Petures Jr., John T.
Akron Community Foundation
Education: Bachelor’s degree in communications/journalism and broadcasting, Pennsylvania State University & Geneva College, Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania
Favorite Quote: “It’s more difficult to give money away intelligently than it took to raise it in the first place.” ― Andrew Carnegie
Who I Would Call for Advice: Several mentors throughout my career. Many have now passed, including my favorite ― David Hoag, former CEO of LTV Steel.
If I Could Have Any Other Job: A lawyer and litigator in a courtroom
Best Advice: Look someone in the eyes, speak honestly and passionately from the heart and trust the power of the human spirit to rally and make the world better.
What Keeps Me Up at Night: Divisiveness in our politics and rhetoric
What I’d Tell 16-Year-Old Me: “Never sacrifice your integrity and character.”