The Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation manages 191 Endowed funds established by donors to serve Jefferson, Berkeley and Morgan counties. The minimum gift required for a donor to establish a named Agency, Donor Advised, Designated, Field-of-Interest, or Unrestricted Fund is $5,000 and the annual administration fee for these funds is 1%. The Scholarship Fund minimum is $10,000, with an annual 2% admin fee.
Endowed funds that support nonprofit organizations and charitable causes in Hampshire and Hardy counties are listed on the affiliate web sites.
Agency Endowed Funds
Nonprofit organizations can establish an Agency Endowment at the community foundation. It’s a simple and efficient way to build an endowment — and help create sustainability — for your nonprofit organization. The community foundation’s experienced staff can also help your organization develop a campaign to build your endowment.
Berkeley County Historical Society Legacy Fund 2013 Founded in memory of long-time director Don Wood, this fund supports Historical Society research programs and provides funds for archival supplies and other items necessary for history preservation.
Blue Ridge CTC Foundation Endowment Fund 2015 Founded by the board of the Blue Ridge CTC Foundation, this fund was established to provide an endowment that will generate financial support for the college’s annual operations and programming.
Camp Frame 4-H Fund 2007 Members of the community have supported Camp Frame in Berkeley County for years. In 2007 the 4-H Board established this fund with a legacy gift in order to build an endowment that will provide annual funding for Camp Frame and for future generations of 4-H campers to learn about leadership, citizenship and life skills.
Community Networks, Inc. Endowment Fund 2008 Created with assistance from the 2008 Eastern WV Community Foundation Charity Challenge, this fund provides support for Community Network, Inc., which operates Bethany House and provides assistance to low income families, women and children.
For the Kids, By George Children’s Museum Endowment Fund 2014 Established by this Martinsburg-based museum shortly after receiving the 2014 Solomon Fine Memorial Fund Grant for Outstanding Community Service, this fund will provide distributions to the museum to support operations.
Friends of Senior Life Services of Morgan County Endowment Fund 2009 Established with help from the Charity Challenge grant and matching Senior Life Services donors, this fund benefits the Berkeley Springs-based group.
Robert L. Hawvermale Sr. Saint Mark’s Episcopal Church Camp Fund 2009 Created by the Trustees of St. Mark’s Church and with the generosity of the Hawvermale family, this fund supports youth attending Peterkin Camp of Romney, WV, or a similar camp program.
Hospice of the Panhandle Endowment Fund 2000 This was our very first agency endowed fund. Earnings help offset Hospice expenses throughout the community as the organization fulfills its mission to provide resources for care givers, patients and families.
Jefferson County 4-H Foundation Fund 2008 This fund was established by the 4-H Foundation through generous support from the following donor Funds: “Woody” & June Adams, Bank of Charles Town, Bardane Community Center, F. Kenneth & Gay F. Barron, Keith & Laura Berkeley, John “J.P.” & Donna Burns, Edgar Drew Conklyn & Ida Albin Conklyn, Mrs. “Lulu” Jack Catrow, Charles Town Lions Club, Charles Town Moose Lodge #948, F&M Bank WV (BB&T), Hazel M. Hendricks, Robert A. & Pauline S. Hockensmith, Mary Frances Hockman, H.M. “Marty” & Carol Kable, Margaret “Sugie” Jamison, Jefferson County 4-H Leaders, Jefferson County CEOS, Jefferson County Fair, Jefferson County Farm Bureau, Jefferson Security Bank, Todd Kable, Dr. Dale Keyser, W.H. Knode’s Sons, Marion Myers, South Jefferson Ruritan, Robert W. & Rubye C. McCormick, D.L. & Tara Morgan Family Scholarship, Annabelle & Charles W. Osbourn, Ridge Runner’s 4-H Club, Cynthia Kay Russell, J. Edward & Louise Saville, Robert R. & Mary Rogers Smith, James W. & Mary B. Staley, George E. Tabb, Sr. & Dorothy Tabb, Jim & Anne J. Tabb, Lyle C. Tabb, Florence Ann Vickers, Mary Catherine Vickers, William E. “Pete” Walker.
Martinsburg-Berkeley County Parks and Recreation Fund 2011 Created by the Martinsburg-Berkeley County Parks & Recreation Board, this fund supports its countywide public recreation programs.
Martinsburg-Berkeley County War Memorial Park Fund 2005 For this favorite community park in the heart of Martinsburg, fund distributions aid in restoration and upkeep of facilities and provide programs for the thousands who love and enjoy War Memorial Park.
Mountain Heart Foundation Fund 2005 Mountain Heart Foundation operates a West Virginia summer camp for children with heart conditions. This fund provides scholarships for children from the Eastern Panhandle to attend this special West Virginia camp.
Old Opera House Theatre Endowment 2009 Created with assistance from the 2009 Charity Challenge and matching gifts from Old Opera House donors, this fund benefits the Charles Town-based community theatre.
Our History, Our Community Fund 2016 The board of the Jefferson County Historic Landmarks Commission established this fund to support a grant program for stabilization and maintenance of historic structures, and for the purchase and maintenance of battlefield land in the unincorporated areas of Jefferson County. Investment returns will be added to the fund until it reaches $100,000 in value.
Panhandle Home Health Endowment Fund 2003 Panhandle Home Health’s Board of Directors created this fund as a permanent organizational endowment. Distributions from the fund will help offset annual expenses as Panhandle Home Health fulfills its mission to provide quality health care services in the comfort of patients’ homes.
Shepherdstown Day Care Endowment Fund 2006 Created by the Board of Directors of the Shepherdstown Day Care Center, the fund helps this child care provider serve many at-risk and in-need children from our community.
Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church Fund 2011 Created by the leadership of the Church, this fund serves as an endowment to support the church’s work in the community.
United Way of the Eastern Panhandle Community Safety Net Fund 2008 The fund assists families who face an immediate crisis and are unable to meet their basic needs, such as food and shelter.
United Way of the Eastern Panhandle Endowment Fund 2005 This fund was established to help offset the costs of day-to-day operations of the United Way in an effort to ensure donors’ gifts are maximized to meet critical needs.
