Each year, United Way of Greater Stark County recognizes individuals who demonstrate an outstanding commitment to service through two awards: the Gold Key Service Awards and the DeHoff Emerging Philanthropist of Stark County Award.
Presented at our Annual Celebration, these awards spotlight the individuals who go above and beyond in their work to transform our community one service hour at a time.
2019 Award Winners
- Joseph J. Feltes, Office Partner-in-Charge, Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs, LLC
- Patricia Wackerly, Senior Vice President, Commercial Loan Portfolio Manager, PNC
- Christopher Remark, Chief Executive Officer, Aultman Healthcare Delivery System and Chief Executive Officer, Aultman Hospital
- Angela Palomba, Executive Director, The First Tee of Canton
- Bradley Mull, Oakwood Middle School
Gold Key Service Awards
DeHoff Emerging Philanthropist of Stark County Award
The DeHoff Emerging Philanthropist award recognizes a Stark County resident age 45 and under who impacts Stark County through direct service and volunteer work in the areas of health, education and financial stability.
Bob and Linda DeHoff established the award in 2010, after serving as Alexis de Tocqueville Society co-chairs for more than a decade and leading efforts to raise more than $11.6 million to benefit residents of Greater Stark County.
The DeHoff award recipient receives $5,000 to be donated to a health and human services 501(c)(3) non-profit organization of their choice.
INSPIRED YOUTH Award
United Way of Greater Stark County wants to recognize the extraordinary contributions of young individuals who are not only volunteering their time and skills to better the community in the areas of health, education and financial stability, but are also inspiring others to join in the efforts, creating the 'multiplier effect'.
The nominee must be a resident of Stark County and between the ages of 13 to 18. Court-ordered community service does not qualify for the award. Additional criteria is included in the submission form for the award.