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Absolute Hospice Foundation Endowment Fund

Absolute Hospice Foundation Endowment Fund

  • EST. 2017

Created by The Absolute Hospice Foundation, this endowment fund provides a steady stream of income to help ease the financial burden for those in the final season of life. Income from this fund helps provide funeral and final wish fulfillment grants, hospice education, volunteer resources and information about community-based support available to patients and their families.

Wayne D. Ackerman Scholarship Fund

  • EST. 2004

Proceeds from this fund provide scholarship support for Stark County high school seniors who have been accepted into a four-year college or university.

Barry and Michelle Adelman Advised Fund

  • EST. 2013

ADCO Distributors President Barry Adelman and his wife Michelle established a donor advised fund to support and strengthen the community that has been the home of their family business for over six decades.

AHEAD Endowment Fund

AHEAD Endowment Fund

  • EST. 2001

This fund was created to continue the work of operating after-school enrichment programs, counseling and ancillary programs for children in Massillon, Ohio. It was established with an anonymous challenge grant to encourage additional donations to the fund.

J. Whitney Ake and Patricia A. Ake Charitable Fund

J. Whitney Ake and Patricia A. Ake Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2015

Following a distinguished career as a local attorney, J. Whitney and his wife, Patricia, created this designated fund to support a number of nonprofit organizations in Stark County now and in the future.

Maynard J. and Jeanne M. Aldridge Fund

Maynard J. and Jeanne M. Aldridge Fund

  • EST. 1999

Through a life estate gift, Mr. Aldridge established the fund to benefit the Community Charitable Fund of Stark Community Foundation.

Parke K. and Josephine B. Allensworth Memorial Fund

  • EST. 2000

Josephine Allensworth provided for this fund with a trust she created in 1977. The fund is to benefit programs in Stark County that serve neglected and abused children, the homeless and hungry, and for programs that promote the care and protection of animals.

John Henry and Nancy May Bell Allensworth Scholarship Fund

  • EST. 2015

A generous gift from the estate of Nancy Allensworth established this fund. Scholarships are awarded annually to graduates or graduating seniors of Carrollton High School and Edison High School who are planning to pursue degrees at public colleges or universities in Ohio.

Alliance Area Charitable Endowment Fund

  • EST. 1988

The Board used proceeds from the sale of The Alliance Area Garden Center building to establish this endowment. A Civic Trust Board of nine members makes grant recommendations for projects in the Alliance area.

Alliance Area Preservation Society Endowment Fund

Alliance Area Preservation Society Endowment Fund

  • EST. 2004

The Alliance Area Preservation Society is restoring and preserving the Haines House to address the educational, historical and social needs of the Alliance community. It was established in 2004 with an initial gift from Evan and Suzanne Morris.

Amedeo Family Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2013

Ronald and Susan Amedeo, who were former educators, created this future fund to support post-secondary education for Stark County students.

American Guild of Organists, Canton Chapter Charitable Fund

  • EST. 1992

American Guild of Organists’ Canton Chapter established this fund to ensure it had a constant source of income to promote the understanding and appreciation of all aspects of organ and choral music. Income from this endowment fund will help fund concerts, recitals, educational programs and scholarships. This fund includes the Scholarship Subfund.

James G. Amos and Joan G. Amos Charitable Trust Fund

  • EST. 1994

The donors designated the income from this trust to benefit the First Lutheran Church of Beach City, Ohio.

Anonymous Designated Charitable Fund for the Massillon Salvation Army

Anonymous Designated Charitable Fund for the Massillon Salvation Army

  • EST. 2011

This Fund was established through the generosity of an anonymous donor to support the mission of the Massillon Salvation Army.

Anonymous Funds

  • EST. TBD

Donors who wish to remain anonymous established Funds over the years. Stark Community Foundation gratefully acknowledges their generous contribution to the community.

ARC of Stark County Endowment Fund

ARC of Stark County Endowment Fund

  • EST. 2003

This fund was created to support the agency's work as an advocate and source of support for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), their families, and other professionals who serve them. This fund includes the Laverne Gill Memorial Sub-Fund for the medical, dental, and residential needs for its constituents of the ARC who reside in western Stark County.

Paul R. Arena Designated Fund

  • EST. 2008

Lifelong Canton resident, Paul Arena established this fund to provide ongoing support to several organizations including Aultman Health Foundation, Goodwill Industries, Mercy Medical Center Foundation, St. John's Villa, Stark County District Library, St. Thomas Aquinas High School, YMCA and YWCA.

James V. and Velia Armogida Charitable Fund

James V. and Velia Armogida Charitable Fund

  • EST. 1998

A local attorney who practiced for 65 years in Canton, Mr. Armogida established this fund with his wife Velia to serve the long-term interests of Stark County.

Arms Around the Children Endowment Fund

Arms Around the Children Endowment Fund

  • EST. 2005

“The Arms Around the Children Fund” was established to assure the ongoing perpetuation and maintenance of the Children’s Garden located in the Canton Garden Center. The Garden is designed to be an interpretative, interactive garden where children can understand the relationship of plants that grow and the foods we eat. Interest earned from this Fund is used for ongoing maintenance and repair of the Children’s Garden as needed.

ArtsinStark Designated Fund

ArtsinStark Designated Fund

  • EST. 1977

Louise B. and W. R. Timken had established this charitable trust to benefit Brunnerdale Seminary. In 1986, income from the trust was redesignated to The Cultural Center for the Arts for annual operating expenses.

ArtsinStark Foundation Endowment Fund

ArtsinStark Foundation Endowment Fund

  • EST. 2012

The ArtsinStark Foundation Endowment Fund was established to support the organization's mission to "create smarter kids, new jobs, and healthier communities." This fund includes the Capital Replacement Subfund, Cultural Center for the Arts Fund - Jeffrey A. Fisher/Fisher Foods Educational Endowment Subfund and Cultural Center for the Arts Fund for the Arts Endowment Subfund.

Charles Red Ash Memorial Fund

Charles Red Ash Memorial Fund

  • EST. 2013

The endowment fund was originally established following Red’s retirement in 1978 honoring 39 years of service to Canton South High School. Income from the fund will be awarded to graduating seniors who have lettered in at least one sport, have achieved academic success, and demonstrated community service.

David and Lucinda Ashley Philanthropic Fund

  • EST. 2003
John H. and Evelyn L. Ashton Philanthropic Fund

John H. and Evelyn L. Ashton Philanthropic Fund

  • EST. 2005

The late John H. and Evelyn L. Ashton were instrumental in the creation and development of many Carrollton non-profit organizations and activities as residents and business owners in the community since 1932. John devised a way in which he and Evelyn could continue to give back to Carrollton and the Carroll County community in the form of scholarships for deserving students, the creation of a museum, and grants for different types of programs and projects which would be of benefit to the community.

Peter and Patricia Ashton Charitable Fund

Peter and Patricia Ashton Charitable Fund

  • EST. 1997

Peter and Patricia Ashton created their Donor Advised Fund following his retirement from a distinguished career as a Timken Company executive. Mr. Ashton died in 1999. In addition to benefiting causes locally, Mrs. Ashton may also recommend grants to charities (qualified under the IRS Code) that are located in their native country, the United Kingdom.

Aultman Home for Aged Women, Inc. Endowment Fund

  • EST. 1993

This fund, in the form of a Memorial Fund and Endowment, helps to support the former residents of the Aultman Home for Aged Women.

Daniel L. Auvil Field of Interest Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2005
Bagnoli Family Endowment Fund

Bagnoli Family Endowment Fund

  • EST. 2013

Dr. Dominic Bagnoli and his wife, Dr. Vivian Von Gruenigen, want to pay it forward for generations to come. They made a provision so their children will carry out their legacy and their passion for charitable giving.

Eloise L. Barnett and Jerald E. Barnett Memorial Fund

  • EST. 2015

This Fund was created by Eloise L. Barnett as a loving tribute to her brother, Jerald, who had a fondness for education. Income from this fund will benefit the Community Charitable Fund of Stark Community Foundation.

William S. and Pamela J. Barron Family Charitable Fund

William S. and Pamela J. Barron Family Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2013

Alise G. and David W. Bartley Charitable Fund

  • EST. 1998

Mr. and Mrs. Bartley established this fund to support a fundamental personal value: the importance of family members to one another and of family units to the community. Their goal is to support local organizations whose efforts will strengthen and assist families.

Adda Bartlow Endowment Fund

Adda Bartlow Endowment Fund

  • EST. 1995

Donor Oscar Bartlow created this fund to benefit The Great Trail Girl Scouts in memory of his wife. Interest from this endowment is used by the Girl Scouts to provide grants to girls of limited economic resources to cover the personal costs related to participation in Girl Scout programs. Additional funding will be provided by the Arlene A. Bartlow Charitable Gift Annuities.

Robert E. and Mary B. Basta Charitable Fund

Robert E. and Mary B. Basta Charitable Fund

  • EST. 1997

The Community Charitable Fund will receive the assets of a Charitable Gift Annuity.

Thomas and Nancy Bauer Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2012

“Just Giving Back.”

Dr. Hiram and Angela Bazzoli Charitable Fund

Dr. Hiram and Angela Bazzoli Charitable Fund

  • EST. 1994

The donors designated the income from this fund to benefit 10 local charities.

Robert E. and Mildred A. Beck Designated Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2003

Ronald and Jane Becker Family Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2016

Ronald and Jane Becker established this fund to support a fundamental personal value: the importance and need for strong family units in order to benefit children and society in general, as well as their family’s love of dogs. Their goal is to support local organizations that will benefit abused and neglected children and families, and those that promote the care, development and protection of dogs.

Jerry and Betsy Begue Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2017

Jerry and Betsy Begue established this fund to make charitable grants in support of organizations with a variety of needs in Stark County and beyond.

Marshall B. Belden Charitable Trust

Marshall B. Belden Charitable Trust

  • EST. 1981

Philanthropist Marshall B. Belden, founder of MB Operating Company, Inc., was instrumental in the development of the Newmarket Project in downtown Canton. Donations to this trust have included real estate parcels upon which part of the redevelopment project was built. Marsh Belden died in 1995.

Robert  F. and Kathleen K. Belden Advised Charitable Fund

Robert F. and Kathleen K. Belden Advised Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2006

This fund was established so that our family can continue to support the organizations that we have had a long-term interest within Stark County and beyond.

William H. Belden Memorial Fund

William H. Belden Memorial Fund

  • EST. 1993

William H. Belden, Sr. established this fund in his will as a permanent gift to the community. Mr. Belden was a local business leader who played an active role in the family business, The Belden Brick Company, for more than 50 years. Mr. Belden was one of the original members of Stark Community Foundation Distribution Committee, serving from 1965 to 1976.

Dan M. and Julia B. Belden Charitable Fund

Dan M. and Julia B. Belden Charitable Fund

  • EST. 1998

Dan Belden was a law partner with Black, McCuskey, Souers and Arbaugh for 40 years. He retired in 1987 and passed away in 1996. Julia Belden passed away in 2017.

John C. Belden Charitable Fund

John C. Belden Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2005

This Charitable Fund was established to address varied needs of the local community and to the needs of special interest to the donor.

Joseph and Anne Belden Charitable Fund

Joseph and Anne Belden Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2006

Our hope is that this Family Fund can provide ongoing opportunities for the people and charities in our community.

Richard F. and Patricia F. Belden Family Advised Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2002
Belden Village Kiwanis - Msgr. Joseph A. Krispinsky Scholarship Fund

Belden Village Kiwanis - Msgr. Joseph A. Krispinsky Scholarship Fund

  • EST. 1996

A Kiwanis Nominating Committee makes recommendations for scholarship assistance to Stark County students pursuing either post-high school, technical school or college-level study. This fund honors Monsignor Krispinsky, a longtime active member of the Belden Kiwanis service club.

William H. and Jeanne G. Belden Philanthropic Fund

  • EST. 1993

Dr. Murray M. and Hanna V. Bett Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2010

Hanna Bett established this fund in honor of her late husband, Dr. Murray M. Bett, a prominent local pediatric and general surgeon who was passionate about giving back to the community. The fund will support children and senior services, music education and other nonprofit organizations in Stark County.

BBB Charitable and Educational Endowment Fund

BBB Charitable and Educational Endowment Fund

  • EST. 2014

This fund is a not-for-profit charitable organization that supports the BBB’s vision of an ethical marketplace, where buyers and sellers can trust each other. The BBB Charitable and Educational Fund will provide education to businesses, charities and consumers within the communities they serve.

Bigler Family Charitable Fund

Bigler Family Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2018

Jeff Bigler created a charitable fund to benefit an array of organizations that are important to him and his family. This fund will eventually be passed down to his daughters, Ashley and Andrea, to continue supporting the causes they care about most.

Paul R. and Jane A. Bishop Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2002
Warren M. and Sheila Markley Black Fund

Warren M. and Sheila Markley Black Fund

  • EST. 1992

Community leader and generous philanthropist, Mrs. Black established this life insurance endowment for general purpose grantmaking.

William P. Blair III Advised Fund

William P. Blair III Advised Fund

  • EST. 2012

Lawyer and lobbyist for Ohio’s Arts, Public Broadcasting, education and other social welfare and civic organizations, Bill Blair established this fund to support those activities in the future.

Joan Blend Scholarship Fund

Joan Blend Scholarship Fund

  • EST. 2000

Daniel Blend established this fund to honor the memory of his wife Joan, a career nurse. The fund provides scholarships to qualified Stark County residents for undergraduate or graduate studies in nursing.

Bluebird Farm Endowment Fund

  • EST. 2008

Mrs. Joyce Hannon created the Bluebird Farm Endowment Fund for the continued operation and development of Bluebird Farm Park in the Carroll County Park District. Funds are to be used for the expressed purpose of maintaining property, facilities and to expand conservation, preservation, outdoor education and appreciation of natural resources in Carroll County.

Bluecoats Endowment Fund

Bluecoats Endowment Fund

  • EST. 2017

The Bluecoats created an endowment fund to ensure it had a permanent, self-sustaining source of funding to support its world-class youth programs in music and performance training. This fund includes the Bluecoats Asset Replacement Subfund.

Ruth B. Boger Charitable Trust

Ruth B. Boger Charitable Trust

  • EST. 1989

As part of her estate planning, Ruth B. Boger established a Charitable Remainder Unitrust with Stark Community Foundation as a residual beneficiary. Her wishes included that this fund also be in memory of Mr. and Mrs. S. Roy Boger, Kenneth Boger, and Clair Boger. Miss Boger was a 1920 graduate of McKinley High School, a lifelong member of the First Christian Church in Canton, and a worldwide traveler. She died in 1988.

Lois Williams Boone Philanthropic Fund

Lois Williams Boone Philanthropic Fund

  • EST. 1986

Scott and Carol Booth Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2011
Walter K. and Wilda E. Bortz Fund

Walter K. and Wilda E. Bortz Fund

  • EST. 2012

This fund was established by Walter and Wilda “Betty” Bortz’s children in loving honor and memory of their parents. The purpose of the fund is to support nonprofit entities that work to help the poor and the hungry, strengthen families and promote education and musical arts.

Boy Scouts of America - Buckeye Council Hoover Endowment Maintenance Fund

Boy Scouts of America - Buckeye Council Hoover Endowment Maintenance Fund

  • EST. 2009
Boyd Family Charitable Fund

Boyd Family Charitable Fund

  • EST. 1987

Ted and Cricket Boyd established this fund to perpetuate their support of community charitable organizations and as an expression of their gratitude and respect for the tradition of volunteerism in our community.

Boys & Girls Club of Massillon, Inc. Endowment Fund

Boys & Girls Club of Massillon, Inc. Endowment Fund

  • EST. 2004

The endowment fund of the Boys & Girls Club of Massillon has provided additional income to cover operating expenses of the Club since 1971. The Fund receives memorials, estate settlements, annuities, and other assets from persons who want to assist the youth of Stark County with the diverse program and developmental opportunities available at the Boys & Girls Club. Donors continue to build this Fund, knowing their gift will always remain in place, as only the income derived from the fund is used by the Boys & Girls Club each year.

William F. Jr. and Kathleen M. Brauchler Philanthropic Fund

William F. Jr. and Kathleen M. Brauchler Philanthropic Fund

  • EST. 1997

A Charitable Remainder Trust will ultimately benefit several of the donors’ favorite charities through this fund.

James L. Bray Eagle Scout Scholarship Fund

James L. Bray Eagle Scout Scholarship Fund

  • EST. 2015

This designated fund was established in 2015 by Cutler Real Estate to honor the memory of Jim Bray, a realtor with Cutler for 49 years and its president for more than 30 years. Jim, a Jackson Township resident for more than 50 years, loved the Jackson community and schools and served them both in many ways during his lifetime. Jim also loved Scouting, achieving the Eagle Scout Award in high school. Income from the fund will support an annual $1,000 scholarship awarded to an Eagle Scout graduating from Jackson High School, recognizing their service to Scouting and to the Jackson Schools and community.

John N. and Anne Soldatis Bretean Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2004

The fund has been established to support the work of the JRC Child Care & Family Center in providing assistance to families in the Northeast section of Canton. The Center was built on the site of the J.J. Burns Grade School.

Brookside Scholarship Fund, Inc. Endowment Fund

Brookside Scholarship Fund, Inc. Endowment Fund

  • EST. 1985

Special members’ events at Brookside Country Club benefit this fund which provides college scholarships for caddies and other young employees of the club as recommended by a scholarship committee. This fund includes the Patti Cress Subfund.

William A. and Ann M. Brothers Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2002

After retiring from their respective careers, Bill and Ann Brothers made the decision to benefit the Stark County community in which they lived and worked for many years. They created this fund to support programs in the areas of the arts, education and community needs.

Brott Foundation

Brott Foundation

  • EST. 2017

The Brott family – Ken, Karen, Adam and Grace – established a family foundation to impact people’s lives in a meaningful way and support their family’s legacy of giving. Together, they will invest in local programs to create lasting change in the community.

G. E. Brugger Fund

  • EST. 2009

Buckeye Career Center Foundation, Inc. Endowment Fund

  • EST. 2009

The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarships for secondary graduates who complete a career/technical program at the Buckeye Career Center and who wish to advance their opportunities for employment by attending trade, technical, or a four-year college.

Buckeye Council, Inc. Boy Scouts of America Fund

Buckeye Council, Inc. Boy Scouts of America Fund

  • EST. 1986

This endowment consists of three component funds: The first is the Frank G. and Edna Hoover Trust, originally established in 1977; second is the W. Henry Hoover Trust; third is the Buckeye Council’s Endowment Fund in Stark Community Foundation, which includes endowment contributions from several donors. The income from these three funds provides operating support for the Buckeye Council.

Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs Charitable Fund

Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs Charitable Fund

  • EST. 1998

The law firm of Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs, LLP established this Donor Advised Fund to utilize the services of the Foundation in making charitable grants in support of organizations in the Stark County area.

Sandra J. Busler Advised Charitable Fund

Sandra J. Busler Advised Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2004

Having been an educator in Carroll County for 30 years, it was Sandra J. Busler’s desire to establish a Donor Advised Fund to support the educational, charitable, scientific and recreational needs for the people of Carroll County.

Orran

Orran "Buzzy" Calhoun Memorial Scholarship Fund

  • EST. 2012

Awards will be given to current or former members of the Boys and Girls Club of Massillon or seniors attending a high school in Western Stark County, Ohio, who will graduate with their class in May/June.

Harry D. Callahan Educational Trust

Harry D. Callahan Educational Trust

  • EST. 1985

Harry Callahan was one of the founders of the Catholic Youth Council in Canton and served as its president for several terms. Income from this memorial fund, which represents the gifts of numerous donors, provides several scholarships for students recommended each year by an Advisory Committee.

Camp Tuscazoar Endowment Fund

Camp Tuscazoar Endowment Fund

  • EST. 2011

Camp Tuscazoar was created many years ago by Boy Scouts and leaders who recognized that the beauty and history of the land offered a valuable place for boys to learn and grow. In 1986, the Camp Tuscazoar Foundation was founded to maintain and perpetuate the camp for community use. The Foundation has established a General Endowment Fund to provide income for maintenance, rehabilitation and reconstruction projects at the historic camp.

Alex Campbell Memorial Fund

Alex Campbell Memorial Fund

  • EST. 2013

The Alex Campbell Memorial Fund was established as a loving tribute to Alex, a free-spirited, courageous, daring boy, who loved the game of hockey. This fund will benefit the Canton Akron Hockey Association to promote the participation, education and interest in amateur ice hockey in our community.

Richard N. and Susanne E. Campbell Charitable Fund

  • EST. 1999

Residents of Alliance since the late 1960s, Richard and Susanne Campbell have both been active volunteers with a primary interest in organizations serving the city of Alliance, Ohio, and surrounding townships. Richard Campbell managed the Alliance accounting firm of Hill, Barth & King, and Susanne was an English teacher.

Canton Advertising Federation Endowment for Creative Enrichment

Canton Advertising Federation Endowment for Creative Enrichment

  • EST. 1999

This endowment was established by members of the Canton Ad Club in honor of longtime advertising executive Richard V. Maggiore to provide support to children and young adults of lesser means who seek to enrich their lives and advance their futures through artistic expression. Being the first in the local advertising field to pool funds for this creative purpose, Mr. Maggiore sets an inspiring example followed by many others in his field through contributions to this fund. Established to promote greater effectiveness in the creation and use of advertising and to foster higher standards of practice in advertising and related activities, this fund provides scholarships and programs that support a variety of educational opportunities in the graphic arts.

Canton Ballet Endowment Fund

Canton Ballet Endowment Fund

  • EST. 2012

Canton Ballet has established its donor fund as an endowment to support its mission as a nonprofit arts organization committed to fostering an appreciation for the art of dance within the Stark community. It is dedicated to providing the highest artistic quality of instruction by operating a school for all age and skill levels and a preprofessional company with performance opportunities for the serious or career oriented student.

Canton Corps of The Salvation Army, Inc. Endowment Fund

Canton Corps of The Salvation Army, Inc. Endowment Fund

  • EST. 1998

Income from this endowment is used to fund the organization’s educational programming and related equipment needs including computer hardware and software. It also provides educational grants to needy constituents in Stark County and immediately adjacent counties selected at the discretion of The Canton Corps of The Salvation Army. The fund also exists to meet critical and unforeseen emergency costs.

Canton Garden Center Children's Garden Education Fund

Canton Garden Center Children's Garden Education Fund

  • EST. 2007

The Children’s Garden Education Fund was established to provide funding for educational programs for pre-school and primary elementary children from all socio-economic backgrounds. Programs are conducted in the Children’s Garden at the Canton Garden Center located at 1615 Stadium Park N.W., Canton, Ohio. The Children’s Garden Committee’s goal is that children attending the “Pergola Parties for Kids” educational programs will gain understanding about nature, the importance of caring for our environment and the interrelatedness of plants that grow and foods we eat. The interpretative and interactive programs are free to all children. All programs are provided by Children’s Garden Committee volunteers.

Canton Lehman High School Alumni Association Scholarship Endowment Fund

Canton Lehman High School Alumni Association Scholarship Endowment Fund

  • EST. 2012

The Canton Lehman High School Alumni Association Scholarship Fund was established to provide continuing funding for the scholarships granted by the Association each year to deserving graduates and descendants of graduates and attendees of Lehman High School.

