MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Your Community Foundation of North Central West Virginia, Inc. officials announced the creation of a new fund as part of the $1 Million Matching Campaign to help create the IMPACT Fund for greater granting regional grants.
The YCF Volunteer Leadership Fund was established with a $25,000 donation from a former YCF board member and his wife, who wish to remain anonymous. The fund honors all past, current and future volunteer leaders of YCF and its two predecessor organizations, the Greater Morgantown Community Trust and the Community Foundation of North Central West Virginia, Inc.
The new fund honors Dr. Billy Coffindaffer, whom the donor describes as “an inspiration and mentor who exemplified what a volunteer leader should be.”
Coffindaffer was the first executive director of the Greater Morgantown Community Trust from 2002 to 2005. In 2005 he moved to the board and participated in the merger that formed YCF in 2011. In 2015 he became the first member emeritus of the YCF. advice.
Coffindaffer and his wife, Norma, have also volunteered with organizations such as the Morgantown Area Chamber of Commerce, several Riverfront Development Groups, Drummond Chapel United Methodist Church, Goodwill, Rotary, Kiwanis, the WVU Alumni Association and the Community Living Initiatives Corporation, which helped create The Village at Heritage Point.
“It’s inspiring to see past board members continue to be engaged, connected and passionate about the community,” said Martin Howe, current YCF Board Chair. “We thank the donors who established this fund, Dr. Coffindaffer for his service, and all past and current volunteer leaders who contribute their time and talent to the success of YCF. This new fund creates a permanent way to recognize our volunteer leaders while supporting the charitable needs of the community.
Annual proceeds from the YCF Volunteer Leadership Fund will be distributed in perpetuity by YCF for charitable needs in Harrison, Marion, Monongalia, Preston and Taylor counties. The unrestricted fund can be used to provide community assistance as needs change over time.
As part of YCF’s $1 million matching campaign, $25,000 donation is matched 100% by an anonymous donor to the YCF IMPACT Fund, an unrestricted grantmaking fund benefiting the five-county area of YCF in North Central West Virginia.
Learn more about YCF and the Million Dollar Matchmaking Campaign by calling 304-296-3433.
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