Elmer J. Farris and Evelyn A. Farris established this fund to honor their sister Isabel M. Farris who died in March, 2006. Miss Farris was co-owner and operator of the Gus Farris Department Store in downtown Beckley for over 60 years. The business was started by her father in 1911 and closed in 1991. The store was well known for its women’s and men’s clothing and personal customer service. This unrestricted fund will generate income to help support the many requests received in BAF’s Annual Community Grant Program.
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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.
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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."