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Considering Supporting Our Powerful Work? Here’s Why You Should.

We view every contribution we receive as so much more than money. To us, it’s fuel. Working in tandem with our passion for creating change in Akron, your donations help keep the fire of progress burning, and that’s more valuable than dollars and cents could ever quantify. That’s why every donation matters to the Junior League of Akron. When you donate to the Junior League of Akron, you’re helping us empower local women to create positive, lasting societal change in the Greater Akron area.

Your Donations Make a Local Impact.

The Junior League of Akron is committed to maintaining our promise of good stewardship, which begins with transparency, openness, and a proactive approach to sharing the direct impact of the contributions we receive. Currently, we are working with community partners throughout Summit County to address and solve pressing issues like food insecurity and providing trained community volunteers. Your contributions help our progress build momentum.

For over 100 years The Junior League has been helping to lift people out of poverty, community by community. Our history is strong, and you’ve helped to make that possible.

Help Us Confront Akron’s Most Pressing Issues, Head On.

As just one of 291 Leagues in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and the U.K., we have the unique privilege of watching over 140,000 women take similar action within their own communities. This unending source of inspiration provides us with a powerful depth of knowledge and motivation to bring about the changes we strive to accomplish. Your contributions help make this work possible.

Donating is Safe, Simple, and Secure

When you choose to donate to the Junior League of Akron, feel confident that your personal information is safe. All donations are processed through a secure portal, so you’ll never have to worry about privacy.

Consider a Tribute Gift

Giving a gift in tribute to a loved one is a beautiful way to honor their legacy of community service, charity, and altruism. We welcome and appreciate tribute gifts of any amount.

Ways to Give

To donate by mail, please mail your check payable to:

The Junior League of Akron
929 West Market Street
Akron, OH 44313

To make a donation online, please access our donation form using the button above. Please consider joining our monthly giving program by checking the appropriate box on our donation form.

Planned Giving

There are multiple ways to support the League and help us continue to benefit the Akron community- how would you prefer to give?

  • You may take a taxable distribution from an IRA and give up to 100% of that amount as a cash gift.
  • Complete a Roth IRA rollover; this additional taxable income would increase your AGI (adjusted gross income) and allow for more deductible gifts to charity.
  • If you are age 70 ½ or older, you have the option annually to make a qualified charitable IRA distribution of up to $100,000 directly to a charity. This amount is not included in income and not deductible.

Here are some other options to consider:

  • Do you, or someone you know, have a Donor Advised Fund to utilize in making a gift to the League?
  • Do you, or someone you know, have a life insurance policy that is no longer needed, and you wish to name the Junior League of Akron as a beneficiary? This is a simple way to support us without having to alter your will or living trust.
  • Would you be interested in creating a Charitable Remainder Trust, Charitable Gift Annuity, or Charitable Lead Trust? These gifts help ensure our stability without sacrificing yours.

The world is changing, and so are we. The Junior League of Akron is ushering in a new way to give – YOUR WAY. We, along with our trusted financial provider, Aikens Financial through Northwestern Mutual, can customize a giving plan that works best for you!

Brian Aikens and his team are more than happy to assist or you may contact JLA Office Manager, Susie Gaebel Wallace at [email protected], or by calling us at (330) 836-4905.

Brian Aikens, CFP®, CLTC® | Wealth Management Advisor

3800 Embassy Pkwy Suite 120, Akron, OH 44333
P: 330.668.6129 | C: 330.388.4813

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Do More With Employee Matching Gifts

To find out if your company has a matching gift program, please contact your Human Resources department.

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