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Debbie and Ed Welshenbaugh Charitable Fund

Debbie and Ed Welshenbaugh Charitable Fund

  • EST. 2021

Lifelong Stark County residents Debbie and Ed Welshenbaugh established a charitable fund after long local careers as an elementary school teacher and small business owner. Their goals are to support the local community, advance education and strengthen religious institutions. Their impact will last long beyond their lifetime as their fund will be passed down to their children, Amanda and Eric, to continue their family’s tradition of making a difference.

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 11 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. 2011

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.

Western Stark County Veterans Memorial Fund

  • EST. 2019
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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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