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West Virginians recognized with 2021 WV Spirit of Philanthropy Awards

West Virginians recognized with 2021 WV Spirit of Philanthropy Awards

Philanthropy West Virginia presented the 2021 WV Spirit of Philanthropy Awards, the state’s highest award in philanthropy, by hosting small awards presentations in three West Virginia cities. “Every day in West Virginia should be Giving Tuesday,” shares Paul D. Daugherty, president and CEO of Philanthropy West Virginia. He adds, “West Virginians are naturally generous and […]

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Job Posting – Community Impact Director, Tygart Valley United Way

Job Posting – Community Impact Director, Tygart Valley United Way

Job Title: Community Impact Director  Reports to: Chief Executive Officer  Status: Full time / Exempt  Office Location: Main Office- Fairmont, WV Purpose of Position:  Serves as lead professional staff for management of fund distribution process, agency relations  activities and community impact programming, including, but not limited to, West Virginia 2-1-1, Flipside Afterschool, and VITA. This […]

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Philanthropy WV signs Disability Inclusion Pledge

Philanthropy WV signs Disability Inclusion Pledge

The last few years have challenged philanthropy and the communities we serve in unprecedented ways, and now more than ever your leadership in the fight for equity, inclusion and social justice matters. The pandemic, recession, and social unrest have shined a light on what we have all known for far too long, that people with […]

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Philanthropy WV Expands Team to Advance Mission

Philanthropy WV Expands Team to Advance Mission

MEDIA RELEASEContact: Paul D. Daugherty, President & CEO, 304.692.9883 (M) or 304.517.1450 (O) or paul@philanthropywv.org Philanthropy West Virginia is growing. Recenly, Philanthropy WV welcomed two new leadership team members: Sharell Harmon as Membership and Operations Assistant and Chad Matlick as Director of Operations and Revenue.  “We are excited to welcome Sharell and Chad to our team. […]

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Equity and Inclusion Working Group Update

Equity and Inclusion Working Group Update

As Philanthropy West Virginia’s Equity and Inclusion Working Group was first convened almost a year ago, we are sharing some of the internal learning, discussions, and changes we have made. The working group, including members and some partners, has helped us look inward to define, agree, and advance principles that center equity and inclusion.   This […]

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Transforming Rural

Transforming Rural

Since 2000, West Virginia has seen significant growth in the state’s community foundations by working with local communities to transform rural areas in amazing ways. This requires focus, creativity, dedication, and significant investment. In honor of West Virginia’s 158th Birthday, Philanthropy West Virginia presents Transforming Rural: Accelerating Community-Based Philanthropy, a new report on the state […]

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Benedum Foundation announces new Program Staff

Benedum Foundation announces new Program Staff

On Friday, May 14, 2021, Philanthropy West Virginia’s member the Claude Worthington Benedum has announced the appointment of a new program staff member.  Melanie Claxton has been named Senior Program Officer of the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation. She will join the Foundation on June 3, 2021 and will oversee the Foundation’s grants programs in education.  […]

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Philanthropy WV is growing: Staff Hires & Promotions

Philanthropy WV is growing: Staff Hires & Promotions

Philanthropy West Virginia is pleased to announce the new members joining its staff team.  This includes a promotion of team member, Kate Leary, and a new hire, Savannah Thomas.   Philanthropy West Virginia recently promoted Kate Leary, formerly Operations Associate to Program & Engagement Coordinator as of January 2021.  Ms. Leary joined Philanthropy WV in August […]

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Philanthropy WV Launches 2021 Corporate Responsibility Program of Excellence Series

Philanthropy WV Launches 2021 Corporate Responsibility Program of Excellence Series

Philanthropy West Virginia launched their 2021 Corporate Responsibility Programs of Excellence series for companies advancing their work in corporate responsibility, giving, and foundations. This annual in-depth series delivers professional development and networking for companies, corporate foundations, and corporate responsibility leaders based in and/or serving West Virginia and central Appalachia. “Philanthropy WV partners with numerous companies […]

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WV Companies, Foundations & United Ways Unite & Lead on COVID-19 Response

WV Companies, Foundations & United Ways Unite & Lead on COVID-19 Response

MEDIA RELEASE West Virginia Companies, Foundations & United Ways hear the Call to Unite & Lead on COVID-19 Response PRESS CONFERENCE RECORDING / Access Passcode: #Cp1m$VR Recently, Philanthropy West Virginia hosted a virtual press conference to highlight the collaborative giving of West Virginia companies, foundations and United Ways and their impact on COVID-19 response for nonprofit […]

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