About GAR

A Closer Look

The Official GAR Blog

To our grantees, partners, and colleagues: Welcome to our new blog, A Closer Look. In an effort to help you get to know us better, we will be posting articles, letters, links, and comments to this space periodically.  We hope that this will give us an opportunity to address, in a little more depth, some of the questions about GAR that come up from time to time. We also hope to engage you around issues, elicit your input and ideas, and occasionally even entertain you!

Christine A. Mayer, President


Re-evaluating our progress 

March 09, 2015
This article originally appeared in Smart Business Magazine. Click here to access the original article. It’s natural, on occasion, to pause and take stock of where we are, where we’ve Read More
 
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Guest Post: Growth and opportunity in Akron 

March 02, 2015
This is a guest post from the Fund for our Economic Future, a community partner of GAR Foundation. When the Fund for Our Economic Future says it’s committed to Growth & Read More
 
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Akron2Akron: Become a tourist in your own city 

February 25, 2015
I have this simple philosophy where I believe that it's sort of silly to not love where you live, so 'Stuck in Ohio' bumper stickers have always confused me. No city is perfect, including Read More
 
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Guest Post: Why Succession Planning Matters 

February 09, 2015
This is a guest post from GAR Foundation's nonprofit partner and grantee, BVU: CNE . To learn more about GAR'sgrantmaking, click here. Lately Northeast Ohio has celebrated a number of Read More
 
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Communicating a genuine belief in your employees 

December 29, 2014
By: Christine Amer Mayer President, GAR Foundation The rat race. I’ve heard the phrase a hundred times, but never understood how it came to mean our tiresome work life. Turns out it is Read More
 
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Akron2Akron: Discovering Firestone Park 

December 22, 2014
By: Dina Younis After returning from our Akron2Detriot trip hosted by Josh McManus, program officer at the Knight Foundation, many of us became interested in arranging informal Read More
 
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