Stark State, JLSF Create Polar Bear Promise

May 25, 2020

Justin Hardesty, president of the Jackson Local Schools Foundation, said they brought the idea to Stark State to help Jackson alumni complete college.

“It’s Bears helping Bears. Paying it forward,” he said. “Once a bear, always a bear.”

JLSF Elects New Board President

May 16, 2020

Justin Hardesty, owner of the investment firm Hardesty Partners, is the new president of the Jackson Local Schools Foundation, a position he will retain for the next two years. He has been a member of the Foundation’s board of directors since 2004 and helped develop its signature fundraising event, the Polar Bear Plunge, serving as the event’s chairman for the past two years.

“I could not be more pleased to continue the momentum of our school foundation, sustained by a terrific board of directors and led over the past two years by Jim Camp,” Mr. Hardesty said.

Community ‘plunges’ into charity

February 16, 2020

Polar Bear Plunge participants ranged in age from grade schoolers, to high schoolers, to community leaders, to senior citizens. Every age group got involved to make a difference. Jackson Local Superintendent Chris DiLoreto led the way and was one of the first to enter the lake.

Watch Foundation President and Vice President Present ComDoc Plaque

October 11, 2019

Foundation President Jim Camp and Vice President Justin Hardesty presented ComDoc with a plaque to honor their support of Jackson Local Schools.

Thanks to their generosity, the Foundation was able to purchase an electric car for JMMS students to build and race under the supervision of JMMS teachers.

Jackson approves zoning change after adjustments

October 08, 2019

...trustees heard a presentation from Jim Camp and Justin Hardesty, president and vice president of the Jackson Local Schools Foundation. The pair thanked trustees and Fiscal Officer Randy Gonzalez for support they have provided.

Canton, Jackson take on Ohio Electric Vehicle Grand Prix

May 11, 2019

The goal of the Ohio Electric Vehicle Grand Prix is see which student-built electric car could finish the most laps in an hour. Thanks to a grant from the Jackson Local Schools Foundation, Jackson Memorial Middle School students were able to build a car to enter into the race.

Jackson Polar Bear Plunge raises money for charity

February 10, 2018

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