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


Changing demographics must be reflected at leadership levels 

June 01, 2015
This article originally appeared on Smart Business Online There’s been a lot of discussion of late about leadership transition in Greater Akron. Baby boomers are retiring in huge numbers, Read More
 
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Common Core: Everyone for lower standards, raise your hands 

May 22, 2015
There’s a political debate that’s heated up across our nation and right in our own state about the Common Core State Standards, a set of learning benchmarks that Ohio adopted back in 2010. Ohio Read More
 
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Guest post: We have to stop meeting like this! 

April 17, 2015
This is a guest post from BVU: The Center for Nonprofit Excellence, a nonprofit partner and grantee of GAR Foundation. If the mere mention of having a meeting results in a collective Read More
 
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Foundations on the Hill: advocating for our communities  

April 03, 2015
Suzanne Allen, Philanthropy Ohio, Brittany Grimes Zaehringer, GAR Foundation, Representative Jim Renacci Claudia Herrold, Philanthropy Ohio, Thom Craig, Margaret Clark Morgan, and Read More
 
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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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