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www.mountainmessenger.com The Weekend Paper For The Greenbder Valley - July 1, 2017 - Mountain Messenger - 7 The board of directors of the Greater Greenbrier Val- ley Community Foundation (GVCF) has announced that, with the addition of two new funds, its assets have grown to approxi- mately $13.5 million and its charitable distributions to Greenbrier, Monroe, and Pocahontas County have now exceeded $4.2 mil- lion. In response to these achievements, the board voted at its June meeting to reduce its administrative fee by 10 basis points, i The Greenbrier Valley Community Foundation is a collection of over 120 Chairman Bill Shiflet (second from right) presents 2017 annual distribution checks to various nonprofits, represented by Kasey Carter (left), Jo Long, Dave Buhrman, Bar- funds, each with its own bara Phillips and Missy Van Buren. charitable purpose. In 2017, these funds have already for each will decide how to structure has allowed it to Phillip Cain, Ron Flesh- disbursed over $625,000 to disburse the annual distri- manage this growth within man, David Hambrick, Na- 48 different nonprofit orga- butions. Their fund spon- its existing economical thaniel Harris, Tom Isaac, nizations in the Greenbrier sors are excited to have a construct. Consequently, Greg Johnson, Jo Long, Valley as well as in scholar- positive impact on the corn- GVCF has lowered its Phil McLaughlin, Charles ships for higher education, munity, especially to ensure administrative fees three Sheets, and William Shifter The two newest funds that all residents are safe times over the past seven For more information established with GVCF are and healthy, years. Currently serv-about GVCF, or to create a the Williamsburg Commu- Since becoming an in- ing on the GVCF board are fund to support a cause that nity Fund and the Seneca dependent nonprofit orga- Chairman Bill Shiflet, Vice you are passionate about, Trail CharitableFoundation nization in 2010, GVCF's Chairman Diane Brown- contact Courtney Smith, Fund. Both of these funds assets have grown by over ing, Secretary/Treasurer executive director, at 304- are donor-advised; there- $10 million; however, its Elizabeth Spangler, and 645-5620 or info@gvfoun- fore, an advisory committee efficient organizational members Anne Bowling, dation.org. Virginia launches first 'Shop Small in July' West Virginia's first "Shop'Shop Small in July' sum- in West Virginia are small ness Ask Me! Line at 888- New River Community smokeless tobacco at 8.5 Smallin July" campaign will mer campaign, we hope to businesses. 'Shop Small in 982-7292 to ask for "Sup- and Technical College is go- percent. urge citizens of the Moun- spread the word and pro- July' and 'Small Business port Small Business" pledge ing tobacco free. Beginning "Ourpoliey is ehanging to tain State to shop small and mote small businesses from Saturday' are great remind- cards and other promotional July 1, the use of tobacco create a healthier, more pro- local throughout the month, all comers of the Mountain ers to make shopping small mat 'ials to distribute tocus- products, including: tra- ductive community," said The campaign will also en- State," said WVSBDC State a regular routine." tomers during the upcoming ditional cigarettes, e-eiga- President L. Marshall Wash- courage West Virginia small Director Erika Bailey. "Our Throughout July, the holiday shopping season, rettes, chew, snuff, pipes and ington. "By banning the businesses to prepare for local small businesses need public will be encouraged Customers sign the cards as cigars, will be prohibited on use of tobacco products on Small Business Saturday support from our shopping to support West Virginia's a show of support for West all college property, campus, we hope to bring at- and the upcoming winter dollars year-round, especial- small businesses through Vhginia's small businesses. The Centers for Disease tention to the adverse health holiday shopping season, ly during the critical winter WVSBDC's social me- Businesses can display the Control and Prevention re- effects of smoking and other The inaugural "Shop holiday season." dia sites. 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