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 …

2021 Alexis De Tocqueville Mentor: Dick Nicely

A graduate of North Canton Hoover High School, 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.  Christy bought the company and Dick purchased it from his father.  R. G. …

2021 Alexis De Tocqueville Mentor: Bill Luntz

William “Bill” Luntz grew up in a home where giving was considered more important than receiving.  That became a strong influence on him, and Bill says, “My father always told me when you derive your livelihood from a community, you have an obligation to give back.” Learning that lesson at a young age shaped Bill’s life in the Stark County …

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Donor StoriesYour generosity helps build a better futureSeptember 8, 2021Donor StoriesGreg DiNarda – Alexis de Tocqueville MemberWhen 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 t…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 …