United Way of the Eastern Panhandle Independent Seniors Endowment Fund 2008 This fund provides senior citizens with services and opportunities to attain a decent quality of life and be safe, healthy and engaged.
United Way of the Eastern Panhandle Strong Families Endowment Fund 2008 This fund helps families meet their full potential by acquiring the skills and securing the resources to meet their housing, health and other basic needs.
United Way of the Eastern Panhandle Thriving Children Endowment Fund 2008 This endowment fund ensures that children and youth enjoy normal growth in emotional, educational and social competencies.
WV-20021 AFJROTC Angels Fund 2011 Created by the leaders of WV-20021 AFJROTC, this fund provides the group with resources to promote education and Jr. ROTC student advancement at Jefferson High School.
Establishing a Designated Fund allows you to support the good work of a specific nonprofit organization — a senior center, museum or virtually any nonprofit charitable organization. Because it’s given through your Community Foundation, your gift provides the organization you select with funding and investment management services through the power of endowment.
EWVCF Administrative Endowment Fund 2004 Originally founded by Community Foundation former Presidents Doug Roach, Tia McMillan and Diane Dailey, this fund’s distributions help offset the annual operating expenses of the Community Foundation — our own endowment for the future.
Ambrose Park Children’s Garden Fund 2013 This fund was created to help provide financial support for the new Children’s Garden in Ambrose Park next to the Wurzburg Dog Park in Martinsburg.
Animal Welfare Society of Jefferson County Fund 2010 A planned gift by Helen Jackson Bowser created this designated fund to benefit the Animal Welfare Society of Jefferson County.
Berkeley Arts Council Endowment Fund 2012 This donor-designated fund supports the operations of the Berkeley Arts Council, which serves Martinsburg and Berkeley County, West Virginia.
Boys and Girls Club of the Eastern Panhandle Fund 2006 This fund was launched by Richard Durham with the assistance of BCT Bank of Charles Town, Bob Baronner, and Rich Stephens & Stefani Pierson. It provides general support to the Boys & Girls Clubs which serve Jefferson, Berkeley, and Morgan counties, by offering safe-haven, after-school programs, clubs, recreation and activities to many area youth.
Boys and Girls Club of Morgan County Gail A. Shade Fund 2004 This fund supports the Boys and Girls Club of the Eastern Panhandle and its Morgan County facility in honor of 2004 Spirit of the Panhandle volunteer Gail Shade, who helped to create the club. CNB Bank, Inc. donated funding to establish this endowment.
John L. Burkett, III Memorial Fund 2016 Established in memory of John L. Burkett, III, by his parents, this designated fund provides annual support to the United Way of the Eastern Panhandle Strong Families Endowment Fund.
CASA of the Eastern Panhandle Fund 2007 This charity serving abused and neglected children in the tri-county will forever benefit from the generosity of Tari Hampe-Deneen, 2007 Spirit of the Panhandle honoree, with this permanent endowment made possible by CNB Bank, Inc.
C-CAP Loaves and Fishes Fund 2008 Generously founded by Trinity United Methodist Church, this fund provides annual support to this core health and human service organization serving Berkeley County residents in rent assistance, financial management and general aid.
Charles Town Rotary J.B. Smith Memorial Fund 2003 Set up in memory of Harpers Ferry’s J.B. Smith, who was killed in an automobile accident in 1998 at age 23, this fund was established by the Charles Town Rotary to benefit Jefferson Memorial Park, public high-school baseball athletics in Jefferson County and the Eastern Panhandle CARE Clinic.
Cool Spring Preserve Fund 2016 When the board of the local nonprofit organization Craftworks at Cool Spring, Inc. transferred ownership of Cool Spring Preserve to the Potomac Valley Audubon Society in late 2016 the decision was made to provide funding to help maintain the rare plants and hydrology in the marsh, encourage natural forest regeneration in the woodlands, and control invasive species throughout the property. Annual distributions from the Cool Spring Preserve Fund will help cover some of these costs.
Eastern Panhandle CARE Clinic Fund 2005 Created in honor of Katharine Costea, named 2005 Spirit of the Panhandle. She selected the Eastern Panhandle CARE Clinic as her endowment beneficiary to support its commitment to serving those in need with medical care. The fund was sponsored by Bank of Charles Town.
Eastern Panhandle Young Life Endowment Fund 2006 This designated fund will forever benefit the local chapter of Young Life, a program dedicated to reaching out to school-aged youth with faith-based gatherings, activities and programs.
Endowment for Special Needs 2004 This fund supports the Hedgesville-based Groves Center, which provides training and occupational involvement for special needs adults.
First Presbyterian Church Angel Fund 2007 Created by a charter Board member of the Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation, Phil Seibert, this fund allows the leaders of the church congregation to help individuals and families in need in our community who suffer from catastrophic and unexpected events.
Goldie Gibbons Park Fund 2016 Established with a legacy gift from Virginia Gibbons, the fund will help Berkeley County Parks & Recreation build and maintain the Goldie Gibbons Park on the site of Ms. Gibbon’s homestead in Bedington, West Virginia. The facility is being created as a “fun place for families and dogs.”
Habitat for Humanity Endowment Fund 2005 Launched by C. David and Barbara L. Miller, this fund provides annual general operating support for this tri-county organization that brings together community resources to build housing for those in need.
George W. and Holly Woods Hancock Memorial Fund — Mt. Zion Methodist Church Fund 1995 Mr. Hancock honored his wife’s memory and their faith by creating this organizational endowment fund to benefit Martinsburg’s Mt. Zion Methodist Church.
Hawkens & Whalton Family Fund 2013 A Legacy Society gift will fund this endowment to support favorite nonprofit organizations and charitable causes of Michael and Susan Hawkens Whalton.
Healthy Smiles Dental Health Fund 2007 Created by Dean and Betty Russell — and added to by dozens of friends and caring citizens in the community — this fund helps to address the dental health needs of our community, including some 10,000 Medicaid children needing dental service in the tri-county area.
