Ways to Support and Advocate for Financial Literacy and Economics through the Barker Center

Giving to the Center for Economic Education is one of the most meaningful things you can do to help promote financial literacy and economic education in the region.  To support such generosity, we've made it as simple as possible to help you carry out your desire to give back. Just click the Go! button to make a gift online.

If you have questions or would like to speak to someone, please call the Center directly at (330) 972-7763, or contact the Office of Development at development@uakron.edu or by phone at (330) 972-7238.

Why Support the Center?

The Barker Center exist to provide teachers with appropriate resources to meaningfully teach economic principles in the classroom. This goal is achieved by collaborating with leaders from education and business communities dedicated to economic and financial literacy.

Ways to Support the Center

  • Outright gifts.  These can be one time or sustaining gifts that include cash, securities, real estate, personal property, gifts in kind and matching gifts. Gifts will be acknowledged with a receipt for your tax-filling purposes.
  • Planned gifts.  Planned gifts include bequests, life insurance, charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder annuity trusts, charitable remainder unitrusts, pooled income funds, life estate agreements, charitable lead trusts and revocable living trust agreements.
  • Donate your time and talents.  Share your expertise and talents with our network of committed leaders in business, finance, public policy, and education to help advance the goals of the Center. This commitment may include: serving as a guest speaker to students about financial and economic education, offering internship opportunities, or, applying to join the Center’s Advisory Board.

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