Program Recordings

EAG Meeting, December 6, 2022 – Year End Gathering

In this last gathering of the EAG for 2022, we were joined by guest speaker Dr. Carla Warren of the WV Department of Education. Dr. Warren discussed the Grow Your Own WV Pathway to Teaching Initiative, with special emphasis on the apprenticeship model. Please see this recent segment from journalist Soledad O’Brien’s show “Matter of Fact” featuring more information about the initiative.

In addition to Dr. Warren’s presentation, the group updated one another on accomplishments in our education this year and discussed setting collective priorities for our work together in 2023.

Shifting Scholarship Conversations – Options to Make Greater Impact with Colette Hadley of the National College Attainment Network (NCAN) – August 18, 2022

Community Foundations and other scholarship providers often manage complex, small-dollar scholarship funds with specific selection criteria set completely by donors. These funds can be an administrative burden and do little to increase the degree attainment in your region. How do we move away from these challenging funds and move towards maximizing impact for students?

Learn what can be done to transition your scholarship program using an equity lens, and what we can say to prospective donors to help make changes in your grantmaking and scholarship programming.

Education Affinity Group (EAG) Strategy Session 3.0 – June 8, 2022

Philanthropy West Virginia hosted our Education Funders Affinity Group for a strategy session on Wednesday, June 8th from 12:00 to 3:00 PM.

Coming off a very successful past two years of progress with the EAG’s work, this is a time to review, reset, and focus on the EAG 3.0 focus. The focus of the meeting is on evaluating the major progress made the past three years, identifying future collaboration opportunities, engaging national partners, and setting our goals for the next two years.

North Central West Virginia Regional Funders Roundtable – May 3, 2022

We are joined by guest speaker Christal Crouso, Executive Director of the Fairmont Morgantown Housing Authority, who will provide an overview of their work and detail a current need for Homeowner Counselors.

The Fairmont Morgantown Housing Authority is a quasi-governmental agency that brings government assisted programs, private partners, and community service programs together. They offer services in housing, lending, construction, development, and redevelopment across the area

Federal Funders Roundtable – April 4, 2022

Philanthropy West Virginia and its members set the priority to leverage their collective grantmaking to attract more investments to the Mountain State to ensure thriving communities. This includes a focus on community economic development, education, workforce, downtown revitalization, health, nonprofit capacity, entrepreneurship, broadband, and other areas.

Philanthropy WV is pleased to host the U.S. Economic Development Administration, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the Appalachian Regional Commission to advance this collaborative work to align philanthropic, federal funders, and nonprofits to increase the impact in West Virginia and central Appalachia.

West Virginia Policy Institute – January 11, 2022

Learn how to turn your passion for your nonprofit work into advocating for your cause during the 2022 West Virginia Policy Institute.

We are joined by Caitlin Cook of the Mountaineer Food Bank; Rebecca McPhail of the WV Manufacturer’s Association; Crystal Good of Black by God and THE WEST VIRGINIAN; and Chris Hall of Orion Strategies join us for a facilitated discussion on the Do’s and Don’ts for Nonprofit Advocacy.

Participants will also learn how to navigate the legislative website to follow bills and issues that are important to the nonprofit sector – and your organization – this session.

Corporate Responsibility Roundtable – Dec 13, 2021

The past two years have been a roller coaster of challenges for corporate responsibility programs. As we prepare for 2022, join Philanthropy WV and major corporate leaders who will be discussing the future beyond 2021 in our latest Corporate Responsibility Programs of Excellence webinar.

Our guests include Chad Prather, for Huntington Bank West Virginia Region President, Ellen Rossi – President of the EQT Foundation, and Curtis Wilkerson, President & Owner of Orion Strategies. These dynamic leaders have years of experience in corporate responsibility and philanthropy to share with their peer corporate leaders what 2022 and beyond looks like for the corporate responsibility focus for companies.

Scholarship Managers Roundtable – Dec 8, 2021

The first in a series of quarterly programs for funders who manage and award scholarships. Jess Puglisi-Sanders, Program Officer for the Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley chairs the roundtable.

Highlighted Topic: Scholarship Displacement

Group Discussion
● What challenges are you experiencing?
● What opportunities have you encountered?
● What Lessons Learned can you share with others

Education Affinity Group Fall 2021 Funders Meeting

The program includes:

  • Overview and update on the Benedum Sparking Literacy Program with Donna Peduto of the WV Public Education Collaborative
  • Briefing on the BARR (Building Assets, Reducing Risks) Program of the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation by Program Manager Acadia Bender
  • Progress Report on the EAG’s Collaborative work on WV’s Climb and WV Grade Level Reading Program
  • Exciting News on New Collaborations
  • New Work and Opportunities of Attendees and preparations for our early 2022 EAG Strategy Session
Education Affinity Group Fall 2021 Funders Meeting

October 2021 Greenbrier Valley Regional Funders Roundtable
October 2021 Corporate Responsibility Roundtable – Telling Your Corporate Responsibility Story
September 2021 – North Central WV Grantmakers Roundtable: Accelerating Education

Funders Collaborating to Strengthen Foster Care“, June 2021, featuring the Children’s Home Society of WV and more

Roundtable on Housing and Homelessness, May 2021, featuring Funders Together to End Homelessness

COVID-19 and Health Equity, March 2021, featuring the Partnership of African American Churches

