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In Remembrance: Russ Pry, a Galvanizing Leader

Chris Thompson, former director of regional engagement at the Fund, reflects on the loss of our good partner and great friend Russ Pry.

Maybe the New "New Thing" is the Old Thing

Check out President Brad Whitehead's latest column in Community Leader, on page 32.

Fund for Our Economic Future Creates Fellowship to Focus on Akron Entrepreneurial Scene, Hires Two Others

Crain's covers our naming an Akron entrepreneurship fellow and hiring of two new staff members.

Fellowship to Support Akron Entrepreneurship Announced

Fund for Our Economic Future names Heather Roszczyk to lead two-year effort.

Fund for Our Economic Future Announces Two New Staff Members

Fund additions will help take Growth & Opportunity work to next level.

The Fund for Our Economic Future Seeks Director of Development and Funder Engagement

The Fund for Our Economic Future is looking for a qualified director of development and funder engagement. See the full job description for more information on the position. Interested individuals should contact Carolyn Cleveland at ccleveland@thefundneo.org or 216-456-9811.

Sparkling and Blighted, Convention Cities Spotlight Ignored Urban Issues

Kurt Karakul of our member Third Federal Foundation is quoted in this New York Times story about rising economic inequality in Cleveland, host of the 2016 Republican National Convention. 

Fund Treasurer Bill LaPlace Makes Crain's List of Eight Over 80

Our Treasurer Bill LaPlace of the Kent H. Smith Charitable Trust is recognized by Crain's Cleveland Business for his contributions to civic and philanthropic efforts in Northeast Ohio.

Metro RTA and That Gap Between Jobs and Workers

In an editorial from the Akron Beacon Journal, our Fund's job access research is referenced with the observation: "A conversation on how better to connect workers with jobs must continue and extend beyond discussions about the bus system to include ways to reverse suburban sprawl and develop new jobs in the city."

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