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.
GAR's Christine Mayer joins Knight Foundation board of trustees
We’re thrilled to announce GAR’s president, Christine Mayer has been named to the national John S. and James L. Knight Foundation board of trustees. Mayer joins Marty Baron, executive editor of the Washington Post and former editor of the Boston Globe to the board. “As editor of one of America’s greatest news organizations and head of Akron’s leading foundation, Marty […]
Place matters to your business, your community
In a way, it’s ironic. In the digital age, many of us can do our work from any place, as long as we have a laptop and high-speed internet. Gone are the days when a central workplace anchored workers to a particular geography. As such, you could argue that in the digital age, place doesn’t […]
Reimagining the nonprofit sector: Our takeaways from Dan Pallotta
Last month members of our team attended the annual Knight Breakfast hosted by United Way of Summit County to hear activist, author and entrepreneur, Dan Pallotta. We were already somewhat familiar with Dan’s work, in fact we among the 3.8 million people who watched his TED Talk, so we knew we were in for a real treat. As a […]