Katherine Burr Jackson Fund for the Peter Burr Farm 2016 John League established this fund to honor his Aunt Katherine, a direct descendant of Peter Burr, to support the Peter Burr Farm, a property owned and maintained by the Jefferson County Historic Landmarks Commission.
Jefferson County Public Schools Fund 2006 This endowment provides funding for the support, continuation and advancement of public education K–12 programs in Jefferson County.
Junior Mentoring Program (JUMP) of the Eastern Panhandle 2003 Multiple donors — Don Owen, Andrew Michael, Robert Strauch and Joanna Abbruzzese — helped establish this fund to benefit a highly respected organization that matches at-risk children with volunteering adults who serve as mentors.
James E. Keel Jefferson County Community Ministries Fund 2008 This fund supports the Jefferson County Community Ministry (JCCM); serving those in need with clothing, a food pantry and other aid.
Floyd and Mike Kursey Fund 2011 Named 2011 Spirit of the Panhandle for their tireless volunteer work in the community, Floyd and Michaela “Mike” Kursey’s fund benefits Hospice of the Panhandle.
Larry Lower Morgan County Food & Farms Association Fund 2013 Morgan County’s 2013 Spirit of the Panhandle winner established this fund to support the local farm and food movement.
Martinsburg Civil Air Patrol Fund 2016 Martinsburg resident Dennis D. Barron, a long-time supporter of the West Virginia Wing of the Civil Air Patrol, established this legacy gift which will be funded through his estate plan to help support operations and programs of the Martinsburg Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol.
Martinsburg Union Rescue Mission Fund honoring Bill and Libby Crowe 2012 Established by an anonymous donor who wanted to pay tribute to Pastor and Mrs. Crowe, this fund will provide financial resources to support the Martinsburg Union Rescue Mission and its programs.
Arthur H. Miller Fund 2006 Created by bequest, Arthur Miller designated his fund to provide annual grants to benefit Berkeley County Senior Services.
Ginnie Molnar Fund for Special Athletes 2004 Created by BB&T Wealth Management in honor of 2004 Spirit of the Panhandle volunteer Ginnie Molnar, this fund provides annual support to Special Olympians in Berkeley County.
Pat & Bev Murphy Boys & Girls Club Arts Fund 2013 Our 2013 Berkeley County Spirit of the Panhandle honoree Pat Murphy and his wife, Bev, established this fund to support art programs at the Boys & Girls Club in Martinsburg. Annual distributions will be used to purchase supplies, equipment and reference materials for the photography program and other arts programs offered by the Club.
Norborne Preschool/Sarah Steptoe Charitable Fund 2013 Established in honor of one of the founders and long-time champions of Norborne Preschool, this endowment fund will provide resources to assist in operating this highly respected organization.
Ron Nordeen/Good Shepherd InterfaithVolunteer Caregivers Fund 1999 Founded in honor of Ron Nordeen, this fund provides an endowment for the Good Shepherd Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers, which provides caregiving and support for elderly, homebound and needy citizens in Jefferson County. A gift from Conrad C. Hammann, Sr., first “seeded” the fund.
Patient Care of Hospice Fund 2007 With funds made possible by BB&T Wealth Management and through the charitable vision of 2007 Spirit of the Panhandle honoree Betty Jo Stout, this fund helps financially needy patients under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle.
Peterkin Camp and Conference Center Fund 2013 — Shell Agreement Bonn “Buzz” Poland has established this legacy gift to benefit the Episcopal Dioceses of West Virginia to help maintain and operate the Peterkin Camp and Conference Center in Romney, West Virginia.
Poland Lodge and Camp Rock Enon Fund 2013 — Shell Agreement A legacy gift has been earmarked by Bonn “Buzz” Poland to benefit the Shenandoah Area Council of Boy Scouts of America by providing annual funds to help with upkeep and maintenance of Poland Lodge at Camp Rock Enon.
Potomac Valley Audubon Society Fund 2004 Founded in honor of 2004 Spirit of the Panhandle Volunteer Jean Neely and endowed by the Bank of Charles Town, this fund provides annual support for the Potomac Valley Audubon Society and its Yankauer Nature Preserve.
Reliving History Fund 2009 This fund supports programs that enrich and support the restoration, preservation and interpretation of historic sites with significant relevance between years 1750–1800 in the Eastern Panhandle, such as the Peter Burr House (the oldest wood frame structure in West Virginia) in Kearnesyville, WV.
Steven M. and Tina F. Roach Camp and Mission Fund 2009 This designated fund benefits youth attending camps and/or mission trips in the U.S. or abroad. The fund works with Young Life, St. Luke’s United Methodist Church and Otterbein United Methodist Church to identify interested youth.
Rosabell and James Roman Fund 2009 Rosabell Roman was honored as a 2009 Spirit of the Panhandle. She designated her fund to benefit her church, Mount Zion United Methodist Church, Martinsburg.
Myrtle Schneiderhan Fund 2008 This legacy fund supports the programs and services provided by Trinity Episcopal Church, Martinsburg.
Ernie Schrider and Friends Fund 2009 Named a 2009 Spirit of the Panhandle, Ernie Schrider designated his fund to equally benefit Morgan County Starting Points and the American Cancer Society.
Betty L. Severson Good Shepherd Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers Fund 2009 Named a 2009 Spirit of the Panhandle honoree, Betty Severson shaped her fund to benefit Good Shepherd Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers of Shepherdstown.
Shenandoah Women’s Center Fund 2005 Created in honor of 2005 Spirit of the Panhandle Ruth Veach, this fund supports the critical day-to-day work of the Shenandoah Women’s Center.
Tallent Family Charitable Fund 2016 A legacy gift will establish this fund through a charitable remainder trust to support Hospice of the Panhandle charity care.
Trinity Episcopal Church Angel Fund 2007 Founded by Phil Seibert, this fund allows the leaders of the church congregation to help individuals and families in need from our community.
Trinity Episcopal Church Fund 2013 Bonn “Buzz” Poland established this shell agreement in his estate plan to provide future funding to support the operations of Trinity Episcopal Church in Martinsburg, West Virginia.
