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2016 / 2017 Annual Report


1: Civic Leader Emily Athey and Mountain River Physical Therapy’s Claire Cottrill pause for a moment during their busy day on the job. 2: A $9,750 grant was awarded to the Parkersburg Day Nursery to purchase equipment and improve facilities. 3: Edison Middle School students learn how vegetables grow in the school’s new community garden thanks to a $7,500 grant. 4: A mini-grant to Calhoun County Schools was awarded to send an employee to participate in Leadership WV. 5: Lubeck Elementary School installed new playground equipment thanks to a FY 2016 $2,500 Community Action Grant.

A RECIPE FOR OPPORTUNITIES In a world of great need, we want you to know that we deeply appreciate your personal commitment to giving here at home. Your steadfast support and ongoing partnership fuels the Parkersburg Area Community Foundation and its Regional Affiliates (PACF) and propels it forward, enabling it to do an ever-increasing amount of good in our area. It takes many different ingredients to craft a strong community foundation. The recipe starts with caring citizens who are willing to bring their vision, their hopes and their passion to make a difference to the PACF. Coupling their charitable goals with generous commitments of personal resources, a powerful recipe for good begins. Seasoning this, are the countless contributions of compassionate and dedicated nonprofit and civic partners who nurture a better community for us every day through their service. Guiding the mix are knowledgeable volunteers and staff who focus on leading with integrity and humility, given the awesome stewardship with which they are entrusted. Investment advisers and managers balance out the recipe, acting prudently while aiming to generate strong investments performance. Combine all these ingredients well and we have an enduring formula for the lasting benefit of our region. Clearly, the most important ingredient in this recipe is each of us. Our own personal commitment and participation makes everything possible. For fifty-four years, this community foundation has been “made by hand� by those willing to contribute to its progress. As each generation of citizens has built upon the foundation and entrusted the next generation, they have guaranteed that those who follow them will have a more promising future. Please join us at the table and help to generate greater opportunities by building the PACF; this recipe is for good, for ever. Together, our efforts can count for so much more.

Gregory L. Herrick Chairperson, Board of Directors


Judy Sjostedt Executive Director

FOREVER MAKING A DIFFERENCE Tennis had always been a large part of Pam Reeves’ life. She started playing as a child and her passion for the sport followed her to Parkersburg High School (PHS) where she played tennis and volleyball. After her PHS graduation in 1981, Pam attended Morehead State College in Kentucky to earn her English, health, and physical education teaching degree. She later returned to the Mid-Ohio Valley to teach. She began her teaching career at various elementary schools in the area and then taught and coached at both Jackson Junior High and Hamilton Middle School. Pam was hired to serve as the head coach for the PHS tennis team in the early 90’s. Under her guidance, the tennis team won many state titles. During this time, she also obtained Master Degrees from Salem International University and West Virginia University for her Master’s plus 30. Pam’s life was dedicated to her students. Family and friends recall her having shoes, shorts, and shirts in her classroom for students in need. They also recall the many stories of how she touched the lives of her students and teams over the years. Not only was her influence felt at the schools, but Pam also had a large love for tennis outside of the competitive atmosphere. She was instrumental in organizing the Vienna and Parkersburg City Park recreational summer leagues for adults and youth and for over 35 years she spearheaded the Jackson Park tennis program. To continue her legacy for the love of tennis and the youth of our region, Pam’s parents, Donald W. and Margaret Reeves, established the Pam Reeves Memorial Scholarship. Their donation, along with many donations given by local citizens, created a permanent scholarship fund that will forever provide monetary support to a PHS graduate. Pam’s energetic spirit and passion for tennis and the region will forever live-on through this important charitable fund. The first scholarship is to be awarded spring 2018.


NEW FUNDS The following individuals, families, and organizations are supporting their favorite causes and charities with a new permanent charitable fund. The best part, these funds are being managed through the Parkersburg Area Community Foundation, ensuring personalized service and low administrative fees. Below is a list of new funds initiated with the Foundation between 7/1/2016 and 6/30/2017.



McDermott Dreelin Grammar School Fund

Carl W. Balderson, Jr. Mem. Fund for the Love of Reading

Ruth and Ron Tepley Award

Doddridge County Medical Center Inc. Charitable Fund

Voices of the Streets Endowment Fund


in Memory of George Penn*

Edna Yoak Robinson Fund for Education (LKACF)

Friends of Auburn Community Cemetery Fund


Michael E. Shirey Memorial Fund

Alex J. Craig Memorial Scholarship Fund

Pars Brain and Spine Institute Charitable Fund

Brenda Caplinger Lilly Memorial Scholarship* Coach & Betty Stansberry Scholarship Fund (DCCF)* Gordon Page Corbitt Scholarship Fund Harlan M. and Lillian G. Law Memorial Scholarship (RCCF) McDermott Dreelin Scholarship Pam Reeves Memorial Scholarship Scott McCormick Memorial Scholarship Tom and Pat Meintel Charitable Fund

AGENCY FUNDS Consumer Credit Counseling Service of the MOV Support Fund in Honor of Harold “Jim� Applebaum*

Edna Yoak Robinson and her children met with the Calhoun County Board of Education Superintendent, Kelli Whystell, to celebrate the creation of the Edna Yoak Robinson Fund for Education which will support youth education in Calhoun County. Front, l-r: Edna Yoak Robinson, Kathleen Robinson Taylor, Kelli Whytsell. Back, l-r: Kevin Robinson, Michael Robinson, Anne Robinson Monterosso.

Maddox Cemetery Endowment Fund*

* Indicates Funds in Building Status


SHARING FAMILY VALUES Gene and Mary Smith, both natives of Ritchie County, instilled a love for education in each of their eight children and in their many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. To honor the Smith’s commitment to education, their family created the O. Eugene and Mary Scott Smith Memorial Fund in 2010. This Fund supports professional development or postgraduate studies (coursework beyond an undergraduate degree) for Ritchie County educators as well as academic school improvement needs within Ritchie County schools. Focused on enhancing educational opportunities for students and educators, grants awarded from the O. Eugene and Mary Scott Smith Memorial Fund have supported numerous programs on an annual basis. Since its establishment, the fund has awarded over $3,900 to important community projects, including a $1,000 grant awarded to Ritchie County High School (RCHS) in spring 2016 which helped to develop and equip a video production lab at the school. “As a result of this grant, students at RCHS are gaining realworld video production skills and now routinely publish video Elaine Strader and Annagrace Cornell, daughters of Gene and Mary Smith, proudly hold a picture of their parents. content,” said Robert McPeak, teacher at RCHS. “Video Journalism has become very popular at the school. In addition, several students are now pursuing video production related careers as a result of their success in the course.” This memorial fund ensures that the Smith family’s belief in the value of education will continue to benefit Ritchie County students both now and in the future.


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Passion for our community is what builds a strong Foundation. The PACF manages many separate charitable funds established by caring individuals who want to positively impact our local quality of life and help address key community issues. This fiscal year, thanks to partnerships with donors throughout the region, the Foundation issued nearly $2 million in grant support to the regions nonprofits and agencies. Donors who have established Unrestricted and Field of Interest Funds allow the Foundation flexibility to address the needs of the region through its Grant Programs and Initiatives.


