This permanent endowment was created in honor of American Legion Post #70, incorporated in 1943. At one time there were 300 members, all African American veterans living in the Raleigh County area. They have now merged with American Legion Post #32, and a portion of the proceeds from the sale of Post #70’s property was used to establish a need and merit based scholarship fund. Incomewill be used for an annual scholarship to a Raleigh County African American high school graduate, with preference given to descendants of American Legion Post #70 members.
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Beckley Area Foundation is a 501-c-3 non-profit community charity as recognized by the Internal Revenue Service, and all donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. In accordance with federal IRS regulations we acknowledge that BAF has provided no goods or services in consideration of this gift. In addition, you have not received any direct benefit from this contribution and BAF has exclusive legal control over the assets contributed.
Confirmed in Compliance with National Standards Beckley Area Foundation is a member of the National Council on Foundations, Philanthropy WV, Beckley-Raleigh County Chamber of Commerce and WV Leave A Legacy.
The Beckley Area Foundation annual audit, 990 and 990-T (if filed) are available for review in the BAF office. "WV residents may obtain a summary of the registration and financial documents from the Secretary of State, State Capitol, Charleston, WV 25305. Registration does not imply endorsement."