Laura J. Word and Lamar Williams Fund
Past BAF board president, Jay Word, and his wife Lisa, utilized the Foundation’s “Building over Time” option to start a fund honoring Jay’s sister and her husband. It is becoming increasingly popular for people to establish named funds which receive charitable gifts honoring other family members rather than exchanging gifts during holidays and birthdays. Laura, daughter of one of BAF’s founders Jim Word, is a talented artist and animal lover. After retiring from her career as a federal arts advocate in DC, Laura and her husband, both avid golfers, now divide their time between WV and Fort Myers, FL.