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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.

Bonnie Vazquez Memorial Scholarship Fund

Bonnie Vazquez Memorial Scholarship Fund

  • EST. 2021

Bonnie Vazquez was a passionate and caring nurse who spent her career caring for others in the operating room and later in her husband’s office. During the last stages of her life, she received exceptional care and compassion from the nurses and staff of Altercare of Country Lawn in Navarre. Impressed with their family’s experience at Altercare, Bonnie’s children established a memorial fund to show their appreciation for Altercare and honor their mother’s legacy of nursing. Scholarships in Bonnie’s memory are awarded annually from this fund to help Altercare of Country Lawn employees further their education in healthcare.

Dr. James Violet Memorial Fund

Dr. James Violet Memorial Fund

  • EST. 2020

Named in memory of her husband, Darlene Violet created a charitable fund to support Jim’s passions: medicine and sports. Dr. James Violet practiced orthopedics and sports medicine in Canton for 37 years and was known for being a devoted husband and father, caring surgeon, avid sports fan and traveler. This charitable fund provides scholarship support to students pursuing careers in the medical field and financial support for nonprofit organizations that offer sports, exercise and injury prevention programs.

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.

Edythe 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
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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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