Leave A Legacy
Leave A Legacy

Next In-Person Meeting:
Thursday, April 27th — 9:00 - 10:15 am

Buckingham Doolittle Conference Room | 3800 Embassy Parkway, Suite #300, Akron, Ohio 44333

Engaging Board Members in the Process

Panel members include:


Christine YuhaszPat WeschlerMark Mosley, JDDiane Owens-JohnsonThis panel of experts will do a deep dive into how to engage Board members in the process of helping nonprofit staff raise the funds to support the services of the organizations and to carry out the mission. They will share from their own experiences:

Good relationships with Board members is critical to the success of the organization and the panel will provide suggestions for developing and maintaining those relationships with Board members.

We look forward to seeing you on Thursday, April 27th at 9:00 a.m., at Buckingham Doolittle.

click here to register



Membership Renewals

Membership renewals for 2023 will stay at $70.00, as they have for the last 2 years. Renewal letters and forms will be sent in February and you can either pay by check or you can pay online.



Mark Your Calendar for 2023 Membership Meetings

Quarterly meetings will be scheduled for March 24th, May 18th, August 17th, and October 19th. Details will be announced on this page.



Register for the 2023 Planned Giving Series!

Wednesdays | 8:30 - 10:00 am
September 13 - October 11

Huntington Training Room, Lower Level
3421 Ridgewood Road, Fairlawn directions

$30 each session for members of LAL/AFP | $40 each session for non-members

Register for all six workshops and receive one FREE.

Members of LAL/AFP save $10 per session. Each session has been submitted for 1.5 CFRE credits/9.0 credits total.



Use our jobs board!

planned giving jobs boardAre you looking for a job in the planned giving sector? Check out our jobs board!

Are you looking for staff who specialize in planned giving, estate planning, nonprofit management, etc.? Check out our new jobs board!

Members may post job openings at no cost. Cost for non-members is $50 per posting. To post a job announcement, complete the Jobs Form. Job postings must be related to planned giving and/or nonprofit management (executive director, program director, CFO, etc.).

Questions? Email jobs@leavealegacyspm.org.

Those who live in the greater Akron area – Summit, Portage and Medina counties – are generous and caring people.

Many volunteer regularly and give financially to the charitable or nonprofit organizations of their choice. But when they’re gone, their support is greatly missed.

By leaving a legacy of any size through a gift in your will, or a gift from your estate, you can continue to help organizations that are making an important difference in the quality of life in Summit, Portage and Medina counties.


LEAVE A LEGACY® Summit, Portage, Medina (LAL-SPM) is an unprecedented regional collaborative effort to encourage people from all walks of life to make a planned gift to their favorite charitable or nonprofit organizations.


FOR NONPROFITS: If you are like every other nonprofit organization in the country, you want to grow your programs, but you find that shortfalls in resources are keeping you from expanding. LEAVE A LEGACY® Summit Portage Medina (LAL-SPM) provides resources and networking opportunities so that you can implement a planned giving program to fund your organization well into the future.

FOR PROFESSIONAL ADVISORS: Because of the special skills and services of professional financial advisors, development officers often need an advisor's help to implement their donors' plans. Cultivating that relationship between advisors and development officers is beneficial to both. In addition, donors in our community often visit our website to find experts who can help them leave their own legacy.



FOR OUR GENEROUS COMMUNITY: Many of our area's charitable or nonprofit organizations will struggle to survive in the coming years without an increase in planned giving. That's why many people who give generously to their favorite charitable organizations while they are alive are concerned that their contributions will be missed when they're gone. And rightly so. Information from our probate courts shows that only a small percentage of local wills leave any money to charity. People can continue to make a difference with a little planning.


Talk to your professional financial advisors and begin collecting information so you can determine the best approach for leaving your legacy. Making a bequest, or other testamentary gift, is actually quite simple. It can be as easy as including a bequest in your will, or changing the name of the beneficiary of a life insurance policy or an IRA. It is important that you consult a legal or tax advisor when making decisions to leave a charitable gift through a will or from your estate.



LAL-SPM meets quarterly. Each meeting has a brief business meeting and then a guest speaker on a topic related to planned giving.

Meetings are free to members and guests, although registration is required so that we can plan accordingly. Click here to register for the next meeting.


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