Leslie and Christine Lilly, now deceased, their sons, John and Tom, and daughter, Judy Harrah, initially established this corporate fund to provide income for MSU. As of 2013, the fund now benefits University of Charleston-Beckley.
Confirmed in Compliance with National Standards Beckley Area Foundation is a member of the National Council on Foundations, Philanthropy WV, , Beckley-Raleigh County Chamber of Commerce and WV Leave A Legacy. The Beckley Area Foundation annual audit, 990 and 990-T (if filed) are available for review in the BAF office. "WV residents may obtain a summary of the registration and financial documents from the Secretary of State, State Capitol, Charleston, WV 25305. Registration does not imply endorsement."