Trinity Lutheran Church Needmore Cemetery Fund 1997 The Trustees of Trinity Lutheran Church established this endowment fund for maintenance, repair and upkeep of Berkeley County’s Needmore Cemetery, Arden, West Virginia.
Dan VanBelleghem Fund 2011 Named for the 2011 Spirit of the Panhandle, Dan’s honorary fund supports programs offered by Good Shepherd Interfaith Caregivers and the Eastern Panhandle CARE Clinic.
The George Washington Chair of Living Ethics at Shepherd University 2002 The Fund for the George Washington Chair of Living Ethics was established with an initial gift from Dr. Donald Patthoff in order to endow a Community Ethics Chair at Shepherd University in Jefferson County, West Virginia. Until the fund reaches $300,000 in total endowment (the minimum necessary to support an Ethics Chair), periodic grants will be made to Shepherd University for programs and projects that explore and nurture the character of our communities as embodied by our nation’s first president. The Washington family was instrumental in settling our region; their ideals and ethics intermingled with their neighbors, and helped shape our nation;. West Virginia’s Eastern Panhandle remains a living legacy and a guiding light for our region and our nation.
John S. Wharton Fund 2004 Created through the estate of John Wharton and in cooperation with First United Bank and Trust, this fund benefits eight specific charities yearly: Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Eastern Panhandle, Hospice of the Panhandle, Martinsburg Public Library, Martinsburg Rescue Mission, Salvation Army, Shawnee Girl Scouts Council, Shenandoah Area Council Boys Scouts of America, and Shenandoah Women’s Center.
Helen Wolford Humane Society Fund 2010 Ms. Wolford created this designated fund as a legacy to support the Berkeley County Humane Society with annual distributions to help offset expenses of providing care for animals waiting to be adopted.
Donor Advised Funds
A Donor Advised Fund allows you to make a gift to the Community Foundation and remain actively involved in suggesting uses for your gift. You can work with the Community Foundation staff to suggest ongoing uses for the fund — targeting the issues you care about most. Grant awards are issued to charities in the name of the fund (or anonymously if you prefer). It’s a simple, powerful and highly personal approach to giving.
Austin Family Fund 2007 Honored as a 2007 Spirit of the Panhandle awardee, Bonnie Austin created this fund to benefit the tri-county community.
Joshua Barnes Charitable Fund 2017 Established by family and friends of Joshua, this fund is to provide distributions to support West Virginia-based nonprofit organizations that address drug abuse prevention, education, and treatment in Morgan County, West Virginia.
Berkeley County Industrial Park Development Fund 2009 The Berkeley County Industrial Park Development board established this fund as all lands in its jurisdiction were developed and projects were completed. Annual distributions from the fund support economic development, job creation, workforce development, business recruitment and creation, and employability training initiatives.
Berkeley County Reads Fund 2006 This fund supports the efforts of the Martinsburg-Berkeley County Public Library system by providing financial assistance in construction of new facilities and for ongoing operations of existing ones.
Boehm Family Fund 2005 Jeff and Denise Boehm established this fund to support religious organizations, charitable causes, and education opportunities in and around the Eastern Panhandle.
Borger Family Fund 2013 This fund was established with donations honoring EWVCF Past President Stew Borger for his years of service to the Community Foundation.
Linda Case and John Rayburn Family Fund 2004 This fund supports charitable programs that address conservation, environmental stewardship, historic preservation and human welfare programs, as well as the long-term vision of CraftWorks at Cool Springs, a Jefferson County-based nonprofit organization.
City National Bank Charitable Fund 2008 To celebrate their expansion in the Eastern Panhandle, City National Bank established this fund to provide employees with an opportunity to recommend local grants in the tri-county area.
Diane M. and James W. Dailey II Fund 2006 Provides grants to area charities that serve poverty-based populations, educational programs and economic development in distressed areas.
DeJarnett Family Fund 2014 David and Dana DeJarnett established this shell agreement, which entitles them to membership in the Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation Legacy Society. The fund agreement is structured so that it can be activated with a gift to EWVCF at any time.
Executive Director Fund 2009 Launched by Amy Owen, the Eastern WV Community Foundation’s first paid staff, this fund is advised by the currently employed executive director to benefit Eastern Panhandle programs and charities.
Fleming Family Fund 2016 Patrick and Leigh Fleming established their donor advised fund to support Eastern Panhandle nonprofit organizations and other charitable programs.
Gabe’s Gift Memorial Fund 2014 (SEED) This fund was established by family and friends of Gabe Bauserman, who lost his life while riding his bike near his home in Jefferson County in the summer of 2014. The Fund will celebrate Gabe’s life by awarding grants to help support STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) summer programs, Jefferson County ROTC, and other charitable causes that Gabe supported.
Glenna Merica Grove Fund 2007 This namesake fund enlists family members to serve as the advisors, in order to recommend grants that will benefit nonprofit organizations in the tri-county area.
Hensell-Heffle Berkeley County Youth Fund 2017 Established in memory of Charles Hensell by his son and daughter with contributions from family and friends, this fund will support Berkeley County charities that provide youth services.
Home Hill Charitable Fund 2003 This fund, created by Margaret Drennen and overseen by the governing board operating the Home Hill Corporation, supports a broad range of charitable programs in Jefferson County and the Eastern Panhandle.
Kreinik Family Fund 2011 Animal rights, advocacy and rescue are some of the causes supported by Herb and Betty Kreinik with annual distributions from this fund and additional pass-through grants made possible thanks to a charitable rollover from their Traditional IRAs.
McMillan Family Fund 2000 Established by Bob and Tia McMillan, this fund allows family members to recommend grants to benefit charities of interest.
Robert W. and Gina M. Miller Fund 2007 This donor-advised fund was created to make grants to nonprofit organizations and charitable causes in the tri-county area.
Owen Family Fund 2012 Created by members of the board and technical advisors in honor of Amy Owen’s 10 years of service as Executive Director of the Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation, this fund awards grants to various programs in the region based upon recommendations made by Amy and her husband, Don.
Palmer Family Fund 2016 Mark and Sue Ann Palmer, along with their son Chris and his wife Trisha, established this donor advised fund in order to be able to recommend grants that will primarily support their favorite West Virginia-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations.
