State Philanthropy Leaders join Philanthropy WV Board

Four philanthropy leaders from across West Virginia have been elected to serve as the board leadership team for Philanthropy West Virginia in 2018.

The board leadership team started serving January 1, 2018.  The newly elected board officers include:

  • Board Chair – Susie Nelson, Executive Director of the Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley,
  • Board Vice-Chair: Robert Orndorff, Managing Director of WV State & Local Affairs for Dominion Energy
  • Board Treasurer: Robert Boone, President of the Bernard McDonough Foundation
  • Board Secretary: Samuel “Tres” Ross, III Executive Director of The Ross Foundation

“Philanthropy West Virginia is fortunate to have a dynamic and impressive board of philanthropic leaders representing corporate, family, community, and private foundations from across West Virginia,” shares Paul D. Daugherty, President & CEO of Philanthropy West Virginia.  He adds, “We thank our newly elected board officers and board members for joining this esteemed team of leaders who volunteer their valuable time to continue strengthening philanthropy in the Mountain State.”

Philanthropy West Virginia is the state’s leadership association serving grantmaking foundations, individual philanthropists, professional advisors, and corporate giving programs.  With a diverse membership of large and small foundations and companies, Philanthropy West Virginia delivers professional development, collaboration, and networking for the board members, trustees, CEOs, staff, and advisors of the grantmaking organizations to improve their effectiveness and impact in fulfilling their missions.

For more information about Philanthropy West Virginia, visit:, call 304.517.1450, or follow on Facebook or Twitter @PhilanthropyWV.