Aubrey Earl Sands Memorial Fund Senior Arts Fund – Ausenheimer Memorial Shannon Benefit Fund for Wood County Crew Frank Sheppard Memorial Fund O. Eugene & Mary Scott Smith Memorial Fund (RCCF) Jean H. Stephens Charitable Fund Ed Stephenson Fund for Animals Ruth M. Tepley Memorial Fund Ray L. & Mabel S. Vannoy Youth Fund

Sarajane (Levey) Avidon Fund for the Arts Okey & Wanda Bennett Memorial Fund Boyce Charitable Fund Doddridge County Community Support Fund (DCCF) Doddridge Co. Educational Foundation (DCCF) Galbraith Fund for Mental Health Gilmer County Community Grantmaking Fund (LKACF) Robert T. Goldenberg Trust Fund Good Samaritan Clinic, Inc. Endowment Fund Robert Gordon Memorial Trust Virginia S. Hackett Memorial Fund for Education Harrisville Civic Club Com. Improvement Fund (RCCF) Gail L. Hartshorn Memorial Fund Brendan & Mary Hazelbaker Fund (RCCF) Cathryn Sisson Hoblitzell Memorial Fund Ruth Hornbrook Memorial Fund Jr. Dept. - Parkersburg Women’s Club Endowment Little Kanawha Area Area Grantmaking Fund (LKACF) Local History & Resource Conservation Fund McLean-Dooley Fund Cecile G. Morgan Memorial Fund Proclaimers’ Gospel Quartet Fund for Christian Youth in Memory of Harold E. Board Public Health Initiatives-Diabetes Prevention Fund Ritchie County Community Endowment Fund (RCCF) Ritchie County Emergency Relief Fund in Memory of Dr. Wade Prather (RCCF) Dr. David Monroe Ritchie Memorial Fund Dr. Robert C. Robinson Memorial Fund

Washington Works - Dupont Comm. Support Fund Youth Endowment Fund

UNRESTRICTED FUNDS Community Grantmaking Funds Walter E. & Marie Ausenheimer Fund Suzanne L. Bayley Memorial Fund C. Richard & Jewel W. Burdette Anniversary Fund Robert W. Burk, Jr. Memorial Fund Coldwater Creek Fund Michael Eddy Memorial Fund Dennis & Ruby Farley Memorial Fund Waller C. Hardy, Jr. & Charlotte P. Hardy Fund Marion R. Layton Memorial Fund Dr. Athey & Veronica Lutz Fund Mustard Seed Community Fund Lawrence M. & Margaret Ann Ronning Memorial Fund Mr. & Mrs. Gilmer S. Wharton Anniversary Fund Ira Wharton Memorial Fund II Albert Wolfe Family Funds


A GRANT TO MAKE SMILES According to a 2015 household survey by the American Dental Association, 27% of low income adults in West Virginia report that their mouth and teeth are in poor condition; 48% say that they avoid smiling as a result. Oral health disease is linked to many adverse health conditions which worsen over time, affecting one’s ability to work, eat, and communicate. A $10,000 PACF grant supports the Mid-Ohio Valley Health Department (MOVHD)’s Smiles for Life Adult Screening and Referral Program. Funds are used to provide adults (18+) who meet income guidelines with “most needed” dental treatments and to purchase equipment. This Program offers a safety net for persons who are uninsured and underinsured and seeks to reduce the number of hospital emergency room visits for dental pain and infection. The PACF funding has helped to purchase additional equipment to provide a treatment room for hygiene services and a screening and x-ray room. Mary Beth Shea, Registered Dental Hygienist and Oral Health Coordinator at the MOVHD, is working to address this significant health concern.

One of the first Smiles for Life Program patients shows off her happy smile after a dental cleaning.

“Education is a key component of the Program,” said Shea. “For a modest screening fee, clients receive access to many services, including: dental x-rays, oral cancer screenings, blood pressure screenings, and education on health-related topics. The Smiles for Life Program is a partnership between the MOVHD and the Blennerhassett Dental Society. Twenty-two local dentists and twenty-two dental hygienists are currently donating dental treatment. There is such tremendous need for oral health services in our area and we are very grateful for the continued support from the PACF.”


COMMUNITY ACTION GRANTS The Community Action Grants Program is a coordinated regional process that allows the Foundation to meet local needs by funding vital projects in its service area. Applications for support are invited twice a year by the Foundation. Please refer to the Foundation website, www.pacfwv.com, for deadlines and guidance. Through the FY 2017 Community Action Grants Program, $342,409 was awarded. Funding for the Program comes from the Foundation’s Unrestricted and Field of Interest Funds, as well as support from its Donor Advised Funds, which provided $88,000 of that amount. Organizations listed below received a Community Action Grant during FY 2017. Alzheimer’s Assoc. WV Chapter

$2,000 to implement a program to increase awareness in rural communities about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias and to connect communities with aid resources.

American Red Cross, Northwest WV

$5,250 to support the home fire prevention campaign.


$2,400 to upgrade its website.

Calhoun County Commission

$7,500 to construct restroom facilities at the Star Park at Calhoun County Park.

Calhoun County Committee on Aging $10,000 for operating support.

Camden Clark Medical Center Foundation

Children’s Home Society of WV

EVE, Inc.

City of Spencer

Family Crisis Intervention Center

$6,135 to purchase computers to enable staff to improve services to children in need. $4,150 to install high efficiency modern lighting in the main auditorium of the Spencer Armory.

City of Vienna

$10,250 to construct restrooms for the new Vienna Senior Center.

Consumer Credit Couns. Svcs. of the MOV $4,500 in operating support.

Community Resources

$3,000 for the development of a community garden in Elizabeth.

Doddridge County Board of Education

$5,000 to purchase portable equipment to measure an individual’s fracture risk.

$2,350 to bring the Carnegie Science Center mobile science lab to Doddridge County Elementary and Middle School.

CASA of the Fifth Judicial Circuit

Doddridge County Parks and Rec. Comm.

$3,035 to expand child advocacy services to Roane and Calhoun counties.

Catholic Charities of WV

$10,000 for the Wellness Works mobile food pantry and for “Try It” tasting kits for clients in Calhoun, Doddridge, Roane, and Wirt counties.

$5,000 to replace windows in the shelter, which services victims of domestic violence. $5,000 for new computers and printers to improve services and programming for victims of domestic violence.

Franklin Elementary School

$7,700 for books for classroom libraries for the Leader in Me project.

Gilmer Elementary School

$400 to support school unity through the purchase of staff t-shirts.

Gilmer Public Library

$2,000 to support library programs at the main facility and in County communities.

Habitat for Humanity of the MOV

$6,600 to purchase equipment for heat treatment of donated items to eliminate pests.

$4,975 to revitalize Spencer Park by renovating shelter facilities and installing new equipment.

Heartwood in the Hills

Ely Chapman Education Foundation

Humane Society of Parkersburg

$4,500 for scholarships for children to attend Sensational Summer Camp.

Erickson All-Sports Facility

$6,000 to assist with the installation of water/ sewer lines for restrooms and concession stand.


$6,000 to support a new development position. $3,300 for free pet vaccinations for pets of low income individuals in the community.

Madison Elementary School

$4,000 to purchase iPads to assist in differentiated instruction and to enrich technology skills for students and teachers.

Marietta Community Foundation

$10,000 for the Shale Crescent project, designed to market the MOV’s assets to increase employment opportunities for area residents.

Martin Elementary School

$2,500 for summer reading materials for students to combat reading loss and increase achievement in reading.

Mid-Ohio Valley Drug Court

$3,300 for support for a supervision officer and to provide dentures for clients in need.

Mid-Ohio Valley Fellowship Home

$7,100 to replace mattresses for beds in both the women’s and men’s facilities.

Mid-Ohio Valley Health Department

Old Man Rivers

$15,000 to purchase a meal delivery truck.

Opportunity Council

$5,000 to support an outreach position to expand community programming.

Parkersburg Art Center

$11,150 to replace electrical wiring to improve facility safety.

Parkersburg Day Nursery

$9,750 to purchase equipment and improve facilities to enhance the organization’s ability to offer exceptional child care services.

Recovery Point of Huntington

$10,000 to purchase furnishings for the new Recovery Point Parkersburg men’s facility, which will provide long-term residential recovery from substance abuse.

Regeneration, Inc.

$10,000 to purchase equipment to support the Smiles for Life program.

$4,400 to purchase nutritious, non-perishable food to send home on weekends with Ritchie County students in need from Jan. – May 2017.

Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church

Ritchie County High School

$3,000 to address food insecurity by providing food on weekends to children from Mineral Wells Elementary School through the SAK pack project.

Mountaineer Creative Arts Council

$7,000 to support children’s musical programs for Doddridge County students grades 2-12.

$5,000 to purchase new band uniforms; $1,600 to purchase physical fitness equipment.

