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.
Just Say No: 7 Development Professionals You Don't Want to Be
What are the skills and personal qualities that characterize the successful development professional you want to be? Let’s start by describing the development professionals you don’t want to be: The Woolly Mammoth: Times and needs change. Don’t rely on a historic funding relationship. Evolve and revisit your relevance continuously as a practice. The Name […]
Dr. Heather Burton announced as keynote speaker for Annual Educator Conference
GAR Foundation is thrilled to announce Heather E. Burton, PhD as the keynote speaker for the 2017 Annual Educator Conference on October 5, 2017 in Akron. Dr. Burton currently serves as Director of IDEAL-N and Partner Institutions Faculty and Student Development at Case Western Reserve University. She is adjunct faculty in Pan-African Studies and Social […]
Smarter Grantmaking in Action
A recent interview with Grantmakers for Effective Organizations highlights how GAR Foundation is narrowing its focus to have a deeper impact in the community, including inspiring ideas for improvement from GAR’s president, Christine Mayer. Read the article here