James W. “Jay” Word Fund
The Dr. Thomas Walker Memorial Health Foundation honored Jay Word, member of the Walker Foundation board of directors, with a permanent BAF endowment bearing his name. Having served as President of the BAF Board and chaired BAF’s Distribution Committee, Jay is well aware of the significant need for discretionary money to answer proposals submitted in the Annual Community Grant Program. He therefore directed that income from this fund shall be added to the unrestricted pool. Jay is the third generation owner and President of Beckley Loan Company, where he works with his wife Lisa, and two sons, James “Matt” and Stephen Word.