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.
How Elevate Akron's new fundamentals will help the region prosper
Over the past year, economic development leaders from the City of Akron, Summit County and the Greater Akron Chamber have been working closely to reimagine how we can achieve greater economic prosperity in the Akron area. With relatively new leadership at each of the three participating organizations, the stars aligned in favor of revisiting how […]
New year, new review?
There are few things in professional life that can take the oxygen out of a room quite like the prospect of year-end performance reviews and new year goal-setting. Why is that? Many of us are goal-oriented people, after all. Many of us fancy ourselves introspective and eager to learn from our experiences. And yet, the […]
GAR's major investment in 'STARS' advances early learning centers in Akron
STARS: Supporting Teachers and Ready Students is a major $618,000 investment from GAR Foundation designed to engage a cohort of up to 25 community-based early learning centers in high-quality early childhood instructional development. STARS provides expert tools and support to help early learning centers navigate the state’s quality rating system, Step Up to Quality (SUTQ), […]