​Charlotte C. Staples Memorial Fund

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        This named unrestricted fund was started with a gift from the estate of Charlotte Staples, who died in June, 2011. Charlotte left testamentary gifts to several of her charitable interests as well as to a number of close friends. Her family home comprised a significant part of her estate. This shows that there are assets which can fulfill a person’s charitable wishes other than having stocks, bonds and cash. She was born in Stotesbury in 1921, the daughter of William T. and Sibbia Shumate Adams. She was preceded in death by her three siblings and her husband Arthur Staples. Charlotte worked at Eastern Gas and Fuel for 21 years and then began 20 years of employment with Sears. She was a Girl Scout leader, a member of the First Baptist Church of Beckley, and the American Baptist Women.


        This is a secure transaction processed via Donorbox and Swipe. 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, WV Grantmakers, 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."