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16 charitable funds were established through Stark Community Foundation from July 1 through September 30, 2023.
City of Louisville Umbrella Alley Endowment Fund
Established by volunteers for the City of Louisville, this endowment fund will produce a steady stream of income for Umbrella Alley to revitalize and rejuvenate the historic downtown Louisville through its unique art attraction. The fund’s initial seed money was provided by the Six for 60: Endowment Fund Challenge, a community voting challenge in celebration of Stark Community Foundation’s 60th anniversary, where Umbrella Alley was the winner of the Arts & Culture category.
Efremoff Family Charitable Fund
Sally Efremoff established a charitable fund to honor her husband, Tony, in the support of the favorite nonprofits and causes that her family believes are important to the community. The fund will eventually be passed down to their children—Anne, Cynthia and Alan—to continue giving back locally and beyond.
Dan and Kelly Erb Charitable Fund
West Lafayette residents Dan and Kelly Erb established a charitable fund to provide ongoing support to their favorite causes and organizations. Their fund will eventually be passed down to their children, Paige and Palmer, to carry on their family's shared values and beliefs of making a positive impact by helping others.
Donald W. and Evelyn Frease Community Charitable Fund
Don Frease was an industrialist in the steel industry for many years as he ran Cyclops Steel and Sharon Steel in Pennsylvania. Don and Evelyn established this charitable trust due to their commitment to benefiting the community.
Hartville Migrant Ministry Endowment Fund
Established by Hartville Migrant Ministry, this endowment fund creates a lasting source of income to support the changing needs of migrant farmworkers. The fund’s initial seed money was provided by the Six for 60: Endowment Fund Challenge, a community voting challenge in celebration of Stark Community Foundation’s 60th anniversary, where Hartville Migrant Ministry was the winner of the Human Services category.
Jones Metal Products Charitable Fund
Dan and Kelly Erb, owners of Jones Metal Products, established this corporate charitable fund to continue their commitment to fostering a culture of compassion and care. Through this fund, the manufacturing company gives back by actively supporting nonprofits in West Lafayette and other communities where the company does business.
Helen McInnes Community Charitable Fund
Helen McInnes, before her death, established a fund to assist youth programs, the arts and other charitable organizations in our community.
Mount Pleasant Methodist Church Endowment Fund
Mount Pleasant Methodist Church created an endowment fund to ensure essential financial resources would always be available to support its mission and programming for future generations of Carroll County residents. The fund includes the Building Subfund.
Project Rebuild Endowment Fund
Established by Project Rebuild, this endowment fund guarantees a permanent, self-sustaining source of funding to re-engage young Stark County adults and set them up for lifelong success through education, vocational training and leadership training. The fund’s initial seed money was provided by the Six for 60: Endowment Fund Challenge, a community voting challenge in celebration of Stark Community Foundation’s 60th anniversary, where Project Rebuild was the winner of the Community & Economic Development category.
William R. Schellhase and Mary Jane Schellhase Philanthropic Fund
Rhoda Wise Shrine Endowment Fund
Established by Rhoda Wise Shrine, this endowment fund ensures a constant source of support to promote and preserve the legacy of Rhoda Wise and her home in Canton. The fund’s initial seed money was provided by the Six for 60: Endowment Fund Challenge, a community voting challenge in celebration of Stark Community Foundation’s 60th anniversary, where Rhoda Wise Shrine was the winner of the Faith Based category.
YMCA Youth Endowment Fund
Jumpstarted by an anonymous donor, this endowment fund provides a legacy of support for the YMCA of Central Stark County and its year-round programming for children and youth in our community.
Thank you to the following advisors— Rich Craig, John Davis and Huntington Bank— for referring their clients to achieve their charitable goals with a fund at Stark Community Foundation this quarter.