Endowment Funds


Designated Endowment Funds

An endowment fund is a permanent fund in your name, in the name of someone you wish to honor, or in a name that is meaningful to you. Endowed funds are designed to provide an ongoing source of money to the charitable field of interest, designated for an entity or donor advised as noted in the endowment agreement. For a new fund, an initial donation and signed pledge to reach $5,000 within five years is all that is needed. Endowment Funds become “endowed” once they reach $5,000 in value. Prior to this time, distributions from the fund do not occur.

Some people create endowment funds during their lifetime so that they can witness firsthand the benefits of their giving. Others create a legacy by establishing endowments that go into effect through their estate plans, in order to ensure that the causes they hold most dear continue to be supported for generations to come.

Consider giving a gift to one or more of these endowment funds established by individuals, families, businesses and organizations that want to create a legacy of giving for years to come.

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Marilyn & John May Fund for Developmentally Disabled Youth
The purpose of the Fund shall be in memory of Amanda Tucker who touched the hearts of all those that knew her. The Fund shall be dedicated to improve the comfort and quality of the lives of persons with developmental disabilities under the age of 25 years who are citizens of the City of Barberton or who attend a public or non-profit private school located in the City of Barberton.
Jeep Davis Olympic Hopeful Fund
Assists Barberton school age athletes or Barberton athletic teams with direct training and/or competition expenses during their athletic career. The late Jeep Davis was a three–time Olympic Champion in track and field and taught for 30 years in the Barberton Schools. The Foundation conducts a 5K each year to benefit the fund.
Larry Furman Diabetes Benefit Fund
Assists Barberton citizens suffering from diabetes and assist their families with hardships caused by the disease. Former Mayor Bob Genet established the fund following Mr. Furman’s death.
Barberton Head Start Endowment Fund
Assist Barberton Head Start with the cost of providing services, including a health clinic and “Help Me Grow Services.”
Magic City Kiwanis/Esther Ryan Endowment Shoe Fund
Provides funds to the Esther Ryan Shoe Fund, which provides shoes, clothing and other necessities to Barberton children in need. Mrs. Ryan, a former school nurse, established the Shoe Fund in 1980.
Barberton Community Health Clinic Endowment Fund
Assists with operating expenses for Barberton’s free healthcare clinic, serving the uninsured and underinsured. The late Walt Ritzman served as volunteer pharmacist for many years giving thousands of hours to the Clinic.
Barberton Elks Lodge 982 Health Clinic Fund
Benefits the Barberton Community Health Clinic.
Barberton Public Library Endowment Fund
Supports the on–going operation and programs/projects of the library.
Bonnie Joyce Myers Memorial Mum Arch Fund
Supports the Mum Arch display at the City’s annual Mum Festival. Mrs. Myers had a love of flowers and the outdoors. Fund was established by her husband, Rev. Victor Myers.
Heart of Gold Humane Fund
Assist low–income Barberton residents spay or neuter their dogs and cats and also assist with the cost of rabies vaccines. Payments are made to the Humane Society, PetFix or One of a Kind Pet Spay/Neuter Clinic.
Magical Theatre Company Endowment Fund
Benefits the children’s theater located in downtown Barberton. Thousands of children from all over Northern Ohio visit the theater each year.
Dr. Robert Littlejohn Salvation Army Fund
Benefits the Barberton Salvation Army. The late Dr. Littlejohn was a long–time supporter of Salvation Army.
Dr. Robert Littlejohn Red Cross Fund
Benefits the Barberton Red Cross. The late Dr. Littlejohn was a long–time supporter of Red Cross.
City of Barberton Beautification Endowment Fund
Distributions from this fund will assist the City of Barberton’s Beautification Department, or its successor, in providing funding for the on–going beautification efforts throughout the City of Barberton.
Barberton Military Honor Roll Renovation Fund
Provided the funds necessary to rebuild the Honor Roll located on the West side of Lake Anna and now assists in the permanent upkeep of the monument.
Barberton Historical Society Endowment Fund
Benefits the Organization that maintains all of the former O.C. Barber historic buildings.
Albert W. & Rose E. Kimak Charitable Foundation of Summit County, Ohio Barberton Community Health Clinic Fund
Helps the Clinic continue its commitment to the uninsured and the underinsured of Summit County.
Bonnie J. Myers College Prep Support Fund
Assists Barberton High School students with costs incidental to preparing for, choosing and attending a higher education institution. The late Mrs. Myers worked in the BHS guidance office for many years. The high school cross country coaches and teams have started a 5K in her memory to support the fund.
Harnden Family Fund for Academic Excellence
Assists Barberton City School District in support of students, at all grade levels, participating in academically related competitions at the state, national or international level. Participants may be part of a group/team or may be an individual competition. Examples include, but are not limited to, Destination Imagination, Distributive Education Club of America (DECA); Spelling Bee and vocal competitions.
Holiday Elf Now & Forever Fund
To support the efforts of Barberton City Schools in providing food, clothing and gifts to students and their families for the holidays, as well as other times of the year, as need is identified by the Schools.
Former mayor- Kenneth & Marjorie Cox Barberton Charitable Donor Advised Fund
The purpose of the fund shall be to improve the quality of life of Barberton residents through the provision of financial support to programs and projects for general charitable or educational purposes.
St. Vincent De Paul of St. Augustine Parish Endowment Fund
Benefits the charitable mission of the organization. SVDP delivers 50 food baskets at Thanksgiving and 50 more at Christmastime to those in need. In addition, The Society provides utility assistance and has also helped with dentures, eyeglasses, hearing aids, prescriptions, transportation, clothing, school supplies, a hot water tank and a boiler.
Summa Barberton Hospital Medical Endowment Fund
Assists a Barberton student attending NEOUCOM.
The City of Barberton Disaster Relief Charitable Fund
To alleviate the economic hardship suffered by City of Barberton residents following a local disaster through the provision of disaster relief, humanitarian assistance and related services.
Youth Philanthropy Endowment Fund
Designed to support the Youth Philanthropy program in the schools.
Lake Anna YMCA Heritage Endowment Fund
The purpose of the fund shall be to assist in reducing or defraying the costs for Barberton residents participating in Lake Anna YMCA programs or to provide direct funding support for Lake Anna YMCA programs which benefit Barberton residents. Funding may also be used to assist in reducing or defraying the costs for Barberton residents participating in other Akron Area YMCA programs.
Larry Bidlingmyer Mr. Bid Outdoor Education Fund
The purpose of the Fund shall be to support the Barberton City School 7th grade outdoor education camp including costs related to supplies, camper fees, scholarships and other expenses which may be incurred in order to students to participate in the program.

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