Community Involvement




Adams, Gut & Associates at the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank. This is one of our team's favorite places to volunteer and you'll see us there quarterly. We're excited to help the foodbank provide 3917 meals and counting!





John Adams believes in giving back to the community. As a long-time donor to the University of AkronAkron Children’s Hospital and the Hudson Community Foundation, John has instilled a sense of philanthropy and service into his family and his team, who work diligently on new ways to incorporate charitable involvement into their practice. In addition to being a donor, John is a member of the College of Business Advancement Council at the University of Akron, as well as a previous board member for the University of Akron College of Business Alumni Association and former president of the National University of Akron Alumni Board.

In October 2017 the team supported Dr. Sarah Adams at Akron Children’s Hospital’s Dancing for the Kids Event. Each year the event raises funds for the area of greatest need within the Showers Center. Ten local celebrities took the stage with University of Akron Dance Students to put on a show in an effort to raise funds and awareness for Cancer Research in The Showers Family Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders.



In September 2017 Adams, Gut & Associates held their first-ever Zumbathon® Charity Event to benefit the Showers Family Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders at Akron Children’s Hospital. The event brought together dance and charity lovers from across the state, raising money through donations, event admission, and raffle baskets. This is the just one event in a larger, ongoing commitment the team has in supporting the hospital by volunteering their time and resources.




In August 2017, John, wife Sarah, and the team hosted the University of Akron 1870 Society for an evening reception in his home. The following day the team sponsored the Mr. John R. Adams and Dr. Sarah A. Adams Williams Honors College Speaker Series at the University of Akron. Now in its 5th year, the Speaker Series allows John, Sarah and the team to give inspiration to young students, with motivation and direction for their future. This year’s speaker, Rory Vaden, Co-founder of Southwestern Consulting and New York Times bestselling author of Take the Stairs, addressed time management and procrastination. Previous speakers include Jim Tressel and Alex Sheen.


Each year, Adams Gut & Associates work together with the Northwestern Mutual Akron/Canton district office to create blankets for those in need. Here's Caroline Cox pictured with Kristen Andrus and one of this year's creations.








John R Adams, CLU®, ChFC®, CASL®, RICP®, CFP®
Financial Advisor

Adams, Gut & Associates


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