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Stark Community Foundation Announces Sirak to Board of Directors

Date: February 20, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Stark Community Foundation Announces Sirak to Board of Directors CANTON, Ohio (February 20, 2015) – Stark Community Foundation announced the appointment of Gary D. Sirak to its Board of Directors and Distribution Committee for a five-year term. Sirak was a public appointment by the Foundation’s Trustee Banks Committee. He replaces Thomas W. Schervish who completed two five-year terms plus four additional years. Gary is a native of Canton and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree... Continue Reading

Stark Community Foundation Accepting Grant Applications

Date: February 6, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Stark Community Foundation Accepting Grant Applications For Discretionary Grants and SummerTime Kids Program CANTON, Ohio (February 6, 2015) – Stark Community Foundation announces two grant award opportunities for local organizations; the first cycle of the 2015 Discretionary Grantmaking period and its SummerTime Kids Program. Discretionary Grants are awarded to areas including Education, Economic Development, and Neighborhood Revitalization. Grants are made to: 501(c)(3) organizations in good-standing, tax-exempt private agencies, and government entities located within Stark County, Ohio... Continue Reading

The Future of Food Security in Stark County

Date: January 29, 2015

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About names Mark Samolczyk one of Stark County's 10 Most Influential

Date: January 7, 2015

About names Mark Samolczyk, President of Stark Community Foundation, one of Stark County’s 10 Most Influential! Congratulations Mark! Continue Reading

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Lost But Not Forgotten

Date: November 25, 2014

An explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) specialist, Sgt. Daniel J. Patron proudly wore the uniform of the United States Marines until he was killed on Aug. 6, 2011, while serving his third tour of duty, trying to defuse a roadside bomb in Sangin, Afghanistan. He was 26 years old. Those he left behind — his wife, parents, a brother and sister-in-law, many relatives and countless friends — have dedicated themselves to telling Dan’s story, celebrating his life... Continue Reading

Searching for a Cure

Date: November 25, 2014

When Dick Nicely noticed a trembling in his left thumb at age 53, he wasn’t thinking Parkinson’s disease. The diagnosis of the incurable disease surprised the local business owner, but he didn’t try to hide his condition and he wasn’t immobilized by fear. He became one of the area’s most passionate advocates for Parkinson’s research. For the past 15 years, Dick has been active in several national organizations, including the Parkinson’s Action Network in Washington, D.C.,... Continue Reading

Continuing a Legacy

Date: November 25, 2014

The Visiting Nurse Society, from its founding in 1898, served the health care needs of Stark County residents. After taking care of generations, the organization decided to cease operations — and Stark Community Foundation was there to help the Visiting Nurse Society continue its legacy of providing quality health care to the community. Beginning in 1905, before Stark County had a city or county health department or an immunization program, the blue-uniformed women of the Visiting... Continue Reading

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