Roger and Wanda Perry Fund 2005 This fund provides the Perrys with the opportunity to recommend grants for charitable programs and activities in Jefferson County.
Stefani A. Pierson Fund for Charitable Giving 2015 Established in loving memory of Stefani by her family and friends to support nonprofit youth programs in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia, including, but not limited to the Boys & Girls Clubs and Junior Mentoring Programs.
Restorative Justice Fund 2012 This fund was established by an anonymous donor to help fund restorative justice initiatives intended to address substance abuse in the Eastern Panandle.
Doug and Joan Roach Charitable Fund 2015 The Doug and Joan Roach Visionary Fund will finance this endowment, and descendants of the Roach and Gruver families, along with members of the community-at-large appointed by the Foundation, will serve as advisors. Grantmaking will focus primarily on faith-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations serving the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia.
Doug & Joan Roach Visionary Fund 2015 The Fund was established by Doug and Joan Roach in recognition of the Community Foundation’s 20th anniversary. Assets will be invested without making any grant distributions for 30 years, then one-third of the Fund will be transferred to the Doug & Joan Roach Charitable Fund. The remaining assets will be distributed similarly to the Roach’s Charitable Fund over the next 60 years.
Scott and Linda Roach Fund 2004 This family-oriented fund awards grants to nonprofit organizations and charitable causes that serve local needs throughout the Panhandle.
Shenandoah Community Health Endowment 2006 This fund is a grantmaking arm of the Shenandoah Community Health Foundation. Its distributions aid community programs, charities and educational institutions that promote and support comprehensive health-care service in Jefferson, Berkeley and Morgan counties. Operations of the Shenandoah Valley Medical System also benefit from the fund.
Desiree Shields Fund 2007 Established in memory of Desiree Shields, who died in an automobile accident, her legacy fund is advised by her mother, Darlene Truman.
Stephen G. Skinner Family Fund 2102 Created primarily to help fund West Virginia nonprofit organizations that provide services to at-risk families and economically disadvantaged citizens.
Randy Smith Family Fund 2010 Sharing his good fortune with the Eastern Panhandle community, Mr. Smith created his family fund soon after winning the Powerball Jackpot lottery. Distributions benefit nonprofit organizations serving Berkeley County, its public safety, human welfare and advancement of quality of life.
Social Change Fund 2010 An anonymous donor in our community established this fund to benefit area charities.
Solomon Fine Memorial Fund 2005 Created through a bequest and in cooperation with BB&T Wealth Management, this community fund provides an annual grant to charitable, religious or civic organizations in Martinsburg or Berkeley County as a special commendation for outstanding work and leadership for the betterment of citizens in the area.
SPARC Foundation Fund 2003 Founded by Bill and Barbara Scott, this fund is dedicated to encouraging human development among youth and families in the Eastern Panhandle.
Arnie and Becky Stotler Fund 2011 Named 2011 Spirit of the Panhandle, the Stotlers created this fund to aid charities serving Morgan County.
Strauch Family Fund 1999 This fund was established by Dr. Robert S. Strauch to benefit primarily arts, culture and education.
Thornton Family Charitable Fund 2013 Established as a seed fund by friends of Larry Thornton upon his retirement from City National Bank, the fund was fully endowed with a gift from Larry and Pam in late 2013.
Two Rivers Giving Circle Fund 2008 Established by a group of area donors, this fund enjoys the flexibility of the Community Foundation by both building endowment and providing “pass-through” grants to benefit area programs and charities that focus on historic preservation and area conservation. Donors who make gifts of predetermined amounts (set by the group) serve as donor-advisors for grantmaking recommendations.
Van Order and Barney Family Fund 2013 Great Cacapon residents Anne Barney and Stephen Van Order established this fund to support a number of favorite charitable causes, including ones in Morgan County.
Paul and Lisa Welch Fund 2009 This fund follows the charitable vision created by its founders, Paul and Lisa Welch, primarily supporting nonprofit organizations in Shepherdstown, Jefferson County and throughout the Eastern Panhandle.
Bill and Nancy White Charitable Fund 2013 Established with an end-of-year gift in 2013, this fund will primarily support educational programs and nonprofit organizations in the Eastern Panhandle. Donors Bill and Nancy White and their daughters, Ashley and Amy, serve as advisors.
Valerie Wilbur Health Policy Fellowship Fund 2014 Grants from the fund are awarded to nonprofit organizations that specialize in programs for frail, disabled and chronically ill persons who are dually eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid. The fellowship program administered by these nonprofit organizations helps provide onsite, practical, short-term, real world learning experiences for legislative and regulatory staff in Washington D.C.
Geri Wissinger Fund 2006 Created by her sister in memory of the late Geri Wissinger, the fund supports wildlife refuges and birding sanctuaries.
Wurzburg/Hill Family Church Fund 2008 Thanks to the generosity of Gretchen Wurzburg, four churches in the Martinsburg area benefit from this fund.
Wurzburg/Hill Family Fund 2008 Charitable organizations providing recreational programs in Berkeley County receive grants from this fund, which is advised by Travis and Scarlett Hill.
June Zimmerman Health and Fitness Fund 2005 This fund provides grants to promote exercise and health in our community.
Field of Interest Funds
By establishing a Field of Interest Fund, you can target your gift to address needs in an important and specific area of community life: Arts. AIDS. Aging. At-risk youth. Historic Preservation. Conservation. You identify your personal interest area when making your gift; our board awards grants to community organizations and programs that are making a difference in the area you select. Your gift stays flexible enough to meet community needs in your interest area — even as they change over time.
Campaign Against Litter Fund 2015 This fund was established thanks to the vision and generosity of Bill and Bonnie Stubblefield, who made the initial endowed gift to the Community Foundation. Additional contributions help build the fund, which was created to cover the cost of a keenly focused litter pick-up program in Berkeley County, West Virginia. The goal is to grow the Campaign Against Litter Fund to $1 million and at the same time, begin laying the groundwork for establishing a comprehensive program to pick up roadside litter in Berkeley County.
