BECKLEY AREA FOUNDATION EXISTS TO INSPIRE AND FACILITATE GENEROUS CHARITABLE GIVING THAT ADVANCES OUR COMMUNITY.
BAF provides oversight for over 195 scholarship funds established by individuals, firms and organizations wishing to assist students in furthering their education.
While the majority of scholarships benefit Raleigh County applicants, there are scholarships designated for Fayette, Mercer, Monroe, Summers, Webster and Wyoming students.
Play Bingo, Win Prizes, Support Youth Philanthropy!
Join BAF's Susan Landis Youth Philanthropists (SLYP) for an evening of Bingo! Proceeds from the event will support the SLYP program.
When: Thursday, March 21st
Where: Shady Spring High School Cafeteria
Doors Open: 5pm | Bingo Starts: 6pm
Scholarship Fund Established to Benefit Raleigh County Students
The Roop Family instilled the value of education, contributing to one’s community, and, most importantly, God’s calling to serve others in their three children. Therefore, the children of Jack and Mary Frances Roop have established the "Jack Jordan Roop & Mary Frances Roop Family Scholarship Fund" in memory of their beloved parents.
Carl (Bill), Mary Jacqueline, and Jack (Gordie) desire the proceeds from this fund to be given to a deserving young person from Raleigh County to further their college education.
Anastasia Fama Morton
On Friday, December 15th, 2023, Anastasia Fama Morton went to spend Christmas in Heaven with her parents and so many others that meant a great deal to her. The second of four children, Anastasia was born on St. Patrick's Day in 1953, the beloved daughter of George Joseph and Mary Ann Huzoski Fama.
A 1971 graduate of WWHS, Anastasia attended Marshall University, where she was a member of the Alpha Xi Delta Sorority. She received a teaching degree in home economics and was a dedicated teacher at Woodrow Wilson.
In 1984, Anastasia married the love her life, Raymond Morton. They were blessed with one son, Alexander Fama Morton. Their lives together have been a wonderful adventure.
There were so many friends and neighbors that have been so kind during these difficult months. From the bottom of our hearts, "On behalf of Ray, Alex, and our entire family, thank all of you. We are grateful for the gift of her."
The family suggests donations of sympathy can be made to the Fama Morton Fund.
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Beckley, WV 25801