Jane Litz Hired as the Foundation’s Chief Financial Officer


Amber Genet

Director of Marketing and Communications

Phone:  330-745-5995


BARBERTON, Ohio, November 20, 2017 – Barberton Community Foundation, an organization focused on improving the quality of life in Barberton, announced the hiring of Jane Litz as its Chief Financial Officer. In this position, Litz will assume overall responsibility for the Foundation’s finance, accounting and program related investment functions through serving as an advisor to the Board, its committees, all fund holders, and the staff.


“We are pleased to welcome Ms. Jane Litz to the Barberton Community Foundation staff,” said President & CEO, Jim Stonkus. “Her non-profit leadership experience along with her background in finance will make her a valuable member of our team. As the Barberton Community Foundation strives to improve the quality of life for our residents, Ms. Litz will play a key role in assisting us to Build a Better Barberton”


Litz joins Barberton Community Foundation from Huntington Bank/FirstMerit, where she served as a Vice President of Finance as well as Executive Director of the FirstMerit Foundation. In her work with the FirstMerit Foundation, she developed policies and procedures, administered treasury management, fund accounting, and regulatory compliance, providing oversight of FirstMerit’s corporate charitable giving across a five state footprint.

Litz is a Certified Management Accountant and earned MBA and Bachelor of Science in Industrial Management degrees from The University of Akron, where she was awarded Outstanding Management Graduate during her tenure. Litz currently serves as a board member at the Akron Zoo, and served as capital campaign chair for the Zoo’s Mike & Mary Stark Grizzly Ridge expansion.

About Barberton Community Foundation

Established in 1996, the Barberton Community Foundation has awarded over 3,400 grants and scholarships totaling more than $82 million since its inception and invested over $22 million more to promote job creation, neighborhood improvements and educational opportunities within Barberton. The Foundation strives to improve, now and forever, the quality of life for Barberton residents by providing leadership on vital issues, fostering collaboration, and creating a legacy of giving to do good. The Foundation strengthens the community for current and future generations by proactively directing its flexible grant dollars to the community’s greatest needs.