Schrader Youth Ballet

$1,500 to support the production of The Nutcracker.

S. Parkersburg United Methodist Church

Normantown Christian School

$1,315 to support the One Child’s Time project.

$2,500 to provide food on weekends to children from Gihon, Fairplains, and Martin elementary schools.

North Bend Rails to Trails Foundation

Stephenson United Methodist Church

$6,000 to purchase a dump trailer to use for trail upgrades and repairs.

OH-WV Youth Leadership Association

$2,100 to provide training for teens who attend the Teen Leadership or Teen Entrepreneurship Summit at the Horseshoe Leadership Center.

$2,500 to provide food for weekends for students at Jefferson Elementary School.

The Children’s Listening Place

$5,290 to support the use of data tracking software and to train staff members to assist children who have been abused or neglected.

Oil, Gas, and Industrial Historical Assoc. $5,300 for preservation of Henderson Hall.


The Education Alliance

$5,000 to support the Americorps on the Frontline program in Doddridge, Pleasants, and Wood County high schools, which provides mentoring to 275 at-risk students.

The iBelieve Foundation

$1,000 to provide supplies for students participating in summer leadership programs.

The Salvation Army

$10,000 to purchase mattresses, washers, and dryers for the emergency and transitional housing units.

The West Virginia Music Hall of Fame

$1,620 to bring a diverse team of music industry professionals into middle schools in the MOV to inform students about music industry careers.

Two Runs Community Association

$6,000 to construct a storage building at the Wirt County community center.

Upper West Fork Community Park

$5,000 to install a new HVAC unit for the community building in the park, located in Calhoun County.

Voices for Children Found. CASA Program $7,000 for operating support.

Voices of the Street Inc., Essentially Yours

$1,500 to purchase personal care products and household cleaning products for those moving from homelessness to a permanent residence.

West Fork Community Action

$1,000 to upgrade the playground at the Arnoldsburg Community Park.

West Virginia Health Right

$2,500 for dental instruments/tools for new mobile dental unit to serve Roane County residents.

WVU Foundation, ACCESS WVU

$4,800 to provide tuition assistance to lowincome Ritchie County High School students to enroll in a new early college/dual enrollment course in biology.

WVU Foundation, Bonnie’s Bus

$10,000 for operating support for the mobile mammography unit that serves women throughout the PACF service area.

Williamstown High School

$3,400 to purchase two automatic external defibrillators for the school’s soccer and baseball/softball fields.

Wirt County Missional Group

$4,209 for playground construction in the Spring Valley area of Wirt County.

Wood County 4-H Leaders’ Association

$4,860 to make improvements to the Wood County 4-H livestock barns.

Wood County Christian School

$4,000 for the purchase of tablets, installation of access points, and a new server to expand technology in the school.

Wood County Recreation Commission

$5,500 to support recreational programs to benefit area youth.

Wood County Schools

$7,000 to support a collaborative program with the MOV Health Department to equip a mobile unit to provide health screenings, oral health services, and emergency response to Wood County schools.

Wood County Society

$1,820 to upgrade its website.

YMCA of Parkersburg

$5,650 to provide teen activities and programs.

MESSAGE FROM OUR SENIOR PROGRAM OFFICER This past year, the PACF’s Board of Directors and Grants Committee considered ways to maximize the impact of our grantmaking. As part of this process, we held listening sessions with grantees and nonprofits throughout the region, researched best practices in grantmaking, and facilitated many discussions. As a result, we defined several focus areas on which the Foundation will target funding. Current focus areas include: Nonprofit Capacity Building, Retaining Youth and Building Civic Leadership, and Regional Food Insecurity.

Marian Clowes Senior Program Officer

We will continue to support a wide variety of community projects through our Community Action Grant Program thanks to the many Field of Interest and Unrestricted Funds that we manage. We are also pleased to announce that applicants to our Community Action Grant Program are now able to request up to $15,000 in grant support, enabling the PACF to provide larger support for critical community projects. Improving our grantmaking program is an ongoing process. We are always open to hear your suggestions for how we can most effectively use the funds entrusted to the PACF to make our communities better places for all area residents.

ADDRESSING NEEDS TOGETHER A local financial advisor for more than twenty-five years, Bruce Holmes often assisted clients in making stock gifts or establishing charitable funds with the Parkersburg Area Community Foundation. Bruce frequently recommended charitable giving and always felt that Donor Advised Funds were a great philanthropic tool for clients with many different community interests and that the PACF was the right partner. So, it was only natural that since Bruce and Cathy, his wife of forty-seven years, had wide ranging interests, that they, too, create a charitable fund with the PACF. “I like the flexibility of using my Fund to recommend grants for a variety of current needs,” said Bruce Holmes. “Reviewing the PACF Grants Committee’s list of community requests helps me to target funding to causes that I know are well researched. I’m very impressed with the PACF’s operations and enjoy our partnership.” Cathy, who passed away in 2016 after a long and courageous battle with cancer, deeply loved animals and supporting area humane societies. The couple’s daughter, Anne, follows her parents as Advisor of the Bruce & Cathy Holmes Advised Fund. Her parents hope to help her discover the joy of giving and to support Anne’s passion for animals. Later, with a Legacy Society commitment fueling their Fund’s giving, the Holmes’ family’s Donor Advised Fund will use the Foundation’s Grants Committee to accomplish its giving. Far into the future, their family charitable tradition will carry on, continuing to make a positive difference for those who are most vulnerable among us—children and youth; families in crisis; senior citizens; others unable to care for themselves; and the region’s uncared-for animals.


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Donor Advised Funds allow individuals, families, and businesses to actively recommend grants during their lifetime. The PACF’s 52 Donor Advised Funds were established by donors who wish to be fully involved in their grantmaking, supporting causes across the region and country. The PACF greatly enjoys working with its Donor Advisors and appreciates their commitment to the betterment of our community. Kathleen Hammond Adams Fund Anderson-Morgan Advised Fund Anonymous Advised Fund Arts and Trails Youth Enrichment Fund James F. & Ann W. Beck Charitable Fund Boggs/PHS Soccer Assistance Fund William R. & Patricia Boyd Advised Fund Larry D. and Margaret D. Brown Advised Fund Jane E. Burdette Advised Charitable Fund Arthur R. & Judith B. Campbell Advised Fund Campbell Advised Fund Corkrean Community Fund David A. Couch ALS/Neuromuscular Disease Fund Earl & Jeane Curry Charitable Fund Dunn Family Fund-Environment & Education Fund Esbenshade Advised Fund William J. & Saundra L. Farson Advised Fund Robert E. Fouss Memorial Fund Mary Lou Hague Memorial Fund Hancock & Sears Donor Advised Fund Bruce & Cathy Holmes Advised Fund Lowell & Wilda Jackson Fund (RCCF) Jennifer V. Keup Advised Fund Kiwanis Club of Parkersburg Community Fund Charles Austin Kreinik Memorial Fund Leavitt Charitable Fund Lion’s Club of Parkersburg Monarch Fund

Curtis & Ginger Miller Advised Fund MOV Endowment for Women, Children & Families MOV Endowment-Hazel Elliott Fund North Christian-Dr. Sheila Stastny Fund Jan & Charles Pickering Advised Fund Leslie E. and Jane B. Pritchard Advised Fund Rainbow Advised Fund Ray R. & Margaret M. Ritchie Charitable Fund Rotary-Sour Mash Donor Advised Fund Ronald & Donna Roberts Advised Fund SDR Charitable Fund Charles & Trudy Seita Advised Fund Shimp Family Advised Fund Sisters of St. Joseph Health & Wellness Foundation School-Based Health Fund Spirit of Giving Fund Ronald & Kathryn Stoops Charitable Fund Swearingen Family Advised Fund Terrapin Park Advised Fund Valentine Family Advised Fund Dave & Donna Warfield Fund for the Arts Mary M. Welch Advised Fund Daniel & Sharon Wharton Advised Fund Todd & Kelly Wiseman Family Charitable Fund Kathryn “Katie” L. Wilhelm Memorial Fund Williamstown Fund for Excellence