Eastern Panhandle CARE Fund 2016 Established by the board of the Eastern Panhandle CARE Clinic, the primary intent of the fund is to provide distributions to support West Virginia-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations that provide health care services similar to those that had been provided by the CARE Clinic.
Eastern Panhandle Mini-Grants to Teachers Fund 2016 The Berkeley County Industrial Park Development Fund advisors established this fund as a challenge to match other donors and create a $50,000 endowed fund to support the Mini-Grants to Teachers program in Jefferson, Berkeley, and Morgan counties.
Endowment for the Arts 1997 The Shepherdstown Rotary Club helped to seed this fund with a gift to benefit an area orchestra no longer in operation. Grants from the fund now support arts and cultural programs in the Eastern Panhandle.
EWVCF Endowment for Recreation 1997 Created with collective gifts, this fund supports recreational programs in Jefferson, Berkeley and Morgan counties.
Frada Fine Berkeley Education Fund 2006 Launched with the support of BB&T Wealth Management, this fund provides resources to Berkeley County public schools, and their educational programs and initiatives.
Arch Gleason Memorial Fund 2016 Arch Gleason was a highly respected CPA who worked for two decades in Martinsburg before entering government service, first as the director of the West Virginia Lottery, then as secretary of the West Virginia Department of Transportation. For the past 22 years, Arch served as president and CEO of the Kentucky Lottery Corporation. When he passed away in July 2016, friends in the Eastern Panhandle established this fund to support programs that provide services to individuals with learning disabilities, special needs, autism, or similar challenges.
Housing Action Fund 2005 Launched by Dan Ryan Builders, this fund aids charities that address homeless conditions in Jefferson, Berkeley and Morgan Counties.
Catherine S. and Clarence E. Martin, Jr. and Juanita and Vernon L Gray Charitable Fund 2012 Established by CEM and Judy Martin and based on financial need, this fund will provide assistance to Berkeley County First Responders injured in the line of duty, and to the families of those First Responders killed in the line of duty.
Bonn Poland Family Roundhouse Recreation Fund 1998 This fund was established by Bonn “Buzz” Poland based on his interest to include youth programs and recreational opportunities within the renovation of the Baltimore and Ohio Roundhouse in Martinsburg.
Don and Polly Roach “Friends of Animals” Free Spay & Neuter Fund 2015 Established to support free spay and neuter programs of the Berkeley County Humane Society and/or other free spay and neuter programs in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia.
Joan Roach Volunteer Fund for the Needy 1999 Friends, colleagues and family members of Joan Roach established this fund to honor her outstanding and volunteer work. The fund benefits tri-county faith-based programs for sick, needy, dependent, neglected or disadvantaged people.
Robert A. Sanders Fund 2005 Created in his memory by his wife, Sylvia Sanders, this fund provides grants for programs that address poverty, and support economic development in and improvement of distressed neighborhoods and communities in the Eastern Panhandle.
Tom and Virginia Seely Children’s Fund 2007 Tom and Virginia Seely, known for their long-time philanthropy to support, promote, aid and educate youth, set up this field of interest fund to support such programs in Morgan County.
Scott and Elizabeth C. Shade Youth Fund 2004 This fund provides support for youth programs in Berkeley County as a legacy to Elizabeth Shade, who spent her lifetime as a nurse and loved children.
Snyder Family Charitable Fund 2017 Established by former board member Lee Snyder in memory of his wife Cynthia and his mother Gladys. The fund will support education program in Jefferson and Berkeley counties.
Jane P. Snyder Youth Fund 1997 Jane Snyder’s interest in the health and well being of our youth and her desire to improve their opportunities and quality of life led her to create this fund through a bequest to the Community Foundation.
West Virginia Nursing Home Resident Fund 2011 — Seed Created by Meredith Rose Frank as inspired by her late father, Guy Frank, this fund provides resources to assist needy residents in local nursing home facilities with financial resources to cover quality-of-life essentials, such as hearing aids, eyeglasses and more.
Helen Parker Willard Fund 2006 Created by her grandson, Henry Willard, this field of interest fund benefits specially designated Jefferson County cemeteries with their efforts to maintain and protect civil war gravesides and public-use areas of community history.
When you establish an Unrestricted Fund, your gift can address a broad range of local needs — including future needs that often cannot be anticipated at the time your gift is made. We evaluate all aspects of community well-being: arts and culture, economic development, education, environment, health and human services, neighborhood revitalization and more. The flexibility of your unrestricted gift enables your community foundation’s program experts to respond to the community’s most pressing needs, today and tomorrow.
Berkeley County Community Impact Fund 2015 This fund was established to provide distributions to support Berkeley County West Virginia-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, churches, schools and government agencies that primarily serve distressed communities or economically disadvantaged individuals and families.
Centennial Visionary Fund 2015 This Fund was established by the Members of the Board of the Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation in honor of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the first community foundation. The funds will be invested without being assessed any administrative fees by EWVCF or making any grant distributions for 50 years, when in 2065 one-half of the total assets will be transferred to the EWVCF Endowment for the Community. The remaining half will be invested without being assessed any administrative fees by EWVCF or making any grant distributions for the next 50 years, when in 2115 the total accumulated assets will be transferred to the EWVCF Endowment for the Community.
EWVCF Endowment for the Community 2002 The Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation’s Board of Directors established this fund to meet the many changing needs of our community. Such Board-directed grantmaking is an all-important resource for the Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation and its mission to improve the quality of life for all people in Jefferson, Berkeley and Morgan counties.
Jefferson County Community Impact Fund 2014 This fund was established to provide distributions to support Jefferson County West Virginia-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, churches, schools and government agencies that primarily serve distressed communities or economically disadvantaged individuals and families.
Morgan County Community Impact Fund 2016 This fund awards grants to support Morgan County West Virginia-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, churches, schools and government agencies that primarily serve distressed communities or economically disadvantaged individuals and families.
Youth Advisory Council Fund 2012 Established to help teach philanthropy to young men and women by providing financial resources for youth advisory councils to make grants to West Virginia nonprofit organizations.
