Jane P. Snyder, one of the earliest members of the Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation Legacy Society, established a fund that will award Youth Grants to nonprofit organizations in Jefferson, Berkeley, and Morgan counties this year, and in perpetuity. Ms. Snyder is just one of the dozens of individuals and couples who have planned for the future and are supporting their favorite charities forever with a legacy gift to the Foundation.
Working in concert with donors and their advisors, the Foundation and its affiliates help build an everlasting endowment—Gifts That Touch Lives, Forever.
Legacy Society members are creating charitable endowments tomorrow by making planned gifts today. Recording one’s charitable intentions also serve as a guidepost for family and friends, thereby establishing a simple way for loved ones to support nonprofit organizations and charitable causes that are near and dear to you.
There are various ways to make a planned gift, and we hope you will involve the Foundation in your gift before you make it. A planned gift is an extraordinary way to leave a lasting legacy to honor you, your family, and your community. Often, the Community Foundation will not receive your planned gift for years to come, but we are here to help you plan for the future.
We encourage you to include your attorney, estate planner, and financial advisor in the discussion as you develop your gift plans. It’s the best way to make certain your charitable vision is crystal clear, ensure the tax-deductibility of your gift, and build your legacy.
To discuss creating your personal legacy, please call the Community Foundation.
Many of the competitive grants awarded by the Community Foundation each year are made possible thanks to members of our Legacy Society. You can leave a lasting impact on the community you love by including charitable giving as a part of your estate plan.
Members of our Legacy Society receive benefits including:
- Invitations to events exclusively for Legacy Society members
- Recognition in Community Foundation publications, if desired
- Full access to all donor services offered by the Community Foundation
- Options to direct your gift to specific causes, charities, or geographic areas
- The ability to maintain anonymity as a member, if desired
We are grateful to these esteemed community leaders who are active members of our Legacy Society:
Donald J. Baker, Jr. • Marva Barron • Richard Belisle • Walter and Mary Jo Ziler Brown • Jacqueline Burkett • Linda Case • Helen Chambers • David and Dana DeJarnett • Philip W. Fearnow • Patrick and Leigh Fleming • MaryAnn Hammann• Eleanor Heishman • Fred and Denise Hollida • Diane Johnston • George Karos • J.Philip Kesecker • Lori Kelly • Kitty Koepping • Wanda McCulley • Judi McIntyre • Tia McMillan • Thomas W. Miller • M. Elizabeth Oates • Don and Amy Owen • Robert Owens • Buzz and Lisa Poland • Ruth Pritchard • Leona Reynolds • Frederick B. Rice • Lacy and Linda Rice • Scott and Linda Roach • Steven M. and Tina F. Roach • Jennifer Roberts • Dan and Edith Sampson • Janet I. Smith • William L. and Bonnie M. Stubblefield • Michael Barry Tallent • Brian and Darlene Truman • Terry Lee and Margaret Walker • Paul and Lisa Welch • Michael and Susan Hawkens Whalton • Bill and Nancy White • Robert B. Yoe
We’ve gratefully received these Legacy Society gifts to date. Although these generous donors are missed in our community, their contributions will continue to benefit residents throughout the Eastern Panhandle for generations to come.
Dennis D. Barron • William Henry Bean • Helen Jackson Bowser • Robert G. Burke • John Burkett • Jerry L. Derflinger • Richard S. Durham • Solomon Fine • Frank C. Fischer • G. Scott Funkhouser • Virginia L. Gibbons • Conrad C. Hammann • Ruth Heishman • John and Eleanor Houyoux • Floyd E. Jacques • Thomas and Harriet Weakly Johnson • James E. Keel • Doris L. Kesecker • Frank Koepping • Arthur H. Miller • C. David and Barbara L. Miller • Jeral Ann Milton • Nancy E. Needy • Elda G. Painter • Doug and Joan Roach • Paul Ropp • Myrtle J. Schneiderhan • Stephen W. Sensabaugh • Elizabeth Shade • Lester A. Smith • Jane P. Snyder • John S. Wharton • Henry K. Willard II • Helen Mae Wolford • Gretchen Wurzburg