About Us

General Information

The Foundation established in 2000, is a non-profit corporation organized under the laws of the state of West Virginia, exclusively for charitable, scientific, literary and educational purposes, as follows: to support, encourage and assist in the development and growth of the Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College and all phases of its program(s), to render service and assistance to the College, and through it to the citizens of the surrounding communities. The Foundation has a 501 (c) (3) tax exemption under the IRS.

Privacy Statement

The Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College Foundation, Inc. will not sell, trade or share donor's personal or contact information with any other organization. Donor names may be published in Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College Annual Report and foundation communication materials and media, unless a donor chooses for his/her name not to be listed and so notes in writing to the Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College Foundation

Board of Trustees

  • Oscar BeanPresident
  • Jonathan Brill
  • Brandon Combs
  • Jim Cookman
  • Della Davis
  • Janet FryeTreasurer
  • Greg GreenwaltEx Officio Board of Governors member
  • Anne Jones
  • Charlie MaddyVice President
  • Kelly Williams
  • Angie Zirk


Why does Eastern need private support?
Many people have the misconception that community and technical colleges are completely funded by the state. Eastern is a state-assisted, not state-supported institution. In 2016, West Virginia provided just 33% percent of Eastern's annual budget, shifting the burden to students who can often least afford a college education.
What are my options for giving?
The Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College Foundation receives gifts from individuals, corporations, and foundations. These gifts may be cash given through an annual gift or pledge. Other methods of giving include stock, personal property, and real estate. Charitable trusts, gift annuities, bequests and provisions, and paid up life insurance policies are examples of deferred gifts. Click here to see how you can support Eastern.
What is an endowment?
An endowment is an account where the interest earned from the principal provides a permanent source of funds for a particular purpose at the College. Interest may support a scholarship, faculty professional development, equipment purchases or special projects. Because an endowment's principal is never spent, endowed funds create financial stability which allows Easter to be less dependent on unpredictable sources of revenue, such as government support or grants. Eastern's endowment funds are professionally invested and managed by the Foundation.
May I designate how my gift will be used?
Yes! You may designate your gift to support departments, programs, projects, or you may choose to establish a scholarship fund to support specific types of students. You may also opt to leave your gift unrestricted, which means support will be given to the areas of greatest need.
What is the difference between unrestricted and restricted gifts?
Unrestricted gifts provide funds to Easter that are not restricted to specific program uses. These gifts provide resources for scholarships, incentive grants, faculty and staff professional development, and special projects. Restricted gifts may only be used for the specific purpose set by the donor or the endowed fund. Examples of restricted gifts are endowed scholarships, endowed program funds or capital improvements funds. Eastern welcomes both restricted and unrestricted gifts. Unrestricted gifts are especially important and will provide flexibility to support areas of greatest need.
Are all gifts tax deductible?
Gifts to the Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College Foundation are fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Consult with your tax attorney or financial adviser for more information.
Can I receive a tax deduction for equipment or supplies donated to Eastern?
Yes, the Foundation will provide the College department or division you wish to make the in-kind donation to an Educational Foundation In-Kind Donation Form to be completed by the donor. For IRS purposes, the value of the donation must be set by the donor. The Foundation and the College may not offer values for in-kind donations.
What are the potential tax and income benefits of giving to the Foundation?
Donors to the Foundation may benefit from:
  • Income savings through a charitable deduction for the value of the gift based on the donor's tax rate.
  • Avoidance of capital gains tax on gifts of appreciated securities and /or property.
  • Life income for themselves and/or others through planned gifts.
  • Elimination of federal estate tax on the value of a gift passing to the Educational Foundation under a will or revocable trust.

Please note that these benefits apply in specific ways and may not be applicable to all gifts. Consult your attorney or financial advisor for more information.

How is the Foundation governed?
The Educational Foundation is governed by a board of directors that supports the college's educational initiatives through annual and capital programs.
What is the Foundation's fiscal year?
The Foundation's fiscal year is July 1st through June 30th.


The purpose of the Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College Foundation, Inc. (the Foundation) is to support the college's mission by securing funds for scholarships, faculty development and capital projects; enhancing the community's awareness of the college; and providing prudent fiscal management of monies and properties submitted to the Foundation.

While the Foundation encourages faculty, staff and organizations to seek money, items, or services from the community that will improve the college, it is important to note that asking the public to support Eastern requires an orchestrated effort on all of our parts. For instance, before you approach your potential contributor you need to know if someone else at Eastern has already approached them for a different project. Soliciting a potential donor for two or more different efforts will immediately produce a negative donor response. By making the Foundation aware of your plans, the President will be able to coordinate the various fund raising efforts, and help ensure your efforts are successful. Additionally, the Foundation has a different tax status than the college. This means that donors may receive a tax deduction for their donation, which is a very attractive and persuasive opportunity for the donor.

Before engaging in a fundraising effort please note and comply with the following:

  1. Please complete the following "Fund Raising Proposal" form and send it to the Foundation, Inc. before beginning a fund raising effort. Once your effort is finished, please complete and send in the bottom portion of the form.
  2. Eastern President will assist any faculty, staff, students and/or organizations with their fund raising efforts.
  3. Any gift received must fit within the guidelines of Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College Foundation Gift Acceptance Policy on the pages following the proposal form.
  4. All donations should be made in the name of the Foundation. Please advise donors that their gifts are tax-deductible, within the limits of the IRS regulations, and that they will receive an official gift receipt letter from the Foundation, Inc. upon receipt of their gift. (Note: The Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College Foundation is 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization and the tax identification number is 55-0773642).