In creating a scholarship, you invest in your community’s future and show students you care. Your community foundation provides the expertise to help you meet your personal goals and awards scholarships to deserving students. Your gift can help students — from preschool to postgraduate — achieve their lifetime dreams.
Berkeley County Teachers’ Scholarship Fund 1996 Corning Glass Works and the Corning Foundation founded this fund to help send Vicky Bullett’s family to the 1992 Summer Olympics, where Ms. Bullett won a gold medal playing with the USA women’s basketball team. Surplus gifts started this permanent endowment to benefit college-bound teachers.
Deborah, Leslie, and Christopher Bright Achievement Fund 2007 Created by Dr. Harold and Mrs. Janice Bright, this fund, named for their children, provides scholarships to talented science and music students from Morgan and Hampshire counties as they participate in scientific research programs or private and conservatory music lessons.
Walter and Mary Jo Ziler Brown Fund 2006 This fund helps Eastern Panhandle students study animal husbandry, agriculture or veterinary medicine.
Emily C. Cooper Bee Line Chapter of N.S. Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarship Fund 2011 Female residents in Jefferson County with good grades, financial need and solid character, and who seek a higher education benefit from this fund.
Emily C. Cooper Jefferson County ROTC Scholarship Fund 2011 Enrollees with Jefferson County’s ROTC program with financial need benefit from this fund as they seek higher education.
Anna Jo Crosby Scholarship Fund 2003 Anna Jo Crosby’s friends, family and husband created this tribute in her memory. Scholarships support Morgan County high school graduates pursuing a degree in biology or veterinary medicine.
Derflinger Earth Sciences Scholarship Fund 2006 This fund, created by Jerry Derflinger, helps Berkeley County students with financial need attend a West Virginia college or university to study agriculture, forestry, geology, archeology or environmental science.
Destiny Baptist Church Patrick J. Walker Scholarship Fund 2013 This community scholarship fund was established by Destiny Baptist Church congregants in honor of much-beloved former pastor Patrick J. Walker. College-bound graduates who are members of Destiny Baptist Church are eligible to apply.
Polly Dillon Scholarship Fund 1998 Mary Coe Dillon, a retired school teacher, invested her professional career in educating Berkeley County children. Her fund is dedicated to providing scholarships to Hedgesville High School graduates interested in pursuing a four-year degree in agriculture or related natural sciences.
Mary and Walter Duke Teachers Scholarship Fund 2007 In creating this scholarship, Walter and Mary Duke were inspired by the generosity and fond memory of Francis and Virginia (Hon) Frye, business owners and civic leaders in Jefferson County, who nurtured and mentored Mary Duke as she began her teaching career. Since Walter and Mary both dedicated many years of their lives to teaching, they designed their fund to support future generations of Shepherd University students seeking a degree in teaching.
Eastern Panhandle WVU Alumni Association Scholarship Fund 2004 This fund provides scholarships for graduates of Jefferson, Berkeley or Morgan County high schools to attend West Virginia University. To be eligible, students must be the children, stepchildren or grandchildren of WVU alumni.
Fischer Family Fund 1999 This scholarship fund was established by Dr. Frank H. Fischer to provide scholarships to eligible recipients pursuing an associate degree in business or accounting.
Dr. N. Blaine Groves/Rotary Scholarship Fund 2001 The Martinsburg Rotary Club created this scholarship fund in memory of Dr. N. Blaine Groves to benefit Berkeley County high-school graduates.
Chad Hammond Memorial Scholarship Fund 2014 Founded by friends of Chad Hammond, this scholarship helps a graduating senior from Musselman High School who has participated in sports, has a proven financial need, and will attend Marshall University or another college or university in the State of West Virginia.
George W. and Holly Woods Hancock Scholarship Fund 1995 George Hancock became the charter donor of the Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation when he established this fund with a gift of $100,000. Mr. Hancock directed YMCA organizations around the nation for 43 years. His wife taught kindergarten. Their work inspired this fund that provides higher education scholarships to African American students graduating from Berkeley County high schools.
Harry H. Hardie-James Rumsey Scholarship Fund 2012 Established in the Last Will and Testament of Harry Hardie, this needs-based scholarship benefits students from Musselman High School who will attend James Rumsey Technical Institute.
David A. “Hawk” Hawkens Scholarship Fund 2003 Created by friends and family of USAF Captain David Hawkens, this fund serves as a memorial to his life. Jefferson, Berkeley, Morgan, and Hampshire county college-bound students with less than stellar grades, but great promise, and proven financial need are eligible.
The Inspiration Scholarship Fund 2016 Martinsburg native and nationally recognized motivational speaker Kristi Hedges established this scholarship fund in memory of Thelma Henry and Viola Hedges. High achieving, first in their family students from public schools in Jefferson, Berkeley, or Morgan counties who are planning on attending an out-of-state college or university may apply.
Floyd and Isabel Jacques Memorial Scholarship Fund 2010 Established as a legacy gift through his estate, Mr. Jacques created this endowed fund to honor his late wife and to benefit students graduating from Musselman High School in the top 10% of their class.
Karos Family Fund 2006 Created by Martinsburg Mayor George Karos, this scholarship helps Berkeley County students who intend to become pharmacists.
Martin Luther King Scholarship Fund 2000 To honor the memory of one of the nation’s great leaders, the Martin Luther King Scholarship Committee established this endowed fund to distribute scholarships to graduating seniors from Jefferson, Berkeley and Morgan counties.
Susan Knott Memorial Scholarship Fund 2014 Established in memory of long-time Jefferson County teacher Susan Knott, this academic scholarship will be awarded to a Jefferson High School student who is pursuing a degree in History or Political Science at a college or university in West Virginia.
Martinsburg 200th Anniversary Scholarship Fund 1996 Berkeley County high-school graduates seeking a four-year degree are eligible for scholarships from this fund, established with surplus funds from the celebration of the 200th anniversary of the founding of Martinsburg.
Martinsburg High School Class of 1964 Fund 2009 Created with gifts from dozens of Class of ’64 graduates, this fund provides scholarships for future graduates of Martinsburg High School attending a West Virginia higher education institution.