TOUCHING LIVES FOREVER Some people saw Jean Grapes as a dedicated community activist and outspoken political leader. Others knew her as a deeply compassionate person who encouraged, and inspired those around her. A Wirt County native who was proud of her family and her Scottish heritage, Jean Grapes was a trailblazer. The first and only woman elected to the Wood County Commission, Jean’s passion for public service was grounded in a sincere desire to make life better for her community’s citizens. Growing up through the Great Depression, Jean learned from her parents the importance of giving to those in need even though her own family often had very little. Upon graduating from Wirt County High School, she married David Grapes. Later becoming Wood County’s first female real estate broker, she opened her office in south Parkersburg in 1966, eventually naming it, South Parkersburg Realty. In many ways, her beloved husband, David, who owned and operated Dave’s Price Rite Market in Lubeck, WV, was the “wind beneath her wings.” Quietly devoted to his family, David was an avid wood worker, who loved gardening and spending time with his dog, Lady, rescued from the animal shelter. When David passed away in 2010, Jean wanted to do something special to commemorate his generous, caring spirit. She created the David and Jean Grapes Family Charitable Fund, as a long-term support fund for the Parkersburg Area Coalition for the Homeless, House to Home project. Jean had earlier spearheaded efforts to establish the House to Home day shelter, and she and David remained involved for many years. With Jean’s passing in January 2017, the family desired to further the important work begun by their parents. The Grapes’ family fund will continue to support persons in Wirt and Wood counties who are experiencing homelessness or mental illness, serving as a lasting legacy for the Grapes’ family, ensuring that future generations know of Jean and David’s lifelong commitment to caring for those in our community who are unable to do so for themselves.


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Designated Funds are established by individuals who want to provide organizations with a permanent and diversified source of funding. The Foundation’s 59 Designated Funds awarded over $232,882 in grant support to many local nonprofit organizations and causes during FY 2017. Howard A. Bailey Memorial Fund Bell-Kakascik Scholarship Fund for Catholic Schools Landon David Butterfield Memorial Fund Cody Campbell Memorial Fund for Make-A-Wish, Inc. Bill Carpenter Memorial Fund Children’s Listening Place Endowment Fund Clinton Fund for the Humane Society of Parkersburg Clinton Fund for St. Paul’s United Methodist Women Maurice J. Couture Memorial Fund Carole Lewis Craig Memorial Fund for Music Sen. J. Frank Deem Fund for the Boys & Girls Club of Pkbg. DeSales Heights Alumnae Association Fund Doddridge County Animal Welfare Fund (DCCF) Erman & Susie Dotson Golden Horseshoe Fund (RCCF) C. Scott Durig Award for Excellence in Criminal Justice Emma Lou Endrizzi Memorial Fund Dr. Nick & Ann Endrizzi Memorial Fund Faithlink Permanent Endowment Fund – Widmeyer Fort Boreman Historical Park Fund Marvin F. Gilmore III Memorial Fund S. William & Martha R. Goff Memorial Fund Good Samaritan Clinic Endowment Fund – Widmeyer David & Jean Grapes Family Charitable Fund Harrisville Town Park Endowment Fund – Mildred Prather Memorial (RCCF) Habitat for Humanity Endowment Fund – Widmeyer Shirley E. Harvey Memorial Fund Susan Beth Harvey Mem. Fund for the United Way Alliance Alice Ray Hovis Chapel Endowment Fund Fred & Barbara Kight Endowment for PHS Teacher Support Fund in Memory of Rebecca Mangus Martin/Stephens Memorial Fund

Leslie “Joe” Menzies BSA Troop 4 Memorial Fund Mid-Ohio Valley Oral Health Fund Hermon & Leona Mills Campership Fund B. Louise & Ralph Netser Charitable Fund Parkersburg Art Center Trust Fund Parkersburg Catholic High School Athletic Foundation Parkersburg South AFJROTC Support Fund Parkersburg High School Foundation – Rector Fund Deborah B. Powell - Humane Society of Parkersburg Spay Neuter Fund Fred Rader-Maxie Blair Memorial Fund Pkbg. Academy of Med. Fund for Camden Clark/Ped. Dept. David & Cheryl Ritchie Memorial Endowment Fund Ritchie County High School Golf Team Supp. Fund (RCCF) Ritchie County Historic Cemeteries Maintenance Fund in Memory of of Claude W. & Clyde W. Swadley (RCCF) Lea D. Turner Sakach Humane Society of Parkersburg Fund Salvation Army of Parkersburg Fund Rev. & Mrs. R. D. Simmons Special Needs Fund Smoot – Widmeyer Community Fund Gregory A. Summers Memorial Fund Westminster Presbyterian Church Memory Garden Fund Mary M. Welch Fund for the Parkersburg Art Center Wood County Historic Cemeteries & Preservation Fund Ann E. Wheatley Memorial Fund for Marietta College Petroleum Department Vaught Chapel Cem. Fund – Everett & Leah Freed Memorial Ira Wharton Memorial Fund I WV Association of School Administrators Fund Kitty Woods Support Fund for Ritchie County High School and Harrisville Elementary School (RCCF) YABA Youth Bowling Fund


PRESERVING A LOCAL NURSE’S CARE AND COMPASSION Catherine “Cathy” Diana Travis McClain graduated from Doddridge County High School in 1971 and from Salem College, now Salem International University, in 1973 where she obtained her Associate Degree in Nursing. She was employed for twenty-four years by the Doddridge County Health Department as a public health nurse, and during that time she also worked at the Doddridge County Senior Citizens for fifteen years. Cathy was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2003. Even through months of clinical trials and chemotherapy, she continued working and taking care of others. After four years of what appeared to be remission, Cathy’s ovarian cancer was discovered again, and it had spread to many of her other organs. Again, she underwent extensive surgery and months of chemotherapy. She continued to work, taking care of anyone and everyone who needed her, but now, at a little slower pace. Her determination to deal with the side effects of chemotherapy, to continue to work, and to fight this terminal illness was an inspiration to everyone who knew her. “Through it all, Cathy always had a smile on her face and acted as if nothing was wrong,” said Debbie Davis, Cathy’s friend. “She refused to give up and fought to the very end. Cathy would talk about how she had to get better and that all she wanted was to ‘be well enough to get back to work’. She was a remarkable woman who will never be forgotten. In her final days, the idea of establishing a scholarship fund in her name was discussed with Cathy and she loved the idea and even decided what it should be called.” Cathy passed in January 2008 after a courageous battle. Shortly after her passing, the Cathy McClain Nursing Scholarship was formed with support from Ms. Davis and the Doddridge County CEOs. The scholarship is part of the Foundation’s Doddridge County regional affiliate collection of funds and provides support to a Doddridge County resident, who is a graduating senior or a previous graduate of Doddridge County High School, and who intends to be a full-time student attending a college or university in West Virginia pursing a degree in nursing or related field.


