In 1956, Paul David referred to himself as a “peddler” selling records from the trunk of his ’56 Buick to a few grocery and drug stores. It was the beginning of a remarkable American success story with his wife Carol that led to the building of a national music retail store chain.
Built on principle, hard work and a passion for service, Camelot Music gave America it’s music…and ultimately helped to build a foundation of philanthropy for Stark County.
The late Paul David, founder of the Camelot Music retail store chain, and his wife, Carol, created the Foundation in 1980 to assist underserved Stark County Students with pursuing their educational goals. Paul David, who did not have the opportunity to attend college, but he and Carol wanted to make sure other children could. In memory of his parents, the David Scholar Program was founded.
The application process begins every year in October.
The Foundation also supports other charitable causes and worthy organizations in and around Stark County, including:
- Akron Children’s Hospital (Paul & Carol David Foundation Burn Institute)
- Boys & Girls Club of Massillon
- Habitat for Humanity East Central Ohio
- Paul & Carol David YMCA of Jackson Township
- And many more