Millers Electric Scholarship Fund 2007 Berkeley County students at James Rumsey Technical Institute ready to study Electrical/Electromechanical Technology, Heating/Ventilation/Air Conditioning & Refrigeration, or Culinary Arts benefit from this fund created by this family-owned business.
Todd Mosby Memorial Scholarship Fund 2011 Inspired by the remarkable athleticism of the late Todd Mosby (a 2000 Musselman High graduate), the Eastern Panhandle WVU Mountaineer Fan Club created this fund in his memory to benefit Berkeley County students with a sports background and financial need who seek to attend WVU.
Dr. Theodore K. Oates Nursing Scholarship Fund 2014 The advisors of the Berkeley County Industrial Park Development Fund established this scholarship fund for students who are graduating from, or are graduates of, a Berkeley County high school and are planning on studying nursing at one of the colleges, universities or technical institutes in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. One scholarship of approximately $5,000 will be awarded annually.
Lauren Le-An Porterfield Oblak Memorial Scholarship Fund 2014 Established by Lauren Porterfield’s siblings, Rhonda, Andrew and Joyce Porterfield, and funded with memorial gifts from family and friends, this fund will award scholarships to female athletes from Martinsburg High School.
Overington Scholarship Fund 2009 Home-schooled K–12 students as well as those attending faith-based area schools benefit from this scholarship fund, created by John and JoAnn Overington.
Morgan and Robert Owens Scholarship Fund 2014 The primary intent of the fund is to award scholarships to students who may have less than stellar academic records (GPA of 2.5 or above), but have exceptional potential. The award will go to a Berkeley County graduating senior planning to seek a degree in social work or nursing from an accredited two- or four-year school, college or university.
Robert Rentschler Memorial Fund 2008 Each year, a Warm Springs Intermediate School student who has shown positive change in behavior and exceptional improvement in academics receives a $100 award in memory of Robert Rentschler, a former principal of the school and a man who was a leader in education in West Virginia.
Paul Ropp Memorial Scholarship Fund 2016 BB&T Wealth, trustee of the W. Paul Ropp Memorial Trust, established this fund at the Community Foundation to provide an annual scholarship to a deserving Martinsburg High School student. Mr. Ropp had directed that special consideration be given to a student who would be attending West Virginia University with the intent to major in a scientific field of study.
Frances Secrist Scholarship Fund 2015 Established by family and friends of M. Frances Secrist, this fund will award scholarships to graduates of Martinsburg High School who will attend a West Virginia college or university to pursue studies in agriculture or animal sciences.
J. Oakley Seibert Scholarship Fund 2003 This memorial scholarship, inspired by the life’s work of an outstanding member of our community, helps students from Berkeley County attend law school.
Edgar McKee and Ethel D. Sites Scholarship Fund 1997 Caroline Sites Fruchtman and William Sites created this fund in memory of their parents. It provides scholarships to graduating seniors from Martinsburg High School.
Clyde E. Smith, Jr. Fund 2006 Established as a permanent endowment by the family, friends, and colleagues of the late Clyde E. Smith, Jr., this fund assists graduating Eastern Panhandle seniors choosing to pursue a bachelor’s degree in business administration.
Susan Wellford Smith Scholarship Fund 1998 Established in memory of Susan Wellford Smith by her family, this fund provides scholarships for female athletes from Jefferson County who plan to pursue a four-year degree.
South Jefferson Ruritan Club Scholarship Fund 2016 Established by the members of Jefferson County’s oldest Ruritan Club, this fund provides renewable scholarships to support students from Jefferson County who are working toward a degree with a focus on agriculture or veterinary science.
Erin Sponaugle Scholarship Fund 2014 Established in honor of 2013–1014 West Virginia Teacher of the Year, this scholarship will help a graduate of, or a graduating senior from, a public high school in Berkeley County. Recipient must be a high school senior who plans to seek an education degree from Shepherd University, or be a junior or senior year education major at Shepherd University.
Dr. Gwen Steeley Memorial Scholarship Fund 2007 Roy and Gwen Steeley’s fund provides scholarships for Jefferson and Berkeley County graduates pursuing a teaching degree from a West Virginia college or university.
Fulton L. Walker, Jr. Scholarship Fund 2016 Family members and friends of Fulton L. Walker, Jr. established this fund in his memory to honor his achievements on and off the football field and to help a Martinsburg High student with proven financial need attend West Virginia University. To help build the endowment, supporters of the scholarship are organizing a golf tournament and several other fundraising activities.
Terry Lee Walker Jr. Scholarship Fund 2006 Created by family and friends in memorium to this young man who was killed in a tragic 2002 automobile accident caused by a driver-under-the-influence. Distributions provide scholarships for Jefferson and Berkeley County high school and home school graduates attending a WV college or university.
West Virginia Wing – Civil Air Patrol Cadet Scholarship Fund 2016 Martinsburg native Dennis D. Barron established this fund to provide scholarship assistance to members of the Civil Air Patrol Cadet Program in West Virginia. Priority will be given to Civil Air Patrol Cadets from the Martinsburg Squadron who are unlikely to receive the West Virginia Promise or other scholarships.
Whalton Family Fund 2013 Susan Hawkens Whalton established this fund as a birthday gift for her husband, Michael, to honor his parents, Joe and Sally, and siblings, Joe, Susie and John. The fund provides scholarships unique to each year’s needs.
George Whitehair Scholarship Fund 2013 Seniors from Martinsburg High School receive financial support from this fund that was established to honor a much-beloved former Martinsburg High School principal.
The Woods Scholarship Fund 2002 To promote and support public education, The Woods Resort established this fund to provide scholarships to Hedgesville High School and Berkeley Springs High School graduates with financial need.
Wurzburg Family Scholarship Fund 2008 This Legacy gift created by Gretchen Wurzburg will provide scholarships to Jefferson or Berkeley County students with significant financial need and good GPA.
Mary Morrow Van Metre Yoe Scholarship Fund 2005 Set up by her grandson, Robert Yoe, this fund helps Martinsburg High School students study nursing at West Virginia University.