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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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
Philanthropy West Virginia presented the 2021 WV Spirit of Philanthropy Awards, the state’s highest award in philanthropy, by hosting small awards presentations in three West Virginia cities. “Every day in West Virginia should be Giving Tuesday,” shares Paul D. Daugherty, president and CEO of Philanthropy West Virginia. He adds, “West Virginians are naturally generous and
As our name signifies, Philanthropy West Virginia values the love of humanity. Hatred, intolerance, violence, and racism are violations and outright attacks on humanity and our values. We are horrified, saddened, and beyond frustrated by the unjust killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and others. Philanthropy West Virginia stands in support and in
Leadership during Uncertain Times: Leading with our values is more important than ever. Philanthropy West Virginia’s value of leadership through strategic partnerships is our commitment and practice. This week West Virginia’s many sectors are coming together to respond swiftly to the impacts of COVID-19 on our citizens, communities, schools, churches, nonprofits, businesses, local and state government,
What does Ocean County, New Jersey (pop. 601,651) have in common with Greenbrier County, WV (pop. 35,480)? There is more than meets the eye. Recently, West Virginia hosted the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) Conference with national and state leaders from all across the country. This conference provided us an opportunity to
How does an individual, a team, a board of directors, or an entire organization lead to fulfill its values and goals? The most effective organizations lead by being rooted in their shared values. In 2017, Philanthropy West Virginia adopted six defined values for its work and mission fulfillment. These values include: Inclusion, Leadership, Collaboration, Lifelong
As Philanthropy West Virginia leads into our next 25 years starting this year, we’re using our past 25 years lesson learned to guide our work. Last week I shared our Top 10 to 6 Lessons, I’m pleased to share our Top Five Lessons from 25 years to heighten our work ahead in 2019 and beyond including:
If you would have asked me in 1993 what I would be doing in 2018, my young, barely a teenager self would have probably said something about building stronger West Virginia communities. I would have never imagined working at Philanthropy West Virginia, which happened to be founded that same year. Now 25 years later, and
Meaningful Action that Leverages & Leads: My family, teachers, and mentors always told me to successfully make things happen it is critical to “Plan the Work and Work the Plan”. When issues, situations, or needs changed, adjust accordingly. Philanthropy WV is two years into implementing our new strategic plan, “MEANINGFUL ACTION: Learning, Leveraging, & Leading 2017-2020”.