educators, Steven McIntosh (Interventions Specialist) and Steve Newlon (Social Studies) decided to start a garden to provide students and teachers with a fresh, new opportunity to meet learning standards and empower students to take ownership of their learning by using the garden as an extension of the classroom. The Cuyahoga Falls […]
Lynn Budnick receives Glass Half Full award
GAR Foundation is honored to present Lynn Budnick with the 2018 Glass Half Full award for her steadfast and inspirational leadership of ACCESS, Inc. The annual Glass Half Full award was created to recognize Summit County community leaders for their inspiring and optimistic leadership of nonprofit organizations. Lynn Budnick is the executive director of ACCESS emergency […]