Free books monthly to children birth to five. Early literacy matters.

(Canton, OH) April 2, 2020 – Through United Way of Greater Stark County’s partnership with Ohio Governor’s Imagination Library, any child from birth to age five in Carroll County is eligible to receive a new book in the mail each month, at no cost to the family. This community initiative would not be possible without the support of multiple local …

Alex Nicholis Coon – DeHoff Emerging Philanthropist 2020 Award Winner

DeHoff Emerging Philanthropist Award will be presented to Alex Nicholis Coon. Alex partners with the Soroptimist International of Canton/Stark County and chairs the Celebration of Women. Recently, she helped connect the Massillon Purse Project with DVPI and Soroptimist, and assisted with planning and executing the Clothing Swap in conjunction with Soroptimist and PATHS, to shed light on human trafficking in …

Jacqueline DeGarmo – Gold Key Service 2020 Award Winner

Jacqueline DeGarmo is the president and founder of Hilliard Jeane, an International Analyst at Intelligent Community Forum, a member of the governing Board of Stark County Educational Service Center, founder of First Promise, and director at both Aultman Health Foundation Board and Aultman Alliance Hospital Board. She is the former Superintendent of Plain Local Schools and a past president of …

Amy Mast – Gold Key Service 2020 award winner

Amy Mast is highly involved in United Way’s Women United donor network group, chairing the Steering Committee and leading the Advocacy Committee. She also serves on the United Way Community Investment Committee, which oversees three Impact Councils. Amy has been actively involved over the years in several United Way programs which help prepare women and young ladies for higher-paying jobs: …

Mike Patterson – Gold Key Service 2020 award winner

Mike Patterson is the former editor at The Review and continues to be involved in the news through sharing community happenings and tips. He now volunteers full-time at Alliance Community Pantry and Alliance Kiwanis Club, helping to deliver crucial services in the Alliance area. Mike actively recruits volunteers to help him deliver these services. “I am incredibly impressed by his …

2020 Workplace & Individual Award Winners to Be Recognized at Annual Celebration

(Canton, OH) February 26, 2020 – United Way of Greater Stark County will present the following workplace and volunteer awards at the Annual Celebration, March 26 at Kent State University at Stark Conference Center: Leading the Way, Rising Star, Partners in Excellence, Movers & Shakers, Gold Key Service and DeHoff Emerging Philanthropist. “We are grateful to the workplaces and individuals …

Congratulations to the Inaugural Class of Project Blueprint

(Canton, OH) January 23, 2020 – On January 9, 2020 United Way of Greater Stark County celebrated the graduation of its inaugural class of the Project Blueprint program.  The event, held at Sol Restaurant in Canton, recognized 14 class participants for their completion of the program, which is designed to identify, recruit, train and place diverse volunteer leaders into policy-making …