Taylor Schauer

Your role on the board: Board Secretary 

Tell us a bit about your background: Born and raised in Stark County, my wife Kari and I have two children and reside in Canton. Read her formal bio. 

What do you/did you do for work? I joined the family business full-time in 2009 and I’ve spent my time specializing in outsourced risk management, international property and liability, contract surety and business insurance coverage placement. In addition to advising clients, my responsibilities include the planning and implementation of all financial activities, long-range strategic planning and talent development for the company.   

How did you come to join the United Way board? How long have you been on the board? I’ve been on the board for 6 years but my connection with United Way started over 11 years ago when I joined the Finance and Basic Needs Impact Council. I’ve served on the Finance Committee for almost 10 years.  

Briefly explain your work on the board: I’ve served as a Board Member, Finance Committee Chair, Co-Campaign Chair, Impact Council Volunteer and more. It’s been a great organization to be a part of.  

Describe your involvement with United Way prior to joining the board: Impact Council and Finance Committee Volunteer. 

What community partners or volunteer programs are you most passionate about supporting? Why is United Way’s work important to you? Please explain.  Early Childhood Programs have always been a focal point for my wife Kari and me. We are passionate about a variety of other important community initiatives such as homelessness, parenting programs and drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs to name a few. The United Way of Greater Stark County allows us to see the broader needs of our community and provides a variety of opportunities for us to get involved. 

If you could share any piece of advice with the children of Stark County, what would it be? Write down your dreams.

What do you like to do in your down time? Spend time with my two wonderful children.

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