United Way of Greater Stark County President & CEO Maria Heege announces retirement

(Stark and Carroll Counties) Sept. 26, 2021 — United Way of Greater Stark County President & CEO Maria Heege announced today her plans to retire from her position, effective March 31, 2022, after a remarkable 40 years of service with the nonprofit. “It’s truly been my privilege to serve in this role,” said Heege. “I’m incredibly grateful to work alongside …

Congratulations to the 2021 Family-Friendly Workplace Award recipients

(Stark and Carroll Counties, OH) September 23, 2021 – On October 19, United Way of Greater Stark County’s Women United will virtually present H-P Products, Kent State University at Stark, and Pathway Caring for Children with the Family-Friendly Workplace Awards for 2021. The event will also feature panelists who will focus on the importance of having family-friendly practices in the …

Do you know an exemplary youth who volunteers in our community?

(Stark and Carroll Counties, OH) September 20, 2021 – United Way of Greater Stark County is now accepting nominations for the 2022 Inspired Youth award. “Youth volunteers are future leaders,” says Maria Heege, United Way of Greater Stark County President & CEO. “They volunteer because of their compassion, willingness to help and positive attitude. In doing so, they gain confidence, …

Urgent Call to Donors to Help End Childhood Poverty

(Stark and Carroll Counties) Sept. 9, 2021 — United Way of Greater Stark County launched today its annual fundraising campaign with a renewed commitment to tackle the growing crisis of childhood poverty in Stark and Carroll Counties. “Right now, about 20,000 children in Stark County live in poverty,” said Dave Grabowsky, President of Standard Plumbing and Heating Co. and United …

Greg DiNarda – Alexis de Tocqueville Member

When asked what inspired his philanthropic giving, Greg DiNarda responds, “I don’t know if I consider myself a philanthropist.  I just share the things that I am fortunate to have in a way to give back.” Greg has been involved in the Greater Stark County community for many years. Serving as President of the Louisville Chamber of Commerce, Treasurer of …

VITA Volunteers Have Helped Bring More Than $22 Million Back into the Community Over the Past 8 Years

(Stark, Carroll and Tuscarawas Counties, OH) August 31, 2021 – United Way of Greater Stark County’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program volunteers helped bring $3,388,006 back into the community this year through tax credits and refunds, and over the past eight years, $22,446,534! Tax return preparation looked a little different again this year with clients dropping off their tax …

Local High School Students in ‘Get Connected’ Need Your Vote Today

(Stark and Carroll Counties, OH) August 18, 2021 – United Way of Greater Stark County’s Get Connected program needs your vote today to help receive a $25,000 grant from State Farm. The State Farm Neighborhood Assist grant is awarded by popular vote and the time period is only from August 18 to August 27. Voters need to be 18 and …

More Activities to Help Our Community Develop an Equity-oriented Lens

Stark County, OH (August 13, 2021) – On August 10, 2021, the Dismantling Racism Coalition of Stark County will celebrate its one-year anniversary of launching the 15-day Unity Challenge. Over the past 365 days, more than 2,200 community members have participated in the Unity Challenge and over 50 organizations have made a public commitment of their support by becoming endorsers …

Invite Diverse Perspectives to Your Table with Project Blueprint

(Stark and Carroll Counties, OH) August 12, 2021 – Project Blueprint is a unique program for increasing ethnic diversity in volunteer leadership and begins a new session on Sept. 16, 2021. It is designed to prepare and train local, emerging, and current BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) volunteer leaders for policy-making roles to enhance the effectiveness of nonprofit …