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About the Foundation

  • The Foundation is a non-profit 501(c) 3 tax-exempt organization formed in 1986.
  • The Stark State College Foundation seeks, receives and distributes funds, equipment, property and other contributions for the benefit of the students and programs of Stark State College.
  • Donations to the Foundation are tax-deductible.
  • The Foundation has a private board of directors comprised of local business, industry and community leaders who oversee the management of the Foundation's investments and distributors.
  • The Foundation has $3.9 million in assets.
  • Endowed scholarships provide a stable source of funding into perpetuity. The distribution level from endowment assets is critical to the long-term preservation and enhancement of real endowment value.
  • Awards are made annually, in keeping with Stark State Foundation procedures, and provide help to students, as they complete their educational goals and become productive citizens.
  • Over the past 14 years, the Stark State College Foundation has given nearly $1.3 million in scholarship funds to over 5,100 students. During the Fall 2011/Spring 2012 academic year, the Foundation funded $111,945 for student scholarships, College projects and instructional resources.
  • Stark State provides foundations and individual donors with the opportunity to achieve “productive philanthropy.” Thanks to our low tuition, every donor dollar goes further in helping students at Stark State.
  • Our scholarships help “change lives and build futures” for growing numbers of Stark State students and, at the same time, advanced economic development.