We are delighted to share several photos and a recap of the Community Foundation’s Scholars & Donors Reception that was held May 10th at the Purple Iris in Martinsburg. It was standing room only, with over 140 people — including 50+ students, dozens of parents, and several donors — in attendance. Tiffany and the staff at the Purple Iris did a splendid job of accommodating us and everyone had a marvelous time.
Walter Brown spoke eloquently on behalf of the donors who established scholarship funds at the Community Foundation and WVU graduate Jamie Shrewsbury, who is now working her “dream job” in the front office of the New York METS, was wonderful; speaking on behalf of the students who receive the scholarships. We are grateful to both of them and to the many donors who attended the reception to celebrate the students’ successes. Scholarship Coordinator Karin Hammann Dunn shared a brief bio of each student and EWVCF Board Members Charlotte Norris and Ruth Pritchard, Board President Lisa Welch, Secretary Susan Caperton, Treasurer Andrew McMillan, Past President Darlene Truman, and Martin Luther King Scholarship Committee Member Sharon Curry presented the scholarship letters to the students.
Here are photos of just a few of the 71 students who received scholarships from the Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation in 2018. A total of $114,000 was awarded! Thank you to one and all for making this such a resounding success.