The E.M. (“Ned”) Payne III Fund
This unrestricted endowment generates income for the discretionary pool of funds used to respond to grant requests submitted in the Annual Community Grant Program. Susan File Payne established this fund as a surprise birthday gift for her husband Ned Payne. While building a successful law practice, Ned supported numerous civic projects and area organizations. He is a past president of the BAF Board of Directors, the Pinecrest Development Corporation, the WV College of Graduate Studies and the Beckley Rotary Club. He served as chair of the Board of City Holding Company after years of service on the board of the Bank of Raleigh. Ned also served in the WV State Legislature and is a past president of the WV Golf Association.