The Kanawha Valley is not one of the most populous metropolitan areas in the United States. And as for poverty, West Virginia wrote the book on it.
But the Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation is one of the top 100 community foundations in the country.
The 50-year-old foundation:
* Received $61.5 million in contributions last year.
* Now maintains more than $192 million in assets.
* Distributed more than $11 million in fiscal 2012.
* Awarded $481,350 in scholarships to 410 West
Virginia students for the 2012-2013 academic year.
West Virginians interested in joining such a powerful effort may contact the foundation online at tgkvf.org, by phone at 304 346-3640, or by mail at:
The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation
1600 Huntington Square
900 Lee St. E.
Charleston, WV 25301