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Stark Community Foundation Celebrates Exceptional Year of Generosity

Stark Community Foundation Celebrates Exceptional Year of Generosity

Date: January 31, 2019

Thanks to the generosity of many, Stark Community Foundation and its family of donors awarded an all-time high of $11.9 million in grants and raised $15 million in new and planned gifts in 2018. “The success of this past year is a true testament to how generous our community really is,” said Mark J. Samolczyk, president and CEO of Stark Community Foundation. “The record-breaking $11.9 million in grants benefited nearly 700 nonprofit organizations and thousands of... Continue Reading

Carrie L. Bast Named CFO of Stark Community Foundation

Carrie L. Bast Named CFO of Stark Community Foundation

Date: January 28, 2019

Carrie L. Bast has been named vice president and chief financial officer of Stark Community Foundation. Bast joins the Foundation from Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) where she served as chief operating officer since 2014 and previously as director of budget and business services. During her time at NEOMED, she had direct oversight of the university’s annual operating budget and managed the day-to-day operations of the administration and finance division as well as evaluated and monitored... Continue Reading

Carroll County Foundation Celebrates Record-Breaking Year

Carroll County Foundation Celebrates Record-Breaking Year

Date: December 28, 2018

Carroll County Foundation awarded a record-breaking $73,000 in academic scholarships to Carroll County students for the 2018-2019 Academic Year. To date, the Foundation has awarded over $350,000 in scholarships since inception. “Our community values education and this milestone is a testament to the generosity of many individuals, families and businesses in Carroll County who have established scholarship funds to help students pursue their educational dreams,” said John Childers, chair of Carroll County Foundation. This year’s scholarship recipients... Continue Reading

Deadline Approaching for 2019 Neighborhood Leadership Training

Date: December 28, 2018

The deadline to register for Stark Community Foundation’s Neighborhood Leadership Training is January 11, 2019. Neighborhood Leadership Training guides established and emerging neighborhood leaders through a series of leadership development sessions aimed at ultimately improving the quality of life in Stark County neighborhoods. Training topics include the history of neighborhoods, how to establish a neighborhood association, organizing neighborhood projects, managing conflict, strategic planning, improvement strategies, funding opportunities and more. Since inception, more than 650 local residents have... Continue Reading

Jack Halkides Tribute Fund

Jack Halkides Tribute Fund

Date: December 17, 2018

All too often, musical greats and talented artists are honored only after they have passed away. While discussing this topic with a group of friends at Tozzi’s downtown, it sparked an idea in Gail Martino’s mind to honor local talent while they’re still living and performing. Gail wanted to bring people together to celebrate her friend and talented musician, Jack Halkides, through a laidback “jam” session. The more people she shared this idea with, the more... Continue Reading

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

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