Canton Lions Club Blind Fund

Canton Lions Club Blind Fund

  • EST. 1975

Philanthropist Alfred A. Hieronimus made provision for a gift to establish this fund when he organized his personal trust in 1954. The income from this fund goes to the Canton Lions Club Blind Fund “for use in their blind and sight conservation programs and projects.”

Canton McKinley Alumni Association Endowment Fund

Canton McKinley Alumni Association Endowment Fund

  • EST. 2014

The Canton McKinley Alumni Association Endowment Fund was established to provide continuing funding to support the Association's mission of encouraging and promoting advanced education through academic scholarships. Scholarships are awarded on an annual basis to deserving students according to Alumni Association Scholarship By-Laws.

Canton Museum of Art Endowment Fund

Canton Museum of Art Endowment Fund

  • EST. 2016

Canton Museum of Art established this fund to support its mission for people of all ages to be “entertained, excited, and educated through the discovery and exploration of art.” This is accomplished through dynamic exhibits, an acclaimed collection of American works of art, and stimulating education and community outreach programs. A donation from a museum supporter allowed for the creation of this fund, specifically to encourage further gifts to provide for high-quality exhibits and programs that make art, and its inspiration, accessible to all.

Canton Palace Theatre Association Endowment Fund

Canton Palace Theatre Association Endowment Fund

  • EST. 1992

Using contributions from many persons in our community who have made the continuing restoration and operation of the historic Palace Theatre possible, the non-profit Association established this endowment both to encourage further contributions and to provide income for operations and special projects at the theatre.

Canton Preservation Society Endowment Fund

Canton Preservation Society Endowment Fund

  • EST. 1999

Canton Preservation Society preserves the historic landmarks of Canton, Ohio, and provides education to local citizens concerning historic preservation. The endowment fund was established to help ensure the agency’s continuing operations.This fund includes the Hartung House Preservation Subfund in Memory of Paul W. Hartung, Jr.

Canton Professional Educators' Scholarships Fund

Canton Professional Educators' Scholarships Fund

  • EST. 1994

The Canton Professional Educators' Association created this permanent fund from which scholarships can be awarded to members, dependents and students of McKinley and Timken High Schools.

Canton Regional Society of Professional Engineers (CRSPE) College Scholarship Fund

Canton Regional Society of Professional Engineers (CRSPE) College Scholarship Fund

  • EST. 2012

This fund was established to provide financial support for students who are residents of Stark County, will be juniors or seniors enrolled in an accredited college of engineering in the State of Ohio, and expect to receive their bachelor’s degree in engineering.

Canton Rotary Endowment Fund

Canton Rotary Endowment Fund

  • EST. 2004

Established in 1973, this Endowment Fund, which was transferred to Stark Community Foundation in 2004, exists for the benefit of the Rotary Club of Canton, Ohio, Inc. and the numerous charitable, educational and civic organizations it supports. Founded in 1915, the Rotary Club of Canton, Ohio, Inc. has a long and rich tradition of service to the citizens of Canton, greater Stark County and the world. This fund includes the Leo S. Punches Subfund and the Edward and Ruth Wilkof Foundation Subfund.

Canton South Rotary Charitable Fund

Canton South Rotary Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2014

Income from this fund will be distributed for the benefit of the Canton Township community and its environs as well as other efforts supportive to its mission, as directed by the Board of Directors of the Rotary Club of Canton South.

Canton Student Loan Foundation Charitable Fund

Canton Student Loan Foundation Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2014

The Canton Student Loan Foundation Charitable Fund was created to support the organization’s mission to provide low-interest loans to Stark County students in their pursuit of post-secondary education. This fund includes the Charles Stoneburner Memorial Subfund and the Frederick and Clara Gibbs Preyer Memorial Subfund.

Canton Symphony Orchestra Association Endowment Fund

Canton Symphony Orchestra Association Endowment Fund

  • EST. 2002

This fund was established by the Canton Symphony Orchestra to be the recipient of proceeds of charitable gift annuities purchased by Orchestra supporters and administered by Stark Community Foundation. This permanent fund will benefit the Orchestra’s operation and programs and can accept other current and planned gifts from interested donors. This fund includes the Ed Hart Family Subfund.

Canton YWCA Endowment Fund

Canton YWCA Endowment Fund

  • EST. 1989

The Margaret S. Morgan Endowment Fund for the benefit of the Canton YWCA became a component part of Stark Community Foundation in 1989. Income from this fund provides general operating support for the YWCA’s programs. The YWCA has added principal to their fund beyond the original Morgan bequest.

Noble O. and Ann L. Carpenter Foundation

Noble O. and Ann L. Carpenter Foundation

  • EST. 1991

Donor Noble O. Carpenter established this fund both as a memorial to Ann L. Carpenter, who died in 1987, and as a permanent charitable commitment to his community. Mr. Carpenter is the retired President of Central Trust Company.

Carroll Community Fund

Carroll Community Fund

  • EST. 1999

The Carroll Community Fund provides a flexible and meaningful way for Carroll residents to make a positive and immediate impact in the community. This source of funding, used exclusively for Carroll County, supports a wide range of projects and programs addressing issues on a local level. The nine-member board of the Carroll County Foundation oversees and awards discretionary grants from this fund to nonprofit organizations each year.

Carroll County Historical Society Endowment Fund

  • EST. 2004
Carroll County Foundation

Carroll County Foundation

  • EST. 1994

The Carroll County Foundation was created through an agreement with Stark Community Foundation “to promote and facilitate charitable and philanthropic giving for the benefit of the Carroll County community.” The Foundation brings together charitable donors, community leaders, and nonprofit organizations to make positive impacts throughout Carroll County. The Foundation has a nine-member local Board of Governors made up of community leaders that provide a county-specific perspective to their activities.

Carrollton Schools Alumni Foundation Endowment Fund

  • EST. 2001

This endowment fund was established by the Carrollton Schools Alumni Foundation, Inc. to enhance the quality of education and to assist the Carrollton Exempted Village School District.

Carry the Torch Foundation Fund

  • EST. 2006

The purpose of the Carry the Torch Foundation is to help fund creative and innovative programs of individuals or organizations that enhance and advance the well-being of Carroll County and its citizens. The Foundation has a specific interest in those activities that benefit others, with a hope that the eventual recipients of any gifts would have an opportunity to give back to their community when possible.

Casper Family Charitable Fund

Casper Family Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2006

This fund was created by Mark V. Casper to assist with the many needs of the various non-profit organizations of Stark County. In addition, a portion of the income will be used for grants supporting wildlife management and education.

George H. and Anna Casper Scholarship Trust Fund

George H. and Anna Casper Scholarship Trust Fund

  • EST. 1973

Mr. and Mrs. Casper established this scholarship loan fund during their lifetimes for post-secondary education. George passed away in 1974 and Anna passed away in 1980. In 2013, Stark Community Foundation partnered with the Canton Student Loan Foundation to offer low-interest college loans from this fund to Stark County graduates pursuing graduate-level studies.

Catholic Youth Council Community Recreation Center of Canton, Ohio Endowed Maintenance Fund

Catholic Youth Council Community Recreation Center of Canton, Ohio Endowed Maintenance Fund

  • EST. 1999

Meyers Lake YMCA, formerly known as Catholic Youth Council, is one of our community's youth and recreation centers located near Meyers Lake. Established with an initial grant from the Fred F. Silk Charitable Foundation, this endowment fund is used for current equipment and facility needs.

Central Presbyterian Church - Raisner Family Scholarship Fund

  • EST. 2012

Income from this fund will assist deserving students who are active in the church or who are children or dependents of an active member of Central Presbyterian Church who are pursuing first year post-secondary education.

City Center Masterworks Music Series - at Christ Presbyterian Church Endowment Fund

City Center Masterworks Music Series - at Christ Presbyterian Church Endowment Fund

  • EST. 2014

Christ Presbyterian Church in downtown Canton established this fund to offer an annual series of events ranging in style from the traditional to the more adventuresome sacred and secular concerts. More than a hundred patrons in the tri-county area, and several members of the church offer support each year. Artists include Stark County musicians, regional, national, and international soloists, choirs, chamber groups, and larger ensembles often featuring a large pipe organ and grand piano.

Church of Christ (Christian Disciples) Memorial Scholarship Fund

  • EST. 2001

Established by the Church of Christ (Christian Disciples), this scholarship fund will assist students who are active/participant members of the Church, have permanent residency in Carroll County, and plan to pursue further education in the fields of Christian ministry, teaching and education, or any other program or field of study approved by the Selection Committee.

Church of the Lakes Endowment Fund

Church of the Lakes Endowment Fund

  • EST. 2015

Church of the Lakes established an endowment fund to ensure its mission to be “Christ’s Light for All” will continue into perpetuity. Annual income from the fund will allow this United Methodist Church to further expand its special projects in ministries, missions and facility needs now and into the future. This fund includes the Missions Subfund.

Carlo T. Cicchini Memorial Endowment Fund

  • EST. 1987

Philanthropist Guy Cecchini, a Canton businessman, established this fund to honor his deceased infant son. Income from the fund is used for charitable grants “to prevent and treat drug-related problems and/or to educate the public about the dangers of drug abuse,” as well as for other purposes.

Margaret P. Clark Fund

  • EST. 1968

Funded by a charitable bequest in the will of Margaret P. Clark, this fund provided disbursements to the YWCA in 1969 and to the YMCA in 1970 for their respective permanent endowments. The remainder of the fund continues to provide undesignated income to Stark Community Foundation.

William D. and Joan Ekedahl Clarke Charitable Fund

William D. and Joan Ekedahl Clarke Charitable Fund

  • EST. 1998

William D. Clarke was Chairman of Hilscher-Clarke Electric Co. and a long-time volunteer community leader. He and his wife Joan established this fund to recommend support for a variety of charitable interests.

Clevenger Family Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2017

Active in the community, Tom and Christine Clevenger created a donor advised fund to support causes and organizations they are passionate about. This fund will be passed down to their sons, Jon, Joshua and Samuel, to carry on their family’s passion for making a difference in the lives of others.

Steve and Ann Clouse and Jim and Eloise Johnson Charitable Fund

Steve and Ann Clouse and Jim and Eloise Johnson Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2015

Bill and Carol Johnson established this fund as a way to honor their parents, Steve and Ann Clouse and Jim and Eloise Johnson, who all four belonged to the “Greatest Generation.” Their parents exemplified this generation’s remarkable actions, sacrifices and perseverance that made the United States a better place to live. Income from this fund will benefit organizations that support education, programming and activities in support of the urban youth in our community.

Loris and Merle Coe Scholarship Fund

Loris and Merle Coe Scholarship Fund

  • EST. 2010

This scholarship has been established in memory of Loris and Merle Coe who devoted their lives to scouting, teaching and nurturing a love for nature and art. The goal of this fund is to support a Boy Scout or Girl Scout who shares these same qualities.

Gail R. and Carlton B. Coen Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2015

Formerly a private family foundation, Don and Jeanne Coen established this fund in honor of Don's parents, Gail and Carlton. This fund will be used to provide continuing support to a variety of organizations.

Ruth M. Cogan Foundation Trust

Ruth M. Cogan Foundation Trust

  • EST. 1990

Originally established as a private foundation in 1975 by several friends of Ruth Cogan, this scholarship fund was made part of Stark Community Foundation in 1990. The Ruth Cogan Scholarship is awarded to a “deserving student of vocal music” who also demonstrates “an inner feeling for music” as exemplified by Ruth Cogan.

Russel and Henry Cole Scholarship Fund

Russel and Henry Cole Scholarship Fund

  • EST. 2013

This fund was established by Richard and Carol Hannon and the Russel and Henry Cole Scholarship Foundation to support the residents of Carroll County. Scholarship awards will benefit past graduates or graduating seniors of Carrollton High School who are pursuing a degree at a college, university, trade or technical school.

Coleman Professional Services Endowment Fund

Coleman Professional Services Endowment Fund

  • EST. 2017

The Coleman Professional Services Endowment Fund was created to better serve those with severe and persistent mental illness and addictions, regardless of their ability to pay. Funding provides long-term support for Coleman’s suicide prevention, indigent healthcare and other vital programs that benefit many individuals and families in need. This fund includes the John Peterson Endowment Subfund, Suicide Prevention Endowment Subfund, Freeman Indigent Care Endowment Subfund and Blemaster Endowment Subfund.

Lola Coleman-Ralston Family Memorial Scholarship Fund

Lola Coleman-Ralston Family Memorial Scholarship Fund

  • EST. 2008

This fund has been established by several generations of the Ralston family to honor the memory of Lola Coleman-Ralston. Lola graduated from Scio Normal School in 1903 at the age of 16. She became a teacher and taught at the Carroll County #8 School, just north of Mechanicstown. Eventually she married and raised 12 children, who attended Carrollton High School between 1926 and 1949, many of them earning academic honors. Although education was an important value in the family, financial difficulties prevented Lola’s children from attending college.

In Lola’s memory, the Ralston family wishes to assist deserving Carrollton High School students in obtaining a college education. Candidates will be Carrollton High School students who demonstrate academic merit and financial need. Other considerations will be personal integrity, a desire and determination to succeed, participation in extra-curricular/civic activities, and an interest in the community. Priority will be given to residents of Fox and East Townships.

CommQuest Services, Inc. Endowment/Spirit Fund

CommQuest Services, Inc. Endowment/Spirit Fund

  • EST. 2004

On August 3, 2015, Community Services of Stark County and Quest Recovery & Prevention Services merged to create CommQuest Services, Inc. The new organization serves approximately 20,000 clients per year and offers a full continuum of care for mental health, substance use, and social services. Mental health services include psychiatry, counseling, supported employment and case management. Substance abuse services include inpatient and outpatient detox services, residential treatment, medication assisted treatment, and outpatient counseling. The integration of these services allows us to better treat the complex needs of the clients we serve. Our mission is simple: “We provide hope to all people through prevention, advocacy, support, education, treatment, and recovery.”

Community Hospice Endowment Fund

Community Hospice Endowment Fund

  • EST. 2012

Community Hospice has had the opportunity to both affect and be affected by several individuals and families. Many have found ways to provide financial support for the ongoing work of an organization they care so deeply about. The Community Hospice Endowment Fund is one of those ways. The fund will provide resources to further the mission of Community Hospice now and in the future throughout the counties we serve.

Community Outreach and Financial Literacy Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2013
Congress Lake Club Employee Scholarship Fund

Congress Lake Club Employee Scholarship Fund

  • EST. 2010

The Congress Lake Club Employee Scholarship Fund was established by members of Congress Lake Club to provide financial assistance to current and seasonal employees who are pursuing graduate or undergraduate level studies.

Polly Hoover Connelly and Lawrence E. Connelly, Jr. Fund

  • EST. 1972

Donor Polly Hoover Connelly served as Advisor to this fund until her death in 1987. She was a lifelong resident of North Canton, and active in several community organizations. She was the granddaughter of W. H. Hoover, founder of The Hoover Company.

Bill and Janice Conti Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2014

Bill and Janice Conti created this fund to support the causes they care most about. This fund is dedicated to the health care, educational, or animal welfare needs of the community.

Jim and Abby Contini Family Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2018

Jim, a longtime attorney, and Abby, a longtime educator, established a charitable fund to give back to the community in a lasting way and to teach their children about the importance of philanthropy. This fund will eventually be passed down to their children, Cory and Chloe, to continue their family’s legacy of making a difference in the lives of others.

Richard and Andrea Craig Family Foundation

  • EST. 2018

Partner of 415 Group, Richard Craig and his wife, Andrea, created a charitable foundation to provide ongoing support to area causes. The foundation will eventually be passed down to their children, Jacob and Peyton, to carry on their family’s legacy of giving back to the local community.

Credit Bureau of Canton, Inc. Charitable Fund

  • EST. 1996

Charitable grant making from this fund is earmarked 80% for Stark County (for small business development, improvements to downtown Canton, and education) and 20% for Tuscarawas County (for education and small business development). Bureau Executive Committee members may recommend specific projects. The charitable assets in this fund were contributed from the proceeds of the sale of the Credit Bureau of Canton, Inc., which was a member-owned organization.

Ronald D. and Jeanne M. Cullen Charitable Fund

Ronald D. and Jeanne M. Cullen Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2002

Ron and Jeanne Cullen created a charitable gift annuity that provided income to them during their lifetimes and ultimately distributed to this fund. They have directed that the income from the fund benefit three of their favorite charities in perpetuity.

William T. Cumler Charitable Fund

William T. Cumler Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2009

Both Bill and his father, William V. Cumler, served the YMCA their entire professional careers in Cleveland, Chicago and Canton. This fund supports many organizations Bill has given to over the years including the YMCA of Central Stark County and George Williams College of Aurora University where both Bill and his father graduated, for students who are preparing for a career in the YMCA.

Jack L. Custer Charitable Trust

  • EST. 2004

Priscilla Custer Charitable Trust

  • EST. 2004

Joseph and Kate Cutinella Scholarship Fund

  • EST. 2010

This scholarship fund was created for students attending Kent State University and are studying for either a graduate or undergraduate degree who plan to pursue a career in business.

Paul C. and Thelma M. Dale Philanthropic Fund

  • EST. 2000

At his death in 1980, Paul Dale, a retired metallurgist with Republic Steel, created a trust that would benefit his wife, Thelma, for her lifetime. Having no surviving children, the Dales made provisions that after Thelma’s death, the balance of their estate would be held as a component fund with Stark Community Foundation to be used for the Community Charitable Fund and emerging needs within the community.

William A. Daniluk, Ph.D. Memorial Scholarship Fund

  • EST. 1999

Dr. Daniluk established this scholarship endowment to be funded at his death. Awards will go to graduates of Stark County public high schools and will be awarded based on students' needs and potential for success.

Danner Foundation

  • EST. 1976

The Danner family established a private charitable foundation in 1948. In 1976, the trustees of The Danner Foundation decided to transfer all of their assets to Stark Community Foundation as an undesignated fund.

Paul and Carol David Family Fund

Paul and Carol David Family Fund

  • EST. 1997

The late Paul David was a lifelong resident of Stark County and the President and founder of the Camelot Music store chain. In 1980, Mr. David established a scholarship program (named the Joseph and Marie David Scholarship Program) in memory of his late mother and father to assist underprivileged high school seniors in furthering their education. Having come from humble beginnings himself, Mr. David vowed to assist those less fortunate, and the scholarship program was only the beginning of his vast philanthropic contributions to his beloved community. The Foundation, now known as The Paul and Carol David Foundation, not only continues to provide scholarship opportunities to Stark County students but has expanded its scope to include supporting: Institutions and agencies that promote the mental and physical health and well-being of disadvantaged children; Catholic affiliated organizations in Stark County that offer assistance and comfort to disadvantaged children; Educational institutions through the funding of specific academic programs.

John H. and Ruth E. Davis Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2012

John’s deep roots and care for the Carroll County community is evidenced by his involvement as a founding member of the Carroll County Foundation. John and Ruth established this fund to support organizations in their community that promote agricultural education.

Ronald F. and Mary L. Davis Advised Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2003
George L. Deal Philanthropic Fund

George L. Deal Philanthropic Fund

  • EST. 1987

Harrietta Deal Charitable Trust Fund

  • EST. 2004

Mrs. Deal designated the income from this fund to benefit Canton Scholarship Foundation, Christ United Presbyterian Church, Malone University, St. Joseph’s Catholic Church of Canton, Stark County Historical Society, Westlawn Cemetery, and the Community Charitable Fund of Stark Community Foundation.

Robert Deal Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2017
Mark J. DeChellis Charitable Fund

Mark J. DeChellis Charitable Fund

  • EST. 1999

Mark DeChellis established this fund to assist the many non-profit organizations in our community.

Dr. Robert F. and Charlotte E. Deetz Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2013

Dr. Robert F. Deetz established this fund as a way to continue to support the community he cares so deeply about and honor the memory of his wife, Charlotte. The Fund will ultimately be used for the care and maintenance of animals, and their use in assisting the disabled.

DeHoff Family Foundation Charitable Fund

DeHoff Family Foundation Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2004

Local real estate executives and longstanding volunteers in the community, Bob and Linda DeHoff created this Donor Advised Fund to maintain the interests and beliefs of the many causes they support. This fund includes the Daniel J. DeHoff Charitable Fund and the Molly M. Holtzer Charitable Fund Subfunds.

Julio C. Diaz Academic Scholarship Fund

Julio C. Diaz Academic Scholarship Fund

  • EST. 2005

This Fund was established by the family of Julio C. Diaz, a member of the first graduating class (l968) of St. Thomas Aquinas High School who died in 2004 at the age of 53. The Diaz family immigrated to the United States in 1962 and were among the first Cuban refugees in Canton, Ohio. Julio went on to receive a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Akron and pursued a professional engineering career in Canton and Houston, Texas. In honor and memory of his life, Julio’s family established this endowment for St. Thomas Aquinas students. In recognition of the support and assistance Julio and his family received from the Canton and St. Thomas Aquinas communities as Cuban refugees, the Endowment supports scholarships for St. Thomas Aquinas students who demonstrate strong academic achievement and involvement in community service projects.

Harvey J. and Elsie Dick Charitable Fund

Harvey J. and Elsie Dick Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2000

Proceeds of this Planned Gift will benefit organizations that provide programs, direct care, residential care, or other activities for children and adults who are developmentally disabled.

Don and Phyllis Dickes Advised Fund

Don and Phyllis Dickes Advised Fund

  • EST. 2012
Don D. and Phyllis M. Dickes Charitable Fund

Don D. and Phyllis M. Dickes Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2002
Don D. and Phyllis M. Dickes Designated Charitable Fund

Don D. and Phyllis M. Dickes Designated Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2003

The fund was established to perpetuate our support for no-kill animal protection organizations and the Margaret B. Shipley Child Health Clinic, Inc.

Lee J. DiCola Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2016

This fund was created by the Unimet Charitable Trust Fund to benefit organizations and initiatives in the community. Named after the late Lee J. DiCola, president and CEO of Unimet as well as a trustee of the Unimet Charitable Trust Fund, his wife and son continue to carry out his passion for giving back to the community by recommending grants to charitable organizations.

Robert Martz DiGiacomo Memorial Scholarship Fund

Robert Martz DiGiacomo Memorial Scholarship Fund

  • EST. 1999

Edmond and Sandra DiGiacomo established this fund to honor the memory of their son Rob, who died April 30, 1999 at age 33. Scholarship awards from the fund are made to high school graduates, residing in Lake Local School District, who exhibit commitment to excellence in academic and athletic accomplishments, exceptional moral and personal characteristics, proven leadership skills, and devotion to family.

Dillenback Family Charitable Fund

Dillenback Family Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2014

The Dillenback Family Charitable Fund was established by Sylvia and Darryl Dillenback to provide support to organizations that address a multitude of challenges in our community with an emphasis on youth and childhood education.

Dix Family Advised Fund

  • EST. 2013
Domestic Violence Project, Inc. Endowment Fund

Domestic Violence Project, Inc. Endowment Fund

  • EST. 1998

This fund was established by the agency to build support for its continuing efforts to serve survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, stalking and human trafficking and their children who need sanctuary and assistance in pursuing positive life change. This fund includes a subfund to benefit the Massillon Women's Shelter.

Irma Steele and Hubert E. Dougherty Memorial Fund

  • EST. 1978

Hubert Dougherty made a provision for this gift to Stark Community Foundation in his will and directed that income from this fund be paid “to the Stark County Humane Society to be used in the education of the general public and promotion of the humane treatment, care and welfare of animals.”

Dowell Family Fund

  • EST. 2007
Winfred M. Dowlin Charitable Trust

Winfred M. Dowlin Charitable Trust

  • EST. 1966

Dr. Dowlin was a prominent Canton surgeon on the staff at Aultman Hospital, beginning his local practice in 1939. Following his death in 1971, his widow Calista B. Dowlin served as Advisor until 1977 when she directed that this trust become part of Stark Community Foundation’s Community Charitable Fund. Mrs. Dowlin passed away in 1988.

Dr. and Mrs. Raymond G. Drage Scholarship Fund

Dr. and Mrs. Raymond G. Drage Scholarship Fund

  • EST. 2016

Named in honor of Dr. and Mrs. Raymond G. Drage, their family created a fund to memorialize and perpetuate their legacy and commitment to education. Dr. Drage served the schools of Stark County for over six decades as a teacher, principal, district superintendent, county superintendent and county school board member, and Marianna taught music in Paris Township Schools and North Canton City Schools. To recognize Dr. Drage’s years of service and significant impact on vocational education in Ohio, the R. G. Drage Career Technical Center in Massillon, Ohio, was named in his honor. Income from this fund supports the Dr. and Mrs. Raymond G. Drage Scholarship at the R. G. Drage Career Technical Center.

Samuel and De Ette Dreyer Charitable Trust

Samuel and De Ette Dreyer Charitable Trust

  • EST. 1982

Sammy Dreyer and his half-brother started the City News Agency in Canton in 1924 and the News Depot in downtown Canton in 1932. After his death in 1967, his widow De Ette established a charitable trust in Stark Community Foundation as part of her will. The trust was funded after her death in 1981.

John S. and Jodine S. Duerr Charitable Fund

John S. and Jodine S. Duerr Charitable Fund

  • EST. 1996

Mr. and Mrs. Duerr established this testamentary fund by naming Stark Community Foundation as the residual beneficiary of an IRA. Their charitable legacy will be distributed to favorite community organizations and to institutions that have been meaningful in the life of their family.

East Canton Rotary Charitable Fund

East Canton Rotary Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2013

Income from this fund will be distributed for the benefit of the East Canton, Osnaburg Township community and its environs as directed by the Board of Directors of the Rotary Club of East Canton.

Nancy and Tom Eckinger Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2016

Phil Eckinger Charitable Advised Fund

  • EST. 2016

Cindy and Jon Elsasser Advised Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2009

The donors, during their lifetimes, may recommend grants to be made from the Fund to charitable, educational and scientific organizations. The fund will eventually support Zoar Community Association Building Endowment Fund, Zoar Community Association Building Subfund (Zoar Town Hall) and a portion will support Stark Community Foundation’s Community Charitable Fund.

Mabelle W. Elsasser Fund

Mabelle W. Elsasser Fund

  • EST. 2012
Shannon English Marketing Charitable Fund

Shannon English Marketing Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2012

This fund was established to celebrate the commencement of Shannon English Marketing’s 25th year in business. The fund will help organizations or individuals that educate, protect, or promote women in our community.

Margaret B. Eschliman Animal Protective Fund

  • EST. 2003

Ex Libris Memorial Designated Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2007

Fairless Community Fund

  • EST. 2010

This fund was created to benefit economically disadvantaged or at-risk students in Fairless Local Schools through mentoring programs, support programs, academic intervention, and support of scholarships offered by Fairless Local Schools.

Family Court Judicial Scholarship Fund

  • EST. 2003

Educational grants from The Donald W. Frease Foundation, The Hoover Foundation, and Stark Community Foundation provided the assets for this fund. Scholarships will be provided for judges and other officers of the Family Court to attend programs at the National Judicial College and the National College of Juvenile and Family Law.

Feagles Family Advised Fund

Feagles Family Advised Fund

  • EST. 2012
Charles E. Feiock Advised Charitable Scholarship Fund

Charles E. Feiock Advised Charitable Scholarship Fund

  • EST. 2005

Charles E. Feiock retired from the Navy in 1964 as a lieutenant commander. Although he traveled extensively, he never forgot his home town of Lewisville in Monroe County, Ohio. Realizing the value of education, he established a Scholarship Fund for students graduating from high school in Monroe County. A local committee selects recipients each year.

John H. and Virginia A. Fellows Advised Charitable Fund

John H. and Virginia A. Fellows Advised Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2008

Virginia Fellows, a dedicated community volunteer, established this Fund shortly before her death in 2008. As the Chairman of the Distribution Committee for the Foundation from 1980 until 1990, she appreciated the ability of the Foundation to meet the needs of the community through unrestricted gifts. Through her generosity and the donations of many friends in honor of Virginia and her husband, John, a former Timken Company executive who died in 2007, this Fund will perpetuate their support of the place they loved and called home for a lifetime.

Fenway Fund

Fenway Fund

  • EST. 2013

Lynn and Cheryl Hamilton established this fund to provide donations for responsible nature conservation, animal support and other worthy causes.

Fernandez Hillibish History Fund

Fernandez Hillibish History Fund

  • EST. 2014

Kathleen Fernandez Hillibish established this fund as a way to honor her and her husband’s strong commitment to this community through their love of history. Income from this fund will be used to support museums and historical societies in Stark or Tuscarawas County.

Thomas V. and Jayne A. Ferrero Charitable Fund

Thomas V. and Jayne A. Ferrero Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2013

Lifelong residents of Stark County, Tom and Jayne Ferrero established this fund to provide charitable grant recommendations for a variety of interests.

John E. Fick Memorial Fund

  • EST. 1989

Mr. Fick, a retired Timken Company executive, died in 1989. Several donors established this fund as a family memorial. An Advisory Committee from the family makes charitable grant recommendations.

Ken Finney Memorial Scholarship Fund

Ken Finney Memorial Scholarship Fund

  • EST. 2013

Shirley Finney established this fund in memory of her late husband, Ken, owner of Finney Refrigeration, to provide scholarships for students who are seeking a degree in mechanical engineering or music.

First Tee of Canton Endowment Fund

First Tee of Canton Endowment Fund

  • EST. 2000

The First Tee of Canton Endowment Fund provides a permanent source of income that is used to provide young people with an opportunity to learn life enhancing values, character development and healthy habits through the game of golf. This fund includes the Board Directed Operating Subfund.

Herbert and Janet Fisher Philanthropic Fund

Herbert and Janet Fisher Philanthropic Fund

  • EST. 1991

Charitable grants from this fund are made to qualified Stark County organizations that provide assistance for education, family planning, financial planning, housing, transportation, which will then give persons in our community “the greatest measure of opportunity to achieve job opportunities and/or enhanced self-worth.” Janet Fisher passed away in 1993, and Herbert Fisher passed away in 2015 after many years of service to the Canton community. Janet Fisher had been a dynamic community leader in the United Way of Central Stark County, The League of Women Voters, Trillium Family Services, and Planned Parenthood; as well as a teacher at Stark State College. Herbert Fisher was active in the community through the United Way, Canton City Park Commission, Stark County District Library, Greater Stark County Urban League, NAACP, Temple Israel and Trillium Family Services, among other organizations. Their daughters, Beth Fisher Kainic and Debra Fisher Goldstein, continue to carry out their parents’ legacy of philanthropy by recommending grants to organizations that help people access opportunities in the community, thereby achieving positive progress in the lives of Stark County citizens.

Jack B. Fisher Scholarship Fund

Jack B. Fisher Scholarship Fund

  • EST. 1997

Scholarship awards from this fund go to selected college student employees of Fisher Foods.

Mike Flood / Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health Endowment Fund

Mike Flood / Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health Endowment Fund

  • EST. 1999

Mike Flood, a long-term board member, volunteer and supporter, established this fund for Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health upon his retirement from The Timken Company. His initial contribution added to contributions made honoring his retirement, plus continuing fundraising efforts will build a fund that will perpetuate the agency’s work to address the mental health needs of children.

Alice J. Foit Scholarship Fund

  • EST. 2001

As a gift through her estate, Alice Foit created this fund to assist individuals who are high school graduates or seniors residing in Carroll County or in German Township, Harrison County, Ohio; have demonstrated involvement, both in extracurricular activities or community and religious activities, and intend to live in and work in either Carroll or Harrison County for a minimum of two years after completion of their education.

Dwain and Kathy Foltz Charitable Fund

Dwain and Kathy Foltz Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2013

Dwain and Kathy Foltz established this donor advised fund to support multiple organizations in the East Canton and surrounding communities.

Foltz Family Philanthropic Fund

Foltz Family Philanthropic Fund

  • EST. 2013

Dwain and Kathy Foltz established this fund to support the Greater East Canton Community Development Association– Foltz Center, in East Canton and Stark Community Foundation’s Community Charitable Fund for the benefit of organizations in the East Canton, Osnaburg Township area.

June and Ed Forrest Charitable Fund

  • EST. 1999
David H. Foster Memorial Philanthropic Fund

David H. Foster Memorial Philanthropic Fund

  • EST. 1991

Mr. Foster, a prominent Canton funeral director, died in 1991. His widow Ann Spiker Foster and many friends made contributions to establish this memorial fund in his honor.

Frank T. Bow Building - Glenn Shaw

Frank T. Bow Building - Glenn Shaw "Steel Industry" Murals Endowment Fund

  • EST. 2017

Through a community-wide effort in 2017, retired and sitting judges, Stark Community Foundation donors and area residents came together to support a fix-in-place cleaning and repair of the “Steel Industry” murals in the Frank T. Bow Federal Building in downtown Canton. Recognizing the need for ongoing restoration, an endowment fund was also created for the continued preservation of the 13 historic murals, which depict various stages of the steel manufacturing process.

Donald W. and Evelyn Frease Advised Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2001

Don Frease was an industrialist in the steel industry for many years as he ran Cyclops Steel and Sharon Steel in Pennsylvania. Don and Evelyn established this charitable trust due to their commitment to benefiting the community. The donor advised portion of this fund was used to establish the Tuscarawas County Community Foundation.

Frease / Harris / Wynn and Pamela Frease Wynn Newberry Designated Fund

Frease / Harris / Wynn and Pamela Frease Wynn Newberry Designated Fund

  • EST. 2018

Through their estate plans, John and Pamela Newberry established a charitable fund to benefit a wide range of causes in Pam’s hometown of Canton including Aultman College, Canton Museum of Art, Hills and Dales Tree Consortium, Stark County Historical Society and St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Their designated fund will provide these organizations with financial support to continue their meaningful work in perpetuity.

Ralph C. and Betty Keller Frerichs Memorial Fund

Ralph C. and Betty Keller Frerichs Memorial Fund

  • EST. 2007

This fund was established to continue the civic and philanthropic contributions that the Frerichs family had participated in during their life. The Community Foundation is entrusted to distribute the funds to worthy causes.

Robert I. and Diane J. Friedman Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2017

Attorney Bob Friedman and his wife, Diane, will strengthen the community where they live and work by supporting many local projects and organizations throughout their lifetime. Their fund will eventually provide permanent support to two organizations that are important to their family – Canton Jewish Community Federation and Temple Israel.

Friends of Adult Education, Buckeye Career Center Designated Fund

Friends of Adult Education, Buckeye Career Center Designated Fund

  • EST. 2013

Income from the fund shall be distributed to foster and enhance educational opportunities for the benefit of students wishing to attend Buckeye Career Center Adult Education at New Philadelphia, Ohio.

Friends of Fort Laurens Foundation, Inc. Endowment Fund

Friends of Fort Laurens Foundation, Inc. Endowment Fund

  • EST. 2011

The Friends of Ft. Laurens Foundation, Inc. Endowment Fund was created to support the Agency’s mission to promote the general awareness and educational importance of Fort Laurens, its role in both Ohio’s and America’s history and to raise public and private contributions for the reconstruction of Fort Laurens.

Friends of Stark Parks Endowment Fund

Friends of Stark Parks Endowment Fund

  • EST. 2008

Friends of Stark Parks was created in 1997 for the purpose of promoting the use and facilitating growth and conservation of the parks which comprise the Stark County Park District. Contributions of cash and/or property to the Stark County Park District Endowment Fund will be used to further this purpose for the benefit of residents of Stark County. This fund includes the Wildlife Building Maintenance Subfund.

Romain F.

Romain F. "Bud" and Geraldine E. "Gerry" Fry Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2002

This Donor Advised Charitable Fund was established in the name of Geraldine “Gerry” Fry and her late husband Romain “Bud” Fry who died in 1999, as a permanent charitable commitment to the Minerva, Ohio community.

Sherry and Denny Fulmer Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2018

Longtime respected business owner and investment manager, Denny Fulmer and his wife, Sherry, created a charitable fund to support organizations that share their commitment to moving our community forward. Their fund will eventually be passed down to their son, Ryan, to continue their family’s tradition of giving back.

Ryan and Evrim Fulmer Family Philanthropic Fund

Ryan and Evrim Fulmer Family Philanthropic Fund

  • EST. 2016

Ryan and Evrim Fulmer established a fund in 2016 with the hope for it to grow and provide persistent support to their community. As a young family, their hope is to instill volunteerism, philanthropy and community in their children. As a family, they will direct funds to support childhood literacy and health, education, arts, wilderness conservation and social entrepreneurism.

Fund for Education Enhancement

  • EST. 1989

A growing concern for the future of our country’s public school students prompted the establishment of this fund by the Deuble, Hoover, Timken, and Stark Community Foundations. Income from this fund is used to offset operating expenses of Stark Education Partnership Inc., a Stark County organization whose mission is “to coordinate and support the private sector’s efforts to improve the education of all children in Stark County.”

Louis and Alta Furey Family Charitable Fund

Louis and Alta Furey Family Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2001

The family of Louis and Alta Furey serves as advisors of this fund established in memory of the Fureys. Grants will support organizations which were meaningful to the Fureys during their lives as well as other community needs.

Eva Marie Gallagher Memorial Fund

Eva Marie Gallagher Memorial Fund

  • EST. 2013

The Eva Marie Gallagher Memorial Fund is established to honor the life of a passionate young woman who inspired the hearts of many. She lived her life with kindness and compassion and always put others before herself. This fund will support organizations and charities that Eva was passionate about.

Thomas W. Gallagher Scholarship Fund

Thomas W. Gallagher Scholarship Fund

  • EST. 2003

Established in 2003, Thomas W. Gallagher established this Testamentary Trust Fund to provide an annual scholarship for a Minerva High School graduate who has been accepted in a pharmacy degree program or course of study in the field of science.

GAR Fund of Stark Community Foundation, Inc.

GAR Fund of Stark Community Foundation, Inc.

  • EST. 1993

This fund was established with Stark Community Foundation for the benefit of non-profit organizations within Stark County. The Distribution Committee of the GAR Foundation acts as an Advisory Board for the fund and recommends charitable grant awards from the fund to Stark Community Foundation.

Gasser Family Endowment Fund

Gasser Family Endowment Fund

  • EST. 2000

This fund is dedicated to the advancement of civic revitalization efforts within the Special Improvement District and downtown Canton.

David A. and Pamela A. Gault Charitable Fund

David A. and Pamela A. Gault Charitable Fund

  • EST. 1998

Income from this fund is to provide merit scholarships for Stark County students attending either Otterbein University or Walsh University. Recipients must have completed at least a year of study toward either a graduate or undergraduate degree and plan to pursue a career in business.

Oscar V. and Bernadine O. Geckler Trust

  • EST. 2002
James and Mimi Geihsler Charitable Fund

James and Mimi Geihsler Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2015

A prominent radiologist in Stark County, Dr. James Geihsler and his wife, Mimi (Caruso), created this fund as a way to give back to the community in which they live.

Albert A. Getman Scholarship Fund

  • EST. 1999

Proceeds from this Charitable Gift Annuity provide scholarship support for students at Canton Country Day School where Mr. Getman was formerly headmaster.

Margaret S. Gilbert Scholarship Fund

Margaret S. Gilbert Scholarship Fund

  • EST. 1992

This trust was established as a memorial to Margaret S. Gilbert. The net income of the trust is to be used to provide college scholarships to female graduates of any Stark County public high school who attend Oberlin College and major in one of the natural sciences, in mathematics or in history.

Richard G. Gilbert Educational Fund

Richard G. Gilbert Educational Fund

  • EST. 1998

In memory of Mr. Gilbert’s distinguished career as president of Citizens National Bank and of his wide community involvement, his widow, Helen dedicated memorial contributions received after his death in 1998 to create The Richard G. Gilbert Educational Fund.

Girl Scouts of North East Ohio Endowment Fund

Girl Scouts of North East Ohio Endowment Fund

  • EST. 2001

This fund was transferred to Stark Community Foundation in 2001. Income will benefit Girl Scouting to promote the qualities of truth, loyalty, helpfulness, friendliness, courtesy, purity, kindness, obedience, cheerfulness, thriftiness, and kindred virtues among girls.

Russell E. and Lillian C. Girt Trust

  • EST. 2009

William and Minnette Goldsmith Foundation

  • EST. 1999

Previously a private foundation, The William and Minnette Goldsmith Foundation became a supporting organization of Stark Community Foundation in 1999. The original charitable foundation was established by bequest of Minnette Goldsmith who died in 1979. William Goldsmith who died in 1961, was an engineer and had been Executive Vice President of Luntz Corporation. Friends and family remember the Goldsmiths as being very generous philanthropists during their lives.

Goodwill Industries Endowment Fund

Goodwill Industries Endowment Fund

  • EST. 2018

Goodwill’s endowment fund supports services that help local individuals overcome barriers to meaningful employment and promotes a self-sufficient way of life. Other important programs, such as parenting skills training and crisis intervention services, are strengthened by the fund as well.

Gordon / Stanley Preserve Canton Fund

Gordon / Stanley Preserve Canton Fund

  • EST. 2015

Passionate about revitalizing the city of Canton, Geoff and Bobbi Gordon created this fund to support projects, programming or facilities that focus on battling blight through renovation, demolition or repurposing of facilities. Future funding will come from the Gordon’s estate.

George and Margaret Gotschall Memorial Fund

  • EST. 2004
David and Laura Grabowsky Charitable Fund

David and Laura Grabowsky Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2004

The purpose of the Fund is to support the arts, education, historical preservation and economic development in this region. We will direct funds based on decisions made as a family. In creating this Fund, it is our hope that we will foster an increased sense of philanthropy and activism in our children through helping our community.

Robert W. and Marilyn E. Grabowsky Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2005

Victor G. Gramoy and Patricia K. Gramoy Charitable Fund

  • EST. 1998

The donors established this fund with a charitable gift of real estate to the Foundation.

Greater East Canton Community Development Assoc./Foltz Community Center Endowment Fund

Greater East Canton Community Development Assoc./Foltz Community Center Endowment Fund

  • EST. 1996

Endowment income from this fund helps support operating costs of the Foltz Community Center in East Canton. Sub-funds supporting the Center: Alpha Enterprises Fund; Dale W. and Dorothy P. Brunner Fund; Foltz Community Center; Norvin J. and Irene M. Foltz Fund.

James H. and Shirley L. Green Charitable Fund

James H. and Shirley L. Green Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2006

Fifty percent of the fund income will benefit charitable goals established by the Greens.

James H. and Shirley L. Green Scholarship Fund

James H. and Shirley L. Green Scholarship Fund

  • EST. 2000

Jim and Shirley Green established this fund to benefit graduating seniors from Canton South High School who demonstrate a need for financial support.

Greentown Athletic Club Endowment Fund

Greentown Athletic Club Endowment Fund

  • EST. 2017

Guided by a Board of Trustees, the Greentown Athletic Club, Inc. (GAC) was founded in 1969 to provide opportunities and education for boys and girls in the Greentown community to participate in youth activities including baseball, softball, football and cheerleading as well as secondary educational scholarships. An endowment fund was established to provide ongoing support for the GAC’s athletic and scholarship programs. This fund includes the Carl Brosch Scholarship Subfund.

Josephine A. Greer Magnolia Area Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2006

The Fund was established to recognize and honor Josephine A. Greer, who was a life-long resident and supporter of the Magnolia community. The goal of the Fund is to provide some financial support to qualified agencies working for the betterment of Magnolia.

Velma Shotwell Griffin Memorial Scholarship Fund

  • EST. 2000

This fund honors the memory and contributions of Velma Shotwell Griffin. Income of the fund provides scholarships to help meet the financial needs of deserving graduates of Conotton Valley or Carrollton High School for university or college study in history, writing, music, or other programs approved by the Selection Committee.

Guardian Oversight Council Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2009

Steven M. Gyalai Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2007
H-P Products, Inc. Philanthropic Fund

H-P Products, Inc. Philanthropic Fund

  • EST. 1987

Officers designated by H-P Products, Inc. in Louisville make recommendations for grants from this fund.

Habitat for Humanity Charitable Fund

Habitat for Humanity Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2014

Habitat for Humanity established this fund as they seek to put God’s love into action. Their goal is to end poverty housing, working toward a day when everyone will have a simple decent place to live by bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope.

Jack Halkides Tribute Fund

Jack Halkides Tribute Fund

  • EST. 2013

Proceeds from a 2013 event honoring the life and musical legacy of long-time local band leader, Jack Halkides, were donated to create a fund in his honor. This fund will be used to benefit aspiring musicians in Stark County School districts with at least two years of instrumental music experience.

Scott and Edie Hamilton Foundation Fund

Scott and Edie Hamilton Foundation Fund

  • EST. 2009

Scott and Edie Hamilton established their fund to benefit children and programs within the Canton Local School District.

Margaret M. and Robert L. Hammond Charitable Trust

Margaret M. and Robert L. Hammond Charitable Trust

  • EST. 1993

Following a 43 year career with Merrill Lynch, Mr. Hammond became a trust investment officer with United Bank in 1972, where he continued to work until his death in 1999 at age 93. The income from this fund has been designated to benefit First Baptist Church of Canton, the Salvation Army and the Community Charitable Fund of Stark Community Foundation.

Lois E. Hanna Philanthropic Fund

  • EST. 2001

Lois E. Hanna established a charitable trust in Stark Community Foundation which benefits five local charities close to Miss Hanna’s heart.

Mary L. Hanna Endowment Fund

  • EST. 1998

Mary L. Hanna died in 1996 after a long-time career as a teacher for Canton City Schools. Her charitable bequest from her estate became one of our permanent Community Charitable Funds to be used for discretionary grants benefiting our county-wide community.

Richard C. and Joyce J. Hannon Fund

  • EST. 1998
Richard C. and Joyce J. Hannon Scholarship Fund for the Arts, Literature and Communication

Richard C. and Joyce J. Hannon Scholarship Fund for the Arts, Literature and Communication

  • EST. 2000

Mrs. Hannon established this fund in memory of her late husband to further her interest in assisting Carrollton High School students pursuing college-level study in the performing arts.

Richard C. Hannon, Jr. and Carol L. Hannon Charitable Fund

Richard C. Hannon, Jr. and Carol L. Hannon Charitable Fund

  • EST. 1998

Edward J. and Helen L. Harhager Donor Advised Fund

  • EST. 2002

This donor fund was created by Edward P. and Kathleen J. Harhager in honor of his parents Edward J. and Helen L. Harhager. The fund will be used to benefit a variety of charitable organizations.

Donald L. and Rhoda H. Hart Charitable Fund

Donald L. and Rhoda H. Hart Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2013

Don and Rhoda Hart created this donor advised fund to support their favorite charities. Don is a past SCF Board chair and remains active as an SCF committee member.

