Word Family Fund

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        This is an advised endowment set up by BAF’s first President, James W. Word, Jr. and his wife, Sallie. As a former member of the Dr. Thomas Walker Memorial Health Foundation, Mr. Word also guided a gift of $1.1 million from the Walker Foundation to establish this community foundation for Beckley. The unique life journeys and personal goals of the Word family have moved them to give back to a community that has been good to them, and has kept them involved with the Foundation for three generations. Jim died in 2004, and the fund received many memorial gifts. Sallie passed away in January 2015. The fund is now advised by their son and daughter in law, Jay and Lisa Word, along with grandsons Matt and Stephen Word, and Matt’s wife Aimee Word, current Office Manager for BAF.

        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."