Families Giving Together

A picture may be worth a thousand words, but a video puts you in the room. Discover how people just like you are leaving a legacy while uniting their family through charitable giving. Also, hear how Akron Community Foundation helps them give simply and strategically to the causes and charities they love.

Venarge Family

Meet the Venarges

David and Cheryl Venarge are Akron success stories, but their success didn’t come easy. Now, through the David R. and Cheryl L. Venarge Fund, they’re keeping a family tradition of giving alive with their both their children and grandchildren.

Perrin Family

Meet the Perrins

When Pam Perrin Kostoff recalls the history of Perrin Asphalt Company, she always comes back to a transformative moment in the 1980s. Her parents’ choice to donate time and money to repair St. Eugene’s Church parking lot set the family’s philanthropic future in motion.

Shechter Family

Meet the Shechters

Steve Shechter, son of a grocer and third-generation Akronite, never considered himself a philanthropist. That all changed in 2013 when he sold his business and established a fund at Akron Community Foundation.

Karen A. Hrdlicka
Karen A. Hrdlicka Director, The Center for Family Philanthropy
Call me at 330-436-5640 or email me
Interested in Uniting Your Family Through Philanthropy?

Together, we can create the best giving strategies for you and your family.