Philanthropy WV News

Follow the Philanthropy WV staff and members for updates on the impact of philanthropy and collaborations in the Mountain State.

The Forgotten Champions of West Virginia’s Pandemic Response

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

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West Virginians recognized with 2021 WV Spirit of Philanthropy Awards

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

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Our Commitment: Listening, Learning, and Leading to be Better!

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

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Standing Up for Nonprofits – Leadership during Uncertain Times

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,

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The Forum: Collaboration in Disaster-ful & Delightful Times

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

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Lessons Learned & Celebrated heightening Our Next 25 Years (Part 1)

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

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Plan the Work and Work the Plan

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”.

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