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. Driven by our history, we believe long-lasting impact happens in communities, families, and individuals when they are invested in and given opportunities to flourish.
Jessica Cherok Joins GAR as Grants & Evaluation Associate
We’re thrilled to welcome Jessica Cherok to our team. As Grants & Evaluation Associate, Jessica works with program staff and grantees to manage the Foundation’s grantmaking administration, evaluation projects, and learning initiatives. Prior to joining GAR Foundation, Jessica worked as a special projects manager at Project Learn of Summit County. Before that, she was a […]
GAR's Kirstin Toth receives Distinguished Leader Award
Join us in congratulating GAR’s senior vice president, Kirstin Toth and Nick Browning, President of the Akron Region, Huntington National Bank, on receiving the Leadership Akron Distinguished Leader Award for their extraordinary efforts to advocate for education in Summit County. The award particularly honors their partnership and commitment to revitalize and stabilize Summit Education Initiative, bringing the organization from […]
The role of the board in financial oversight
By: Jennifer Kelsch While managing a nonprofit’s day-to-day finances falls on its senior management, one of the most important responsibilities of a nonprofit board is to offer active oversight of the organization’s financial affairs, beyond approving reports and budgets. By remembering these three Es, board members can serve an active role in oversight and ensure […]