Corporate Responsibility Webinar, January 2021, featuring legal advice from the Council on Foundations

Corporate Responsibility Webinar, April 15th 2021

Corporate Responsibility Webinar, May 13th 2021, featuring speakers from Center for Disaster Philanthropy, Google and Truist

Neighborhood Investment Program Briefings for 2021

March 31st, 2021 session HERE

March 17th, 2021 session HERE

February 24th, 2021 session HERE


Education Affinity Group Meeting, Sept. 2020 – Due to technical issues this recording does not cover the whole meeting

Working Across Systems to End Homelessness, August 2020

Education Affinity Group Meeting, July 2020

Virtual Town Hall with Senator Capito, March 2020


Learning from Kresge

How To Say NO! Becoming an Expert Decision Maker with the Grants Manager Network

Corporate Webinars

WVMA Trend Talks: Corporate Responsibility, Giving, & Community Impact – Maximizing Impact featuring Maureen Flynn with Changing Our World and Jim Mesloh

Keep5Local New Marketing Materials Webinar Join Philanthropy WV Staff as they walk you through the new marketing materials designed just for you!

Proposal Review: Vetting Applications & Conducting Site Visits with PEAK Grantmaking

Identifying Red Flags on Grant Applicants’ Financials with Michelle Greanias of PEAK Grantmaking and Ed Mulherin of eCratchit

Next Generation Engagement featuring Sammie Holzworth of Foundant Technologies, Jill Gordan of Youth Philanthropy Initiative of Indiana/Indiana Philanthropy Alliance, Paul Daugherty of Philanthropy WV, Marian Clowes of Parkersburg Area Community Foundation, and Sandra Frank of Tucker Community Foundation

Community Foundation Legal Fundamentals – Legal Primer for Board & Staff with Suzanne Friday of the Council on Foundations

Entry Points: Philanthropy’s Response to the Opioid Crisis: Plans of Action – July 2018 webinar featuring Kim Barber Tieman with the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation and Susie Mullens with the WVDHHR

Do Less Better: Plan Your Work and Work Your Plan – A Sample Stewardship & Storytelling Plan that’s Working featuring Dawn Brown with the Community Foundation of Grant County, Indiana.

Dispelling the Myths on Economic Development Grantmaking, it’s not that hard – From the Ethical Grantmaking Series featuring Suzanne Friday with the Council on Foundations and Mary Hunt with the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation.

Drilling down: Mineral Assets as Charitable Gifts – Featuring Betsy Suppes with Forgedale Geological Consulting

Get On The Map – PowerPoint Presentation only

Collaborative Philanthropy Hosted by Foundant Technologies

Briefing with Substance Abuse & Mental Health Sciences Administration Regional Administrator 10/30/2017 – A learning conference call featuring Dr. Jean Bennett with the US Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) and Rebecca Roth of WV Bureau of Behavioral Health.

Government Partners & Success in Philanthropy’s Response to the Opioid Epidemic – Featuring Eric Stockton with the ARC, Mary Pounder with Comer Family Foundation, and Rebecca Roth with the WV Bureau of Behavioral Health – DHHR

Unrestricted Fund Development  – Featuring Jamie Philippe with the Alfred Group

Proposal Review: Vetting Applications & Conducting Site Visits – with PEAK Grantmaking

Creating Strong Cross-Sector Partnerships: When philanthropy, nonprofits, government, and business work together, there is a greater return for long-term impact in our communities.  Featuring Chatrane Birbal

Come Home Award: Hear from the Council of Michigan Foundations and Philanthropy WV on how other PSO’s can be a part of this critical congressional effort.

Unlocking the Potential with Rural Funder Partnerships: When philanthropy partners, communities prosper and this quarterly webinar will highlight work underway in West Virginia among funders to address multiple challenges and opportunities.   This is especially true for rural communities of all sizes, types, and shapes.

Trust-Based Philanthropy:  Trust-Based Philanthropy reimagines traditional funder-grantee relationships by addressing the inherent power imbalances that exist between foundations and nonprofits. Featuring  Phil LiPresident & CEO of the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation

2019 Entry Points: Philanthropy’s Response to the Opioid Use Disorder/Substance Use Disorder Crisis

  • September 5, 2019 – As rural and urban communities grapple with how to respond and tackle the epidemic of opioid use and substance use disorders, philanthropy is learning, leveraging, supporting, and leading in different ways to respond to the crisis. Kim Barber Tieman, Program Director – Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation and Ellen Quigley, Vice President of Programs – Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation  
  • October 15, 2019 – Responding to the substance use disorder crisis is done community by community. Once programs, models, and organizations are developed and find success, these can be replicated to serve other communities. Featuring: Maria Fruth, President & Chief Executive Officer of The Healthcare Foundation of La Porte, Helen Skormisley, CSJ from Sisters of Saint Joseph Health & Wellness Foundation, Kristen Rost of The Nationwide Foundation, Nora Maloy of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation and Sarah Wedepohl of the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan
  • December 5, 2019 – What role does the philanthropic sector play in engaging local and state governments to address the substance use disorder crisis?  Featuring: Megan Folkerth, Senior Program Officer of Interact for Health, Amy Bush Stevens, Vice President of Health Policy Institute of Ohio, Indiana State Senator Jon FordIndiana General Assembly