When they retired from their dental practice in 1998, this couple directed that all money collected from the sale of their office equipment was to be used to start a BAF endowment benefiting the United Way of Southern WV. Memorial gifts were added to the fund when Dr. Francis Edwards died in 1999. Dr. Theresa Amato Edwards made another generous donation to reach the goal for establishing a fully funded named endowment. Additional memorial gifts were received when Teresa Amato Edwards died in June, 2008.
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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."