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Robert F. Vail, Jr. Scholarship Fund

  • EST. 1994
Valentine Project Endowment Fund

Valentine Project Endowment Fund

  • EST. 2019

The Valentine Project makes our world kinder, one child and one community at a time. The Valentine Project transforms the lives of children affected by pediatric cancer or chronic illness and their families through two major initiatives, both powered by year-round volunteer support: 1) the creation and delivery of carefully curated Valentine's Day gift packages made specifically for each child by their very own Valentine and 2) smiles across the miles through our Kindness Card Program, which sends handmade cards containing a joke or riddle. The Valentine Project Endowment Fund was created to establish a lasting revenue stream so The Valentine Project can make communities stronger by cultivating compassion while spreading love, hope and joy.

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.

Bob and Karen Vandervaart Charitable Fund

Bob and Karen Vandervaart Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2019

Bob and Karen Vandervaart created a charitable fund to support the causes they care about in Stark County. To them, Stark County is a great place to live and raise a family. Stark County has great communities and schools plus an unmatched quality of people giving back and helping each other out. Bob and Karen are part of that culture and want this fund to provide permanent financial support to local programs. Their fund will eventually become a designated fund and provide yearly support to local programs such as ArtsinStark and United Way of Greater Stark County.

Rudolph R. Vannucci Memorial Fund

  • EST. 2020

A Waynesburg native and US Army veteran, Rudy Vannucci passed away in 2020 following a meaningful 30-year career teaching fourth grade math, science and social studies at Mineral City Elementary School. As part of his estate plans, this charitable fund was created to provide support to St. James Roman Catholic Church in Waynesburg and yearly scholarships to students with strong scholastic aptitude and demonstrated financial need from Sandy Valley High School and Kent State University.

Kenneth K. and Virginia D. Varian Memorial Designated Fund

Kenneth K. and Virginia D. Varian Memorial Designated Fund

  • EST. 2018

The children of Kenneth and Virginia Varian created a charitable fund to honor their parents’ lifelong Christian faith and continual love of learning. In addition to their pride and joy of operating their family-owned Varian Orchards for 50 years, Kenneth and Virginia served their beloved community through countless hours of service. Their legacy will live on through this designated fund, which supports the music and Christian education programs at Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church in East Canton.

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Protecting Stark's Future Webinar

Protecting Stark's Future Webinar

Rooted in research, this report outlines why Stark County needs to intentionally work together to coordinate efforts and target resources to reduce child poverty.

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