Philanthropy WV Hires New President & CEO

Philanthropy WV Hires New President & CEO

After a competitive nationwide search, Philanthropy West Virginia is proud to announce the hiring of its new President and CEO, Jennie Smith-Peers. Jennie comes to us from Iona Senior Services in Washington, D.C. where she has served as the Director of Development and Communications for the past five years. Prior to that, Ms. Smith-Peers was […]

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Benedum Announces Bill Woodrum as Senior Program Officer

Benedum Announces Bill Woodrum as Senior Program Officer

May 11, 2022 – Bill Woodrum has been named Senior Program Officer at the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation where he will lead community and economic development initiatives in West Virginia. He was congratulated by the Chair of the Benedum Board of Trustees, Lloyd Jackson, who said, “Bill is coming to Benedum with the right background […]

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Philanthropy WV recognizes Daugherty upon news of national appointment

Philanthropy WV recognizes Daugherty upon news of national appointment

Search commences for next Philanthropy WV President & CEO Contact: Adam Sanders, Board Chair – 304.264.4048 or Chad Matlick, Director of Operations – 304.517.1450 or chad@philanthropywv.org Philanthropy West Virginia’s Board of Directors Chair Adam Sanders announced the news of the planned departure of its long-time President & Chief Executive Officer, Paul D. Daugherty this summer.  […]

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Philanthropy WV to convene to Address West Virginia’s Future

Philanthropy WV to convene to Address West Virginia’s Future

Annual Conference May 18-20, 2022 ~ Resort at Glade Springs, Daniels, WV Morgantown, W.V.  – After an incredibly catalyzing and challenging past two years, Philanthropy West Virginia will host its 2022 Annual Conference entitled, “Cultivating Abundance & Harvesting Opportunities” on May 18-20, 2022 in Daniels, WV. With millions in grants made to help our fellow […]

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Apply for a Scholarship to Attend the 2022 Philanthropy WV Annual Conference

Apply for a Scholarship to Attend the 2022 Philanthropy WV Annual Conference

Thanks to the generosity of sponsors Philanthropy WV is able to offer a limited number of scholarships to our 2022 Annual Conference on May 18-20, 2022. The scholarship will cover all or a portion of the recipient’s registration fee. To be eligible for a scholarship, an applicant must: Work for a member organization of Philanthropy […]

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The Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation Congratulates Mary Hunt for 22 Years of Service

The Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation Congratulates Mary Hunt for 22 Years of Service

The Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation announces the planned retirement of its program director for community and economic development, Mary Hunt. A native of Clarksburg, West Virginia, Ms. Hunt joined the Foundation on December 1, 1999. Mary came to Benedum with experience in both government, at the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection, and the private […]

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Philanthropy WV Welcomes Two New Team Members!

Philanthropy WV Welcomes Two New Team Members!

Philanthropy West Virginia is excited to announce that our team is growing! In the last month, we have added two new additions to our in-office team! Abigail E. Miller is the new Program & Engagement Manager at Philanthropy WV. Abigail has been working in non-profit, higher education, and research spaces for the past thirteen years. […]

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Fellowship Position – Special Programs Fellow

Fellowship Position – Special Programs Fellow

Job Description The Special Programs Fellowship is a paid internship at Philanthropy West Virginia, assisting the President in the research and development of programs and special initiatives to better serve West Virginia grant makers. This fellowship with Philanthropy WV will allow in-depth exposure to the dynamic work of the organization, providing substantial work experience for […]

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Star Plastics honored with WV Spirit of Philanthropy Corporate Responsibility Award

Star Plastics honored with WV Spirit of Philanthropy Corporate Responsibility Award

Philanthropy West Virginia joined Star Plastics’ leaders to present them with the West Virginia Spirit of Philanthropy Award for Corporate Responsibility. Star Plastics founder, S. Doug Ritchie and members of the Star Plastics team were presented with West Virginia’s highest honor in philanthropy for corporate responsibility   Paul D. Daugherty, president and CEO of Philanthropy WV […]

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The Forgotten Champions of West Virginia’s Pandemic Response

The Forgotten Champions of West Virginia’s Pandemic Response

by Paul Daugherty, President & CEO of Philanthropy West Virginia Since the first hours the pandemic arrived in our state, West Virginia’s nonprofits have taken initiative, shown leadership, and provided continuous service from the local to the state level. The nonprofits range from food pantries to health centers, youth programs to senior services, community and […]

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