Eric Belden Joins ArtsinStark Board

ArtsinStark, Stark County’s Arts Council, is pleased to announce the addition of Eric Belden to the organization’s board of directors.

Belden is a seasoned philanthropy executive with more than two decades of experience in the fundraising industry. He is currently leading the Aultman Health Foundation as the Vice President of Development. Beyond his expertise in fundraising and non-profit work, Belden’s skills span budgeting, coaching, advertising, and entrepreneurship.

Before joining Aultman Health Foundation, Belden spent over ten years leading Walsh University as their Vice President of Advancement and University Relations, where he played a pivotal role in directing successful fundraising campaigns and enhancing university relations. Belden also previously served as the Executive Director of Pathway Caring for Children.

“We’re thrilled to have Eric join our board. His expertise in development and long history of servant leadership in Stark County is invaluable as we continue our work in elevating the arts and strengthening Stark County,” said Maureen Ater, incoming CEO of ArtsinStark.

Belden joins ArtsinStark’s impressive roster of community leaders who help guide the 50-plus-year-old nonprofit.

ABOUT ARTSINSTARK

For more than 50 years, ArtsinStark has served the community by elevating the arts to strengthen our community.  The organization leverages the arts as a vehicle to support its key focus areas: Arts & Education, Arts & Well-being, and Arts & Vitality. With funds raised through the annual Campaign for the Arts, ArtsinStark will continue its support of the area’s seven major arts groups: Canton Museum of Art, Canton Palace Theatre, Massillon Museum, Sing Stark, Canton Ballet, Canton Symphony Orchestra, and Bluecoats. The organization has provided grants totaling approximately $15 million over the last 12 years to these groups, other non-profits, schools, and artists. For more information, visit ArtsinStark.com.

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