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Grant Deadline Approaching for Massillon Community Charitable Fund

Date: February 12, 2018

The deadline for area organizations to submit grant proposals to Massillon Community Charitable Fund, a component fund of Stark Community Foundation, is Monday, February 26 at 4:30 p.m.

Massillon Community Charitable Fund awards grants annually to local organizations making a difference in Western Stark County. A seven-member advisory committee, made up of Massillon area residents, reviews grants proposals and makes all funding decisions.

In order to be considered for funding, grant applicants must be a 501(c)(3) organization...

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Stark Community Foundation Celebrates Record-Breaking Year of Philanthropy Stark Community Foundation Celebrates Record-Breaking Year of Philanthropy

Date: February 8, 2018

Stark Community Foundation surpassed its all-time record in grantmaking and fundraising in 2017, awarding a record $9.8 million in grants and raising $18 million in new and planned gifts – all thanks to the caring philanthropists in our community.

“I’m amazed each year by the generosity of our family of donors,” said Mark J. Samolczyk, president and CEO of Stark Community Foundation. “2017’s record-breaking year represents the growing power that philanthropy has in strengthening Stark County.”


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Give Where You Live Give Where You Live

Date: December 29, 2017

As young philanthropists, Ryan and Evrim Fulmer have decided to make Canton their lifelong home – and their giving shows.

Although Canton is Ryan’s hometown, Evrim is originally from Turkey. They met while working at the same investment firm in Cincinnati and later moved to New York before tying the knot and planting roots in Canton.

“When we first moved to Canton, I started getting involved in local organizations as a way to meet new people,” Evrim...

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Families Helping Families Families Helping Families

Date: December 29, 2017

Gerald “Jerry” Schroer, Sr. was well known for being a leader in healthcare and a respected entrepreneur in the Canton community. What people may not know is that he kept a quiet presence as a generous individual, always looking out for others.

In 1973, Jerry and his wife, Sue, founded The Schroer Group, a familyowned company that serves patients statewide through entities such as Altercare, Absolute Health Services and Avalon Foodservice. Nearly everyone has come into...

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Acts of Kindness Acts of Kindness

Date: December 29, 2017

Just a few short months after Jim Kettlewell passed away unexpectedly, his wife, Kathy, came across an email from an author trying to get in touch with Jim.

As it turns out, Jim’s writing was going to be part of a book. His experience with a stranger in a Canton bookstore was to become part of a collection of inspiring, real-life stories of fate, friendship and the power of kindness. It was meant to be a...

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5 Tips to Maximize Your Year-End Giving

Date: November 16, 2017

1. Create Your Legacy

Begin your personal path to philanthropy by establishing a charitable fund at Stark Community Foundation. While you'll receive a tax break immediately, you will have time to research the charities you want to support and the flexibility to give when the time is right for you. To get started, contact Vice President of Advancement Bridgette L. Neisel at 330-454-7992 or

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Stark Community Foundation Surpasses $250 Million in Assets

Date: October 3, 2017

Stark Community Foundation recently surpassed $250 million in assets thanks to the continued generosity of the Stark County community.

The Foundation’s growing asset size not only strengthens the Foundation’s and its family of donors’ investment position, it also creates additional funds every year to benefit Stark County. Since 2008, the Foundation has increased its assets by 85%.

“Our success is a result of kind people from all walks of life who feel passionately about making a difference...

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