Hartville Area Community Charitable Trust Fund

  • EST. 1996

The Trust Association makes recommendations for grants from income of the fund - primarily for capital improvements and special projects or activities benefiting the Hartville area. The Hartville Area Community Charitable Trust represents civic spirit and charitable giving in the best tradition of community stewardship.

Health Foundation of Greater Massillon

Health Foundation of Greater Massillon

  • EST. 2016

Formerly a private foundation, Health Foundation of Greater Massillon (HFGM) joined Stark Community Foundation as a supporting foundation in 2016. HFGM was originally created when Massillon Community Hospital and Akron General Medical Center entered into a joint venture in 1999. Guided by a board of local active and retired business professionals, HFGM works closely with organizations to strategically address health and wellness issues facing residents in Western Stark, Eastern Wayne and Northern Tuscarawas counties, particularly those who are economically disadvantaged.

Dr. James H. Heckaman Memorial Scholarship Fund

Dr. James H. Heckaman Memorial Scholarship Fund

  • EST. 1997

Mrs. Patricia Heckaman and daughters Tammy, Kelly, Shannon, and Holly established this scholarship fund as a memorial to Dr. Heckaman, a local dermatologist who died in 1996. Income from this fund provides annual scholarship awards for educational expenses for college-level study to graduates of Hoover High School in North Canton, as recommended by Hoover High School Selection Committee.

Dale O. Heimberger CRNA Memorial Scholarship Fund

  • EST. 1999

Formerly the Nurse Anesthesia Scholarship, this fund was renamed in 2000 to honor Dale O. Heimberger, CRNA, a dedicated nurse anesthetist. A nominating committee reviews applications and recommends recipients for scholarships from income of this fund. Qualified applicants are Ohio residents with scholastic aptitude and demonstrated financial need who are pursuing college-level study in nurse anesthesia at an Ohio school.

Paul and Mary Heller Endowment Fund

  • EST. 1987

A bequest from the estate of Paul Heller established this fund. Mr. Heller and his brother started two businesses in Stark County, Canton Wood Products Co. and Canton Container Co. His widow Mary passed away in 1988.

William B. Henne Charitable Advised Fund

William B. Henne Charitable Advised Fund

  • EST. 2008

The mission of this Fund is to encourage individuals to complete associate degrees in electrical engineering at Stark State College.

Heritage Christian School Endowment Fund

Heritage Christian School Endowment Fund

  • EST. 2012

This fund was established to meet both operating and capital needs of the school now and in the future.

Jane Moore Hershey and William I. Hershey Philanthropic Fund

  • EST. 1987

Originally established as a Donor Advised Fund, this permanent fund is now a part of the Foundation’s Community Charitable Fund endowment. Mr. Hershey died in 1993, and Jane Moore Hershey died in 1997.

Marion Y. Hess Charitable Fund

  • EST. 1998
Faye A. Heston Advised Fund

Faye A. Heston Advised Fund

  • EST. 2013

Faye has dedicated many hours as a volunteer in our community. Her commitment of giving back will continue through this donor advised fund.

T.K. and Faye A. Heston Advised Fund

T.K. and Faye A. Heston Advised Fund

  • EST. 2012

T.K. (Teke) and Faye, long-time residents of Stark County, wanted to give back to their community. This donor advised fund was created to support cultural programs in the arts, education and other community needs.

Ray and Shannon English Hexamer Charitable Fund

Ray and Shannon English Hexamer Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2012

Ray and Shannon Hexamer established this fund to support organizations and causes that they are passionate about especially those enriching and protecting children.

Joe Hibbard Memorial Advised Fund

Joe Hibbard Memorial Advised Fund

  • EST. 2012

This fund was established to honor and memorialize Joe Hibbard’s legacy. This fund will support individuals and families who are affiliated with the Boys & Girls Club of Massillon during the holiday season.

Hieronimus Trust

  • EST. 1975

Alfred F. Hieronimus, a local auto supply businessman, established a personal trust in 1954. Upon his death in 1971, his wife Edna May continued as beneficiary until her passing in 1974. The assets of the trust then became a fund in the Foundation for “the benefit of developmentally disabled children and for research in the field of children’s diseases.”

Hillman Foundation

  • EST. 1977

Lee H. and Opal Hillman established this charitable trust for the care, treatment, support and assistance of children who are handicapped physically, mentally or by economic circumstances. Mr. Hillman died in 1980 and Opal Hillman passed away in 1984. Mr. Hillman, who had several business interests in Canton, also helped many young people through college during his lifetime.

Yvonne J. Hoag Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2001

While completing her estate plan, Yvonne Hoag made the decision to use Stark Community Foundation as her charitable agent to benefit four designated charities. As a result of her planning, at her death in February of 2001, the remainder of her estate and a charitable remainder trust established this fund.

David D. and Susan M. Hoecker Charitable Fund

David D. and Susan M. Hoecker Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2007

This fund was established so that we can leave a permanent gift to selected Stark County organizations that we have worked with during our life in the Canton area.

Andrew Hoffman Memorial Fund

Andrew Hoffman Memorial Fund

  • EST. 2018

A 2007 graduate of Hoover High School, Andrew “Andy” Hoffman was an avid lover of sports as a member of Hoover’s soccer, lacrosse and swim teams. He earned a bachelor’s degree in physics and mathematics, later earning a master’s degree in aerospace engineering. His accomplished engineering career led him to working on contracts for the Department of Defense and as a systems engineer for Boeing. Family and friends remember his pursuit of adventure and compassionate heart, as he traveled often and coached a children’s soccer league. Following his untimely passing in 2017, a charitable fund was created in Andy’s memory. His parents, Bob and Ellen, support worthy causes in the community in their son’s name. The fund will eventually be passed down to Andy’s siblings, Rachel, Christopher and Nicholas, to continue carrying out their brother’s legacy of helping others.

Grace Hofsteter Designated Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2007
Raymond T. Hoge Scholarship Fund

Raymond T. Hoge Scholarship Fund

  • EST. 2000

Marjorie Hoge established this fund in memory of her son Raymond. The fund benefits Perry High School students or alumni who are in undergraduate school pursuing a degree in Business or Education.

Berdein S. Holsing Endowment Fund

  • EST. 1998

Berdein Holsing left this legacy to benefit the House of Loreto with income of the fund to be used for administrative and operating expenses at the discretion of the House of Loreto.

Joseph S. and Carol Hoover Philanthropic Fund

  • EST. 1987

Lawrence R. Hoover Philanthropic Fund

  • EST. 1986
Thomas and Judy Hoover Philanthropic Fund

Thomas and Judy Hoover Philanthropic Fund

  • EST. 1987

Dr. Tom and Judy Hoover, longtime volunteers in the community, originally created this donor advised fund in an effort to provide charitable grants to the many causes they support in Stark County. After Judy’s passing in 2016, their fund became part of the Community Charitable Fund of Stark Community Foundation

Thomas H. Hoover/Canton Country Day School Scholarship Endowment Fund

Thomas H. Hoover/Canton Country Day School Scholarship Endowment Fund

  • EST. 2000

Dr. Thomas H. Hoover was known to many throughout the Stark County community as a selfless leader who worked quietly and with purpose to motivate, encourage and inspire others to invest in those things that ultimately benefit the human body, mind and spirit. This fund was established in his honor to generate financial aid funds for students with the greatest demonstrated need.

Tim and Amy Hoover Fund

  • EST. 2017

Tim and Amy Hoover established a donor advised fund to support their favorite charities and causes in the local community and beyond. This fund will eventually be passed down to their children, Emerson, William and Theodore, to carry out their family’s tradition of giving back.

Richard S. Hoover Fund

  • EST. 1973

Philanthropist Richard S. Hoover had an impact on many charitable activities in our community. He was an executive of The Hoover Company and was particularly interested in the Boy Scouts. His many other interests centered on young people and included Pathway House, North Canton YMCA and various colleges. Mr. Hoover passed away in 1989.

W. Henry Hoover Fund

  • EST. 1972

Mr. Hoover and his family have contributed in many ways to civic and cultural life in our community. His decision to establish this fund represented another tangible expression of concern for the future well-being of charitable and educational institutions in Stark County. Mr. Hoover, a retired executive of The Hoover Company, died in 1993.

Minnie Hopkins Scholarship Fund

Minnie Hopkins Scholarship Fund

  • EST. 1993

The Minnie Hopkins Scholarship Fund was established in 1993 by Ironrock and Fishers Foods to encourage the children Minnie cared so much about to take advantage of the educational opportunities that lay ahead of them and is presented in honor of her commitment to them. The Minnie Hopkins Scholarship is awarded to graduates of Lathrop/Compton Elementary School, or its successor school(s), who attended that school for a minimum of three years and graduated from a Stark County public high school and have been accepted by or are pursuing a college or technical education beyond high school.

Judge and Mrs. Robert D. Horowitz Legal Scholarship Fund

Judge and Mrs. Robert D. Horowitz Legal Scholarship Fund

  • EST. 2004

Patricia A. Horowitz and her daughters, Jennifer Saniuk and Erin Horowitz, established this Fund as a memorial to their beloved husband and father, Judge Robert D. Horowitz, who died in 2003. Jennifer and Erin renamed the Fund in loving memory of their dear mother, Patricia, who died in 2004. Judge and Mrs. Horowitz’s daughters maintain the fund to honor their parents and their parents’ commitment to public service and the community.

Douglas L. Houck Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2012

Dorothy R. Householder, R.N. Designated Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2007

Theodore B. and Ruth E. Hubbard Charitable Fund

  • EST. 1998

Ruth Hubbard established this fund in the names of herself and her late husband Ted, a partner in the accounting firm of Swallen, Lawhun, Hubbard & Abraham. This fund was created primarily to benefit organizations dedicated to the educational, health and social needs of children in the Stark County area, in particular to promote their well-being during childhood and adolescence.

Immediate Impact Alert Fund

  • EST. 2015
In Jerry's Footsteps Endowment Fund

In Jerry's Footsteps Endowment Fund

  • EST. 2016

The organization, In Jerry’s Footsteps, was created by The Schroer Group to honor and memorialize company founder/past president Gerald F. Schroer, Sr. and his commitment to his employees and the community. As a testament to his loyalty to his staff, In Jerry’s Footsteps’ mission is to help employees who have fallen on hard times by providing emergency assistance. This charitable fund will continue to support the organization’s efforts.

Innis Maggiore Community Endowment Fund

Innis Maggiore Community Endowment Fund

  • EST. 2016

Innis Maggiore, the nation’s leading positioning ad agency, created a charitable fund that would allow them to grow their commitment to giving back to the local community. Guided by the associates at Innis Maggiore, this donor advised fund will support a variety of worthy causes in Stark County.

Interdenominational Missionary Society Fund

  • EST. 1970

An inner-city ministry supported by several congregations, the Interdenominational Missionary Society (IMS) was founded in Canton around 1905 and operated a community program for children called Wayside Community House. When the need for the children’s program diminished as newer community recreation facilities were constructed, IMS leased the property in 1969 to Alcoholism Rehabilitation Associates, Inc. (now known as Quest Recovery and Prevention Services).

Isaiah Fund

  • EST. 2005

Virginia C. Jack and Ralph L. Jack Scholarship Fund

  • EST. 1999

Virginia Jack, deceased in May 1999, had established a scholarship fund to be instituted at her death as a memorial to herself and her late husband Ralph. This fund benefits residents of Stark County who exhibit scholastic aptitude, demonstrate financial need and receive a recommendation from their teachers.

Norman E. and Caroline P. Jackson Philanthropic Fund

  • EST. 1988
Jackson High School Alumni Scholarship Fund

Jackson High School Alumni Scholarship Fund

  • EST. 2001

This fund was established by the Jackson High School Alumni Association to assist graduates of Jackson High School as determined by the Selection Committee.

Jackson Local Schools Foundation Endowment Fund

Jackson Local Schools Foundation Endowment Fund

  • EST. 2015

This endowment fund was created to build a legacy that perpetuates Jackson’s excellence and provides educational enrichment that inspires learning beyond what the school district can provide.

Jackson Township Historical Society Endowment Fund

Jackson Township Historical Society Endowment Fund

  • EST. 2008

An endowment fund for the society to help maintain the headquarters and archives in the old one-room schoolhouse (Jackson Center School). The schoolhouse is located in front of the current Jackson High School on Fulton Road.

Joseph F. Jadick Designated Fund

Joseph F. Jadick Designated Fund

  • EST. 2005

Joe Jadick established this fund to support his hometown orchestra, the Canton Symphony, and the Foundation's Community Charitable Fund.

Hattie E. Janson Designated Fund

  • EST. 2016

Named after Hattie E. Janson, this designated fund provides constant financial support to Aultman Foundation, Mercy Development Foundation, Salvation Army of Canton, Margaret B. Shipley Child Health Clinic, YMCA of Central Stark County and YWCA Canton.

Thomas S. Jenkins, Sr. Canton Museum of Art Donor Advised Fund

  • EST. 2017

Susan Jenkins established a donor advised fund in memory of her brother to benefit the Canton Museum of Art. Her nephew, Thomas S. Jenkins, Jr., makes grants in memory of his father to support the museum’s art exhibitions and educational programming, and provide reduced or free admission for low-income individuals.

Wendell L. and Magdalen S. Jenkins Charitable Trust Fund

  • EST. 2012
Eugene B. Jester Charitable Fund

Eugene B. Jester Charitable Fund

  • EST. 1993

A longtime Canton resident, Gene Jester established this designated testamentary fund as part of his estate plan. Mr. Jester’s long career included work as a teacher, industrial chemist, National Park Ranger-naturalist, chemist, and laboratory director of the Stark County Sanitary Engineering Laboratory. He passed away in 2014.

Herbert A. and Jean S. Jones Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2003

The purpose of the Fund is to support organizations in the Stark County area.

The Journey Ends - Furever Home Cat Fund

  • EST. 2016

It's hard for some people to understand the amount of love and joy people feel for their pets. To Jocelyn Dobransky, it's simple: it's unconditional and pure, and that's the best thing anyone could hope for. She created this fund to honor her love of cats and memorialize her late husband, Don, and his beloved fur kid, Finnus T. Fartwhistle. Funded through Jocelyn's estate, this field of interest fund will provide housing and care for cats of any age.

JRC Endowment Fund

JRC Endowment Fund

  • EST. 2014

This fund was created to support JRC’s mission of enriching lives through Educating Children, Engaging Seniors and Strengthening Community. Founded in 1974, JRC continues to assist those who need support by providing early education for children, assisting families and seniors in maintaining independence, and driving community and economic development.

Junior Achievement of East Central Ohio, Inc. Scholarship Fund

Junior Achievement of East Central Ohio, Inc. Scholarship Fund

  • EST. 1987

Income from this fund is used for college scholarships for students recommended by the Scholarship Committee of Junior Achievement of East Central Ohio.

Junior League of Stark County, Inc.'s Women's Fund for the Future

Junior League of Stark County, Inc.'s Women's Fund for the Future

  • EST. 2004

Since 1937, the Junior League of Stark County, Ohio, Inc. has been dedicated to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Thousands of woman-hours of service have made a significant impact in Stark County through nonprofit organization involvement and program development activities. This Fund assists in perpetuating this commitment to service by ensuring that its charitable activities continue to strengthen community involvement by providing a trained volunteer resource base. The Junior League of Stark County, Ohio, Inc.’s Women’s Fund for the Future – Building today for a better tomorrow.

David A. Kaiser Memorial Scholarship Fund

David A. Kaiser Memorial Scholarship Fund

  • EST. 2001

Donor Gerald S. Jacobs established this scholarship fund with an initial gift of $50,000 in honor of his friend and former classmate David A. Kaiser, longtime educator and Canton City School Superintendent from 1983 until his retirement in 1989. A selection committee will recommend recipients for this scholarship from seniors attending high school in the Canton City School District who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in academics, as well as having exhibited personal characteristics of integrity and leadership.

Kampfer Family Scholarship Fund

  • EST. 2013

Christine Kampfer established the Kampfer Family Scholarship Fund to assist graduating seniors from Southern Local, Carrollton and United Local High Schools in their pursuit of a post-secondary education. These awards will be given in honor of her husband, Terry Kampfer, and her parents, John and Helen Gruszecki.

Keller Family Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2014

Formerly a private family foundation, the Keller Family established this fund to provide continuing support to a variety of organizations addressing community needs.

Jim and Kathy Kettlewell Tithe and Gift Fund

Jim and Kathy Kettlewell Tithe and Gift Fund

  • EST. 2014

Using the Biblical teaching of the Tithe, Jim and Kathy Kettlewell were inspired to create a donor advised fund to make gifts to their church and religious institutions.

Louise Nader Khourey Memorial Scholarship Fund

Louise Nader Khourey Memorial Scholarship Fund

  • EST. 1998

Louis Khourey, Christopher Khourey and Claudia Khourey-Bowers, PhD., children of Louise Nader Khourey, established this fund to honor the memory of their mother. Scholarships are to be awarded to graduates of Stark County high schools who are pursuing careers in modern language education and have been recommended by a Selection Committee.

Leo, Sarah and David Kielson Community Fund

  • EST. 2008

This fund was created by David Kielson in memory of his parents, Leo and Sarah. The goal of this fund is to benefit local charities including Agudas Achim Congregation, Akron Zoo, American Heart Association, ArtsinStark, Canton Jewish Community Federation, Jerome Lippman Jewish School and the National Kidney Foundation.

Russell and Coletta Kiko Charitable Fund

  • EST. 1998

Russell Kiko was the founder of Kiko Auctioneers. He died in 1997.

Robert and Bobbi Jo Kintigh Family Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2015

Robert and Bobbi Jo established this fund as a way to give back to their community and to foster this sense of philanthropy in their children. The fund will support youth and educational programs and provide charitable grants to a variety of organizations.

Kismet Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2014

The Kismet Charitable Fund was established to support the preservation of antique vehicles and memorabilia at the Canton Classic Car Museum. Established in 1978 by Marshall and Florence Belden, the museum exhibits rare and unusual classic and special interest automobiles. The vehicles are complemented by the thousands of pieces of historical memorabilia displayed throughout the museum.

Harry E. and Sophie P. Klide Charitable Fund

Harry E. and Sophie P. Klide Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2000

Retired Common Pleas Judge Harry Klide has been a longtime leader within the community. He and his wife Sophie established this Donor Advised Fund to make charitable grant recommendations for a variety of interests.

Kolp Family Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2015

A local realtor, Thomas A. Kolp, son of Louis W. Kolp, established this fund as a way to give back to the community that continually supports his family. Kolp Real Estate was established in 1900 by Charles A. Kolp and continued by his two sons, Charles (Bud) A. Kolp, Jr. and Louis W. Kolp. Through Thomas A. Kolp's estate, this fund will benefit a number of local nonprofits. This designated fund will also serve the county’s greatest needs with support to Stark Community Foundation’s Community Charitable Fund.

Raymond Koontz Philanthropic Fund

  • EST. 1995

Former Diebold Chairman and President Raymond C. Koontz was credited with turning a quiet Canton security company into an international giant with what he called “a crazy idea to put money into a machine for people to take it out.” Memorial contributions, along with the balance of the Koontz Philanthropic Fund established in 1987, were added to the Foundation’s Community Charitable Fund at the time of Mr. Koontz’ death.

Dick and Lynn Kozinski Charitable Fund

Dick and Lynn Kozinski Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2000
Paul and Marilyn Krider Charitable Fund

Paul and Marilyn Krider Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2012

Through a Charitable Remainder Unitrust, Marylyn Krider designated the income from this fund to benefit Church of the Savior United Methodist Church and the Canton Palace Theatre Association.

Samuel Krugliak Legal Scholarship Fund

Samuel Krugliak Legal Scholarship Fund

  • EST. 2000

Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., LPA, established this fund to honor Samuel Krugliak, its founding member who officially retired from the firm in 2000. Mr. Krugliak was active in the Stark County community for many years and served as a member of the Board of Directors for many companies. This fund will grant money each spring to a student who has demonstrated a commitment to his or her community and plans to practice law in the region.

Howard L. and Christine E. Kruman Charitable Fund

Howard L. and Christine E. Kruman Charitable Fund

  • EST. 1996

Deceased in 1997, Dr. Kruman was an optometrist and dedicated volunteer leader who believed in giving back to the community. Dr. and Mrs. Kruman’s Planned Gift will benefit projects of Jackson-Belden Rotary Club, of which Dr. Kruman was a charter member, and will provide scholarship support to Stark County high school graduates who have demonstrated a commitment to volunteerism while in high school.

Patty Lab's Angel Fund

Patty Lab's Angel Fund

  • EST. 2016

This fund was created by family and friends to memorialize Patty Lab, an amazing woman who touched many lives through her work of helping adults and children in crisis. Patty Lab's Angel Fund will continue Patty's meaningful work by providing school personnel with funds to purchase supplies.

Lake Academic Boosters Endowment Fund

Lake Academic Boosters Endowment Fund

  • EST. 2013

The Lake Academic Boosters established this permanent fund to enrich the educational experience of present and future students, as well as continuing the tradition of serving their community. Income from the fund will have a direct impact on learning by providing programming, support services, equipment and other resources essential for excellence in education in the Lake Local School District. This fund includes the Lake Scholarship Subfund.

Anton and Olga Lambos Charitable Fund

Anton and Olga Lambos Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2013

Anton and Olga Lambos are lifelong residents who have enjoyed much success through their family business here in Stark County. This fund allows them to give back to the community that has supported them for many decades.

Edward A. Langenbach Trust

Edward A. Langenbach Trust

  • EST. 1964

A man of legendary accomplishment, Edward Langenbach held his first job with a bank in the 1880’s. The salary: $50 a year. In 1926, when he retired as senior executive of a massive industrial complex that included The Berger Manufacturing Company and Central Alloy Steel Co., the annual payroll of the companies whose development he had directed was $15,000,000. Throughout his business career, Mr. Langenbach’s entrepreneurial capabilities were matched by his humanitarian spirit. In 1932, two years before his death, Mr. Langenbach established a large, general-purpose charitable trust. Its mission was to serve the community with a broad range of charitable activities. When the concept of a community foundation became a reality in 1963, the advisors of the Edward A. Langenbach Charitable Trust, with the concurrence of the Stark County Probate Court, transferred the assets of the trust to Stark Community Foundation. This Fund, then amounting to about $2,150,000, represents one of the cornerstones of this Foundation, and it has served to perpetuate the philanthropic motivation Mr. Langenbach demonstrated throughout his life.

Dean G. and Jane G. Lauritzen Designated Fund

Dean G. and Jane G. Lauritzen Designated Fund

  • EST. 1995
Dean G. and Jane G. Lauritzen Philanthropic Fund

Dean G. and Jane G. Lauritzen Philanthropic Fund

  • EST. 1987
Margaret Lazar/Emma Lupher Scholarship Fund

Margaret Lazar/Emma Lupher Scholarship Fund

  • EST. 1992

Income from this fund is used for scholarships for students in nursing programs or graduate study in allied fields. The Alumni Association recommends recipients. Candidates must be residents of Stark County, or contiguous counties served by Aultman Hospital, or be studying at Aultman. A significant part of this fund is from an honorarium given in memory of Margaret Wood Lazar, R.N.

Leadership Stark County Operating Endowment Fund

Leadership Stark County Operating Endowment Fund

  • EST. 2005

Leadership Stark County, a department of the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce, develops a core of motivated leaders with a lifelong commitment to community trusteeship through educational training. The purpose of the fund is to create financial stability for the Leadership Stark County program. Income from the fund provides operating expenses for Leadership Stark County. The Operating Endowment Fund includes the original donations contributed for the establishment of the Leadership Stark County program.

