Congratulations to Latoya Dickens
2016 DeHoff Emerging Philanthropist of Stark County Award
Each year, United Way's DeHoff Emerging Philanthropist award recognizes a Stark County resident age 45 and under who impacts Stark County through direct service and volunteer work in the areas of Income, Education and/or Health, United Way’s three building blocks for a better quality of life.
The DeHoff Emerging Philanthropist of Stark County Award is in honor of two of United Way’s most dedicated campaign volunteers. Bob and Linda DeHoff served as the Alexis de Tocqueville Society co-chairs for over a decade, assisting in reaching donors who contribute gifts of $10,000 or more. During the 11 years they served as co-chairs, the DeHoffs led efforts to raise more than $11.6 million to benefit residents of Greater Stark County. The recipient of the award will receive $5,000 to be donated to a health and human services 501(c)(3) organization of the award recipient’s choice.
Latoya Dickens, 2016 DeHoff Emerging Philanthropist of Stark County awardee, was nominated by Cleo Lucas of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Dickens is the Fetal Infant Mortality Review project coordinator for the Canton City Health Department and adjunct faculty for Aultman College and volunteers her time advancing community health with the American Cancer Society/Relay for Life, American Heart Association, Pregnancy Choices, Aultman WOW/Closing the Gap and Big Brothers Big Sisters. She also organized the first Stroll for Infant Mortality to increase awareness of the problem of infant mortality in Stark County. Lucas states, “Latoya has a passion to see her community as healthy as possible and that drives her to use her servant’s heart in the community.”
This award will be presented Wednesday, March 30, during United Way's Annual Meeting Breakfast at Kent State University Stark Conference Center. Tickets are $20. RSVP by March 21 ».
Any questions? Contact Elizabeth Ramsburg, Director of Volunteer & Workplace Engagement, at (330) 491-9953 or via email ».
Previous DeHoff Emerging Philanthropist of Stark County Award winners:
Katie Cerrone Arnold