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Gary W. and Olivia M. Mull Advised Fund

Gary W. and Olivia M. Mull Advised Fund

Date: December 17, 2018

Gary and Olivia Mull have always been community-minded people, so it’s no surprise that they have instilled that same passion for giving back in their two children - especially their youngest, Bradley. From an early age, 14-year-old Bradley remembers tagging along with his parents to serve lunch at church, donate food to the less fortunate and collect items for the homeless. “Not everyone’s path is easy,” said Olivia. “We try to instill that in Bradley.” Gary added, “We... Continue Reading

Operation: Flags of Freedom Endowment Fund

Operation: Flags of Freedom Endowment Fund

Date: December 17, 2018

Eleven courageous graduates of Perry High School have given the ultimate sacrifice for our country. Their legacies live on in the countless lives they touched, the Perry Veterans Memorial that displays their faces and through Operation: Flags of Freedom. Created by Perry Township residents in loving memory of the community’s fallen heroes, Operation: Flags of Freedom promotes patriotism and educates others to honor veterans and to preserve the memories of those who have served. Steve Toohey created... Continue Reading

Immediate Impact Alert: Fire Alarm System

Immediate Impact Alert: Fire Alarm System

Date: November 28, 2018

Immediate Impact Alert Stark Community Foundation created Immediate Impact Alerts to provide you with all the need-to-know information about our community’s greatest needs as well as a way to effectively and immediately respond. The Need The Ken Weber Community Campus at Goodwill, located in downtown Canton, is a one-stop social services center that houses over 20 nonprofits under one roof. Established in 2009 by Goodwill Industries of Greater Cleveland and East Central Ohio, the centrally-located campus allows agencies... Continue Reading

Neighborhood Showcase and Town Hall Meeting to be Held October 8

Date: October 1, 2018

The 14th annual Neighborhood Showcase and Town Hall Meeting will be held at 5 p.m. on October 8 at the McKinley Grand Hotel, located at 320 Market Avenue South in downtown Canton. Hosted by Stark Community Foundation’s nonpartisan Canton Neighborhood Leadership Council, the event will showcase Canton’s neighborhood associations and their community projects plus candidates on the November ballot (for Canton offices only) who responded to the invitation to participate. The event will give candidates the... Continue Reading

Stark Community Foundation Invests $385,000 in Economic Development

Date: September 28, 2018

Stark Community Foundation recently awarded $385,000 in grants in support of three county-wide economic development initiatives. “As a community foundation, one of our funding priorities is economic development because we believe it is the catalyst to addressing the root cause of social problems within communities,” said Mark J. Samolczyk, president and CEO of Stark Community Foundation. “Our 2017 research study, Strengthening Stark, provided a clear picture of the current economic and social health of Stark County... Continue Reading

Smart Giving Strategy: Charitable Bunching

Smart Giving Strategy: Charitable Bunching

Date: September 28, 2018

For many generous individuals and families, charitable giving will look much different this year because of the new tax law. Under the new tax law, the standard deduction is now nearly double –$12,000 for individuals and $24,000 for married couples– making it harder for people to itemize on their tax return and benefit from the charitable income tax deduction. One solution: Charitable Bunching with a Donor Advised Fund Charitable BunchingBunching your charitable donations has the potential to maximize... Continue Reading

New Donor Portal Launching October 1

Date: September 7, 2018

Stark Community Foundation strives to make giving easy, simple and flexible. To continue improving our services to our fundholders, we have upgraded to a new fund management software to enhance 24/7 accessibility through an online platform. We are pleased to partner with Foundant Technologies, a company specializing in making philanthropy easier and more impactful. Foundant’s cloud-based solutions focus on making day-to-day tasks streamlined and more efficient. Beginning October 1, DonorCentral, our current online program, will no longer... Continue Reading

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