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Generational Fund Creates Legacy of Giving

Date: November 28, 2013

For Walter and Wilda “Betty” Bortz, family meant everything. With Stark Community Foundation’s help, their core values – prudency and charity toward others – will be passed on to generations of their family, and their commitment will continue to benefit the community they loved. In their North Canton home, Walter and Betty raised four children – Bob, Dick, Bill and Peggy – and attended services at Community Christian Church, in the shadow of the Hoover Company. After... Continue Reading

Foundations Join Forces to Offer Low-Interest Loans For Graduate Students

Date: October 7, 2013

CANTON, Ohio (October 3, 2013) – Stark Community Foundation (SCF) today announced that they have partnered with the Canton Student Loan Foundation (CSLF) to offer low-interest college loans to Stark County graduates pursuing graduate-level studies beginning with the 2014-2015 academic year. Funds will be distributed from the George H. and Anna Casper Scholarship Trust, the first education fund established at SCF in 1972. Since its inception, the Casper Loan program has assisted hundreds of... Continue Reading

SCF to offer low-interest college loans

Date: October 5, 2013

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The Women's Fund Annual Gathering

Date: September 19, 2013

The Women’s Fund Endowment of Stark Community Foundation recently held its Annual Gathering at the Barrette Center at Walsh University to honor and celebrate the accomplishments of six Stark County nonprofit organizations. Congratulations to the 2013 grant recipients:Alliance Area Domestic Violence Shelter – providing support group services. Canton Preschool – providing subsidized quality child care to enable mothers to work. Early Childhood Resource Center (ECRC) – preparing child care administrators to train staff for program readiness. Hartville Migrant Council... Continue Reading

SCF Establishes Fund with Major Investment from North Canton Medical Foundation

Date: September 12, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Stark Community Foundation Establishes Fund with Major Investment from North Canton Medical Foundation CANTON, Ohio (September 12, 2013) – Stark Community Foundation (SCF) today announced that the North Canton Medical Foundation (NCMF) has established a fund that will enable NCMF to financially support local health and wellness programs for generations to come. The investment is the second largest in Stark Community Foundation’s 50-year history, bringing SCF’s total assets to more... Continue Reading

Scholarship Fund Benefits Local Students

Date: August 19, 2013

Stark County-Stark Community Foundation and former members of the Board of the MassillonYWCA are turning a heartbreaking decision into a favorable outcome by partnering to offer scholarships for female residents of Western Stark County. In December 2010, the YWCA was forced to discontinue all its programs and close its doors due in part to financial reasons as well as cuts in government funding for child care. The following year, contents of the building were auctioned... Continue Reading

Congratulations to World Class Center of Philanthropy

Date: August 15, 2013

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