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12 new charitable funds were established through Stark Community Foundation from April 1 through June 30, 2023.
Jack and Annie Graber Fund
Mechanicstown residents Jack and Annie Graber made provisions in their estate plans to establish a charitable fund that continues their legacy of helping young people and the less fortunate. Their fund primarily benefits local children in need as well as supports senior citizens and other worthy causes in Carroll County.
Max Hartong JHS Memorial Award Fund
Max Hartong, a 2014 graduate of Jackson High School, tragically passed away in December 2022 from medical complications while competing in the Miami Ironman Triathlon. Max was a dreamer, doer, lover of life and lover of people. He had a deep sense of purpose, a contagious drive for success and was always striving to better himself and help others. Whether captaining his Division I lacrosse team, climbing mountains, attending law school or marrying his high school sweetheart, Max lived life to the fullest. Family and friends created this memorial fund to honor Max's legacy of unwavering passion and a determined spirit by providing yearly scholarships to graduating seniors on the Jackson High School men's lacrosse team. It serves as a beacon of hope that inspires future generations to pursue their dreams both on and off the field.
Kim A. Jandecka Memorial Fund
As part of her estate plans, Marian Jandecka, a nurse dedicated to working with and advocating for children, created a memorial fund in memory of her son, Kim. Kim’s legacy continues in the community by helping meet the ever-evolving needs of Stark County nonprofits.
Minerva Mission Endowment Fund
Minerva Mission created this endowment fund to ensure resources would always be available to help the nonprofit meet the needs of Minerva children and their families. More specifically, this permanent funding source provides annual support for its backpack program, care closets, youth mentoring initiatives, service scholarships and other community-focused efforts.
North Canton City Schools Foundation Endowment Fund
This endowment fund was created to provide a long-term source of income for the North Canton City Schools Foundation to support the school district’s educational programs, extracurricular activities and student scholarships.
Michael J. and Margaret M. Savage Family Fund
Lake Cable residents Mike and Peg Savage established a charitable fund to support community outreach programs that foster the educational, physical, emotional and spiritual well-being of children and their families residing within Stark County. Their fund will eventually be passed down to their children - Megan, Kristen, Colleen and Matthew - to continue their family’s legacy of serving others.
Margaret B. Shipley Child Health Clinic Endowment Fund
This endowment fund was created to ensure all children, regardless of their family’s ability to pay, have access to healthcare. The Shipley Clinic has been serving Stark and surrounding counties for over 50 years.
David Tomey Charitable Fund
As part of his estate plans, David Tomey created a charitable fund to provide ongoing support to causes he cared about, such as improving healthcare, alleviating poverty, assisting the disabled and elderly and providing scholarship support.
Thank you to the following advisors for referring their clients to achieve their charitable goals with a fund at Stark Community Foundation this quarter: Susan Clark Chaddock and John Clark.