Donors & Sponsors
Support Leadership Stark County and our programs by becoming a sponsor or donor to our annual fund drive!
2016 Annual Fund
With your support of Leadership Stark County:
- 141 Signature Program graduates currently serve on 200+ different non-profit boards
- 42 Serve as chair or president of those boards
- 41 leaders are currently in the 29th Class Signature Program
- 38 new leaders graduated from the Signature Program in 2014
- 31 Young Professionals completed the Spotlight Stark County Program in 2014
- 17 Politically active community members completed the 2015 Government Leadership Academy
“Overwhelmingly, the members of both of our boards are Leadership Stark County graduates. They bring a wide variety of professional expertise -legal, financial, human resources, and general business acumen that we, as a small non-profit do not have the means to pay for. We look first to Leadership Stark County as a recruiting tool for new board members.”
– Carolyn Hess, executive director, Project Rebuild Inc.
Frequently Asked Questions about Giving to Leadership Stark County
Why does Leadership Stark County hold an Annual Fund?
Thanks to the development new sources of revenue, tuition and fees now cover 58% of the cost of providing our programs. The Annual Fund and sponsorships make up the difference. In addition to the hundreds of volunteers who work to produce the programs, fund drive donations and sponsorships allow us to keep tuition affordable for all.
How has Leadership Stark County impacted our community?
Leadership Stark County alumni are a motivated core of committed leaders dedicated to Stark County’s future and quality of life. These alumni are at work in over 300 non-profit organizations around the county and dozens serve as chair or president of those boards. In addition, over 40 LSC graduates are serving our county as elected or appointed government officials.
What kinds of new initiatives has Leadership Stark County undertaken?
In addition to developing leadership programs for young professionals, those interested in government, and those new to Stark County, we are currently expanding the way we help non-profit boards with leadership needs through non-profit board member training, needs assessments, volunteer matching, and partnerships with local corporations.
Does Leadership Stark County need more funding?
Leadership Stark County has grown in a variety of ways. Along with administrating the expanded programming already mentioned, more than 1000 alumni and additional program participants receive services including newsletters, networking opportunities, tours and educational events that require staff hours.
Most importantly, the annual fund drive allows Leadership Stark County to :
- Provide Leadership for Non-profit Boards
- Build Community awareness for informed citizens
- Create Relationships between diverse groups
- Empower Leaders through education, skills development, and awareness
- Generate Change for a better Stark County
- Develop Leaders for Stark County