$5,364,430 invested into the community in 2021-2022

(Stark County, OH) March 30, 2022 – United Way of Greater Stark County recognized community volunteers and announced an investment of $5,364,430 into the community from April 2021 to March 2022. Full financial report available online at uwstark.org.

Michael L. Howard, Chair of United Way’s Board of Directors, and Retired Judge of Stark County Family Court recognized all volunteer award recipients: Taylor Schauer received the DeHoff Emerging Philanthropist Award, and Betty Smith, Phil Francis and Chris Goff received the Gold Key Service Awards. More information available online and award recipient videos are available HERE . He also announced Outgoing Board members Elsa Cave, Diebold Nixdorf; Phil Francis, Huntington National Bank; Don McCord, Marathon Petroleum Company LP – Ohio Refining Division; Gary Schumacher, Community Volunteer and new Board members Janelle Lee, MAGNET (Manufacturing Advocacy Growth Network); Lou Poppovich, Huntington National Bank; and Tracie McCall, Marathon Petroleum Company LP – Ohio Refining Division; Joseph Schauer, Schauer Group, Inc.

Dave and Laura Grabowsky, 2021-22 Campaign Co-Chairs, announced the results of the 2021-22 campaign fundraising dollars at $5,674,297, which will be invested into our community in the coming year. They also presented the workplace award recipients; full list of recipients available here. Campaign Co-Chairs for 2022-23 will be Joe Schauer and Taylor Schauer of The Schauer Group, Inc.

United Way is also a few months into celebrating its centennial year and Tonya Wright and Diane Pete, the Centennial Committee’s Co-Chairs, talked about the many events, including the Feb. 19 kick-off event of Stone Soup with 100 volunteers, and an upcoming event with 250 volunteers needed to form the number 100 on GlenOak High School’s stadium turf on April 9. Participants will receive a free t-shirt, and must sign-up by Apr. 1 at uwstark.org/centennial-photo

About United Way of Greater Stark County
For 100 years, United Way of Greater Stark County has served Stark and Carroll Counties. During that time, we have continued to build a better, equitable community where every person has the potential for a healthier life, a better education and more financial stability. We look to the future through our investment priorities, which ensure our community will have the foundation it needs to thrive: Access to Health, Childhood Success, Youth Success, Economic Mobility and Basic Housing Needs. With the support of volunteers, community partners and donors, we invest donor dollars efficiently and effectively into local community programs serving the most critical needs. Learn more at uwstark.org.