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Thanks to generous donors, the PACF has the privilege of managing more than 140 Scholarship Funds. During the Foundation’s FY 2017, $319,000+ in scholarship support was awarded to local students. Your gifts are making a difference and creating a hopeful future for local students! The Foundation’s 2018 Scholarship Application and information, along with the 2017 Scholar Newsletter are available on our website, www.pacfwv.com. Martin K. Alsup Music Scholarship Fund Ambrose / Ramsey Scholarship Fund Joe Barbarow Memorial Scholarship Fund Sig & Kate Barker Memorial Scholarship Fund (RCCF) Nancy C. Barton Scholarship Fund (DCCF) Beren & Staub Prize Fund Dr. Marie D. Boette Music Scholarship William (Billbo) Boston & Harold C. Knopp Scholar. Fund Boys & Girls Club of Parkersburg Youth Education Fund Larry Border Mem. Scholarship-WVU School of Pharmacy Larry D. & Margaret D. Brown Scholarship Fund Chester H. Bruce Memorial Scholarship Fund (LKACF) Bryce-Lietzke-Martin Scholarship Fund Freda Burge Scholarship Fund Glen P. Burton Memorial Conservation Fund Brice Michael Byham English Achievement Award Fund Cairo High School Alumni Scholarship Fund Jesse Michael Cayton Memorial Scholarship (DCCF) George H. Clinton Scholarship Fund Douglas E. Cochran Scholarship Fund A. Bertram & Irene Conaway Scholarship Fund for Wood County Christian School D. O. Conner / Ellen Conner Lepp / Danhart Mem. Fund David A. Couch Memorial Scholarship Fund Thomas F. Cowan Scholarship Fund (RCCF) Jennifer D. Coulter Memorial Scholarship Fund Carole Lewis Craig Memorial Music Scholarship Fund Ami-John Crawford & J. J. & Harriet C. West Prize Fund A. V. Criss, Jr. & L. Gay Criss Scholarship Fund Cindy Curry Memorial Scholarship Fund

Todd Daggett Memorial / Winans Services Fund Kenneth D. & Katherine D. Davis Mem. Scholarship Fund Lawrence E. & Jean L. Davis Memorial Scholarship Fund Frances DeFranco / James F. Winans, Jr. Scholarship Fund Berdie L. DeVaughn Memorial Fund Doddridge County Promise Scholarship Fund (DCCF) Doddridge County Vocation Scholarship Fund (DCCF) Rex & Judd Dudley Permanent Educational Fund Alexander D. II & Blanche Dulaney Scholarship Fund Dave Elmo Memorial Fund David Edward Farson Scholarship Fund Robert Foster, Jr. Memorial Fund Fostering Hope Scholarship Fund William E. “Bill” Gallagher Memorial Scholarship Laverne L. Gibson Memorial Scholarship Fund Shane Gilbert Memorial Scholarship Fund S. William & Martha R. Goff Perm. Education Fund Russ Grant Memorial Scholarship for Tennis Mary Lou Hague Memorial Scholarship Doyle and Ava Hale Memorial Conservation Fund Clayburn J., Sr. & Garnet R. Hanna Scholarship Fund H. G. Hardbarger Science-Mathematics Award Fund (RCCF) Harrisville Lions Club Scholarship Fund (RCCF) Ruth Harris Memorial Scholarship Fund Harrisville High School Alumni Scholarship (RCCF) Harry C. Hartleben, III / Gordon Page Corbitt Scholarship Fund Dorcas Edmondson Haught Scholarship Fund Gregory Linn Haught Citizenship Award Trust (RCCF) Ella Beren Hersch Scholarship Fund


Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield WV Farson-Smith-Earley Fund for Healthcare Excellence Rev. John L. & Lucille E. Holbert Scholarship Home Builders Assoc. of MOV - Joel Stout Mem. Scholarship Ryan C. Jobes Memorial Scholarship LKACF Scholarship Fund (LKACF) Mason County Scholarship of Promise--J. Everett & Hattie Leggett Memorial Scholarship Fund KASA Memorial Scholarship (DCCF) June Keeper Scholarship Fund Joseph R. Koon, Sr. Memorial Scholarship Fund Kreinik Family Scholarship Fund Mark & Peggy Kury Scholarship for OVU Langfitt / Ambrose Scholarship Fund Little Kanawha Regional Council Perm. Ed. Endow. Fund Megan Nicole Longwell Memorial Scholarship Lubeck Elementary Teacher Memorial Fund Sam Mandich Scholarship Fund A. F. & Ethel Marple Scholarship Fund Louise Mason Memorial Fund Cathy McClain Nursing Scholarship (DCCF) Ross and Bob McHenry Award Fund David Medley Memorial Scholarship Fund Janice Michels Scholarship Fund (DCCF) Dr. Eldon L. Miller Educational Fund Marissa Miller Student Athlete Scholarship Fund Wanda B. Mitchell Scholarship Fund Harry Moats Scholarship Fund Dudley Mullins / Cabot Corp. Scholarship Fund F. O’Donnell “Don” Northrup Memorial Award PACF Scholarship Fund Parkersburg Ch. WV Society of Prof. Engineers Scholarship PHS English/Print Journalism Excellence Award in Memory of Richard D. Grissom, Ruth Marlow & E.S. Shannon & in Honor of Carolyn McCune Pkbg.-Marietta Contractors Assn. – Rose Stemple Scholarship Patriot Foundation – Terri Bragg Memorial PSHS Scholarship Pennsboro High School Alumni Scholarship Fund (RCCF)

Pepsi Co. / Wood Co. Tech. Center Scholarship Fund William R. Pfalzgraf Memorial Scholarship Fund Norma S. Phillips Cross Country Runners Scholarship PHS Foundation – Class of 1943 Award PHS Foundation – Wade Hampton McLean Award Herschel H. Pifer Scholarship Fund (RCCF) William R. Reaser Scholarship Fund (RCCF) Mary K. Smith Rector Scholarship Anna Louise Roberts Memorial Fund James H. Roberts Athletic Scholarship Fund (LKACF) Susan Kraybill Roberts Library Scholarship Fund Thomas Warren Roberts Memorial Fund Carl M. Rose Memorial Scholarship Fund S. Byrl Ross Memorial Scholarship Fund Harold F. Salsbery Scholarship Fund Sand Plains / Lewis A. & Gurry F. Batten Scholarship Fund Estella Marie Schaber Educational Fund Frank Schroeder Memorial Scholarship Fund SDR Scholarship Fund Nellie Grimm & Paschal Grant Sheppard Scholarship Elizabeth Simmons Scholarship Fund Simonton Windows Scholarship Fund Denver Singer Memorial Fund Bill Six Memorial Scholarship Fund St. Joseph’s Hosp. School of Nursing Alumni Scholarship Robert Evans Stealey Scholarship Jack Stephens Volleyball Scholarship Fund Robert L. Storck Memorial Fund Stout Memorial United Methodist Church Scholarship Fund DLS Educational Foundation Fund (LKACF) Marbie McCartney Smith Mem. Scholarship Fund (LKACF) Jeffrey S. Sullivan Theatre Arts Scholarship Jeffrey R. Swanson Memorial Scholarship Fund Thomas N. Taylor - Sarah Scott Memorial Fund Tebay Family Endowment & Scholarship Fund C. R. Thomas Scholarship Fund Charles A. Townsend Scholarship Fund Vienna Baptist Church Scholarship Fund


SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS Dr. Lyle D. Vincent Memorial Fund Michael C. Whitlow Scholarship Fund Ruby Voitle / Winans Services Scholarship Wayne-Meador-Elliott Scholarship Fund (RCCF) Tyler Milam Westbrook Scholarship Fund Addie Deem Westfall Scholarship Fund (RCCF) Whitaker-Minard Scholarship Fund Helen Marsh White Scholarship Fund Williamstown High School Scholarship Fund Glenn Wilson Broadcast Journalism Scholarship Fund

James F. Winans, Jr. Big Red Football Award Women’s Opportunity – Linda H. Culp Memorial Fund Wood Co. Assoc. of School Admin./Friends of Ed. Trust Wood County Bar Association Memorial Fund Janice Todd Woods Memorial Scholarship Fund WV Nurses Assoc. District #3 Prof. Nursing Scholarship Vasan Family Scholarship Fund Bob Zide Memorial Scholarship

MESSAGE FROM OUR REGIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS OFFICER We are excited to welcome nine new scholarships to the Foundation’s family of funds! At the PACF, we believe that investing in our region’s next generation is critical to the success of our community. These nine funds will join over 340 charitable funds managed by the Foundation. This year, we successfully implemented a new online scholarship application that will streamline both the applicant’s and Scholarship Selection Committee’s processes. Because we manage more than 140 scholarship funds, each with its own unique eligibility requirements, this new application will ensure that we are working as efficiently Rachel Brezler and effectively as possible. Regional Scholarships Officer More than 200 community volunteers residing throughout the PACF’s service area assist the Foundation in reviewing the submitted scholarship applications. With hundreds of applications, we are very grateful for the volunteer support that we receive each scholarship season. It is awe-inspiring to work with donors and volunteers who are passionate about our region’s next generation and helping them achieve their post-secondary education goals.


