About GAR

Mission & Vision

Mission Statement: GAR invests in Greater Akron to promote quality of life, education, and economic opportunities for its people, in a culturally vibrant community. 


Our Guiding Principles are:

  • Honor the preferences and values of founders Galen and Ruth Roush.
  • Identify needs in the region and pursue strategies to address those needs.
  • Strive for excellence.
  • Communicate honestly, directly, and respectfully.
  • Cultivate and encourage collaboration.
  • Contribute to the growth of knowledge and competence in the charitable community.
  • Consider the perspectives and promote the talents of all members of the community.

GAR's Strategic Priorities