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 This fund was 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 fund 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 Fund 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 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 Interfaith Volunteer 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 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.
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: Junior Mentoring Programs (JUMP) of the Eastern Panhandle, Hospice of the Panhandle, Martinsburg Public Library, Martinsburg Rescue Mission, Salvation Army, Shawnee Girl Scouts Council, Shenandoah Area Council Boy 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.