Growth and Opportunity: Northeast Ohio's Imperative

Robert Jaquay, associate director of the George Gund Foundation and vice president of our Fund, writes on Brookings' The Avenue blog that in our Growth & Opportunity approach to transforming the economy, "core cities will not be left behind." We must improve job creation, preparation and access on the local level and use these learnings to influence other efforts around the region.

Looking Up, Seeing Ceilings: MAGNET's Approach to Innovation for Small to Mid-sized Manufacturers

In a blog post on Brookings' The Avenue this month, Ethan Karp, vice president of client services and marketing at MAGNET and director of its PRISM program, and Dan Berry, MAGNET president and CEO, highlight the program-related investment our Fund helped coordinate with other funders for its PRISM program. The innovative funding mechanism is helping PRISM help manufacturers innovate. How about that for a win-win? 

A Safe Place to Practice

This month, Chris Thompson, director of regional engagement for the Fund, Mark Scheffler, president of Leadership Akron, and Marcy Levy Shankman, director of Leadership Cleveland, described their work to promote collaborative civic leadership in an essay published by the Stanford Social Innovation Review

Better Together

Our new chair, Brian Frederick, shares his thoughts on what it means to be a part of the Fund and why he is so invigorated by what the future holds. 

Growth & Opportunity in Akron

In this guest post on the GAR Foundation blog, Chris Thompson, our director of regional engagement, talks about what Growth & Opportunity means for greater Akron.


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