Leadership Stark County Scholarship Endowment Fund

Leadership Stark County Scholarship Endowment Fund

  • EST. 1997

Income from this fund provides scholarships for individuals entering Leadership Stark County. The purpose of this education program of the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce is to foster the philosophy and skills of community trusteeship. The fund is supported by alumni, volunteers, community organizations, and businesses that have participated in and benefited from this program.

Jay C. and B. Nadine Leggett Advised Charitable Fund

Jay C. and B. Nadine Leggett Advised Charitable Fund

  • EST. 1997
Jay C. and B. Nadine Leggett Charitable Fund

Jay C. and B. Nadine Leggett Charitable Fund

  • EST. 1996

Lifelong Carroll County residents Jay and Nadine Leggett created this fund to provide scholarships for Conotton Valley High School graduates for study at a two or four-year university, college, community college, or technical school. Their goal is to assist area youth to achieve a higher education, improve their opportunities, and perhaps later benefit their home region.

Robert L. and Donna C. Leibensperger Charitable Fund

Robert L. and Donna C. Leibensperger Charitable Fund

  • EST. 1998

Active supporters of the Stark County arts community, Timken Company executive Robert Leibensperger and his wife Donna have served on the Boards of the Canton Symphony Orchestra Association and the Canton Symphony League. Mr. and Mrs. Leibensperger recommended a gift to endow the First Oboe Chair of the Canton Symphony Orchestra as the inaugural grant from their Donor Advised Fund.

Robert L. and Donna C. Leibensperger Designated Charitable Fund

Robert L. and Donna C. Leibensperger Designated Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2011

Donors Bob and Donna Leibensperger established their Designated Fund to benefit four local community charities and to fund scholarships at Universities from which they graduated.

William J. Lemmon Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2001
Lifecare Family Health and Dental Center Endowment Fund

Lifecare Family Health and Dental Center Endowment Fund

  • EST. 1998

Lifecare Family Health and Dental Center provides affordable, accessible and comprehensive health care services to residents of Stark County and surrounding areas. Lifecare’s dedicated team of physicians, dentists, optometrists, certified nurse practitioners and behavioral health professionals provide services at multiple locations. A Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), Lifecare is open to persons of all ages regardless of ability to pay and health insurance status. Lifecare accepts Medicaid, Medicare and most private insurance plans and offers reduced rates for qualifying patients.

Rev. Cecil A. and Mrs. Edna M. (Doll) Lightbourn Scholarship Fund

Rev. Cecil A. and Mrs. Edna M. (Doll) Lightbourn Scholarship Fund

  • EST. 2000

Donor Edna M. (Doll) Lightbourn established this fund to honor the memory of her late husband Rev. Cecil A. Lightbourn. Rev. Lightbourn was the former pastor of The Mt. Calvary Second Baptist Church in Canton. This fund will benefit high school seniors who are active members of Mt. Calvary Second Baptist Church and are pursuing a degree at a four-year college or university. Edna passed away in 2013.

Dr. Irwin and Darlene Lilenfield Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2016

A longstanding physician in the community, Dr. Irwin Lilenfield established a donor advised fund in honor of his late wife, Darlene, a well-known music educator who transformed many young lives as a teacher of the piano. As a testament to their commitment to giving back to the community, grants from this fund will support nonprofits in Stark County and beyond.

Robert A. Litman and Ruth E. Litman Charitable Fund

  • EST. 1998

Robert Litman, who died in 1992 at the age of 87, and his wife Ruth Litman, who died in 1997 at the age of 90, made Stark Community Foundation the residual charitable beneficiary of their estate. The Litmans were married 67 years and had no children. Their generous bequest will assist a number of health organizations as well as supporting discretionary grantmaking by the Foundation’s Board of Directors.

Little Family Advised Fund

Little Family Advised Fund

  • EST. 2014

The Little Family Advised Fund was established by Gene and Sally Little to benefit Stark County and the U.S. Department of Defense Schools.

Little Pink Ribbon Girl Fund

Little Pink Ribbon Girl Fund

  • EST. 2014

Angie Vitale Conley was first diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 27. Throughout the years, she never lost hope or allowed cancer to deny her of giving birth to two beautiful daughters, Sofie and Hannah. In 2014, at the young age of just 36, Angie lost the good fight. Her husband, Dan Conley, established this fund to honor her dream of supporting those facing similar cancer or health-related issues. This fund honors Angie’s lasting dream of awareness, empowerment and advocacy for those that must endure the struggles related to illness. Angie was our Little Pink Ribbon Girl and wanted more than anything to leave the world a little better than she found it.

Dorothy E. Lloyd and George W. Lloyd Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2011

A charitable bequest from the estate of Susan J. Lloyd established this fund to honor the memory of her parents. This gift will benefit the Community Charitable Fund of Stark Community Foundation.

Love Foundation Fund

  • EST. 1993

This fund was created from the estate of Preston J. Thompson and the Nellie Love Trust. It is to be used to help people of limited means become educated to earn better livings, particularly those most in need in terms of helping maintain their families.

Jim Luke Memorial Fund

  • EST. 2013

Mary Jean Luke established this fund to honor the memory of her husband, Jim, who had a deep love for his family and was a dedicated booster of programs at Perry High School. Income shall be distributed to the Perry Local School District for scholarships.

Gregory W. and Janet M. Luntz Family Philanthropic Fund

Gregory W. and Janet M. Luntz Family Philanthropic Fund

  • EST. 2012

The Gregory W. and Janet M. Luntz Family Philanthropic Fund was established to continue the family tradition of giving back to the community. The assets of this donor advised fund are to be used to assist primarily local non-profit institutions and organizations dedicated to improving human life.

James K. and Carol Luntz Charitable Fund

James K. and Carol Luntz Charitable Fund

  • EST. 1979

Donors James K. Luntz and Carol Luntz developed this fund to support the interests and beliefs of the many causes they support. Mr. Luntz was a retired Vice President of Merrill Lynch.

William L. and Sharon K. Luntz Family Philanthropic Fund

William L. and Sharon K. Luntz Family Philanthropic Fund

  • EST. 1995

This Donor Advised Fund was created by William and Sharon Luntz for the benefit of humanity in an effort to improve the human condition in Stark County. The fund is dedicated to those individuals, organizations and institutions that serve the purpose of the fund.

Denise and Harry MacNealy Advised Fund

Denise and Harry MacNealy Advised Fund

  • EST. 2012

W. A. and Nancy H. Maddox Fund

  • EST. 2014

Magoon Family Advised Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2002

Drs. Elbert and Martha Magoon established this fund in order to recommend donations that respond to community needs.

Lillian Grace Mahan Charitable Trust Fund

  • EST. 1991

Lillian Grace Mahan Scholarship Fund

  • EST. 1991

Philanthropist Lillian Grace Mahan, who died in 1991, had been a teacher and librarian at the former Lehman High School in Canton. Her will provided for a charitable trust in the Foundation to provide income for “granting scholarships to graduate or undergraduate students of library science who are residents of Stark County.”

Jane Williams Mahoney Philanthropic Fund

  • EST. 1986
Lt. Jason S. Manse Memorial Charitable Fund

Lt. Jason S. Manse Memorial Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2006

This Fund was established by the Manse Family to further the ideals that Jason stood for and the charities he supported.

Manzer-Keener-Wefler Scholarship Fund

Manzer-Keener-Wefler Scholarship Fund

  • EST. 2006

It is with great pleasure that the Manzer Camera Club in Canton, OH, announced its endowment of a permanent scholarship fund honoring Dr. Helen C. Manzer, Dr. Marie Keener, and Ms. June Wefler. These three women have dedicated their lives to the pursuit of excellence in photography and have spent many years teaching the craft to fellow photographic enthusiasts. Three equal and independent college scholarships are awarded for deserving high school seniors, current college undergrads, and current part-time adult college students pursuing careers in photography or visual arts.

Markley Family Scholarship Fund

Markley Family Scholarship Fund

  • EST. 1993

This fund was established by donor Nancy Markley for the benefit of undergraduate students at Walsh University. Students eligible for the award must demonstrate academic potential and financial need and be pursuing undergraduate studies full-time.

Nancy Markley Fund

Nancy Markley Fund

  • EST. 1991

Donor Nancy Markley established this Designated Fund to benefit four local charities: Aultman Hospital, Central Catholic High School, St. John’s Roman Catholic Church Building Restoration Fund, and Stark County Historical Society.

Patricia and Victor Marsh Charitable Fund

Patricia and Victor Marsh Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2013

Local attorney, Vic Marsh and his wife, Pat, created this fund to provide charitable grants to a variety of organizations in their community.

Martin Luther King Jr. Charitable Fund

Martin Luther King Jr. Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2017

Through events and programs, the Greater Canton Martin Luther King Jr. Commission mobilizes the community to emulate the philosophy, teachings, practices and spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as well as promotes racial harmony and brings about progressive systemic change. In celebration of its 25th anniversary, an endowment fund was created to ensure the Commission had a steady stream of income to support its mission today and in the future. This fund also provides annual scholarships in perpetuity to worthy students in the community.

Armond and Barbara Marzilli Advised Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2000

Through a charitable remainder trust, donor Barbara Marzilli designated the income from this fund to benefit St. John’s Villa in Carrollton, Ohio.

Massillon Community Charitable Fund

Massillon Community Charitable Fund

  • EST. 1982

Civic leaders in Massillon established this fund for the benefit of projects and organizations in the Massillon area of Western Stark County. An Advisory Committee of Massillon area residents makes grant recommendations each year.

Massillon Fraternal Order of Eagles Jimmy Kiefer Scholarship Fund

  • EST. 2014

Members of the Massillon Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 19 established this fund to honor the memory of Jimmy Kiefer, a long-time Eagle and staunch supporter of the Massillon Tiger Football Program. The scholarship is awarded to a person who is a graduating senior from Massillon Washington High School who played football for the Massillon Tigers and has been accepted for enrollment at an accredited two or four year college or university.

Massillon Heritage Foundation Endowment Fund

Massillon Heritage Foundation Endowment Fund

  • EST. 2015

Formed in 1976, the Massillon Heritage Foundation’s mission is to preserve and restore properties of historical significance to Massillon and the surrounding areas. The Foundation’s main focus is Five Oaks mansion, located on Massillon’s historic Fourth Street, that was designed by renowned architect Charles F. Schweinferth. This endowment was established to ensure the conservation of one of Massillon’s greatest historic treasures continues in perpetuity.

Massillon Museum Building Maintenance Endowment Fund

Massillon Museum Building Maintenance Endowment Fund

  • EST. 2015

Massillon Museum established this fund to ensure it had the necessary funding to meet its maintenance and upkeep needs today and in the future. The local art and history museum’s state-of-the-art contemporary facility was renovated in 1996 and houses major collections of photography; costumes and textiles; china, glass and pottery; domestic appliances; and circus memorabilia. The Fred F. Silk Charitable Foundation provided the initial seed money to establish this endowment fund.

Massillon Museum Endowment Fund

Massillon Museum Endowment Fund

  • EST. 1997

The Massillon Museum collects, exhibits and conserves local and regional art and artifacts as an educational and cultural resource and a center for community activities. The Museum’s Endowment Fund provides income quarterly to meet operational needs.

Bill McCarthy Boy Scouts Scholarship Fund

  • EST. 1997

Accepting a trust from Citizens National Bank, the Foundation created this fund in accordance with wishes stated in the will of Bill McCarthy, who passed away in 1979. Each year the fund provides scholastic aid for the first year of college for a Boy Scout from a troop in the Tuslaw District. The recipient must have attained at least the rank of a First Class Scout and rank among the highest ten boys in his high school graduating class.

Helen McInnes Advised Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2003

Helen McInnes, before her death, established a Fund to assist youth programs, the arts, and other charitable organizations in our community.

Lois Irene McKee Charitable Fund

Lois Irene McKee Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2004

Income from this fund will be distributed to the donor’s favorite programs and organizations including the Stark County Retired Teachers Association Scholarship Fund; Ohio Chapter, Daughters of American Revolution; John MacIntosh Chapter, National Society Colonial Dames XVII Century; Madison McKinley Chapter, National Society United States Daughters of 1812; Molly Stark Chapter, National Society Daughters of American Colonists and Stark Community Foundation Community Charitable Fund.

Richard and Karen Soehnlen McQueen Family Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2015

As a testament to their commitment to the community, Richard and Karen created a donor advised fund to support causes that are important to their family. This fund will be passed down to their children, Robert and Maxwell, to carry out their legacy and passion for giving back.

James H. and Patricia G. McVay Charitable Fund

James H. and Patricia G. McVay Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2002

In planning their estates, Jim and Pat McVay wished to benefit three favorite charities in perpetuity. This fund will be the recipient of a portion of their estate in order to meet their charitable goals.

Meals on Wheels of Stark and Wayne Counties Endowment Fund

Meals on Wheels of Stark and Wayne Counties Endowment Fund

  • EST. 1992

Income from this fund is distributed to the operating funds of Meals on Wheels. This organization provides the senior populations of Stark and Wayne Counties with hot meals and other services.

Mercy Medical Center Endowment Fund

Mercy Medical Center Endowment Fund

  • EST. 1986

This endowment represents the gifts of donors who wish to benefit the Medical Center. A large number of those donors are utilizing life insurance to provide for significant future additions to this fund.

George F. Merrill Charitable Fund

George F. Merrill Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2014

Nancy W. Merrill established this fund in memory of her late husband, George F. Merrill, who was a devoted advocate for the Boy Scouts. Mr. Merrill was recognized by the Boy Scouts with the Silver Beaver Award, which is the highest honor the Buckeye Council can bestow upon a volunteer for their service. Income from this fund will support the Boy Scouts of America, Buckeye Council, for camp scholarships.

Juanita C. Merriman Animal Shelter Fund

  • EST. 1982

In 1982, Lloyd C. Merriman made a provision for a trust establishing this fund as a memorial to his wife Juanita, who died in 1978. Income from this fund supports operations at The Stark County Humane Society. Mr. Merriman who died in 1986 at age 95 served as editor of publications for the Hoover Co., retiring in 1955.

Patricia A. and Larry A. Merriman Charitable Fund

Patricia A. and Larry A. Merriman Charitable Fund

  • EST. 1999

Founder of GBS, a local business that expanded from printing business forms to include computer and communication systems, Larry Merriman created this fund with his wife Pat to provide grants to organizations in the Stark County area, with particular interest in agencies that provide services addressing children’s needs.

Harry Mestel Memorial Accounting Scholarship Fund

  • EST. 2003

The Harry Mestel Memorial Accounting Scholarship Fund was established by family and friends of Harry Mestel to honor his memory and many years of community service to Canton and the surrounding area. The scholarship was established with the intention of helping students who are in pursuit of an accounting degree.

Sanders J. Mestel Legal Scholarship Fund

Sanders J. Mestel Legal Scholarship Fund

  • EST. 1985

Established as a memorial to Sanders J. Mestel by his parents Harry and Anne Mestel and other contributors, this fund provides for law school scholarships and an annual Trial Advocacy Award to a law student at the University of Akron College of Law. An Advisory Committee from the Stark County Bar Association recommends the scholarship recipients.

Meyers Lake Preserve Endowment Fund

  • EST. 2009

Meyers Lake Preserve, Inc. was formed to preserve, protect and enhance Meyers Lake and its adjacent shoreline.

John G. and Betty J. Mick Scholarship Fund

  • EST. 2005

John and Betty Mick established a scholarship fund for Stark County students who have been accepted into Stark State College of Technology’s Engineering Program for a two-year degree which would transfer to a four year degree at another University or have been accepted into the Engineering Program at any University or College in the State of Ohio.

Donald M. and Cynthia A. Miller Family Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2015
Ronald C. Miller, Sr. and Patricia A. Miller Endowment for the Minerva United Methodist Church

Ronald C. Miller, Sr. and Patricia A. Miller Endowment for the Minerva United Methodist Church

  • EST. 2004

This Fund has been established as a way to honor God and acknowledge the wonderful blessings He has provided to us. The Fund is to be used for the upkeep of the Minerva United Methodist Church as well as special projects that are deemed appropriate.

Ronald C. Miller, Sr. and Patricia A. Miller Philanthropic Fund

Ronald C. Miller, Sr. and Patricia A. Miller Philanthropic Fund

  • EST. 1998

R. C. and Patricia Miller set up this charitable fund after their sale of R. C. Miller Refuse Service, Inc., which Mr. Miller started as a student in high school. Income from the fund will support a variety of philanthropic interests, including programs of the Minerva United Methodist Church and the Minerva YMCA.

John R. Milligan and Phyllis A. Milligan Advised Fund

John R. Milligan and Phyllis A. Milligan Advised Fund

  • EST. 2013

John R. and Phyllis Milligan Charitable Fund identifies natural objects of benevolence including Young Life of Stark County, Christ Presbyterian Church and other local charities.

Minerva Area Historical Society Endowment Fund

  • EST. 2017

Minerva Area Historical Society created an endowment fund to provide a long-term source of income for maintaining the Haas Museum, promoting the society’s educational programs and preserving Minerva’s history for generations to come.

Minerva Community Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2004

Guided by a board of Minerva residents, this fund was created to promote and facilitate charitable giving to support organizations and activities that benefit the Minerva community.

Minerva Education Foundation and Alumni Association Endowment Fund

Minerva Education Foundation and Alumni Association Endowment Fund

  • EST. 2017

Through this endowment fund, Minerva Education Foundation and Alumni Association will provide financial support to ensure educational opportunities are accessible to all students within Minerva Local Schools. An estate gift from a generous Minerva graduate provided the initial seed money to establish this fund that enhances and promotes the love of learning. This fund includes the Educational Initiatives Subfund.

MINERVASTRONG Charitable Fund

MINERVASTRONG Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2016

Following a car accident on November 22, 2014 that took the lives of three Minerva students – Storm Angione, A’liyia Hancock and Savannah Russell – a charitable fund was created in their memory. The goal of the fund is to honor the memories of the three, each of whom was either in college or college-bound, by providing financial assistance to Minerva High School college-bound students.

Miraglia Family Advised Fund

  • EST. 2012
Roy D. Moore Memorial Fund

Roy D. Moore Memorial Fund

  • EST. 1970

The Roy D. Moore Memorial Fund was originally a private foundation in 1968 created by philanthropists Jane Moore Hershey and William I. Hershey as a memorial to Roy D. Moore, Mrs. Hershey’s father and one of the founders of the Brush-Moore Newspapers organization. He was active in many aspects of community life until his death in 1954.

Colonel Robert G. Moreland Charitable Fund

Colonel Robert G. Moreland Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2009

This designated fund helps to support seven non-profit organizations, including three in Stark County.

Lt. Colonel Robert G. Moreland Vocational/Technical Fund

  • EST. 1994

The donor, Lt. Colonel Robert G. Moreland created this scholarship fund for students who demonstrate financial need and intend to pursue vocational or technical education that will lead to an associate degree or vocational credentials.

Todd and Faith Morris Charitable Fund

Todd and Faith Morris Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2014

Todd and Faith Morris established this fund as a way to give back to the community that has been supportive of their family-owned business over the years. Morris Office Environments was the leading Steelcase dealer for more than 55 years. This fund will continue their ongoing commitment to our community.

Gary W. and Olivia M. Mull Advised Fund

Gary W. and Olivia M. Mull Advised Fund

  • EST. 2013

Gary and Livvy Mull, long-time community volunteers, have established this fund to focus upon improving the quality of life of families in need as well as to support the many educational and cultural endeavors of the Stark County community.

Multicultural Committee of the Stark County Board of MRDD Scholarship Fund

Multicultural Committee of the Stark County Board of MRDD Scholarship Fund

  • EST. 1998

The Multicultural Committee of MRDD raised this scholarship fund as part of its extra-curricular activities at the Workshops. Income is to be distributed for “Fostering Diversity for Special Needs Scholarship Awards.” Awards are made to full-time juniors or seniors majoring in special education or a related field in a four-year college or university in the area.

Thurman Munson Memorial Scholarship Fund

Thurman Munson Memorial Scholarship Fund

  • EST. 1993

This scholarship is available to high school students in Stark County who have participated in varsity baseball (male) or varsity softball (female).

Muskingum Watershed Conservancy Foundation Charitable Fund

Muskingum Watershed Conservancy Foundation Charitable Fund

  • EST. 1996

The Muskingum Watershed Conservancy Foundation provides support for conservation and recreation projects conducted in harmony with flood control in the area of Ohio drained by the Muskingum River and its tributaries. This fund includes the Thomas W. Hudson Charitable Fund, a memorial account established to support preservation and conservation projects for Atwood Lake, and the Crossroads Resource Conservation and Development SubFund.

Paul E. Myers Testamentary Trust

Paul E. Myers Testamentary Trust

  • EST. 1989

Mr. Myers’ will provided that a portion of his trust’s income would go to Stark Community Foundation to benefit our community in whatever ways will best serve the needs of elderly persons though the fund is not limited to this purpose.

Leonard L. and Harriet B. Narens Philanthropic Fund

  • EST. 1997

Leonard and Harriet Narens expressed their continuing commitment to their local community by establishing this charitable fund. Mr. and Mrs. Narens’ current wishes are that one-third of income be distributed annually to specific organizations. The remaining income goes annually to Stark Community Foundation Community Charitable Fund for discretionary grants.

National First Ladies Library - GAR Fund

National First Ladies Library - GAR Fund

  • EST. 2000
National First Ladies' Library Endowment Fund

National First Ladies' Library Endowment Fund

  • EST. 1991

Congressman Ralph Regula and his wife Mary Regula established this fund to support the National First Ladies’ Library project. The library is housed in the restored Saxton House, the home of Ida Saxton McKinley and President William McKinley during his years as a member of the U.S. Congress, as Ohio’s Governor, and as President of the United States. Many individual donors, foundations and corporations have contributed to this fund.

Marion and Pauline Neidig Charitable Fund

Marion and Pauline Neidig Charitable Fund

  • EST. 1999

This fund is the recipient of a Charitable Remainder Trust established by Mrs. Neidig and benefits Canton Christian Home, The Wilderness Center, First Christian Church of Malvern and Trinity Lutheran Church of Magnolia.

New Baltimore Athletic Club Charitable Fund

  • EST. 1987

Income from this fund benefits the Marlboro Township community and its surrounding neighborhoods. Started in 1987 by a number of donors, the fund has an Advisory Committee from the Club.

Robert C. and Lois I. Newell Charitable Fund

Robert C. and Lois I. Newell Charitable Fund

  • EST. 1994

Robert and Lois Newell established this fund to support the public charitable purposes of the then newly-established Carroll County Foundation. A special goal of the Newells was to call attention to the Community Foundation benefiting the Carroll County region and to thereby encourage the making of gifts and bequests by others for the same purpose.

Nicely Charitable Fund

Nicely Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2013

This fund was established to encourage and enhance research and study for the eradication of Parkinson's Disease.

John B. Nolan Charitable Foundation

  • EST. 2017

Created by John B. Nolan, this charitable foundation provides ongoing support to a number of his favorite charities including Claymont High School, University of Mount Union and The Wilderness Center, among others. Future funding from his estate will continue to support these organizations and others for the advancement and support of science education of youth, nature and land preservation and classical and traditional music.

