​J.W. “Jim” and Sallie Word, Jr. ​Scholarship Fund

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        The Concord University Foundation, Inc., at the suggestion of President Jerry Beasley, established this fund to honor a couple who have long supported BAF and our community. Distributions from the endowment will be used to assist a Concord University student, preferably from Raleigh Co., who has shown evidence of academic promise and demonstrates financial need. Jim and Sallie, as well as the Walker Foundation, subsequently made generous donations to this fund. Jim was one of the original incorporators of BAF and his wife Sallie, children, and grandchildren have remained actively involved with the Foundation since its inception. Jim passed away in 2004 and Sallie passed in January 2015.

        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."