An anonymous donor made the initial gift to establish this fund. A number of other individuals, both members and friends of the church, have since made additional donations. The early beginnings of the Beckley First Christian Church can be traced back to 1893, with the original building on Church St. The arrival of the Home Missionaries in the early 1900’s led to dramatic growth, and the church established the first public high school in southern West Virginia, called the Institute. The current church building was erected on the corner of Fayette and Prince Streets in 1919.
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."