This unrestricted endowment generates income for the discretionary pool of funds used to respond to grant requests submitted in the Annual Community Grant Program. Susan File Payne established this fund as a surprise birthday gift for her husband Ned Payne. While building a successful law practice, Ned supported numerous civic projects and area organizations. He is a past president of the BAF Board of Directors, the Pinecrest Development Corporation, the WV College of Graduate Studies and the Beckley Rotary Club. He served as chair of the Board of City Holding Company after years of service on the board of the Bank of Raleigh. Ned also served in the WV State Legislature and is a past president of the WV Golf Association.
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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.
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."