A PARTNERSHIP FOR SAFETY A new community bicycle safety program is underway in Wood County working to make it safer for those who prefer to pedal around the region. The Wood County Alternative Transportation Council, part of the Wood County Commission, is working to raise awareness about the importance of bicycle safety between cyclists and motorists. “We are able to do this thanks to the partnership that the Commission formed with the PACF,” said Lloyd Roberts, Chair of the Wood County Alternative Transportation Council. “We’re all local volunteers and establishing a fund with PACF was the best option for us. The PACF folks have been great, helping us through the legal issues, helping us establish the fund, recordkeeping, and basically ‘spoon feeding’ us through our first fundraiser, Give Local MOV.” Thanks to the new Wood County Trails Fund established at the Foundation by the Wood County Commission in February 2016, the Council now has a structure it can use to fulfill its mission. The Council raised $4,000 through Give Local MOV on May 1, 2017, all which will be used to support the Program. The campaign highlights West Virginia’s bike safety laws that require drivers to allow a three-foot clearance when overtaking cyclists. “We want both cyclists and motorists to feel comfortable out on the road,” said Roberts. “In addition to this Program, we are working on other projects to make Wood County bike friendly, including installing bicycle racks in the region.”


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The region’s nonprofit organizations are on the front-lines addressing some of the most pressing issues. Having an Agency Endowment Fund or Agency Designated Fund established at the PACF ensures that these organizations will have an ongoing source of income to help support their charitable missions. During FY 2017, the Foundation’s Agency Funds provided $100,017 to their nonprofit beneficiaries. Actors’ Guild of Parkersburg Preservation Fund Allohak Council, Boy Scouts of America Fund American Red Cross of Northwest West Virginia Endowment Fund Artsbridge Fund for the Arts Blennerhassett Foundation Endowment Fund Boys and Girls Club Permanent Endowment Fund Doddridge Co. 4-H Fund (DCCF) Doddridge County Library Fund (DCCF) Friends of Doddridge County Parks and Recreation Commission Endowment Fund (DCCF) Faithlink Endowment Fund Family Crisis Intervention Center Endowment Fund GFWC West Virginia Support Fund Horizons Ctr. Independent Living in Memory of J. Jackie Purkey Humane Society of Parkersburg - Spay/Neuter Assistance Program Fund Jr. League of Pkbg. Cook House Preservation Fund Minnie Hamilton Health System Fund (LKACF) Mountain Heart Foundation Fund MOV Symphony Society Advised Fund Parkersburg & Wood Cty. Public Library Endowment Fund Parkersburg Academy of Medicine Fund

Parkersburg Art Center Endowment Fund Parkersburg Day Nursery Endowment Fund Parkersburg High School Foundation Fund Patriot Foundation Fund – A Perm. Endow. Fund for Parkersburg South High School PHS A Cappella Choir Endowment Fund PS Project Recovery & Support Network Fund Rae Brown Sumnerite Endowment Fund Ritchie County 4-H Endowment Fund (RCCF) S. W. Resources, Inc. Permanent Endowment Fund Smoot Theatre Endowment Fund Bennett “Benny” Stump Mem. Fund for Wood County Rec. The Arc of Wood County Endowment Fund United Way Alliance of the Mid-Ohio Valley Endowment West Union Christian Church Endowment Fund (DCCF) WVU at Parkersburg Fund Westbrook Health Services Perm. Endowment Fund Williamstown High School Foundation Fund Wood Co. Christian School Endowment Fund Wood County Senior Citizens Fund Wood County Society Designated Fund Wood County Trails Fund YMCA Permanent Endowment Fund


The PACF’s regional affiliates benefit a specific geographic area by developing charitable funds dedicated for its own local interests while operating within the PACF that holds tax-exempt status for the whole. Choosing affiliation provides a significant regional economy of scale for administrative and investment purposes while freeing local leaders to focus on fund development and grantmaking. Though the collective enterprise, our Foundation serves as our region’s Center for Philanthropy, and by focusing on what’s best for our area so much more becomes possible for all.

DODDRIDGE COUNTY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION (DCCF) Members of the DCCF Advisory Board were excited to host an Ice Cream Social and Celebration on May 30, 2017. The program featured guest speaker Clara Grandt Santucci, who received the Doddridge County Promise Scholarship through the DCCF in 2005. Santucci was an All –American runner at West Virginia University and is a two-time winner of the Pittsburgh Marathon. “In addition to the Celebration, we are pleased to announce that the DCCF awarded $13,300 to support our county during 2016/2017,” said Tom Whaling, DCCF Advisory Board Chairman. “We are so grateful to the donors who have started charitable funds with the Foundation that have made these grants possible. We hope other citizens will step up and make a difference for their community. Even a small donation, can make a big difference when made to the Doddridge County Community Foundation.” FY 2017 DCCF Advisory Board Members: Tom Whaling (Chairperson) · Matthew Alexander Nancy Droppleman · Jeff Harvey · Zona Hutson Rick Oyler · Ronald Travis · Derek Webb Brad Wilt


Clara Grandt Santucci spoke at the DCCF’s Ice Cream Social reflecting on how the scholarships support she received through the Foundation helped her pursue her education and how she was influenced growing up in Doddridge County.


The Foundation and its LKACF affiliate are seeing stars thanks to the Star Park at the Calhoun County Park. The Foundation has been working to help the County capitalize on its status of being the “Darkest Place in WV.” To help make the Park more appealing for stargazers, the Foundation gave a $7,500 grant to construct restroom facilities.

Foundation’s Legacy Society and have been busy facilitating conversations with a number of other individuals interested in leaving gifts in their estate to benefit the region What a joy it is to help such giving individuals.”

FY 2017 LKACF Advisory Board Members: “The work that is happening in Calhoun County is Ron Blankenship (Chairperson) · Martha Haymaker wonderful,” said Ron Blankenship, LKACF Advisory Board Chairperson. “In addition, we are also excited Andrew Metheny · Kyle Pierson · Bob Radabaugh to see interest from local citizens in starting funds. Jean Simers · Derek Snyder We are honored to welcome a new member to the


RCCF Advisory Board members were busy this FY 2017 RCCF Advisory Board Members: past year raising community awareness regarding the Mayor Alan Haught (Chairperson) · Jean Freeland Foundation’s operation and mission. Theresa Cowan · Dan Fissel · Noah Hinzman “There are so many good people who live in this Richard Kerns · Ron Nutt · Scott Windom community and care about this community,” said Alan Haught, RCCF Advisory Board Chairperson. “We are encouraging citizens to do something even more meaningful for the community by partnering with the Foundation, whether it’s a gift right now, or a gift in their estate. We are honored to welcome the Harlan M. and Lillian G. Law Memorial Scholarship to the Foundation. This gift, left in an estate, will forever benefit Ritchie County citizens looking to further their education. What a gift; to help someone PACF Senior Program Officer, Marian Clowes, and RCCF Advisory you will never meet. It’s humbling.” Board members, Alan Haught and Dan Fissel, present a $1,850 grant to Ritchie County High School to purchase equipment for the physical education department.


The PACF takes a strategic approach to identify where it can make the greatest impact in our community. To help further its initiatives that address some of the regions toughest challenges, the Foundation acts as a resource, partner, funder, and convener. The PACF works collaboratively with leaders from nonprofits, government, and the community to create durable and positive change across the region.

CIVIC LEADERS FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM “I participated in the Civic Leaders Fellowship Program to gain experience in my field of interest,” said Katie Hoover, a recent West Liberty University graduate from Mineral Wells who participated in all three years of the Program. “This Program also introduced me to the many opportunities this area offers for a young person, the nonprofits that serve our community, and how civic engagement can lead to a better community.” During summer 2017, twenty-five students were placed with host employers throughout the PACF service region to gain meaningful work Participants returning for their second year of the Program tour local nonprofits to experience in their respective fields. In addition, learn how they make a difference in the community and operate successfully. participants had the opportunity to engage with one another, learning about the community’s needs and issues, and exploring personal and professional development opportunities. “The Civic Leaders Fellowship Program is the Foundation’s deliberate effort to address our community’s out-migration of educated young people,” said Judy Sjostedt, the PACF’s Executive Director. “This is a highly collaborative effort involving many different funders, private individuals, and business leaders who recognize the importance of investing in our region’s next generation. We have had some great success stories from this Program over the past six years and I know this year’s graduates will go on to do great Tiffany, Allison, and Katelyn, third year participants things in our area.” 24

in the Program, attended the Chamber of Commerce of the Mid-Ohio Valley Women in Leadership Conference.


