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.
Merlyna Valentine to Deliver Keynote at GAR Educator Conference
GAR Foundation is thrilled to welcome Merlyna Valentine as the inspiring keynote speaker for the 2018 Educator Conference on October 4, 2018 in Akron, Ohio. Merlyna Valentine is an accomplished educator, national speaker, author, consultant, trainer, and owner of Merlyna Valentine Consulting, LLC. As a well-respected educator for over thirty years, Merlyna served as a […]
GAR Foundation awards more than $1.7 million to area nonprofit organizations
GAR Foundation announced grants totaling $1,770,200 to key organizations that support the Foundation’s strategic priorities at its August distribution meeting. A grant of $300,000 was awarded to Stark State College in support of its efforts to develop a commercial driving license (CDL) training center at the former Rubber Bowl site. The CDL training program is […]
Ohio Early Childhood Race & Rural Equity Report
Groundwork Ohio published Ohio Early Childhood Race and Rural Equity Report to bring greater understanding among policymakers and stakeholders of how race and location matters to the policies, institutions, and systems that shape the future for children and families in Ohio. Gaps between advantaged and disadvantaged children emerge much earlier than state and federal policy recognizes and persist long […]