James L. and Tressie Wood Memorial Fund

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        James Lee Wood, Jr. died in May, 2010, leaving a testamentary gift to BAF with the directive that the Foundation was to establish an unrestricted fund in memory of his parents, James and Tressie Wood. Jim stated that they contributed to “the security and comfort I enjoyed during my lifetime,” and deserved his respect and admiration. Wood was a former managing editor of the Beckley Post-Herald and the last Sunday editor of The Raleigh-Register. He wrote a twice weekly newspaper column, “The Wood File,” for 10 years. He was the author of the 724-page book “Raleigh County, West Virginia,” which was published by the Raleigh County Historical Society. He was active in the Fayette-Raleigh Counties Genealogical Society, the Writers’ Group at the Raleigh Public Library and the Raleigh County Historical Society.

        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."