Forty-three local nonprofit organizations participated in Give Local MOV on May 2, 2017 raising over $326,000 total! Nonprofits raising the most funds included: Parkersburg Area Coalition for the Homeless, FaithLink, Parkersburg Art Center, Parkersburg High School Foundation, and the YMCA of Parkersburg. Several regional sponsors, led by Superior Toyota, with a gift in memory of Tom and Scott Hathaway, supplied matching funds that made the day even more exciting. Following Superior’s lead donation, a local philanthropist, Mary M. Welch, generously matched their gift to boost funds available for the Give Local MOV campaign. Nearly $180,000 was made available and awarded through matching fund challenges and incentive prizes over the giving period.

T.R. Hathaway, owner of Superior Toyota, addresses the crowd at the Give Local MOV Kickoff Celebration held November 2016.

“We are so appreciative of the sponsors and donors who made this campaign a success,” said Julie Posey, PACF’s Development and Communications Officer. “Our local community truly stepped-up this year! We are so excited to host Give Local MOV on May 1, 2018 with Superior Toyota once again as our lead sponsor.”


The Foundation’s Initiative Partners are imperative to the growth and success of Give Local MOV and the Civic Leaders Fellowship Program. Below are the FY 2017 lead initiative partners.

Astorg & Jones CPAs Ausenheimer Memorial Trust* Ann and Jim Beck Benedum Foundation Blennerhassett Dental Society Bond’s Drug / Bond’s Tailgaters Joe and Marie Caltrider The Campbell Family Dominion Erie Insurance Family Carpet First Energy Foundation

Virginia Hackett Memorial* Tom and Julie Heller Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield WV Bruce Holmes Doug and Mary Anne Ketelsen David and Kam Lawson Leavitt Funeral Home and Cremation Marietta Community Foundation McDonald’s of the Tri-State Bernard McDonough Foundation Curtis Miller Insurance Agency Virginia Neptune Foundation

William and Barbara Ott S. Doug Ritchie Trudie Schaughency Star Plastics, Inc. State Farm Insurance – Bob Marshall Superior Toyota Warfield Realty - Bob Wright Mary M. Welch West Virginia Central Credit Union *Funds of the PACF

OTHER FUNDS PACF ADMINISTRATIVE & SPECIAL PROJECT FUNDS The PACF is fortunate to have 12 Administrative & Special Project Funds that support the Foundation’s operating and program needs. While the administrative funds are endowments, the special project funds are considered nonendowed and allow the Foundation the flexibility to support its initiatives and special projects that may arise in our region. Walter E. Ausenheimer Fund Benedum Foundation Grant Holding Fund Edith Parker Cather Memorial Fund Civic Leaders Fellowship Program Fund Dils Community Support Fund Give Local MOV

Governors’ Administrative Support Fund Lillian & Leo Levey Trust Fund Richard G. Mason Memorial Fund Pass-Thru Grant and Scholarships Fund Building Reserve Fund Technology Projects Fund

FUND BUILDING PROGRAM To establish a fund with the Foundation, a minimum gift (varies by fund type) must be accepted. To assist with donors charitable goals, the Foundation has established a Fund Building Program which allows donors to reach that minimum gift over the course of 5 years. The following funds were identified as building funds as of 6/30/2017. Dr. Loretto R. Auvil, MD Charitable Fund Blubaugh Prize Fund for PHS Consumer Credit Counseling Service of the MOV Support Fund in Honor of Harold “Jim” Applebaum* Doddridge County Charitable Fund (DCCF) H. Smoot and Judith Fahlgren Advised Fund Brenda Caplinger Lilly Memorial Maddox Cemetery Endowment Fund Hino Motors Scholarship Fund J. Madison Jackson Scholarship-Athletic Prize Fund John Lee Memorial Theatre Scholarship Fund

Ohio Valley University Fund Powell Law Office Wood County Scholarship Assistance for WVU College of Law RCCF Scholarship Fund (RCCF) Ella Adair Roberts Scholarship Fund Safety Net Fund Coach & Betty Stansberry Scholarship Fund Holly Jackson-Wuller Memorial Scholarship Fund Voices of the Streets Endowment Fund in Memory of George Penn


FINANCIALS FY 2017 in Review Net Assets

$38.6 million

Total Supporters


Total Grants

$2.3 million

Investment Performance

1 yr..........................13.2% 3 yr...........................5.0% 5 yr.......................... 8.4%

Operating Cost


Statement of Financial Position (as of June 30, 2017) Assets

FY 2017

FY 2016

Cash and Cash Equivalents Investments, at fair value Accrued Interest Receivable Grants Receivable Other Assets Fixed Assets (Land, Building, Equipment) Total Assets

300,895 38,614,115 39,824 4,987 100 326,821 39,286,742

352,531 33,438,118 39,666

Accounts Payable Wages and Related Taxes Payable Distributions Payable Fees and Credits Payable Total Current Liabilities Total Net Assets Total Liabilities and Net Assets

2,560 1,280 661,196 76 665,112 38,621,630 39,286,742

5,282 9,376 698,495


FY 2017 3,208,369 4,456,607 337,816 81,950 8,084,742

FY 2016 2,109,163 (153,493) 362,944 77,030 2,395,644

2,310,087 469,838 141,245 2,921,170 5,163,572 33,458,058 38,621,630

11,610,396* 468,762 146,090 12,225,248 (9,829,604) 43,287,662 33,458,058

Liabilities and Net Assets

Statement of Activities (as of June 30, 2017)

Contributions and Grants Investment Income/Gains on Investments Assets invested with: United Bank, Inc., Vanguard, Inc., WesBanco, Inc., Administrative Fee Income Other Income and Charles Schwab & Company, Inc. The Parkersburg Area Total Revenues and Other Support Community Foundation is audited Expenses annually by Suttle & Stalnaker Grants, Distributions, & Scholarships PLLC. The PACF’s most recent Support Services audited financial statements, Form Investment Management Fees 990s, investment and spending policies, and other financial documents Total Expenses are available upon request. Change in Net Assets _________________________ Net Assets at Beginning of Year *Includes grants associated with Net Assets at End of Year affiliate restructuring.

100 340,796 34,171,211

713,153 33,458,058 34,171,211

IN APPRECIATION On behalf of the many beneficiaries of your generous support of the Parkersburg Area Community Foundation and Regional Affiliates of Doddridge County, Ritchie County, and the Little Kanawha Area, we extend a very heartfelt and most sincere thank you! Your giving supplies each day with special meaning for the Foundation—please know that we deeply appreciate your support. Your partnership ensures that we can fulfill our mission of service to the region.


