We believe long-lasting impact happens in communities, families, and individuals when they are invested in and given opportunities to flourish.

GAR Foundation exists today because of the vision of our founders, Galen and Ruth Roush, to serve and invest in others to impact communities, families, and individuals. Galen was the co-founder of Roadway Express, one of the nation’s largest trucking companies. What Galen and Ruth began long ago, we continue through careful stewardship of investments in our community. Their lives taught us that it’s not just about the transaction, it’s about the experience. Sometimes, the most powerful thing you can do for someone else is to serve them and give them an experience. GAR works to help others create opportunities and experiences for the residents of Summit County that promote the quality of life and increase the vibrancy of our communities.


That’s why we do what we do, and we love it.

Read about our history