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.
Calarama Farm Fund 2018 This fund was established to support West Virginia-based charitable organizations.
Linda Case and John Rayburn Family Fund 2004 This fund supports charitable programs that address conservation, environmental stewardship, historic preservation and human welfare programs.
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 donor-advised fund to benefit Eastern Panhandle charitable programs.
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 seed 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.
Janelle Family Fund 2018 (SEED) Established by Chris and Sherri Janelle, this fund allows family members to recommend grants to benefit charities of interest with a special focus on education support and career/life-skills advice to economically disadvantaged citizens.
Kings Daughters Charitable Fund 2018 Established by Kings Daughters, this fund benefits charities of interest with a special focus on the elderly.
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.
RB Giving Fund 2018 This fund was established by Ross Patterson and Barbara Graver to support charitable programs and activities in West Virginia.
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 Panhandle.
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.
Joan Roach Volunteer Fund for the Needy 1999 Friends, colleagues, and family members of Joan Roach established this donor-advised fund to honor her outstanding and ongoing volunteer work. The fund benefits tri-county faith-based programs for sick, needy, dependent, neglected or disadvantaged people. The EWVCF Board of Directors became the advisory committee after Joan’s passing in 2016.
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 This fund was 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.