Volunteer Spotlight: Pamela Reese Valentine

Pamela has been involved with United Way since 2007, when she was working in North Canton with the Girl Scouts. “One year they had me come and speak to Women United about Girl Scouts. They asked me to get involved with the Girl UP program as a volunteer and I did that, then became more involved with Women United from …

Volunteer Spotlight: Diane Pete

United Way of Greater Stark County Volunteer – Women United Steering Committee & 2019 Campaign Cabinet member Diane and her husband started volunteering for United Way of Greater Stark County because of an invite from Mark and Tonya Wright, 2019 United Way Campaign Co-chairs. Education is one of the three impact areas for United Way programs and it resonates strongly …

Young Leaders Society launches campaign to fund Get Connected program

Canton, Ohio (Oct. 1, 2019) — United Way of Greater Stark County’s Young Leaders Society (YLS) launched its “Five for Five” fundraising campaign today. In celebration of its fifth anniversary, YLS hopes to raise $5,000 from its membership by October 31 to benefit Get Connected, a United Way program that offers mentorship and job training opportunities to local high school …

Make a Difference Day – Volunteer Event

Saturday, October 26 – 10am – 11:30am Location: United Way of Greater Stark County Office For individuals who are struggling, living in shelters or going through counseling, many have no family or place to turn. United Way of Greater Stark County programming serves as a support to get their lives back on track. We are asking you to join us …

Power of the Purse Celebrates Inspirational Women in Stark County

(Canton, OH) September 17, 2019 – United Way of Greater Stark County’s Women United celebrated an inspiring leadership appreciation event at Gervasi Vineyards on September 10. Diane Pete, a member of both Women United and United Way’s 2019 campaign cabinet, hosted the Power of the Purse gathering. The networking event featured five local women who spoke about never giving up …

2019 Family-Friendly Workplace Award Winners Announced

(Canton, OH) September 12, 2019 – United Way of Greater Stark County’s Women United will present MAC Trailer, CommQuest Services and The Karcher Group with the Family-Friendly Workplace Awards for 2019. The third-annual event will recognize awardees on Thursday, October 10, 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. The luncheon will take place in the Kent State University at Stark Conference Center. …

United Way calls on donors to “be the reason” in 2019 fundraising campaign

Canton, Ohio (September 6, 2019) — United Way of Greater Stark County launched its annual fundraising campaign today with an inspirational morning of stories of people who have been helped because of the community’s donations. Mike Gallina, Vice President of Communications and Community Outreach for AultCare, emceed the event and with his wit and enthusiasm, helped remind attendees that the …

United Way bold goals 2020 funding changes and allocation extension

(Canton, OH) August 29, 2019 – Over the next year, United Way of Greater Stark County will evaluate its current Bold Goals 2020 to ensure that the organization is making the greatest impact in Stark County. Community conversations will be organized to gain insight from the community at all levels as United Way plans its future funding strategies. As a …

Women United to present 2019 family-friendly workplace awards on October 10

(Canton, OH) August 6, 2019 – United Way of Greater Stark County’s Women United third-annual Family-Friendly Workplace Awards will recognize awardees on Thursday, October 10, 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. The luncheon will take place in the Kent State University at Stark Conference Center. Registration for the event is available at www.uwstark.org/family-friendly-initiative In addition to celebrating this year’s award recipients, …

United Way launching Project Blueprint, for diversity, equity and inclusion

(Canton, OH) July 18, 2019 – August 12 will be the first date in the pilot session for United Way of Greater Stark County’s Project Blueprint, a program for increasing ethnic diversity in volunteer leadership. It is designed to identify, recruit, train and place diverse volunteer leaders into policy making roles to enhance the effectiveness of nonprofit agencies. “Project Blueprint’s …