Donations were gratefully received in honor of the following persons during this fiscal year Russ Balderson on his birthday · Jim & Ann Beck · Cairo High School Class of ‘66 · Alan Craig · Rob Hyde & John Doan Cynthia Drennan · Eleanor Enoch on her retirement · Hap & Meg Esbenshade · Ann Fox · Josh & Melissa Gilman T. R. Hathaway, II · Richard & Abby Hayhurst · HHS Class of ‘45, ‘46, ‘56, ‘64, and ‘66 · Michael Hicks Betty Jo Hupp Doug and Mary Ann Ketelsen · Dagmar Kupshe · Scott Lauer · Mr. & Mrs. Chris Lydick · Maggie McCuskey Dr. & Mrs. T. L. Mullins · PHS Class of ‘61 · JoAnn Powell · Mary Riccobene · Edna Yoak Robinson Cline & Betty Stansberry · Ronald Stover · Dan & Sharon Wharton · Ernest and Minnie


Donations were gratefully received in memory of the following persons during this fiscal year Douglass H. Adams, PHS Class of ‘56 · Reverend Stanley Ash, Sr. · Sarajane (Levey) Avidon · John S. Bailey, Jr. Carl (Buss) Balderson, Jr. · Joe Barbarow · C. Barker · Howard Borger · Alice Rose Bosley · Walter Brown Carl & Helen Brum · James F. Buck · Rex Carder · Sara Carpenter · Molly B. Cigal · Norma Cisler · HHS Class of ‘66 Ed Cornell · Paul Cornell · Alex Craig · A. Crivello · Linda Culp · Jack Cunningham · N. Jean Cupp · Cindy Curry Jeane Curry · Malcolm E. Cyrus · Jerry Darnold · Lawrence & Jean Davis · Ed & Jane Dils · Carl Dollman · Betty Downing Sandra Horner Emrick · David Edward Farson · Barbara Fish · Arrine Burdette Fitzer · Cody Flanagan · Bernard F. Flood B. Ford · Robert C. Foster, Jr. · E. R. “Ted” Gateman · Edgar Raymond Gateman · Ted Gateman · Ernestine Gissy Sandy Wilson Goodman · Russ Grant · Jean Grapes · Clara Marie Hadley, HHS Class of ‘55 · Karen Haga, CHS Class of ‘67 Karen McCollum Haga · Mary Lou Hague · John Morgan Hall · Clayburn and Garnet Hanna · Brian K. Hardman Martha Harold · Shirley Harvey · Catherine Hathaway · Thomas R. Hathaway · Scott Hathaway · Eldon J. Haught David Haynes · William E. Hess · Vivian V. Hicks · Floyd M. Hodge, Sr. · Mary Rebecca Holliday · Cathy Holmes Walter D. Holmes · Alberta Kelley Ireland · Wilda Jackson · Clarence James, CHS Class of ‘53 · L. Jean Westfall Edward Jonczak · Terry Jones · Mary Jane Kemp · Edna Mae (Raber) Kerns · Robert T. Kincaid · Rebecca Klettner Charles Kreinik · Ralph & Katie Leavitt · Hattie & Everett Leggett · Noma Y. Leggett · Patricia Lou (Pettit) Lemon Cathy Luthy · George M. Mackley · Louise Mason Scott McCormick · Eileen McNeeley · Margaret Merinar · Maureen Metz William Mildren & Mary Carolyn Mildren · Jean & Sam Miles · Marissa Miller · Margaret “Betsy” Smith Murray · Hanna Nestor Alan Newbrough · Alice Ellsmore Northrup · Don Northrup · Daniel J. Numrich · Phyliss O’Brien James R. and Marian O’Hair · Toshio Oishi Art Oliver · Herbert W. Palmer · Max Park · Terry St. Peter · Boots Powell William R. Pfalzgraf · Todd Powell · Pam Reeves · Linda Richards · Dr. David M. Ritchie · William (Bill) Roberts Norma Rollins, HHS Class of ‘48 · Judy Sams · JoAn Scothorn · John L. Scott Dr. Harry Shannon Rev. and Mrs. R. Daniel Simmons · Denver Singer · The Sisters of the Visitation · Bill Six · Owen & Mary Smith Robert J. Sommerville · Hazel L. Spencer · Jerry Spencer · W. C. Stacy · Guy Stephens · Evelyn Joan “Timmy” Storck Ruth Tepley · Clara Louise Trissler (Cruikshank) · Burl & Kathleen Valentine · Janice Walls · Sandra Wanner · Donna Warfield Margaret Webb Frazier, CHS Class of ‘66 · Tyler Milam Westbrook · Lulu Westfall · Daniel B. Wharton · Ann Elise Wheatley Leslie Whitehead · Michael Whitlow · Kathryn Wilhelm · Randy A. Wilson · All deceased Wirt County School Personnel Doris Woodrum · Gene Wright, HHS Class of ‘57 · Jeannine Yoho


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The Foundation’s Legacy Society recognizes and honors those special individuals who plan to leave, or have left, a gift to our community through a bequest, life insurance policy, retirement plan, charitable remainder trust, charitable lead trust, or assignment of property. Thank you to the following Legacy Society members for their generosity, vision, and inspiring example that their gifts set for others. Anonymous (LKACF) Anonymous (PACF) Sharon Morehead Apgar Anna Bowser Bailey Oran S.* & H. JoAnne Baker Wanda Bennett* Kitty Brown Jane Burdette Jewel Burdette* Gwen & Rick Bush Gordon Terry Clovis Douglas E. Cochran A. Bertram & Irene Conaway (RCCF) N. Jeane* & Earl Curry, Jr. Paul P. A. Daugherty (DCCF) Sen. J. Frank Deem Randy & Debbie Dick Edwin L. D. Dils* Harry H. Esbenshade, Jr.* Rob Fouss H. Smoot & Judith* Fahlgren Chris Hall Sheryl & Larry Holdren Bruce Holmes Lowell Jackson (RCCF)

Stephen & Karen Kempton Clare L. Kremer Diane Ludwig (LKACF) Dick Mason* Gary McIntyre Eileen McNeeley* Tom & Pat Meintel* Mr. & Mrs. Les E. Pritchard Robert & Dottie Radabaugh, (LKACF & RCCF) Ronald & Donna* Roberts Patricia Roberts* (LKACF) Thorn C. Roberts (LKACF) Dr. Robert C. Robinson* Mrs. Trudie Schaughency Susan Schuchts Judy Sjostedt Norman & Judith Smith Dortha Starling (LKACF) Ronald V. & Kathryn J. Stoops Joseph* & Barbara Sullivan Daniel B.* & Sharon Wharton Jayne Whitlow Dennis E. & Patricia L. Wilson Stephen & Carla Worden *In Memoriam

If you have designated the Parkersburg Area Community Foundation and/or one of its affiliates in your estate plans, please advise the Foundation staff so that we may offer you our deep appreciation and extend the honor of membership in the Legacy Society. Your membership offers a priceless gift to the people of our area that will last for all time.


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BOARD OF DIRECTORS (FY 2017) Front Row, Left to Right: Bruce Holmes, Tom Whaling (DCCF rep.), Bob Wright, Marie Caltrider, Ann Beck, Dr. Mansoor Matcheswalla. Back Row, Left to Right: Cynthia Brown, J. Randy Dick, Jim Bennett (LKACF rep.), Fred Rader, Dan Wharton, Jim Crews (Ex-Officio), Greg Herrick (Chairperson), Kam Lawson. Not Pictured: Becky Deem, Robert “Beau” Ellison, Jean Freeland (RCCF rep.), Linda Gerrard, The Rev. Paul L. Hicks, Sheryl Holdren, Bob Kent, Dan Marshall, Breck Martin, Curtis Miller (Ex-Officio), John Ralsten, Donna Smith, Dr. Usha Vasan (Ex-Officio).

STAFF Judy Sjostedt Executive Director JudyS@pacfwv.com

Rita Smith Office Manager Rita.Smith@pacfwv.com

Marian Clowes Senior Program Officer Marian.Clowes@pacfwv.com

Julie Posey Development and Communications Officer Julie.Posey@pacfwv.com 30

Rachel Brezler Regional Scholarships Officer Rachel.Brezler@pacfwv.com

MISSION We serve our region’s citizens by providing leadership and inspiring people to build permanent resources for the betterment of their communities through the Foundation. Funds of the Parkersburg Area Community Foundation, Inc. are listed as of 6/30/2017 (fiscal year end/audit close). Funds assigned to a regional affiliate are shown by county acronym: •

Doddridge County Community Foundation- DCCF

Ritchie County Community Foundation- RCCF

Little Kanawha Area Community Foundation- LKACF


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The Parkersburg Area Community Foundation & Regional Affiliates of Doddridge County, Ritchie County, and the Little Kanawha Area (PACF) is a community of thousands of people committed to improving our collective future by inspiring philanthropy and connecting people with opportunities to make a meaningful difference, engaging citizens to address key issues, and delivering results that matter for the people of our area.

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