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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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2020 WV Spirit of Philanthropy Honorees Announced

2020 WV Spirit of Philanthropy Honorees Announced

MEDIA RELEASE 2020 West Virginia Spirit of Philanthropy honorees lead transformation and extensive impact in West Virginia’s communities   Contact: Paul D. Daugherty, President & CEO, 304.692.9883 (M) or 304.517.1450 (O) or paul@philanthropywv.org Five honorees for the 2020 West Virginia Spirit of Philanthropy Awards were announced during the 2020 Philanthropy West Virginia Virtual Annual Conference. […]

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Advancing Rural Communities through Collaboration!

Advancing Rural Communities through Collaboration!

When rural communities collaborate, they accomplish BIG things!! Philanthropy West Virginia’s cross-sector collaboration on education receives national investment “Today proves that we do better when we work together as West Virginians, rural communities, and across all sectors to better student success,” shared Paul D. Daugherty, president & CEO of Philanthropy West Virginia during this morning’s […]

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Creating Collaborations that advance Education for WV & central Appalachia!

Creating Collaborations that advance Education for WV & central Appalachia!

The power of collaboration among different partners can be a mighty force that transforms the opportunities and challenges they are addressing.  Recently, Philanthropy West Virginia’s Education Funders Affinity Group, also known as the EAG, has gone to a new level of collaboration through a promotion campaign. The Philanthropy WV EAG was formed in 2015 to […]

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Take 5 to Give 5 Statewide Giving Day raises over $500,000 for local response to COVID-19

Take 5 to Give 5 Statewide Giving Day raises over $500,000 for local response to COVID-19

WEST VIRGINIA (05/08/2020) – Take 5 to Give 5 Statewide Giving Day, on May 5, 2020, raises over half a million dollars from donations and match funds for short-term and long-term relief during the COVID-19 pandemic. Hundreds of donors contributed a total of $505,000 on the giving day to charitable relief funds statewide responding to […]

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Take5toGive5 – A Call to Unite

Take5toGive5 – A Call to Unite

TITLE:  Take 5 to Give 5 WV Giving Day COVID-19 Statewide Matching Fund hits $250K Contact: Paul D. Daugherty, President & CEO; (304) 517-1450 or paul@philanthropywv.org MORGANTOWN, WV – Philanthropy West Virginia’s Take 5 to Give 5 matching fund campaign for COVID-19 relief gains new sponsors, with a new total of $250,000 for the statewide match fund. […]

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