2021 Alexis De Tocqueville Mentor: Dick Nicely

Richard (Dick) Nicely, earned a degree in Civil Engineering in Syracuse, New York, and is a veteran of the Army Corps of Engineers. After college, Dick returned to Canton, and joined his father, Christy, at R. G. Smith Company. Dick eventually purchased the company from his father and now R. G. Smith, an industrial general contractor, is in its third …

2021 Alexis De Tocqueville Mentor: Bill Luntz

William “Bill” Luntz grew up in a home where giving was considered more important than receiving. Bill says, “Myfather always told me when you derive your livelihood from a community, you have an obligation to give back.” Bill joined the Luntz Corporation shortly after returning from France after serving in the Army Air Corps. He was VP of Luntz Corporation …

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Donor StoriesYour generosity helps build a better future June 28, 2021Donor Stories2021 Alexis De Tocqueville Mentor: Dick NicelyRichard (Dick) Nicely, earned a degree in Civil Engineering in Syracuse, New York, and is a veteran of the Army Corps of Engineers. After college, Dick returned to Canton, and joined his father, Christy, at R. G. Smith Company. Dick even…Read MoreBy Tracy …

2020 Alexis de Tocqueville Society Mentors: Fred and Virginia Olivieri

Born in Canton to fathers who emigrated from Italy in 1920, Fred and Virginia Olivieri were well known in their high schools. “Personality, football queen and talented” were words describing Virginia. “Freddie” was the “life of the party.” Not much has changed since those days, as Fred and Virginia put their personalities and talents together to make a dynamic impact …

2020 Alexis de Tocqueville Society Mentors: Dick and Lynn Kempthorn

Richard and Marilynn Kempthorn were lifetime residents of Canton Ohio, settling on a farm in Jackson Township after their marriage in 1956. Never ones for the spotlight, they raised their family surrounded by the quiet setting of rolling hills and noisy barnyards. Dick was the only child of James and Lucille Kempthorn and was taught early about the benefit of …