John B. Nolan Fund

  • EST. 2017

John B. Nolan created a donor advised fund to support the charitable organizations he cares about most in the local community and beyond.

North Canton City Schools Educational Endowment Fund

North Canton City Schools Educational Endowment Fund

  • EST. 1986

The Board of Governors of this fund recommends grants for the benefit of North Canton Schools.

North Canton Medical Foundation Endowment Fund

North Canton Medical Foundation Endowment Fund

  • EST. 2004

This fund enables NCMF to financially support local health and wellness programs for generations to come. Grants are distributed to organizations that focus on programs and services that will have a positive impact on the health of the community. This fund includes the North Canton Medical Founder's Fund for Excellence Endowment Subfund.

North Canton Playhouse/McManaway Endowment Fund

North Canton Playhouse/McManaway Endowment Fund

  • EST. 2015

Founded in 1976 by Mary McManaway, the North Canton Playhouse Center for the Performing Arts’ mission is to provide entertainment, enrichment and education as well as encourage theatrical arts throughout the North Canton community, Stark County and the Northeastern Ohio area. The Playhouse has a strong reputation for introducing youth to the arts, which helps to promote confidence, self-worth and creativity in its community youth. This endowment fund was established to ensure the Playhouse’s mission would continue into perpetuity while also honoring the late Mary and Leonard “Mac” McManaway, who were both passionate supporters of the Playhouse. Mary served as its artistic director, and Mac was the major set builder for 30 years.

North Canton Rotary Charitable Fund

North Canton Rotary Charitable Fund

  • EST. 1987

Upon recommendation of the Board of Governors of the North Canton Rotary Club, income from this fund can be used to support special programs, projects and activities benefiting North Canton and its environs. Many contributors have made donations to this fund.

Notre Dame Club of Canton Duane D. Garren Scholarship Fund

  • EST. 2008
Notre Dame Club of Canton, Ohio Scholarship Fund

Notre Dame Club of Canton, Ohio Scholarship Fund

  • EST. 2004

The Notre Dame Club of Canton has created a scholarship fund to provide financial assistance to students attending the University of Notre Dame who are graduates of high schools in Stark, Tuscarawas and Eastern Wayne counties, which is the area serviced by the Club. Grants and loans are awarded based upon academic performance, extra-curricular activities and financial need.

O'Jays Scholarship Fund

  • EST. 2005
Adrienne O'Neill Scholarship Fund

Adrienne O'Neill Scholarship Fund

  • EST. 2015

In honor of Dr. Adrienne O’Neill’s retirement, the Timken Foundation of Canton established a scholarship fund to recognize her years of exemplary service to the educational community in Stark County. As a testament to Adrienne’s commitment to lifelong learning, scholarships are awarded annually to financially needy students who are also first generation college students.

Ohio Society of Military History Endowment Fund

  • EST. 2013

This fund was established to perpetuate the memory of all those who have served in the military through support to the Ohio Military Museum.

Fred and Virginia Olivieri Philanthropic Fund

Fred and Virginia Olivieri Philanthropic Fund

  • EST. 2000

Local businessman Fred Olivieri, CEO of Fred Olivieri Construction Company, and his wife Virginia established this Donor Advised Fund to make charitable grants in support of organizations with a variety of needs.

Omega Scholarship Fund

  • EST. 2000
Operation Flags of Freedom Endowment Fund

Operation Flags of Freedom Endowment Fund

  • EST. 2013

This fund was established to support the organization’s mission to honor veterans who gave their lives in service to our country, to preserve and protect the memories of those who have served and to educate our community so they understand and value the concept of patriotism and the significance of history.

Alumni and Friends of Osnaburg Schools Foundation Endowment Fund

  • EST. 2013

This fund was created for the benefit of the organization as they support programs and provide scholarships in the Osnaburg Local School District.

Osnaburg Local Schools Endowment Fund

Osnaburg Local Schools Endowment Fund

  • EST. 2017

Established by Osnaburg Local Schools, this endowment fund supports East Canton’s long history of academic excellence by funding programs and projects that are vital to creating the best possible experience for students. This fund includes the E. Joel Davis, MD Memorial Scholarship Subfund and the Track and Turf Maintenance Subfund.

Charles J. Paquelet Family Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2007

Clarence J. and Beatrice E. Parker Trust

  • EST. 1969

Philanthropist Richard O. Parker created this charitable trust as a memorial to his father and mother. Memorial gifts from other donors to the Foundation in 1969 in honor of Clarence J. Parker were added to the fund. Mr. and Mrs. Parker were lifelong Canton residents and active community volunteers.

Dr. George E. Parkinson Civic Tribute Fund

Dr. George E. Parkinson Civic Tribute Fund

  • EST. 1977

This tribute fund was created by a committee of local citizens to honor Dr. Parkinson for many years of service to his church and to his community as senior pastor at Christ United Presbyterian Church. During his life, Dr. Parkinson, as advisor to the fund, was instrumental in making grants to many local social service and cultural organizations. Both Dr. Parkinson and his wife Hazel died in 1991, and the fund became part of the Community Charitable Fund Endowment of Stark Community Foundation.

Partners in Education Fund (P.I.E)

Partners in Education Fund (P.I.E)

  • EST. 2009

This multiple-donor scholarship fund was established by the Board of Directors of Stark Community Foundation as a permanent educational funding resource for students who reside in Stark County. A five-member selection committee comprised of community-minded volunteers distributed the first awards in the spring of 2010. Initial gifts to the fund include the assets of five (5) former SCF scholarship funds: The Robert W. Brannick Scholarship Fund, The Junior Order of United American Mechanics Scholarship Fund, The McKinley Class of 1980 Scholarship Fund, The Susan Clunk Robenstine Scholarship Fund and The James V. Stewart Jr. Scholarship Fund. Gifts of any size are welcome from individuals and groups to the P.I.E. Fund. Donors will be named a “Partner” at a contribution level specified by the Board.

Pathway Caring for Children Endowed Maintenance Fund

Pathway Caring for Children Endowed Maintenance Fund

  • EST. 1999

Pathway Caring for Children was established in 1973 to provide both group home and foster home services for neglected, abused and abandoned children. Income of this fund is provides funding for real property maintenance, repairs, replacements, renovations, and additions.

Pathway Caring for Children Endowment Fund

Pathway Caring for Children Endowment Fund

  • EST. 2015

This endowment fund was created to support Pathway Caring for Children’s mission to empower children and families to realize their potential and achieve the possibilities of their lives through innovative mental health, foster care and adoption services. This fund includes the Jim Bridges Memorial Subfund.

Sgt. Daniel J. Patron Memorial Fund

Sgt. Daniel J. Patron Memorial Fund

  • EST. 2013

Frank and Kathy Patron established this fund to honor the memory of their son, Dan, who died while bravely defending his country in Afghanistan while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. The fund will support scholarships for Perry High School students.

Gary and Elizabeth Pearce Family Fund

  • EST. 2016
Pegasus Farm Endowment Fund

Pegasus Farm Endowment Fund

  • EST. 1998

Pegasus Farm is a therapeutic horseback-riding facility that provides the physical and personal benefits of equestrian experience to individuals with a wide variety of disabilities. The fund is dedicated to perpetuating this caring environment and unique service.

Nancy L. Penny Memorial Scholarship Fund

Nancy L. Penny Memorial Scholarship Fund

  • EST. 2003

Named in honor of Nancy L. Penny, her family created a scholarship fund as a living tribute to Nancy’s giving spirit, love for music and passion for education. A lifelong resident of Alliance and a 1974 graduate of Alliance High School, Nancy passed away in 2002. Scholarships are awarded annually from this fund to graduating seniors from Alliance High School and Marlington High School.

Peoples Services, Inc. Scholarship Fund

Peoples Services, Inc. Scholarship Fund

  • EST. 2018

Ronald R. and Jane E. Sibila established this fund to provide post-secondary scholarships for the dependent children of the employees of Peoples Services, Inc. and its subsidiaries. A family-owned company founded by Ron’s father, Raymond, Peoples Services is a network of companies dedicated to providing quality supply chain logistics services, with multiple locations in eight states. Ron currently serves as Chairman of the Board, and both he and his wife, Jane, are passionate about providing opportunities for others to earn a quality education and achieve their dreams.

Perry Township School Memorial Scholarship Fund

  • EST. 2006

The Fund was created to assist students who are residents of Perry Township in Carroll County with scholarship grants to attain a post high school education (technical school, university, college or graduate school). The initial fund contribution is in memory of Harvey S. Gotshall (Perry Township businessman, Clerk of Perry Local Board of Education and Perry Township Trustee, school bus driver) and Charlotte Gotshall (homemaker), both life-long residents of Perry Township and Perrysville, Ohio.

Stephen A. and Sondra D. Perry Charitable Fund

Stephen A. and Sondra D. Perry Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2014

Former Timken Company vice president and president of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Steve Perry and his wife Sondra, created a fund as a means to support their community. A variety of charitable organizations throughout Stark County will benefit from their philanthropic spirit.

Phillips-McDonald Charitable Fund

Phillips-McDonald Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2016

Laura L. McDonald established this fund as a way to honor her parents, Bill and Dorothy Phillips, for all the blessings bestowed on her family.

Phipps Memorial Trust Fund

  • EST. 2004

Al and Martha Phipps were respected and prominent members of our community who were avid golfers. Al was an active volunteer with the United States Golf Association and the Northern Ohio Golf Association. Martha established this trust in memory of Al for the purposes of promoting golf in Stark County, providing funds for an annual golf tournament to benefit the golf teams of Stark County colleges and universities, and for granting scholarships to the members of those teams.

Plain Local Schools Foundation Endowment Fund

Plain Local Schools Foundation Endowment Fund

  • EST. 1989

This fund recommends grants for special programs and activities involving students, administrators or teachers in Plain Local Schools. Many donors have made contributions to the fund. This fund includes the Alumni Association / Drenta Family Scholarship, Arts, Florence Barr Memorial, Brian Beck Memorial Scholarship, Bill J. Bowling Family, Abbey E. Foltz Memorial Scholarship, Catherine L. Kacarab Memorial, Bill Mease Memorial Scholarship, Memorial Teacher Development, Mary Tydin Miller Memorial and Teachers Association Harry Timpe Scholarship Subfunds.

Gerry and Sally Planchard Charitable Fund

Gerry and Sally Planchard Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2001

The Planchards moved to Canton in 1960. Mr. Planchard called on Stark County area doctors’ offices and hospitals as a Parke-Davis pharmaceutical representative while Mrs. Planchard enjoyed a teaching career at Head Start. She also taught at local parochial and public schools and taught Special Education at Whipple School. Mrs. Planchard passed away in 1992 and Mr. Planchard passed away in 2000. This fund was established by Lisa Planchard in memory of her parents.

Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio Endowment Fund

Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio Endowment Fund

  • EST. 1993

Income from this fund is distributed to Planned Parenthood in such manner and at such times as Planned Parenthood may from time to time request by action of its Board.

Players Guild Theatre Endowment Fund

Players Guild Theatre Endowment Fund

  • EST. 2003

Income from this endowment fund is used to further our mission: “To stimulate, uplift, entertain, and challenge the community by providing quality programs and services including education, outreach, and volunteer-based, professionally directed live theatre productions.”

Positron Science Club Scholarship Fund

  • EST. 2015

Following a distinguished career at BFGoodrich Chemical Co., John B. Nolan created a scholarship fund that honors his love for science and supports his alma mater. Scholarships are awarded annually from this fund to graduating seniors from Claymont High School who are majoring in the hard sciences (chemistry, biology, physics, math or astronomy).

Joshua Potts Foundation

Joshua Potts Foundation

  • EST. 1999

Jill and Larry Potts established this fund in memory of their deceased son Joshua who suffered from a rare disease known as Hypothalamic Hamartoma. Grants will benefit organizations that provide education and research related to this disease or will help provide medication and other assistance for sufferers of the disease.

Roy H. Powell and Nina B. Powell Family Charitable Fund

Roy H. Powell and Nina B. Powell Family Charitable Fund

  • EST. 1993

The family of Nina and Roy Powell serves as advisors of this fund established in the Powells’ memory. Mr. Powell was one of the early farmers in the Hartville muck lands in 1917. Grants have supported a variety of civic, educational and human service needs in the northern Stark County and southern Portage County areas.

Beacon Charitable Pharmacy / In Honor of Nancy H. McPeek Endowment Fund

Beacon Charitable Pharmacy / In Honor of Nancy H. McPeek Endowment Fund

  • EST. 2014

Beacon Charitable Pharmacy established this fund in the name of Nancy H. McPeek, a dedicated board member, board president, volunteer and supporter of the agency. Contributions donated to this fund honoring Nancy will help perpetuate the agency’s continuing work to provide access to prescription medications for the most vulnerable in our community.

Claude and Mary Vietta Pressler Charitable Fund

  • EST. TBD
Albert C. and Hazel J. Printz Charitable Fund

Albert C. and Hazel J. Printz Charitable Fund

  • EST. 1991

Donors Albert C. and Hazel J. Printz established this fund to benefit young men and women in Stark County by encouraging athletic activities for children and youth, with the goal of promoting teamwork, commitment, time management skills, and healthful personal habits. Mr. Printz died in 1998; Mrs. Printz died in 2012.

Printz Family Charitable Fund

Printz Family Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2016

From an early age, Lou dell Printz’s parents instilled in her a passion to give back to the local community, and she will continue to carry out their philanthropic legacy and her own through this charitable fund. As part of her estate plans, this designated fund will provide long-term support to many organizations in Stark County and beyond.

Quail Hollow Volunteer Association Endowment Fund

Quail Hollow Volunteer Association Endowment Fund

  • EST. 2016

Founded in 1982, the Quail Hollow Volunteer Association promotes and enhances Quail Hollow Park facilities and provides services to the community by offering opportunities for the public to discover the natural and cultural history of the area. This endowment fund will provide a permanent source of support for the Association and its mission.

David B. and Mary Jane Queen Charitable Fund

David B. and Mary Jane Queen Charitable Fund

  • EST. 1996
Steven Scott Quinn Culinary Scholarship Fund

Steven Scott Quinn Culinary Scholarship Fund

  • EST. 2014

Joe and Marlene Toot established this fund in loving memory of Marlene’s son, Steve, who passed away unexpectedly. A chef and entrepreneur, Steve and wife, Ellen, owned and operated Parkway Deli in Akron. The scholarship is a lasting tribute to the joy he experienced while working in the field of culinary arts.

Anita H. Rabaa Family Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2000

The donor established this fund to receive life insurance proceeds from which contributions can be made for charitable, educational and scientific purposes.

Raff-Raisner Scholar Award Fund

  • EST. 2012
Raisin Rack Advised Fund

Raisin Rack Advised Fund

  • EST. 2012

Don Caster, owner/operator of Raisin Rack, Inc., established this fund to give back to the communities that have supported them over the years.

Mark A. Raisner Memorial Scholarship Fund

Mark A. Raisner Memorial Scholarship Fund

  • EST. 1994

Giles B. Raisner Jr., deceased in 1997, and his wife Betty Rebecca Raisner created this fund in memory of their son Mark A. Raisner. Income from this memorial fund is dedicated to music scholarship assistance for students attending Canton Central Catholic High School.

Raisner Fund for Spring Hill Historic Home

Raisner Fund for Spring Hill Historic Home

  • EST. 2013

Lifelong Massillon resident and devoted volunteer, Becky Raisner, created this fund to support the organization’s education programs to ensure the children of Massillon know and understand the history of Massillon Ohio.

Gary L. and Donna M. Ralston Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2013

Longtime Carroll County residents, Gary and Donna Ralston established this fund as a means to give back to organizations that strengthen the county.

Ralph K. and Elizabeth B. Ramsayer Fund

Ralph K. and Elizabeth B. Ramsayer Fund

  • EST. 1965

Dr. Ramsayer, who practiced obstetrics and gynecology in Canton for many years, made donations to this fund during his life and also by trust after his death in 1981. Income from the fund is disbursed to the Universty of Mount Union Alumni Scholarship Fund, the Stark County Historical Society and to the Canton Area YMCA. Elizabeth Ramsayer died in 1985.

Joseph A. Reilly Advised Fund

Joseph A. Reilly Advised Fund

  • EST. 2013

Joe's' family established this fund to honor the legacy of his character, enthusiasm and zest for life. The mission of the fund is to provide resources for individuals and organizations involved with diabetes prevention, research and eradication.

Dan Reines and Clarice Reines Charitable Fund

Dan Reines and Clarice Reines Charitable Fund

  • EST. 1993

Dan and Clarice Reines established their fund for a legacy of care, commitment, and benefit for a community they respected and loved.

Ann S. and David P. Renkert Charitable Fund

  • EST. 1996

This Donor Advised Fund is making charitable grants for organizations in the Stark County area.

Renrock Fund

  • EST. 2018
James S. and Patricia L. Ripple Charitable Fund

James S. and Patricia L. Ripple Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2014

Jim and Pat Ripple wished to continue their investment in our community by establishing this fund. Particular emphasis will be directed to supporting education efforts, especially of those in the foster care system and economic development of small and emerging businesses.

Howard and Edith Robertson Malvern Rotary Scholarship Fund

Howard and Edith Robertson Malvern Rotary Scholarship Fund

  • EST. 2008

Howard Robertson was a Charter member when the Malvern Club was founded back in 1938. The Howard and Edith Robertson family and their descendants have partnered with the Rotary Club of Malvern to create a scholarship for students residing in the Brown Township area. Candidates will be students who show academic excellence and financial need. Students should show personal integrity, desire and determination to succeed, and participation in extra-curricular/civic activities. Participation in the community and Rotary projects will also be considered.

Howard N. and Minnie Edith Robertson Philanthropic Fund

Howard N. and Minnie Edith Robertson Philanthropic Fund

  • EST. 1990

Donor Minnie Edith Robertson established this fund naming her three sons as advisors, with successor advisor privileges extending to her grandchildren. Mr. Robertson, who died in 1989, had been a lifelong resident of Malvern. Mrs. Robertson died in 1990.

August M. Rocco Scholarship Fund

  • EST. 1994

This scholarship fund was established in the 1961 will of August M. Rocco, a former Canton grocer. Assets were transferred in 1994 to Stark Community Foundation. A scholarship advisory committee selects scholarship recipients who must be graduates of Canton Central Catholic High School or St. Thomas Aquinas High School and attending the University of Notre Dame. Subfund supporting the Rocco Scholarship Fund: The Philip and Judith Lattavo Scholarship Fund.

Louis and Donna S. Rogovin Charitable Fund

  • EST. 1999

Donna Rogovin established this fund in her and her late husband’s names to benefit the local Jewish community. Goals are to benefit the Canton Jewish Community Center and Canton Jewish Community Federation by supporting a variety of children’s and senior citizens’ programs including youth camps, immigrant services and elder care.

Virginia J. Roof Donor Advised Fund

Virginia J. Roof Donor Advised Fund

  • EST. 2006

Virginia Roof established this Donor Advised Fund as a way to give back to the community. A variety of charitable organizations throughout Stark County will benefit from her philanthropic spirit.

Raymond S. and Cynthia A. Rosedale Charitable Fund

Raymond S. and Cynthia A. Rosedale Charitable Fund

  • EST. 1999
Linda and Arnie Rosenblatt Charitable Fund

Linda and Arnie Rosenblatt Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2015

A prominent local physician, Arnie Rosenblatt and his wife, Linda, established this donor advised fund as a way to give back to the local community and support organizations that are important to the Rosenblatt family. This fund will eventually be passed down to their children, Steven, Amy and Jon, to carry out their parents’ legacy and passion for philanthropy.

Brian C. Roshong Memorial Fund

Brian C. Roshong Memorial Fund

  • EST. 1996

Stark County Sheriff Captain and Mrs. David L. Roshong and many local contributors created this fund in memory of Brian C. Roshong, a Canton police officer killed in the line of duty, Hall of Fame weekend, July 22, 1996, at the age of 24. The Advisory Committee’s goal is to ensure continuing support for new Canton police officers for the purchase of protective equipment. Christopher E. Roshong will succeed parents Capt. David and Theresa Roshong as fund advisor.

Rotary Club of Malvern Charitable Fund

Rotary Club of Malvern Charitable Fund

  • EST. 1997

This permanent endowment benefits the Malvern / Brown Township community and supports charitable, cultural, educational, and scientific activities for the benefit of the greater Carroll County community. Numerous donors have contributed in support of the new Carroll County District Library - Malvern Branch, the first major beneficiary of the fund.

Rotary Club of Perry Township Charitable Fund

Rotary Club of Perry Township Charitable Fund

  • EST. 1994

The net income from this fund is distributed to Perry Rotary for charitable purposes to support special programs, projects and activities of Perry Township and its environs.

Pablo Javier Rozenbom Charitable Trust Fund

Pablo Javier Rozenbom Charitable Trust Fund

  • EST. 2000

Dr. and Mrs. Carlos Rozenbom created this Donor Advised Fund in memory of their son, Pablo, who passed away in 2000. Contributions from the fund will support meaningful charitable organizations in Pablo’s name.

Blanche W. and Howard S. Rubin Fund

Blanche W. and Howard S. Rubin Fund

  • EST. 2003

Blanche and Howard Rubin, after spending their early lives in Virginia and Tennessee, made Canton their home in 1964. They believed that making their community grow and thrive came from participating in all aspects of its life. Blanche and Howard were leaders in many organizations, among them were Goodwill, The League of Women Voters, and United Way. Continuing her community spirit, Blanche designated the remainder of a Charitable Gift Annuity for the Foundation’s Community Charitable Fund to support current needs of Stark County as directed by the Distribution Committee.

Constance G. and Howard S. Rubin, Jr. Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2005
Louise F. Ruhnke Fund

Louise F. Ruhnke Fund

  • EST. 1989

Stark Community Foundation was one of the charitable beneficiaries of Mrs. Ruhnke’s estate upon her death in 1988. Louise Ruhnke was the widow of Donald H. Ruhnke, who had been Chief Metallurgical Engineer with Republic Steel in Canton.

Sandy Valley Alumni Association Endowment Fund

Sandy Valley Alumni Association Endowment Fund

  • EST. 2012

This fund was established by the Alumni Association to provide scholarships to graduating seniors of Sandy Valley High School as recommended by the Selection Committee. This fund includes the Class of 1959 Scholarship Subfund.

Ted and Carol Savastano Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2000

Saxton House Restoration Fund

  • EST. 1992

This fund is directed for the benefit of the Saxton House and for its continued maintenance in perpetuity.

SCF Charitable Giving Card

  • EST. 2015

Dale L. Schaffner Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2005

Tom and Joanne Schauer Charitable Fund

  • EST. 1997
Thomas W. and Angela L. Schervish Family Philanthropic Fund

Thomas W. and Angela L. Schervish Family Philanthropic Fund

  • EST. 1987

Tom and Angela Schervish were owners of several restaurants throughout Ohio and Michigan from 1968 through 2004. They are very active volunteers in several areas of the community, most notably in education and the Pro Football Hall of Fame activities. Their fund was established in 1987 as part of the Newmarket project and expanded in 1997. Their interests are consistent with those of Stark Community Foundation to improve the quality of life for Stark County residents.

Charles B. and Judy A. Scheurer Philanthropic Fund

Charles B. and Judy A. Scheurer Philanthropic Fund

  • EST. TBD

Chuck and Judy Scheurer established this fund as a way to give back to their community. A variety of organizations will benefit from their generosity.

