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Coleman Professional Services Partners with Stark Community Foundation

Date: June 16, 2017

The Coleman Foundation, established in 1988 as the Kevin Coleman Foundation, recently established collaborative working arrangements with Stark Community Foundation and two other community foundations in its service area to manage and develop the assets of its restricted and unrestricted endowments. The community foundations will work to increase the endowments in order to serve more individuals and families in need.

Stark Community Foundation received $541,934 from several Coleman endowments. Those endowments provide funds for suicide prevention,...

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Grants Available to Fight Hunger in Stark County

Date: June 7, 2017

Local organizations finding long-term solutions to hunger can apply for the third round of Future of Food Security funding through Stark Community Foundation. The application deadline is Friday, June 16 at 4:30 p.m.

In order to be considered for funding, grant applicants must be a 501(c)(3) organization in good-standing, a tax-exempt private agency or a government entity located within Stark County or directly benefitting Stark County.

Desired projects will be a collaborative, multi-organization effort that...

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Health Foundation of Greater Massillon Announces Health and Wellness Grants

Date: May 31, 2017

Health Foundation of Greater Massillon (HFGM), a supporting foundation of Stark Community Foundation, recently awarded more than $200,000 to local organizations to strategically address health and wellness issues facing residents living in Western Stark, Northern Tuscarawas and Eastern Wayne counties.

Grants awarded during HFGM’s spring 2017 cycle include:

AHEAD Inc. – $16,650 to hire a part-time behavioral coach to work with students at three Massillon elementary schools

Arc of Ohio Stark County – $5,250 to provide...

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Two Massillon Charitable Funds Partner to Make a Positive Impact in Western Stark County

Date: May 23, 2017

Two charitable funds at Stark Community Foundation – Massillon Community Charitable Fund and Arthur P. Underhill and Martha Q. Underhill Charitable Fund – recently awarded 10 grants totaling nearly $30,000 to area organizations serving the Massillon community.

CommQuest Services – $2,000 to purchase furniture for its new female residential facility dedicated to serving women from Western Stark County who struggle with substance abuse disorder, located on the first floor of the Family Living Center

Early Childhood Resource...

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Meet Our New Board Chair: Chuck Dix Meet Our New Board Chair: Chuck Dix

Date: April 26, 2017

Take a moment to learn more about Stark Community Foundation's new Board Chair G. Charles "Chuck" Dix, II.

What’s it like working in the family business?
I’ve been fortunate enough to work for my family’s business, Dix Communications for my entire professional career. Dix is a family-owned, fifth generation business headquartered in Northeast Ohio that connects communities through publications, digital media and radio. Family businesses are rewarding and come with unique challenges. Many family...

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Stark Community Foundation Partners with SCORE to Help Nonprofits Succeed Stark Community Foundation Partners with SCORE to Help Nonprofits Succeed

Date: April 26, 2017

A local nonprofit that’s long been known for helping small business owners has been putting more of an emphasis on assisting nonprofits, thanks to the continued support from Stark Community Foundation.

While Canton Regional SCORE has always offered free mentoring and training to nonprofits, it wasn’t until a conversation in 2011 that SCORE began expanding and tailoring its services to help nonprofits operate more effectively and efficiently. This enhanced effort started when Mike Johnson, then chairman...

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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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