As of September 30, 2021, GVCF has $18.5 million in invested funds with City National Bank. Greenbrier Valley - West Virginia Daily News
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As of September 30, 2021, GVCF has $18.5 million in invested funds with City National Bank. Greenbrier Valley



As of September 30, GVCF has $18.5 million in invested funds with City National Bank. Greenbrier Valley Community Foundation (GVCF) has long held a goal of $20M in invested funds and as the Foundation approaches that threshold, GVCF is so appreciative to have the financial trust of the valley’s nonprofit organizations, scholarship holders, churches, individual philanthropists, and businesses as GVCF grows for the benefit of the region as a whole.
2021 Q3 Highlights
Much of the summer is spent distributing scholarship awards. GVCF distributed over $100,000 in scholarship awards from internally managed funds in 2021. The 2022 application for seniors is now open to students in the region with several students already getting a jump start on their application.
The third quarter also included grant awards from three GVCF managed funds. The Moore Family Community Fund provided a grant to the Greenbrier Valley Aquatic Center, as GVCF eagerly await the facility’s opening. The Moore Family has been committed to supporting youth recreation programming in the Greenbrier Valley for
generations and is happy to provide continued support to the Greenbrier Valley Aquatic Center.
The Mary B. Nickell Fund for Arts Education provides funding to support arts education programs in Greenbrier County. The 2021 recipients of the annual grant award are Davis Stuart for visual and performing arts programming and Carnegie Hall in partnership with Crichton Elementary for a Carnegie Classrooms session.
The Greenbrier Valley Women’s Fund selected two recipients from Pocahontas County for the 2021 award season.
The Committee gave support to High Rocks Educational Corporation’s transformational summer camps, which offer academic and leadership training to young women in the region. Also selected was the Yew Mountain Center for their Wild and Wonderful Women in the Woods retreat, which offers healthful meals, time for reflection, guided group activities and walks, and arts experiences. The retreat is a time for women to unplug and recharge. GVCF is especially excited about this year’s application, as they used the funding to provide scholarships to women serving on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Greenbrier Valley Women’s Fund also provided sponsorship to the inaugural Greenbrier Valley Pride event in June.
In August, GVCF attended the State Fair of West Virginia to support the Greenbrier Monroe Youth Livestock Association’s Youth Auction. GVCF purchased a hog from the auction, which the Foundation then had processed locally and donated to the Monroe County Coalition, who will distribute the pork to various food banks throughout
Monroe County.
GVCF joined Smooth Ambler Spirits in the inaugural Smoke and Barrel fundraiser, established to raise money for the Smooth Ambler GIVE Fund managed by the Foundation. The evening included a delicious meal and specialty cocktails, entertainment, a bourbon/cigar pairing, and a vintage bottle auction. The fund then distributed their first grant award, supporting LGBTQ+ youth in West Virginia.
GVCF gladly welcomed two new funds in the third quarter of 2021. The Pete and Marilyn Carpenter Fund, established to combat local food insecurity. COVID has taught us many lessons locally, one of which being the importance of local food pantries and delivery services. The Carpenter Fund will allow GVCF to provide continued
support to these vital programs in Greenbrier, Monroe, and Pocahontas counties.
Finally, GVCF welcomed the Russell and Virgie Wise Scholarship Fund, established by family of the late Greenbrier County residents. The scholarship will make awards to students in Greenbrier, Monroe, and Pocahontas counties, including nontraditional students and those pursuing trade school.
Direct questions to Anne Bowling Tuckwiller at 304-645-5620 or

West Virginia Daily News has been serving Greenbrier and Monroe Counties since 1866.

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