We’re always busy here at Friends of Blackwater, and don’t always stop to reflect on what makes the organization go – our members and donors. All of our programs, from public lands protection and watershed restoration to historic interpretation and climate education, depend on your support. Thank you!
Making a donation can mean many different things. Volunteers who participate in trail work or community cleanups donate their time to advance our mission. Some local businesses make in-kind donations to ensure events like the winter film festival are fun and successful. Dues-paying members contribute financially to our success, whether they give directly or through foundations. We appreciate all of our members, but want to highlight a few who have used foundations and corporate giving to maximize their impact.
-Bill Weiss, of Morgantown, is a retired teacher and long-time member. He hosted a house party for Friends of Blackwater all the way back in 2004, and remains an active member to this day, donating $1000 in 2018 through TIAA. Bill’s contribution was listed incorrectly in our Spring 2019 newsletter, and we apologize for the error. Please accept this public correction and our sincere thanks.
-Rafe and Lenore Pomerance are our climate superstars. Rafe spoke at our 2018 Climate Conference and has given us great advice as we work to get our new West Virginia Center on Climate Change (WVCCC) up and running. They have been members since 2002, and regularly donate through the Greater Washington Community Foundation.
-Mary and Andrew Miller advise the Kyle Family Foundation of the Dayton Foundation. They have advocated for Friends of Blackwater to the Foundation, and over the years have successfully directed thousands of dollars towards our programs.
-Luanne McGovern, while working for the Honeywell Corporation, used the Honeywell Charitable match program to double her donation over several years.
No matter how you choose to give, we value your support!