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.

Fund for Our Economic Future Welcomes New Chair, Awards Grants to Support Development Surrounding Opportunity Corridor

CLEVELAND--March 4, 2015--Members of the Fund for Our Economic Future (the Fund) on Tuesday elected Community Foundation of Lorain County President and CEO Brian Frederick as chair. Mr. Frederick, who will serve a two-year term, assumes the role from Burton D. Morgan Foundation President and CEO Deborah D. Hoover. Fund members also approved up-to $200,000 to support coordinated strategies to advance both economic growth and opportunity in the neighborhoods surrounding Opportunity Corridor in Cleveland, some of the most economically distressed areas in Northeast Ohio. 

Business Assistance Groups Refocus on Urban Core

Economic development goups, including the Fund for Our Economic Future, have a renewed commitment to re-energizing our region's core cities. "It's not only the right thing to do — it's the economically sensible thing to do,” said Fund President Brad Whitehead. 

Ronald S. Kopp and Mark Scheffler: Leadership Akron at Work Preparing a New Generation of Leaders

Leadership Akron Chair Ronald Kopp, a partner at the law firm of Roetzel & Andress, and President Mark Scheffler, write in the Akron Beacon Journal about the city's evolving leadership base and the importance of empowering a new generation of leaders in Akron  

They also talk about the importance of practicing, not just supporting, collaborative leadership. "The Fund, Leadership Akron and the Cleveland Leadership Center have been developing new learning opportunities for leaders to hone this set of skills," the authors write.



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