PHILANTHROPY WV hosts one-of-a-kind Leadership Summit

National & State philanthropy leaders to visit Parkersburg

Morgantown, WV – Philanthropy West Virginia is proud to announce its 2019 Annual Conference: Better Together WV.  This conference is the state’s largest professional conference of foundations, corporations, United Ways, and philanthropists.

It is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to network, learn, and leverage philanthropy’s investments with the board members, CEOs, staff, and professional advisors of grantmaking foundations and corporations from across West Virginia, the region, and country.  The conference is on November 6 & 7, 2019 in Parkersburg, WV.

“This remarkable conference brings together the decision makers from West Virginia’s small, medium, and large grantmaking foundations and corporations to showcase successful work underway and set the stage for continued community betterment,” shares Paul D. Daugherty, president and chief executive officer for Philanthropy WV.  He adds, “West Virginia has seen tremendous progress when philanthropy partners with nonprofits, businesses, and government from economic development to education to disaster recovery.”

The two-day conference kicks off on Wednesday, November 6 at The Blennerhassett Hotel in Parkersburg, WV.  This year’s agenda hosts national, state, and local leaders tackling some of West Virginia’s greatest opportunities and challenges. Keynote speakers include:

  • Diana Bucco, The Buhl Foundation of Pittsburgh, PA addressing collaborative leadership for community revitalization
  • Kathleen Enright, Council on Foundations of Washington, DC addressing the transformative role of philanthropy in creating stronger communities
  • Dr. Michelle Foster, The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation addressing the important role of Championing Inclusion & Diversity in Grantmaking and Communities

The agenda is specifically created for attendees to enhance their expertise and leadership roles with in-depth skill building seminars, continuing legal and accounting education sessions, and networking with national and state leaders.

For more information on the conference, visitwww.philanthropywv.orgor call 304.517.1450.


Philanthropy West Virginia is the state’s philanthropic leadership association.  The organization serves as the state’s leading voice and premier resource for grantmaking foundations, corporate giving programs, individual philanthropists, and professional advisors.  For more information, visit www.philanthropywv.orgor follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn @PhilanthropyWV.