Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation

 
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Gather • Grow • Grant

Felicia Fuller, Finance & Administration Manager


Michael Whalton,

Executive Director


Amy Pancake,

Affiliate Director & Scholarship Coordinator

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Scott Roach, President

Darlene Truman,

Vice-President

Lisa Welch

Treasurer

Diane Dailey,

Secretary

Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation Officers for 2014

 

    The Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation is about Local Leadership . . . overseeing Local Assets . . . meeting Local Needs . . .


   Our Mission?  To improve the quality of life in the Eastern Panhandle by building permanent endowment to benefit Jefferson, Berkeley, and Morgan Counties.


   Our Vision?  To Gather Grow and Grant.  Our goal is to build or gather a permanent endowment for our community.  Gifts of any amount build our local strength.  Rather than spend your gift, we invest it, and grow its worth.  Then, each year, earnings from the investments are used to provide grants to charities and scholarships to students in our community.


    Our Organization? Established in 1995, the Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation has grown to be one of the largest grantmakers in the region with more than $17 million in assets. In 2013, the average endowed fund at the Community Foundation enjoyed investment gains of more than 14% for the year. And, during the past four years, a total of slightly more than $3.5 million was granted to local nonprofit organizations and charitable causes.


    All of our financial records are open for inspection and many can be downloaded from our web site. To access our annual audit or IRS Form 990 follow this link to the “About Us” page on our web site.


Eastern West Virginia

Community Foundation

229 East Martin Street, Suite 4

Martinsburg, West Virginia 25401

phone:  (304) 264-0353 

facsimile:  (888) 507-8375


info@EWVCF.org

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Over $86,000 in Scholarships Awarded in 2014


    Students from around the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia gathered together in mid-May to be recognized for their academic accomplishments and to receive well-deserved scholarships. Awards ranged from $500 to $4,000 thanks to the 30-plus endowed scholarship funds administered by the Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation.

    Community Foundation President Scott Roach welcomed the students, their families, and the donors who made the event possible. The late afternoon Scholars & Donors Reception was held at the Purple Iris in Martinsburg and was made even more memorable thanks to the presence of West Virginia Teacher of the Year, Erin Sponaugle.

    Students from Jefferson, Washington, Musselman, Martinsburg, Hedgesville, Berkeley Springs, and Paw Paw High Schools were in attendance. EWVCF scholarship coordinator Amy Pancake did a splendid job making the students and their families feel right at home, and took the time to recognize some of the outstanding achievements of each scholarship recipient.

    Tiffany and her staff at the Purple Iris treated our guests with great hors d’oeuvres, and even though a squall blew through during the final minutes of the reception everyone had a wonderful time.

    One of the highlights of the evening was when the board of the community foundation surprised Erin Sponaugle by recognizing her excellent work in the field of education with an endowed scholarship established in her name.  The Erin Sponaugle Teachers Scholarship Fund will make an annual award to a student in Berkeley County who plans to become a teacher after graduating from college.