This unrestricted endowment was established after Pete’s death in 2013. He had retired from Roche Laboratories in 2000 following a successful career in sales. He served on the Board of Trustees of the First Baptist Church, the Raleigh County Board of Health, and the Salvation Army. A member of the Beckley Rotary club, he also served as an interim member of the Beckley Common Council. He is survived by Beverly “Cookie” Thompson Francesa, his wife of 46 years and long-time educator in the Raleigh County Public School system. The Francesa's have been regular donors to BAF.
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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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