Legacy Society


The O.C. Barber Legacy Society, named after the city’s founder and philanthropist, is a way to recognize men and women of philanthropic vision who support Barberton Community Foundation through planned gifts. Barberton Community Foundation would like to acknowledge and thank donors who have chosen to leave their own legacy for the future of Barberton. If you wish to designate a planned gift to the Foundation, please contact us at 330-745-5995. It is our goal to make sure your intentions are followed. In most cases, the tax benefits outweigh using your assets to establish your own private foundation.

Ways to plan your giving:

  • Bequest
  • Charitable Lead Trust (CLT)
  • Charitable Remainder Trust (CRT)
  • Life Insurance
  • Marketable Securities
  • Real Property
  • Retirement Account

The O.C. Barber Legacy Society

Our Legacy Society members will be recognized based on the following levels through planned gifts:

O.C. Barber Fellow

Lifetime OR Annual Giving in excess of
$100,000

A.O. Austin Fellow

Lifetime OR Annual Giving of
$50,000 – $99,999

1996 Founders Fellow

Lifetime OR Annual Giving of
$25,000 – $49,999