Community Involvement

This year Adams, Gut & Associates is proud to be the Title Sponsor for the Emerging Leaders of Akron Children's Hospital's Dancing for the Kids Event on Friday, October 19, 2018. Ten partner dance teams consisting of one local celebrity and one University of Akron Dance Student will take the stage to compete in a Dancing with the Stars-type competition for charity to raise funds and awareness for Cancer Research in The Showers Family Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders. As the Title Sponsor, all donations given and raised by our team will be credited to the hospital's patient dancer, Pano Tsarouhas. We are excited to partner with Pano and Akron Children's Hospital in the fight against childhood cancer! We've shared some pictures below of last year's event where John Adams' wife Dr. Sarah Adams was one of the featured participants.

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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 5075 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 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 is Caroline Shepler pictured with Kristen Andrus and one of last year's creations.




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

Adams, Gut & Associates


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