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About Us

The Canton Student Loan Foundation provides low-interest student loans for Stark County graduates. Our founders wanted to make earning a degree a reality for local students. Today, our donors, Board members and staff carry on this tradition by developing, maintaining and loaning a revolving pool of funds. As students pay back their loans, these funds go back into the pool. We loan these funds again, and the work of the Foundation continues.

The Foundation is under the conscientious oversight of our dedicated Board members. Our staff, Kim Leggett, executive director, and executive assistants Sandy Hartsel and Lori Lapp, guide applicants and recipients through the loan process.

Board Officers
Lynn Hamilton, President
Sam Dorto, Jr., Past President
Lee Ann Thorn, Vice President
Leo Doyle, Secretary
George Downes, Treasurer

James Abbott Cynthia Horne George W. May, Jr.
Robert Belden David Johnson Kathleen Poporad
Christopher Burr James Ladson Mary Beth Reynolds
Dennis Fulmer Martha Lottman Joann Smith
Michael Gallina Drew Luntz Gretchen Tucker-See
Kendra Hillmer Judi Malinowski Joyce Niffenegger, Emerita
William Hoover Susan March Robert Henderson, Honorary