Volunteer Spotlight: Amy Mast

I first joined the steering committee for United Way of Greater Stark County’s Women United (formerly Women’s Leadership Council) in January 2014, and in April 2019, I became chair. While serving on the steering committee, I assisted with creating a new strategic plan for Women United. We revised our mission to: “Women United engages women in creating opportunities for supporting …

Volunteer Spotlight: Bob Fernandez

As a life-long Stark County resident, Bob Fernandez wanted to give back to his community from an early age. “I had parents who had a great deal of pride in Stark County, and they instilled that in me,” said Fernandez. “I always had an eye on the vitality and health of the community. When I reached an age where I …

Chris Remark

Volunteer Spotlight: Christopher Remark

When Aultman Hospital CEO Christopher Remark first began supporting United Way of Greater Stark County, he knew it played a vital role in the community. But it wasn’t until he joined the organization’s board of directors in 2011 that he fully appreciated its impact.   “When I started giving nearly 25 years ago, I knew [United Way of Greater Stark …

Courtney Johnson-Benson

Volunteer Spotlight: Courtney Johnson-Benson

Courtney Johnson-Benson has a passion for education. As Senior Assistant Director of Admissions for the University of Akron, she helps students pursue their dreams of higher education, while navigating them through the complexities of the college admissions process. When she joined United Way of Greater Stark County’s Young Leaders Society (YLS) in 2016, the organization’s focus on education seemed like a …

The Purse Project – Purse Assembly Event

Friday, June 21, 20193 PM – 5 PM United Way of Greater Stark County, 401 Market Avenue North, Suite 300, Canton, Ohio 44702 The Purse Project continues! We are hoping to assemble about 400 more purse kits to get distributed to women and younger girls in need throughout Stark County. There are several organizations helping middle school and high school …

More than a dozen new walking paths now available with Stark Walks program

(Canton, OH) August 28, 2018 – These local, pedestrian-friendly pathways were created to encourage safe exercise. With signs that indicate distance and approximate travel time, individuals can measure their walking distance and time spent being physically active within their own neighborhood. The urban pathways are a free, easy way for residents to participate in physical activity in Northeast, Southeast and …

YLS gives two local students a book scholarship

(Canton, OH) June 19, 2018 – United Way of Greater Stark County’s Young Leaders Society (YLS) chose the first two recipients for their new book scholarship on Friday, July 20. Each student is eligible to receive a total of $4,000 ($1,000 per year) to offset the cost of books for college. This new book scholarship initiative is part of the …

United Way of Greater Stark County Hires Director of Philanthropy

(Canton, OH) May 31, 2018 – Terri Bate has joined the staff of United Way of Greater Stark County as the Director of Philanthropy. The new position was developed to strengthen existing relationships with key stakeholders while nurturing new connections with individual donors and foundations. The Director of Philanthropy serves as a liaison between unique donors and pressing needs in …