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Dana L. Patterson Named VP and CFO at Stark Community Foundation Dana L. Patterson Named VP and CFO at Stark Community Foundation

Date: March 28, 2017

Dana L. Patterson, CPA, CGMA, has been named vice president and chief financial officer at Stark Community Foundation effective July 1, 2017, following the retirement of Patricia C. Quick, who has served as the Foundation’s VP and CFO for the past 25 years.

Patterson most recently served as senior manager at Maloney + Novotny, LLC, one of Ohio’s largest full-service CPA firms. She has nearly 20 years of experience working in a variety of industries including...

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Massillon Community Charitable Fund Grant Deadline Approaching Massillon Community Charitable Fund Grant Deadline Approaching

Date: March 3, 2017

The deadline for area organizations to submit grant proposals to Massillon Community Charitable Fund, a component fund of Stark Community Foundation, is March 17.

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 in good standing with...

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Stark Community Foundation Grant Deadlines Approaching Stark Community Foundation Grant Deadlines Approaching

Date: February 16, 2017

Stark Community Foundation is accepting grant proposals for its 2017 Fall Discretionary Grant Cycle and its SummerTime Kids initiative. The deadline to submit online proposals is March 3 and March 10 respectively.

In order to be considered for funding, grant applicants must be a 501(c)(3) organization in good-standing, tax-exempt private agency or government entity located within Stark County or directly benefitting Stark County. The Foundation does not award grants to individuals except...

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Stark Community Foundation Awards a Record $9.1 Million, Raises $16 Million in 2016 Stark Community Foundation Awards a Record $9.1 Million, Raises $16 Million in 2016

Date: February 14, 2017

Stark Community Foundation and its family of donors set a new record in 2016 with $9.1 million in grants awarded to nonprofits making a difference in our community. The Foundation also raised $16 million in new and planned gifts – the third highest amount raised in its 54-year history.

“These two achievements are strong indicators of a generous community committed to strengthening Stark County and moving our community forward,” said Mark J. Samolczyk, president and CEO...

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From Metal to Memories From Metal to Memories

Date: February 13, 2017

What once was a scrap metal yard on the corner of 14th Street and Cherry Avenue SE in Canton has since been transformed into a community gathering space for area neighbors.

The Luntz Iron & Steel Co. used the property as a metal recycling facility decades ago until they moved the operation to another location in Canton. While the property sat vacant for many years, Greg Luntz and his family recently gifted the land to the...

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Funding Our Future Funding Our Future

Date: February 13, 2017

When Nancy Rothermel received a handmade, four-foot thank you card in the shape of a school bus decorated with children's photos and covered in handwritten signatures of all sizes and colors, she was excited to say the least.

“It was such a nice gesture,” she said. “I really was taken back by it. To create something like that … it took time and thoughtfulness. I appreciate seeing the impact my uncle’s fund is having at Gibbs.”

Nancy’s...

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Investing in Economic Development Investing in Economic Development

Date: February 13, 2017

Stark Community Foundation believes economic development serves as the catalyst for addressing the root cause of social problems within communities. As one of the Foundation’s key focus areas, it is investing in two economic development projects that have the potential to shape the future of Stark County — the Hercules project and Stark County Farm. Both projects will create jobs, increase tax revenue and stimulate the economy, all the while producing better outcomes for individuals...

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