William and Barbara Schiltz Family Charitable Fund

William and Barbara Schiltz Family Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2006

Lifelong residents of the Canton area, Bill and Barbara Schiltz established this endowment to fund scholarships at several local universities as well as other causes that will foster personal growth and education of the recipients.

Schneider Fund

Schneider Fund

  • EST. 1976

“We need to do everything we can to get Canton moving again” is the philosophy of the Schneider Family. Don Schneider directs funding to spur the growth of Stark County. The main emphasis is on recipients who will promote the community and help it to thrive. The Schneider Fund was the first Donor Advised Fund administered by Stark Community Foundation.

Scholarship 19 Fund

  • EST. 2005

Scholarship 19 was established to assist deserving Carrollton High School students who aspire to go to a four-year institution of higher learning but need financial assistance to accomplish this.

Schorsten Memorial Junior Golf Fund

  • EST. 2003

Schroer Family Charitable Advised Fund

  • EST. 2012

Jerry Schroer created this fund as a means to give back and thank the community that has been of great support to his family.

Peter and Judith Schurman Charitable Fund

Peter and Judith Schurman Charitable Fund

  • EST. 1994

The net income of this fund “shall be distributed by Stark Community Foundation exclusively to charitable, scientific and educational organizations in order to provide education in the broadest sense to young people who have had few advantages.”

Terry Scott Charitable Fund

Terry Scott Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2016

Retired from USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service as a civil engineering technician, Terry Scott enjoys tending a small cow/calf beef herd and volunteers as a conservation educator and technical resource mentor. He established this fund to support a variety of causes and nonprofits in the Conotton Valley community.

Aaron Seesan Memorial Scholarship Fund

Aaron Seesan Memorial Scholarship Fund

  • EST. 2005

The Aaron Seesan Memorial Scholarship Fund was established by the Seesan family to honor the memory of First Lieutenant Aaron N. Seesan. Aaron died while leading his platoon on a mission to clear the roads and highways in Iraq as part of operation Iraqi Freedom. Aaron believed that anyone could achieve his or her highest potential through a lifetime of learning and was an advocate for the commitment to the educational process. The fund will award scholarships to graduating high school seniors who wish to pursue their goals through higher education.

Mary Lou Sekula Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2001

Because of her interest in the needs of foster families, the donor established this fund to provide awards to chosen families at an annual foster parent recognition event. Stark County Children’s Services Advisory and Advocacy Council will recommend recipients.

Chester A. and Ethel J. Seran Scholarship Fund

  • EST. 2001

Community leader Chester Seran created this Scholarship Fund in his and his wife’s name in 1963 to assist applicants in obtaining a college education, “thereby raising the intellectual and moral leadership of the donor’s church and community.” Preference is given to applicants who are members of Westbrook Park United Methodist Church entering Christian service and attending Otterbein University. During his lifetime Mr. Seran was an active participant in the selection of scholarship recipients, and since his death the Selection Committee continued the purpose of the fund in his memory.

William E. Shanafelt Philanthropic Fund

William E. Shanafelt Philanthropic Fund

  • EST. 1990

As a part of his estate planning, Mr. Shanafelt established this fund to benefit “organizations dedicated to the educational, health and social needs of youth in the Stark County area.” Mr. Shanafelt, who died in 1989, had been particularly interested in providing opportunities for young people. He was President of Shanafelt Manufacturing Company.

Sheehan Family Charitable Fund

Sheehan Family Charitable Fund

  • EST. 1997

Earl C. Sheehan’s career as an attorney in Canton began in 1952, focused mainly on estates and trusts along with business law and civil trial work. He and his wife Nancy are lifelong Stark County residents who met while attending the University of Mount Union. Two generations of Sheehan family members jointly established their philanthropic goals for grants from income on the fund.

Shira Charitable Fund

Shira Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2014

Created by Susan and Sam Wilkof, the Shira Fund is committed to enhancing our community and repairing the world.

Marilyn S. Shortridge Charitable Fund

  • EST. 1996

Richard S. and Betty L. Shotwell Scholarship Fund

  • EST. 2003

Dr. Mike Shreffler and Patsy A. Shreffler Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2017

A longtime educator in the community, Dr. Mike Shreffler established a charitable fund in his mother’s memory following her passing in 2017. The fund supports a variety of education-related causes in the area such as Ohio Regional Music Arts and Cultural Outreach, unique arts projects in Stark County schools and other arts programs that benefit children who are disadvantaged or marginalized.

Ronald and Jane Sibila Foundation Fund

Ronald and Jane Sibila Foundation Fund

  • EST. 2004
Don and Elsie Sickafoose Educational Fund for Tuscarawas County

Don and Elsie Sickafoose Educational Fund for Tuscarawas County

  • EST. 1997

Don and Elsie established this fund to provide educational loans to deserving students in Tuscarawas County where they hope there will eventually be a community foundation created to incorporate this and other funds serving the area. The Selection Committee is made up of Tuscarawas County residents, including at least one member of a Tuscarawas County Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons.

Don and Elsie Sickafoose Educational Trust Fund

Don and Elsie Sickafoose Educational Trust Fund

  • EST. 1994

The goal of this fund is to support the public and charitable purposes of The Carroll County Foundation, especially to assist students in obtaining a college education through the awarding of academic collegiate loans to deserving Carroll County students.

Don and Madalyn Sickafoose Educational Trust Fund

Don and Madalyn Sickafoose Educational Trust Fund

  • EST. 1982

Philanthropists Don and Madalyn Sickafoose from Magnolia established this fund. Income from the trust is used to make educational loans to deserving students residing in southeastern Stark County, northwestern Carroll County, and northern Tuscarawas County. A selection committee of three members makes award recommendations to Stark Community Foundation’s Distribution Committee. Madalyn Sickafoose died in 1990.

Siffrin, Inc. Endowment Fund

Siffrin, Inc. Endowment Fund

  • EST. 1993

Income from this fund is distributed by Siffrin to preserve and enhance support services to people with disabilities by encouraging self-advocacy.

Edward P. and Julia E. Sigler Charitable Fund

Edward P. and Julia E. Sigler Charitable Fund

  • EST. 1995

At Mrs. Sigler’s death in 2000, the fund received the proceeds of her charitable remainder trust. This fund was established primarily for placement of pilot dogs with blind and/or physically-handicapped individuals who are residents of Stark County. The remainder of income is to benefit purposes determined by the Trustees of the Foundation to the Foundation’s Board of Directors.

David J. Simmons Charitable Fund

  • EST. 1995

Gary and Linda Sirak Advised Fund

  • EST. 2013

Gary and Linda Sirak established their donor advised fund as a means to give back to the community where they raised their family and have been successful in their family-owned business.

Ruth Skeeles Memorial Scholarship Fund

  • EST. 1995

The Worley School PTA in Canton, Ohio, created this permanent memorial scholarship fund to honor Ruth Skeeles, a principal at Worley School from 1938-1967. Net income from the fund is to be distributed for a scholarship award to a student who has attended Worley School in Canton.

Small Business Development Center Scholarship Fund

Small Business Development Center Scholarship Fund

  • EST. 2011

The Small Business Development Center’s Scholarship Fund is the designated beneficiary of a community effort to support the Stark County Entrepreneur Experience. The experience promotes an annual series of events for entrepreneurial advocates to present ideas, exchange knowledge, share experiences and grow in the spirit of entrepreneurship. Many entrepreneurial businesses, organizations, institutions and individuals fund a scholarship award for deserving and qualified students learning and growing at the five Stark County higher education institutions – Kent State University at Stark, Malone University, University of Mount Union, Stark State College and Walsh University.

Burton J. and June V. Smith Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2017
David W. and M. Lynn Smith Family Philanthropic Fund

David W. and M. Lynn Smith Family Philanthropic Fund

  • EST. 1986

A Donor Advised Fund established in 1986 by the retired physician and his family for the purpose of supporting many causes within and outside the Stark County area.

Gary R. and Jan M. Smith Charitable Fund

Gary R. and Jan M. Smith Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2003

Irene H. Smith Memorial Fund

  • EST. 1988

Irene H. Smith provided in her will for this personal memorial fund, income from which is disbursed to The Stark County Historical Society, and St. John’s Villa in Carrollton, and for medical research on cancer and Parkinson’s Disease. Miss Smith worked for many years in accounting with Republic Engineered Steels.

J. Christopher Smith Memorial Fund

J. Christopher Smith Memorial Fund

  • EST. 2014

Debbi Smith established this fund in memory of her husband, Chris Smith, who was a beloved and respected educator in the Canton City, Perry, Plain and Massillon School districts. This fund will provide scholarships for Stark County students as well as address a variety of other community needs.

Georgia S. Snyder Charitable Trust Fund

Georgia S. Snyder Charitable Trust Fund

  • EST. 1995

This fund was established by the donor in her will to benefit the charitable purposes of Stark Community Foundation through the undesignated funds. Mrs. Snyder was active in various civic organizations such as United Way, Canton YWCA and Church Women United.

Carl S. Sorenson and Sally A. Sorenson Charitable Advised Fund

Carl S. Sorenson and Sally A. Sorenson Charitable Advised Fund

  • EST. 2007

The Sorensons established this fund to grant, during their lifetimes, assets to a variety of recipients of their choice and, upon their deaths, the remaining equity to specific institutions previously identified by them.

Hope Spidell Sparks Charitable Trust Fund

Hope Spidell Sparks Charitable Trust Fund

  • EST. 1983

John C. Sparks established this memorial fund in 1983 to honor his wife Hope Spidell Sparks, who had died that year. Income from the fund is used for college scholarships given to students as recommended by the selection committee. The applicants must be top students who are graduates of Strasburg High School or members of one of the three churches of which Hope and John Sparks were members. Scholarship recipients also attend a summer seminar on the philosophy of individual liberty, a subject of particular interest to Mrs. Sparks.

Spay Neuter Assistance Program - SNAP of NE Ohio Endowment Fund

Spay Neuter Assistance Program - SNAP of NE Ohio Endowment Fund

  • EST. 2000

Organized in 1982 to provide the community with a low-cost spay/neuter program, this local nonprofit, all-volunteer organization established this fund to perpetuate its efforts to use humane means to prevent pet overpopulation.

Thomas C. Sponhour Charitable Fund

Thomas C. Sponhour Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2015

Thomas Sponhour’s family established this Fund as a way to honor Tom’s lifetime of hard work and compassion for others. This Fund will help organizations such as the J. Babe Stearn Community Center, previously known as the Canton Police Boys Club, which had a great influence upon Tom as a young child growing up. This Fund will provide annual memberships to youth who could not afford to join on their own.

Jim and Beckett Spreng Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2000

Jim and Beckett Spreng created their Donor Advised Fund to support causes benefiting youth development.

St. Michael the Archangel Legacy Fund

St. Michael the Archangel Legacy Fund

  • EST. 2018

Created by St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, this permanent fund provides a dedicated source of income to support the Church’s programs and ministries. Through this fund, parishioners make gifts that are invested and grow over time for the perpetual benefit of shaping the parish that future generations will experience. This fund also includes the Fr. Brad Helman Scholarship Subfund.

St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church Endowment Fund

St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church Endowment Fund

  • EST. 1989

Income from this endowment benefits parish operations including maintenance of the church. St. John’s Financial Advisory Committee and the Parish Council established this fund with gifts from numerous donors.

Standard Plumbing and Heating Charitable Fund

Standard Plumbing and Heating Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2013

This family-owned business was founded by Herman Grabowsky in 1912. His grandson and current company president, Dave Grabowsky, established this corporate donor advised fund as another way to invest in this community in which they live and work.

Stark County Hunger Task Force Endowment Fund

Stark County Hunger Task Force Endowment Fund

  • EST. 2016

Stark County Hunger Task Force created this endowment fund to ensure it had a constant source of income to support its mission of fighting hunger in our community. Established in 1981, the Stark County Hunger Task Force provides financial, logistic, strategic and food support to its network of local emergency food pantries, providing a free 3-5 day supply of emergency groceries. Visit starkhunger.org for more information.

Stark Community Foundation Community Charitable Fund

Stark Community Foundation Community Charitable Fund

  • EST. 1963

Allows us to have the greatest impact on the changing needs in our community. Donors rely on the research and community evaluation processes of Stark Community Foundation to determine needs and effectiveness of nonprofit programs. This fund fosters the mission and vision of local nonprofits.

Stark Community Foundation for Stark State College Endowment Fund

  • EST. 2001

This fund benefits students in Stark County.

Stark County Bar Association Scholarship Fund

Stark County Bar Association Scholarship Fund

  • EST. 2003

This fund was created by the Bar Association to provide scholarships for students pursuing a law degree who are likely to return to the Stark County area to practice law.

Stark County Bluecoats Endowment and Scholarship Fund

  • EST. 1996

The Stark County Bluecoats organization was established many years ago to financially aid and assist spouses and dependent children of members of the safety forces in Stark County who have lost their lives or become incapacitated in the line of duty. The fund has grown to a level that will also enable the Bluecoats to recommend awards from fund income of scholarships for safety force members or their dependents.

Stark County Children's Health Fund

  • EST. 1999

When the Ohio Caring Foundation dissolved as a not-for-profit corporation under the laws of the State of Ohio, remaining funds that had been dedicated to health insurance for children of working poor families in the Stark County area were contributed to the Foundation to establish this charitable fund. An Advisory Committee consisting of members of The Ohio Caring Foundation Stark County Council may recommend grants to be made from income earned on the fund.

Stark County Citizens Council for Non-Violence Fund

  • EST. 1999

The Stark County Board of Commissioners established this organization in 1997. Its purpose is to encourage and empower neighborhoods to reach the goal of zero tolerance for violence. As no government support is provided, this permanent fund was created to receive contributions for educating the public regarding the dangers of violence. Income and principal are distributed to the Council’s governing board to fund program expenses.

Stark County Dairy Promoters Scholarship Fund

  • EST. 1990

Students from Stark County who are pursuing college level study in the fields of dairy science, large animal veterinary medicine, human nutrition, or food science are eligible for this scholarship. An advisory committee of three local volunteers from these fields of work recommends the recipients.

Stark County District Library Foundation Endowment Fund

Stark County District Library Foundation Endowment Fund

  • EST. 2011

The Stark County District Library Foundation financially supports the Library’s mission of inspiring ideas, enriching lives and creating community. Income from this fund supports library programs that are not adequately funded by tax revenue, especially literacy efforts.

Stark County Historical Society Discover World Endowment Fund

Stark County Historical Society Discover World Endowment Fund

  • EST. 1998

This fund is dedicated to perpetuating Discover World exhibits and activities in the McKinley Presidential Library & Museum for the continuing benefit of area children, families, school groups, and other visitors.

Stark County Historical Society Endowment Fund

  • EST. 1985

The Stark County Historical Society placed this existing endowment with the Foundation in 1985. Fund income provides current operating support for the Society and its McKinley Presidential Library & Museum. This fund includes the Henry S. Belden III Subfund and the Director’s Chair Subfund.

Stark County Historical Society Keller Gallery Endowment Fund

  • EST. 2012

The McKinley Presidential Library & Museum created the Keller Gallery Endowment Fund to provide future funding for new exhibits in the Keller Gallery. The Gallery is supported by the Keller Family to present changing exhibits for the museum guests.

Stark County Historical Society McKinley Monument Endowment Fund

Stark County Historical Society McKinley Monument Endowment Fund

  • EST. 2010

The Stark County Historical Society established the McKinley Monument Endowment Fund to provide support to keep the McKinley National Memorial in pristine condition for the visiting public. Although considered a national memorial it receives no financial support from the county, state or federal governments for day to day operation of the site. The Memorial is the final resting place of President William McKinley, his wife Ida and their two young daughters, Katie and Ida. The Memorial opened to the public in 1907 as a tribute to our 25th president.

Stark County Humane Society Endowment Fund

Stark County Humane Society Endowment Fund

  • EST. 1991

This permanent endowment was established by The Humane Society to provide income in support of its work of “promoting the humane treatment of animals, including providing facilities for the temporary shelter and care of lost or abandoned animals.”

Stark County Medical Society Auxiliary Charitable Fund

Stark County Medical Society Auxiliary Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2018

Stark County Medical Society Auxiliary created an endowment fund to support a wide array of charitable causes in the community and award annual scholarships to Stark County students pursuing careers in the healthcare industry.

Stark County Mental Health & Addiction Recovery Charitable Fund

Stark County Mental Health & Addiction Recovery Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2013

The Stark County Mental Health & Addiction Recovery Charitable Fund was established to support services and programs that promote the behavioral health and wellness of individuals of all ages, enabling them to live, work and participate in their communities. StarkMHAR strives to inform, support and enable mental wellness, and emphasize recovery. Contributions to The Stark County Mental Health & Addiction Recovery Charitable Fund will be used for the benefit of Stark County residents for this purpose.

Stark County Mental Health Association Charitable Fund

  • EST. 1999

When the Stark County Mental Health Association terminated its existence as a non-profit organization, its residual assets included the Susan George Mental Health Scholarship and the Jane Gross Fund. These assets have been transferred to Stark Community Foundation to create a permanent charitable fund from which distributions will be made for the professional development of local persons working in the mental health field.

Stark State College Fund GAR

  • EST. 2001

This fund benefits students in Summit County.

J. Babe Stearn Community Center Endowment Fund

J. Babe Stearn Community Center Endowment Fund

  • EST. 1998

The George H. Deuble Foundation provided the initial gift to this fund in loving memory of Walter C. Deuble, a long-time Trustee of the Center. Named for a former Stark County Sheriff remembered for his community spirit and involvement, The J. Babe Stearn Community Center provides recreational, educational and community services to youth and adults.

Stevens Family Education Fund

Stevens Family Education Fund

  • EST. 2015

A family of eight siblings came together to establish a fund in honor of their parents, Eddie L. and Madeline L. Stevens of Waynesburg, to support educational initiatives in the community that the Stevens family feels passionate about. One program in particular is an annual celebration for graduating seniors in the Timken Early College High School Program (ECHS), a program designed to offer Canton City high school students the opportunity to earn an associate degree while completing four years of high school. ECHS provides students valuable college readiness training, preparing them for the next step in their educational career. Spearheaded by daughter Carrilyn E. Long, the fund will eventually be passed down to future generations to perpetuate her parents’ legacy.

John H. Stewart, Jr. and Shirley A. Stewart Philanthropic Fund

John H. Stewart, Jr. and Shirley A. Stewart Philanthropic Fund

  • EST. 1992

This fund provides ongoing support for The John and Hazel Stewart Golden Anniversary Carillon Bell Tower as well as the Stewart Family Gazebo at Stadium Park; both structures are designed to beautify our community and pay lasting tribute to Hazel and John Stewart, Sr. and Shirley and John “Jack” Stewart, Jr. and families.

Nanci Stradley Charitable Fund

Nanci Stradley Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2014

Rob Stradley established this Fund as a way to honor his wife’s love of life and as a testament to her giving spirit. This Fund will support the Lake Community YMCA along with other worthwhile charities and eventually be passed down to their son to continue to honor his mother’s legacy.

Peggy and John Stratton Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2017

James R. and Barbara W. Strawn Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2007

Ted and Marilyn Stults Advised Fund

  • EST. 2012

Theodore M. II and Marilyn J. Stults Scholarship Fund

  • EST. 1999

This fund provides scholarship awards for post-secondary education to high school graduates who are children of current or deceased employees of Buckeye Nutrition. Applicants must have one parent with at least one year of employment with Buckeye and be high school graduates pursuing a full-time course of study for a bachelor’s or associate’s degree.

Grace Wallace Sullivan Field of Interest Fund

Grace Wallace Sullivan Field of Interest Fund

  • EST. 2005

This fund was established through a bequest. Mrs. Sullivan requested that the income from the fund be used to develop and support the needs of innovative programs for youth organizations.

Jeffrery Tyler Sweitzer Wrestling Memorial Scholarship Fund

Jeffrery Tyler Sweitzer Wrestling Memorial Scholarship Fund

  • EST. 2001

The family of Jeffrery Tyler Sweitzer established this scholarship fund in their son and brother’s memory to benefit students in the wrestling program at Hoover High School, West Liberty University in West Virginia or students in any wrestling program in Stark County High Schools or YMCA benefiting high school students.

Timothy S. Sweterlitsch Memorial Scholarship Fund

Timothy S. Sweterlitsch Memorial Scholarship Fund

  • EST. 1994

Donor Charles A. “Chip” Paquelet created this memorial in honor of his friend Timothy S. Sweterlitsch. Income from this fund is distributed as a scholarship award to a graduate of Washington High School in Massillon, Ohio. Awardees must epitomize the personal traits exhibited by Timothy during his life, namely good academic accomplishment, good athletic ability and good moral and personal characteristics.

John N. and Norma L. Teeple - Lucyle M. Krohn Memorial Fund

  • EST. 1996

John Teeple established this fund in Stark Community Foundation in honor of his mother, Lucyle M. Krohn, to benefit organizations in and around the City of Alliance.

Stanton G. and Janet B. Thomas Charitable Fund

Stanton G. and Janet B. Thomas Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2006

Janet, a former teacher and fifth generation resident of Carroll County, and Stanton, a long-time Carrollton High School teacher and farmer, have established this Fund to help Carrollton Exempted Village School teachers with worthy enrichment projects in science, human ecology and agriculture for which school funding is not otherwise available.

Thomas Charitable Fund

Thomas Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2016

Both local dentists and generous philanthropists, Drs. Michael and Julie Thomas created this fund as a way to give back to their community and causes they care about. This fund will eventually be passed down to their sons, Michael and Philip, to perpetuate their family’s tradition of paying it forward.

Henry and Louise Timken Foundation

  • EST. 1980

The Henry and Louise Timken Foundation is a 509 (a) (3) supporting organization of Stark Community Foundation. Formerly a private foundation, The Henry and Louise Timken Foundation became a supporting organization on July 15, 1980. The Henry and Louise Timken Foundation is a charitable corporation governed by a Board of Trustees of seven members, three of whom are individuals representing the donors’ family and four of whom are appointed by Stark Community Foundation. The Board of Trustees awards charitable grants primarily for the benefit of the Stark County community and programs outside this area that are of special interest to the Trustees. The Henry and Louise Timken Foundation has been particularly important to Downtown Canton redevelopment efforts.

W.R. Timken, Sr. Memorial Trust Fund

W.R. Timken, Sr. Memorial Trust Fund

  • EST. 1995

This fund was established by the contributions of many friends of W. R. Timken as a memorial to his life as a civic leader in Canton, Ohio, and his worldwide contributions to philanthropic endeavors. W. R. Timken, former chairman, president and chief executive officer of The Timken Co., died in 1995. He helped his father form The Timken Foundation of Canton. He held various leadership roles in numerous charitable and civic organizations, and personally oversaw construction of Timken High School, one of the first vocational high schools in the United States.

Beth Ann Toalston Designated Fund

  • EST. 2016
Ralph E. Toalston Designated Fund

Ralph E. Toalston Designated Fund

  • EST. 2013

Ralph Toalston created this fund as a part of his estate plans. Income from the fund shall be distributed to SCF's Community Charitable Fund, restricted to the East Canton, Osnaburg Township, Ohio area for religious, educational, artistic, citizenship or character development with strong preference being given to organizations benefitting those 18 years of age or younger.

