Winter 2023-24

A Letter From Our New Board Chair, Rev. Mark Frey

Dear Bath Community Fund Friends and Supporters,

I hope you have had an opportunity to review the list of 17 grants made in December to nonprofits serving the Bath community. This year, for the third year in a row, your Bath Community Fund was able to distribute $50,000 in grants, bringing the fund's grantmaking total to more than $250,000 in just seven years. Your gifts and support make this possible!

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Bath Community Fund Celebrates $250,000 Grantmaking Milestone

On Friday, Dec. 1, Bath Community Fund awarded 17 grants totaling $50,000 to local nonprofit organizations, bringing the fund's cumulative grantmaking total to more than $250,000 since it was established.

Among this year's recipients is the Summit County Astronomy Club, which received a grant to complete capital renovations at the observatory in the Bath Nature Preserve ahead of the anticipated surge of visitors for the 2024 total eclipse.

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This holiday season, make a gift that will last.

As the holidays approach, a gift to Bath Community Fund is the perfect way to honor a friend, family member or colleague while making a lasting difference in the community. Each person you honor will receive a card informing them of your gift.

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If you missed our Planned Giving Workshop in October, you can still benefit from the information that Summit County Probate Judge Elinore Marsh Stormer and Chief Magistrate Steve Elliott shared. Watch the workshop recording to hear real-life examples of the kinds of choices the court is often faced with deciding and how you can avoid having your estate decided by a judge.

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Welcome, New Advisory Board Members

Please join us in welcoming Bath Community Fund's newest advisory board members. Stay tuned for more information on these dedicated volunteers in the next edition of our newsletter.

Maureen Katanic

Retired Senior Director of Development for Planned Giving,

Akron Children's Hospital

Traci Mockbee

Vice President of Marketing,

CAM Inc.

Our Impact:

Stewart's Caring Place

Bath Community Fund has proudly supported Stewart's Caring Place for many years. In 2023, the fund awarded Stewart's Caring Place a $4,000 grant to help the organization provide support services to Bath residents impacted by cancer. Since 2018, the organization has been awarded a total of $18,500.

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Donor Spotlight: George & Alice Strickler

Giving Opportunities

Give the gift of philanthropy

Need a special occasion gift for a friend, colleague or loved one? Donate to Bath Community Fund in their honor, and we’ll send them a card letting them know of your gift.

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Make a legacy gift through your will or trust

You can support Bath Community Fund forever by establishing a charitable fund in your name at Akron Community Foundation through your will or trust. After your lifetime, the fund will continue to support all your favorite causes, including Bath Community Fund, in perpetuity. It's a simple and tax-friendly way to leave a lasting legacy.

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Thank you to our donors

We're grateful to the donors whose gifts make Bath Community Fund possible. Your generosity is strengthening our community for current and future generations.

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