United Way of Greater Stark County announces award winners

The Repository Published 3:45p.m ET March 11, 2022 | Updated 7:28p.m | March 11,2022

CANTON – United Way of Greater Stark County will present its volunteer and workplace awards at the organization's annual celebration March 29 at the Kent State University at Stark Conference Center.

The awards to be presented are: the DeHoff Emerging Philanthropist, Gold Key Service and Leading the Way.

The DeHoff Emerging Philanthropist Award will be given to Taylor Schauer. Bob and Linda DeHoff established the DeHoff Emerging Philanthropist Award in 2010 to recognize a Stark County resident 45 or younger who impacts Stark County through direct service and volunteer work.

The recipient receives $5,000 from the DeHoffs to be donated to a health and human service nonprofit of the recipient's choice.

Betty Smith, Phil Francis, and Chris Goff each will receive the Gold Key Service Award. United Way of Greater Stark County established the Gold Key Service Award in 1961 to recognize people who have demonstrated the highest degree of personal dedication and service in a voluntary capacity. Their contribution supports the United Way’s priorities of health, education and financial stability.

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