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Meet Our New Board Chair: Chuck Dix

Meet Our New Board Chair: Chuck Dix

Date: April 26, 2017

Take a moment to learn more about Stark Community Foundation's new Board Chair G. Charles "Chuck" Dix, II. What’s it like working in the family business?I’ve been fortunate enough to work for my family’s business, Dix Communications for my entire professional career. Dix is a family-owned, fifth generation business headquartered in Northeast Ohio that connects communities through publications, digital media and radio. Family businesses are rewarding and come with unique challenges. Many family businesses are closely... Continue Reading

Stark Community Foundation Partners with SCORE to Help Nonprofits Succeed

Stark Community Foundation Partners with SCORE to Help Nonprofits Succeed

Date: April 26, 2017

A local nonprofit that’s long been known for helping small business owners has been putting more of an emphasis on assisting nonprofits, thanks to the continued support from Stark Community Foundation. While Canton Regional SCORE has always offered free mentoring and training to nonprofits, it wasn’t until a conversation in 2011 that SCORE began expanding and tailoring its services to help nonprofits operate more effectively and efficiently. This enhanced effort started when Mike Johnson, then chairman... Continue Reading

Dana L. Patterson Named VP and CFO at Stark Community Foundation

Dana L. Patterson Named VP and CFO at Stark Community Foundation

Date: March 28, 2017

Dana L. Patterson, CPA, CGMA, has been named vice president and chief financial officer at Stark Community Foundation effective July 1, 2017, following the retirement of Patricia C. Quick, who has served as the Foundation’s VP and CFO for the past 25 years. Patterson most recently served as senior manager at Maloney + Novotny, LLC, one of Ohio’s largest full-service CPA firms. She has nearly 20 years of experience working in a variety of industries including... Continue Reading

Massillon Community Charitable Fund Grant Deadline Approaching

Massillon Community Charitable Fund Grant Deadline Approaching

Date: March 3, 2017

The deadline for area organizations to submit grant proposals to Massillon Community Charitable Fund, a component fund of Stark Community Foundation, is March 17. Massillon Community Charitable Fund awards grants annually to local organizations making a difference in Western Stark County. A seven-member advisory committee, made up of Massillon area residents, reviews grants proposals and makes all funding decisions. In order to be considered for funding, grant applicants must be a 501(c)(3) organization in good standing with... Continue Reading

Stark Community Foundation Grant Deadlines Approaching

Stark Community Foundation Grant Deadlines Approaching

Date: February 16, 2017

Stark Community Foundation is accepting grant proposals for its 2017 Fall Discretionary Grant Cycle and its SummerTime Kids initiative. The deadline to submit online proposals is March 3 and March 10 respectively. In order to be considered for funding, grant applicants must be a 501(c)(3) organization in good-standing, tax-exempt private agency or government entity located within Stark County or directly benefitting Stark County. The Foundation does not award grants to individuals except through scholarship funds. Discretionary grants... Continue Reading

Stark Community Foundation Awards a Record $9.1 Million, Raises $16 Million in 2016

Stark Community Foundation Awards a Record $9.1 Million, Raises $16 Million in 2016

Date: February 14, 2017

Stark Community Foundation and its family of donors set a new record in 2016 with $9.1 million in grants awarded to nonprofits making a difference in our community. The Foundation also raised $16 million in new and planned gifts – the third highest amount raised in its 54-year history. “These two achievements are strong indicators of a generous community committed to strengthening Stark County and moving our community forward,” said Mark J. Samolczyk, president and CEO... Continue Reading

From Metal to Memories

From Metal to Memories

Date: February 13, 2017

What once was a scrap metal yard on the corner of 14th Street and Cherry Avenue SE in Canton has since been transformed into a community gathering space for area neighbors. The Luntz Iron & Steel Co. used the property as a metal recycling facility decades ago until they moved the operation to another location in Canton. While the property sat vacant for many years, Greg Luntz and his family recently gifted the land to the... Continue Reading

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