Melvin L. and Frances E. Tolson Scholarship Trust Fund

  • EST. 1998
Marlene and Joseph Toot, Jr. Endowment Fund

Marlene and Joseph Toot, Jr. Endowment Fund

  • EST. 2009

Joe Toot, the retired President and Chief Executive Officer of The Timken Company, and his wife, Marlene, provided this testamentary gift to Stark Community Foundation, the income from which will be distributed according to the discretion of the Foundation.

John Traxler Fund

  • EST. 2007
Tim Triner Letter Carriers Scholarship Fund

Tim Triner Letter Carriers Scholarship Fund

  • EST. 2001

This fund was created by the National Association of Letter Carriers’ Hall of Fame Branch No. 238 to honor Tim Triner, longtime volunteer and supporter of the branch’s special fundraisers. Scholarships will assist children of members who have been accepted into a college, university or technical training program.

Trinity United Church of Christ Endowment Fund

Trinity United Church of Christ Endowment Fund

  • EST. 2007

The Endowment Fund was established from gifts given to the Church to provide a source of income for the various missions of the Church and to provide a financial foundation for the on-going operation of Trinity United Church of Christ. There are six segments that make up the balance of the Fund which include the General Endowment, the Music Endowment, the Abbey Foltz Endowment, the Capital Projects Endowment, the Rainbow Ministry Endowment and the Robert and Ella Griffin Endowment.

John and Jennifer Troyer Family Foundation

John and Jennifer Troyer Family Foundation

  • EST. 2017

John and Jennifer established the John and Jennifer Troyer Family Foundation as a way to invest in their community’s future and as a tool to inspire their children – Amanda, Haley, Mitchell and Olivia – to teach future generations about the importance of giving back.

Norman J. Tschantz Philanthropic Fund

Norman J. Tschantz Philanthropic Fund

  • EST. 1994

The donor created this fund for the benefit of the following charitable interests: Canton Rotary Charitable Fund to be distributed to Pegasus Farm; Faith United Methodist Church for the Irwin Jennings Scholarship Fund, and Congress Lake Club of Hartville, Ohio, to be used for the Norman J. Tschantz, Walter C. Deuble and Dominic J. Bagnoli, Jr. Caddie Scholarship.

Norman J. Tschantz, Walter C. Deuble and Dominic J. Bagnoli, Jr. Caddie Scholarship Fund

Norman J. Tschantz, Walter C. Deuble and Dominic J. Bagnoli, Jr. Caddie Scholarship Fund

  • EST. 1995

Congress Lake Club and members of the Club established a scholarship fund to memorialize long-time members Norman J. Tschantz and Walter C. Deuble and honor Dr. Dominic J. Bagnoli, Jr. for his commitment and support. Income is used to make scholarship grants to deserving students who have worked at least one year as a caddie there, including the summer preceding their first application for a scholarship. The Board of the Congress Lake Club appoints the Selection Committee.

Calvin V. and Anna K. Turnbull Fund

  • EST. 1997

Anna K. Turnbull’s 1991 will left the majority of her estate to the Foundation. Upon her death at age 101, she perpetuated her many contributions to our community by creating this permanent memorial fund on behalf of herself and her husband Calvin, whose death in an auto collision had occurred 40 years earlier. A lifelong resident of Canton, she lived alone to age 100 among helpful, caring neighbors. An active, award-winning gardener, she had also been involved in the Democratic Women’s Club, which hosted a party celebrating her 100th birthday in 1996.

Ira G. Turpin Scholar Program Fund

Ira G. Turpin Scholar Program Fund

  • EST. 1990

The purpose of this program is to “perpetuate” and “replicate” Ira G. Turpin’s achievements by helping worthy Stark County minority candidates become practicing attorneys serving their community. Ira Turpin died in 1989 after a remarkable legal career in Canton. Judge Turpin retired in 1989, at which time he held the highest elective post of any African-American person in the state of Ohio. Many donors have contributed to his scholarship fund memorializing Ira G. Turpin.

Tyburski Family Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2016

Virginia H. Uebing Charitable Fund

  • EST. 1996
Sheriff W. Bruce Umpleby Law Enforcement Memorial Scholarship Fund

Sheriff W. Bruce Umpleby Law Enforcement Memorial Scholarship Fund

  • EST. 1999

Son of an Ohio State Trooper, Bruce Umpleby became Chief of Police in Navarre in the early 1960’s and was elected Stark County Sheriff in January 1993. Family and friends established this fund in his memory following his death in office in July 1999. The scholarship is for students who plan to major in law enforcement.

Arthur P. Underhill and Martha Q. Underhill Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2014

Martha Underhill designated Stark Community Foundation as a charitable beneficiary of her estate. This fund serves as a memorial to herself and her late husband Arthur and will benefit organizations in Massillon, Ohio as recommended by the Massillon Community Charitable Fund at Stark Community Foundation.

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Greater Canton Endowment Fund

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Greater Canton Endowment Fund

  • EST. 2016

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Greater Canton (UUCGC) established this endowment fund for the long-term benefit of its welcoming, liberal spiritual community in Stark County. The Congregation’s Unitarian Universalist faith is guided by its Seven Principles, which include the worth of each person, commitment to justice and compassion, and the right to choose one’s own beliefs. UUCGC celebrates spiritual exploration and encourages its members to think for themselves.

United Way of Greater Stark County Capital Campaign Endowment Fund

  • EST. 2016

United Way of Greater Stark County created this endowment fund to support the capital needs of its funded partners.

United Way of Greater Stark County Endowment Fund

United Way of Greater Stark County Endowment Fund

  • EST. 2016

Formerly a supporting foundation of Stark Community Foundation, this endowment fund supports United Way of Greater Stark County’s mission to improve the quality of life in our communities by leading in the development of solutions to critical social issues in the areas of education, income and health. This fund includes the Alvarez Subfund, Kimble Subfund, King Subfund, Silk Subfund and F. Stuart and B. J. Wilkins Subfund.

Unizan Philanthropic Fund

Unizan Philanthropic Fund

  • EST. 1989

The Directors of United National Bank (now Huntington Bank), one of the six Trustee Banks affiliated with Stark Community Foundation, made a commitment to build a community charitable fund within the Foundation to aid the Distribution Committee in addressing community needs.

US Acute Care Solutions Fund

US Acute Care Solutions Fund

  • EST. 2013

Established by Dr. Dominic Bagnoli and Dr. David Packo, co-founders of Emergency Medicine Physicians (EMP), this corporate donor advised fund allows them to give back to organizations that are aligned with the mission of the company.

US Acute Care Solutions Scholarship Fund

US Acute Care Solutions Scholarship Fund

  • EST. 2007

This scholarship fund consists of two scholarships. The US Acute Care Solutions Scholarship for Health Information Management (H.I.M.) Program awards scholarships to applicants who are students beginning the second year of study at Stark State College enrolled full-time in the H.I.M. Program. The US Acute Care Solutions Scholarship for Non-Physician Employee Dependents was created to help the dependent children of non-physician employees with monetary support while they are enrolled in a college level program of study.

Kurt and Nancy Utterback Charitable Fund

Kurt and Nancy Utterback Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2005

Kurt and Dr. Nancy Utterback established this fund to honor Nancy’s parents, Malcolm and Marian Kienzle, lifelong residents of the Stark County community. Income from this fund is designed to provide support for a variety of charitable interests, mainly to enhance the education and growth of those in need by supporting a variety of projects that help serve people of limited means. Income from the fund is also distributed for need based educational scholarships for deserving students.

Robert F. Vail, Jr. Scholarship Fund

  • EST. 1994
John and Carole Van Abel Charitable Advised Fund

John and Carole Van Abel Charitable Advised Fund

  • EST. 2006

We hope to aid the program and collections of the Canton Museum of Art and other special interests.

John H. and Jeanette Vance Charitable Fund

  • EST. 1994

This fund was established by Jeanette Vance in her estate as a memorial to her late husband and herself. Interest accumulated from this fund is distributed as Discretionary or Community Charitable Fund grant awards.

Varian-Aiken Charitable Fund

Varian-Aiken Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2016

Longtime Stark Community Foundation board member Nancy Varian and her husband, Reed, established a charitable fund to honor Nancy’s family and Reed’s family and to carry on their tradition of giving back to the community. This fund will eventually be passed down to their sons, Clifford and Scott, to perpetuate their philanthropic legacy.

Visiting Nurse Society Designated Fund

  • EST. 1994

This fund was originally established in 1994 as an organization endowment fund. Income from this now designated fund will benefit the Shipley Child Health Clinic and students who are pursuing a degree in nursing from five Stark County colleges and universities.

Edith Hasler Vogelgesang Scholarship Fund

  • EST. 2010
Voices of Canton Endowment Fund

Voices of Canton Endowment Fund

  • EST. 2014

Voices of Canton, Inc. (VOCI) is the community’s premier chorale organization engaging adults in the performance of choral and vocal works in various genres. Income from this fund is used to continue their mission to celebrate vocal music through performance, using the power of "many voices" as a catalyst within the community to educate, inspire and unite.

May E. Von Kaenel Charitable Fund

  • EST. 1994

Kennard E. and Joan S. Voyles Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2002
Georgia Vretas Charitable Fund

Georgia Vretas Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2010

This fund was created to benefit women and children in Stark County, especially through programs that increase self-sufficiency and opportunity for single women and their children. This fund will also benefit St. Haralambos Greek Orthodox Church.

Camp Wakonda Outdoor Ministry Endowment Fund

Camp Wakonda Outdoor Ministry Endowment Fund

  • EST. 2014

Camp Wakonda, a ministry of Christ Presbyterian Church of Canton, has been providing a resident summer camp for over fifty years where imaginations, life skills, and community are naturally fostered. Income from this Fund will continue to support this non-denominational ministry and provide this unique experience in a Christ-Centered environment.

William M. and Patricia R. Wallace Charitable Fund

William M. and Patricia R. Wallace Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2005

William R. and Candy L.D. Wallace established this fund to honor his parents, William M. and Patricia R. Wallace. William is a retired radiologist, and Candy is a long-time community volunteer and past board member of Stark Community Foundation. This fund supports a variety of worthy organizations and causes in the community and beyond. The remainder will support Stark County’s changing needs with support to the Foundation’s Community Charitable Fund.

James R. and Ida A. (Tenaglia) Warner Charitable Fund

James R. and Ida A. (Tenaglia) Warner Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2016

Pharmacist James “Jim” R. and Ida A. (Tenaglia) Warner created this fund through their estate plans to support a number of nonprofits in Stark County and beyond. They have been blessed and it’s their desire to share their blessings with others. Psalm 86:12 – I will give thanks to YOU, O LORD, my God with all my heart and will Glorify Your name forever.

Pvt. Heath D. Warner and Chandler N. Warner Memorial Advised Fund

Pvt. Heath D. Warner and Chandler N. Warner Memorial Advised Fund

  • EST. 2007

Scott and Melissa Warner established a charitable fund in memory of their sons, Pvt. Heath D. Warner and Chandler N. Warner, as a way to honor their lives and perpetuate their legacies. A graduate of McKinley High School, Heath was known for his love for God, family and country. He was killed in combat on November 22, 2006 in Iraq while serving in the United States Marine Corps. Heath’s desire was to come back to Canton and help others achieve their dreams. His brother Chandler passed away on June 16, 2018 after a courageous battle with addiction. He graduated from McKinley High School where he was a member of the baseball, football and wrestling teams, and later attended Walsh University and the University of Akron. Chandler had an infectious smile and loved his family, music and playing guitar for friends. Through this memorial fund, the Warner family helps others in the community by making grants in Heath and Chandler’s names. The fund will eventually be passed down to Ashton Warner to carry on his brothers’ legacies.

Washington High School Scholarship Fund

Washington High School Scholarship Fund

  • EST. 1993

The Washington High School Alumni Association of Massillon, Ohio, Inc., and its scholarship fund committee have contributed to this fund to provide income to use for Alumni Scholarships. This fund includes the Gordon B. Williams Subfund.

David B. Weaver Charitable Fund

David B. Weaver Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2016

This donor advised fund was established by Thomas E. Furey in memory of his close friend David B. Weaver. From an early age, Dave experienced how hard life can really be and was inspired by the generosity of others who supported him and his family during difficult times. He never forgot what it was like to be in need nor did he take for granted a helping hand. Through this charitable fund, Dave’s legacy of helping children, families and animals in need will carry on in perpetuity. The fund will eventually become a designated fund and provide ongoing support to deserving nonprofits in Carroll County.

Lester and Eleanor Webster Fund

  • EST. 1989

Eleanor Webster provided in her will for a private foundation to be established upon her death. The income from the trust is used to pay educational expenses “of deserving young men and women who are pursuing studies in colleges or universities in the state of Ohio.” The Webster Fund became part of Stark Community Foundation in 1989. Three advisors recommend scholarship recipients.

Harold L. Weil and Edna M. Weil Family Charitable Fund

  • EST. 1995
Jack O. Weimer, Jr. Scholarship Fund

Jack O. Weimer, Jr. Scholarship Fund

  • EST. 2003

The Jack O. Weimer, Jr. Scholarship Fund has been established by his daughters, Amanda Rohs and Sheila Weimer. Mr. Weimer lived his life in Stark County and owned the H.R. Weimer Roofing Company which was originally founded by his great-grandfather in 1911. The purpose of the scholarship is to assist students who attended a Stark County high school or a Stark County resident pursuing a graduate level degree in any business field.

Weir Charitable Trust Fund

  • EST. 1998

Retired physician Samuel Weir and his wife Irene were lifelong residents of Minerva. Income from their fund is to be distributed annually to several of the donors’ favorite charities.

Raymond L. Welling and Fern E. Welling Scholarship Trust Fund

  • EST. 2012
John R. and Joan F. Werren Charitable Fund

John R. and Joan F. Werren Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2014

Local attorney and long-time Stark County resident, John Werren and his wife, Joan, established a donor advised fund to provide grants to organizations that strengthen the community through creative programs and services. John served on SCF’s Board of Directors for eleven years, three years as Board Chairman.

John R. and Joan F. Werren Scholarship Fund

John R. and Joan F. Werren Scholarship Fund

  • EST. 2001

Through this scholarship fund, Joan and John Werren have made provisions in their estate plans to provide scholarship awards to students attending Grove City College.

Richard E. and Wilma P. Werstler Designated Fund

Richard E. and Wilma P. Werstler Designated Fund

  • EST. 2003

Richard E. and Wilma P. Werstler have established a charitable legacy for the benefit of Wittenberg University, St. Jacob’s Lutheran Church, North Canton and Adrian College. The couple were both educators and administrators in Ohio and Michigan K-12 public schools, colleges and universities for a total of 86 years. During nearly nine of those years, Dr. Werstler was Executive Director of the Stark County Historical Society. He was involved with the restoration of the McKinley National Memorial and the development of Discover World, a children’s science center.

Westark Family Services, Inc. Endowment Fund

Westark Family Services, Inc. Endowment Fund

  • EST. 2002

Westark Family Services operates programs to provide social services to needy children and families including financial assistance, adoption and homemaking services. This endowment fund was established with a generous bequest from the estate of a Western Stark County resident.

Western Stark Free Clinic Charitable Fund

Western Stark Free Clinic Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2014

This fund was originally established in 2011 as an organization endowment fund. Income from this now field of interest fund will be used to support organizations that address the health care needs of the low-income, uninsured of Western Stark County.

Joshua Thomas White Memorial Fund

Joshua Thomas White Memorial Fund

  • EST. 1998

This permanent endowment fund is in memory of Joshua Thomas White, son of John T. White and Larna White and brother of Rebecca. The fund is made up of a damages award arising out of Joshua’s death in March 1995 from a train/car collision. In recognition of a major contribution from this fund toward renovation costs for the YWCA’s main building in downtown Canton, the building was renamed the Joshua White Center for Families, housing a 38-unit shelter for homeless women and children and also a day care center.

Thomas R. and Elaine K. White Scholarship Fund

  • EST. 2005

Fred and A.J. Whittier Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2016

As part of their estate plans, Fred and A.J. Whittier created a designated fund to support a number of causes they care about with a focus on nonprofits that promote animal welfare and provide care for animals.

Wilderness Center, Inc. Endowment Trust Fund

Wilderness Center, Inc. Endowment Trust Fund

  • EST. 1983

The Wilderness Center transferred its endowment, begun in 1971, to Stark Community Foundation in 1983. The endowment has continued to grow through additional contributions by many donors who want to benefit the work of The Wilderness Center. Income from the trust is used for general operating support. This fund includes the Maintenance Subfund and the Ralph Regula Early Childhood Educator Subfund.

Wilderness Center - GAR Fund

  • EST. 2000

Wilderness Center Revolving Conservation Fund Trust

  • EST. 2002

The Wilderness Center established this fund to assist nonprofit organizations and government agencies in acquisition of lands that will benefit the public.

F. Stuart and B.J. Wilkins Charitable Advised Fund

  • EST. 2009

The Wilkinses were both born in Canton, and called it home. Stu passed away in 2011 but B.J. continues to recommend grants from the fund to such charitable, educational, and scientific organizations that they have supported over the years. Upon her death, recommendations will be made by Fund Advisors. The fund will eventually become part of the Foundation’s Community Charitable Fund and will continue to support designated organizations.

Edward and Ruth Wilkof Philanthropic Fund

Edward and Ruth Wilkof Philanthropic Fund

  • EST. 1990

Edward Wilkof and his brother Ervin founded the Turner Quick-Lift Corporation in Canton. Mr. and Mrs. Wilkof established their Community Charitable Fund in Stark Community Foundation to aid in addressing varied community needs.

Ervin and Marie Wilkof Philanthropic Fund

Ervin and Marie Wilkof Philanthropic Fund

  • EST. 1990

Along with his brother Edward, Ervin Wilkof co-founded Turner Quick-Lift Corporation. In 1990, Mr. and Mrs. Wilkof established this Community Charitable Fund to support a variety of causes in Stark County.

Bill and Denise Williams Advised Fund

  • EST. 2012

The Bill and Denise Williams donor advised fund was established to provide funding to charitable community organizations related to the arts, educational institutions of higher learning and agencies that assist individuals with their basic daily nutritional needs.

Williams Family Blessed to be a Blessing Fund

  • EST. 2014

Tom and Kaylene Williams established this fund as a means to bless others out of the many blessings they have received from God and to encourage their children to do the same.

Margretta Bockius Wilson Fund

  • EST. 1979

Philanthropist Ralph L. Wilson established this fund as a memorial to his wife. Both Mr. and Mrs. Wilson enjoyed the visual arts, and Ralph Wilson stipulated that income from this fund is to be used to purchase artwork for the permanent collection of the Canton Museum of Art.

Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Research and Preservation Center Endowment Fund

  • EST. 2015

Named after Hall of Famer and founder of the Buffalo Bills, the Ralph Wilson, Jr. Pro Football Research and Preservation Center houses and preserves the largest and most comprehensive collection of historic documents, photographs and artifacts related to the history of professional football. The Center also includes a video conferencing lab designed to connect schools and students from around the country to the educational assets of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Income from this fund will support the Hall of Fame’s ever-growing collection and support programs related to the Center.

Ralph L. Wilson Philanthropic Fund

Ralph L. Wilson Philanthropic Fund

  • EST. 1972

Ralph L. Wilson who died in 1979 was one of the nation’s foremost metallurgists. At the time of his retirement in 1964, he was Director of Metallurgy for The Timken Company. Ralph Wilson’s interest in art later materialized in his important collection of American contemporary art, much of which he donated to the Canton Museum of Art.

William K. and Lotte E. Wilson Philanthropic Fund

William K. and Lotte E. Wilson Philanthropic Fund

  • EST. 1988

William K. Wilson was Executive Director of Stark Community Foundation from 1980 to 1988. Bill was a retired Vice President of Diebold and was very active in civic affairs during his entire life. Upon his death in 1988, many contributors established this Community Charitable Fund Memorial Fund in his honor.

Wish, Cope and Life Foundation Fund

Wish, Cope and Life Foundation Fund

  • EST. 2001

Dr. William G. Wasson, who passed away in 2002, established this fund to be used for medical and health purposes in the greater Northeastern Ohio area.

Walter C. and Sandra E. Wojack Philanthropic Fund

Walter C. and Sandra E. Wojack Philanthropic Fund

  • EST. 1989
Joseph Wojcik Charitable Advised Fund

Joseph Wojcik Charitable Advised Fund

  • EST. 2007

This fund was established by Joseph Wojcik as a way to give back to the community he loves. Although the fund will support various charities, it will focus on helping children and less fortunate families in and around Stark County.

Women's Fund

Women's Fund

  • EST. 2006

The Women’s Fund is a permanent endowment to benefit current and future generations and increase vital funding for programs which advance the economic, educational, physical, emotional, social, artistic, and personal growth of women and children and to educate and inspire women to become leaders in philanthropy.

Douglas Haig and Phyllis Antoinette Worth Charitable Fund

Douglas Haig and Phyllis Antoinette Worth Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2002

The family of Doug and Phyllis Worth established this fund to honor their memory. Doug Worth created “a lasting legacy to Stark County during his tenure as Executive Director of the United Way from 1951 to 1980 and as the Secretary of the Timken Foundation from 1980 to 1986.” The fund will provide assistance to various programs to assist special needs children, run-away and abused children, capital funding projects and preservation of historic buildings in downtown Canton.

Wright Family Charitable Fund

Wright Family Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2014

Darrell and Susan Wright feel very strongly about doing their part to help the community. This fund will not only do that but also foster this sense of giving back for their son, Cameron, who will carry on this legacy in the future.

YMCA Canton Area Endowment Fund

YMCA Canton Area Endowment Fund

  • EST. 1986

The YMCA’s endowment represents gifts and bequests from numerous donors who share a special interest in the organization’s work with young people and families. This fund includes the 100th Anniversary, Camp Telpahak Leadership, Camp Tippecanoe, Canton South, Fellows, Hoover-Price, Jack Vagotis Youth Sponsorship Trust, Lake Community Center, Louisville, North Canton, Northeast YMCA Corn Center Fund - J R Milano and Shaeffer Bequest Subfunds.

Robert "Driz" Young Designated Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2011
YWCA of Alliance Endowment Fund

YWCA of Alliance Endowment Fund

  • EST. 2001

Established by the Alliance YWCA with a matching grant from the GAR Foundation, income from this permanent endowment helps support operations of the YWCA of Alliance.

YWCA of Massillon Scholarship Fund

YWCA of Massillon Scholarship Fund

  • EST. 2013

This fund was established by former members of the YWCA board as a tribute to all women who served both as employees and volunteers over the past 90 years. Scholarships are offered to female residents of Western Stark County.

Kenneth and Peggy Zellers Donor Advised Fund

  • EST. 2007

Robert D. and Ilse I. Zengler Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2001

Donors Robert and Ilse Zengler designated the income from this trust to benefit Pathway Caring for Children and Stark Community Foundation’s Community Charitable Fund.

Harold E. Ziegler Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2015

A longtime supporter of the Canton community and Catholic education, Harold E. Ziegler Jr. created this fund to support his numerous charitable interests.

Zoar Community Association Endowment Fund

Zoar Community Association Endowment Fund

  • EST. 2006

Founded in 1967, the Zoar Community Association has a mission to ensure the preservation of the historical characteristics and heritage of the Village of Zoar and the surrounding areas. The Association has created an organization Endowment Fund for the purpose of providing for the long-term preservation and maintenance of the village’s historic buildings. This fund includes the Zoar Town Hall Subfund.

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