About the foundation
The purpose of the foundation is "Promoting the Quality of Life in the City of Fairlawn," a most worthy and admirable goal. The FCF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit so all donations are tax deductible. Because of the support of individuals and businesses like yours, the Foundation has been able to provide the community with a Fourth of July parade and fireworks display for the past four consecutive years. The Foundation will continue to work on other projects that will improve the quality of life in the community.
Board of Directors
Gary L. Himmel
Mr. Himmel has an active law practice in Ohio and has also appeared in cases around the country for various clients during his 35 years of practice.
Tom belongs to the Fairlawn Area Chamber of Commerce, is involved with the American Heart Association where he founded the Heart Walk of Akron, and active with Stewarts Caring Place, a local organization for support of cancer patients and their caregivers.
Mayor William J. Roth, Jr.
R. Bryan Nace
Over the past six years, since its inception, the Fairlawn Community Foundation has been able to achieve the following accomplishments with the help from your generous donations:
News & Events
FOUNDATION GIVES GRANT TO GASP For over the past four years, The Fairlawn Community Foundation has been able to help GASP (Guardians Advocating Child Safety and Protection) through generous donations from our community. GASP is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing a safer environment for children through modern and effective programs designed to prevent encounters Read more about Making Fairlawn a Better Place to Live[…]
The Fairlawn Community Foundation, the Fairlawn Area Chamber of Commerce and the City of Fairlawn are proud to announce that this year’s Independence Day activities will be held on Tuesday, July 4, 2017. Independence Day celebration schedule: 4:30pm: The parade, sponsored by the Fairlawn Area Chamber of Commerce, steps off 5:00pm: Food trucks begin Read more about Independence Day Activities[…]
The 2016 Fourth of July Celebration in the City of Fairlawn was Spectacular! We thank you for your support for this yearly event. It would not have been possible without your help. It is the goal of the Fairlawn Community Foundation to provide and support events like this so that we continue to Read more about Letter to Contributors[…]
FAIRLAWN: The Fairlawn Community Foundation has big projects it wants to tackle. What it doesn’t have is a big enough bank account. Mayor Bill Roth is challenging the nonprofit, which he helped start, to raise its public profile in the city so it can expand its philanthropic reach. “Fairlawn is a great place to live, Read more about Fairlawn wants to raise profile of its community foundation[…]