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Because of You – Michael is now saving lives!

“I put in place the care needed to stabilize the patient and by the time we arrived at the hospital, he was speaking to me,” Michael said with visible emotion, as he recalled the first time he came to someone’s rescue.

That moment – and many others in his future – are thanks to the training he received through Stark State
College’s emergency medical services program.

Michael FelcynMichael credits Stark State and his instructors for his ability to stay calm and put his training into practice, but even more, he’s grateful to you and other generous donors who made his education financially possible.

Because of you, students like him are bettering their lives – and all of ours. When you support scholarship funding through the Stark State College Foundation, you’re not only helping build a future for a student, you’re making an ongoing impact in our community.

Michael is just one example of how your gift helps provide educational training that makes a difference now – and fuels a desire to continue learning. In fact, thanks in part to donations like yours, more than 95 percent of Stark State College graduates are employed or going on to further their education.

Stark State College Foundation is proud to partner with donors in making a difference – and we’re asking You to consider a difference-making decision this year with a gift to our annual fund.

Because of You, Michael is saving lives in our community and other Stark State grads, too, are changing our world for the better. Please join us in helping them continue their quest and donate today.

Thank you for considering a donation to the Stark State College Foundation annual fund today.

There is no more lasting or meaningful gift than the gift of education.


Frequently asked questions…

Why should I give?

Your gift to the Stark State Annual Fund is important every year. All gifts, regardless of size, allow Stark State College to become the best institution it can be…and a leader in accessible higher education. Gifts to the Stark State Fund

  • provide scholarships for deserving students, making college accessible and increasing opportunities for completion success
  • help students to develop a skill set for gainful employment or prepare for seamless transition to a 4-year college
  • support dual enrollment, allowing high school students to gain college credit without incurring debt
  • address underfunded needs and gives us the ability to respond quickly to new challenges and opportunities that will advance the College
  • are an excellent way to make a tax-deductible contribution to the College’s mission and future.

Where does the money go?

Over the past 23 years, the Stark State College Foundation has given more than $4 million in scholarship funds to more than 12,000 students. During the 2017-18 academic year, the Foundation funded more than $1 million for student scholarships, college projects, programs and instructional needs.

What is an endowed scholarship?

An endowed scholarship is a permanent charitable scholarship fund that is invested with a long term strategy in order to provide income into perpetuity without invading the principal. A tax-deductible donation of $5,000, payable over five years, will establish an endowed scholarship in your name or a loved one’s name.

What is a matching gift?

Many companies will match an employee’s or their spouse’s charitable donation. This is a great way to double your donation. Check with your employer to determine if they have such a program.

Your gifts are vital to ensuring that those who want to learn have the opportunity to do so. For more information on planned giving and other giving opportunities please call the Advancement Office, 330-494-6170 ext. 4643.

Thank you for supporting Stark State College Foundation.

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