About the Stark Library Foundation
The Stark Library Foundation believes the library is a powerful tool – a store of knowledge that transforms lives through the written word and other meaningful resources.
The Stark Library Foundation was founded by a group of passionate volunteers determined to financially support the mission of Stark Library, helping library leadership to grow programming and service offerings.
Since its creation in 2006, the Stark Library Foundation has raised more than $1 million from many generous donors in the community. Although a portion of this money is invested in the Stark Community Foundation to grow for the Library’s future needs, nearly $400,000 has been disbursed to the Library.
These funds have supported a variety of initiatives including the Dolly Parton Imagination Library, Summer Reading Program, Young Mother’s Program, e-Reader Project, Maker Space items, the Technology Learning Environment Project, and the Capital Campaign.
The Foundation has grown every year, thanks to its passionate Board of Directors, dedicated volunteers, and generous community support.
2022-2023 Library Foundation Board of Trustees
Denise Hill, President
Retired Co-Owner, Customer Fireplace Shop
Suzanne Birkbeck, President-Elect
Jeanne Freitag, Treasurer
Angela Rembert, Secretary
Cafeteria Assistant, Youth Mentor Canton City Schools/Stark County Community Action Agency
Stark County ESC
Vice President of Marketing & Fund Development, Goodwill Industries of Greater Cleveland & East Central Ohio, Inc.
Director of Marketing
Barb Cockroft (EWING)
Stark County ESC,
State Support Team, Region 9
Associate Director, Government & External Affairs, Northeast Ohio Medical University
President and Founder,
Hilliard Jeane LLC
Vice President Events and Marketing Strategy, Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce
Willis Gordon Enterprises
Director of Strategic Accounts
Professional Assistant Professor of Accounting, Walsh University
Dr. Geraldine Humphrey
Retired counselor and community volunteer
College and Career Prep Advisor
La Tarsha Miller
Director, Business Affairs & Operations,
Kent State University at Stark
Director of Tax Services,
President and CEO,
ArtsinStark and Cultural Center for the Arts