YCF campaign donation to honor Billy Coffindaffer

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Officials from Your Community Foundation of North Central West Virginia, Inc. (YCF) have announced the formation of a new fund as part of the $1 million match campaign to help build the IMPACT Fund for greater regional grantmaking.

The YCF Volunteer Leadership Fund has been established with a $25,000 donation from a former YCF board member and his wife, who wish to remain anonymous. The fund honors all past, current, and future volunteer leaders of YCF and its two predecessor organizations, the Greater Morgantown Community Trust and the Community Foundation of North Central West Virginia, Inc.

The new fund honors Dr. Billy Coffindaffer, whom the donor describes as “an inspiration and mentor who exemplified what a volunteer leader should be.” Dr. Coffindaffer was the first Executive Director of the Greater Morgantown Community Trust from 2002 to 2005. In 2005, he transitioned to the Board of Directors and assisted with the merger that formed YCF in 2011. In 2015, he became the first emeritus member of the YCF Board of Directors.

Dr. Coffindaffer and his wife, Norma, also volunteered with organizations like the Morgantown Area Chamber of Commerce, several Riverfront Development groups, Drummond Chapel United Methodist Church, Goodwill, Rotary, Kiwanis, the WVU Alumni Association, and the Community Living Initiatives Corporation, which helped create The Village at Heritage Point.

“It’s inspiring to see former board members continue to be involved, connected, and passionate about the community,” said Martin Howe, YCF’s current Board Chair. “We thank the donors who established this fund, Dr. Coffindaffer for his service, and all the past and current volunteer leaders who contribute time and talent to YCF’s success. This new fund creates a permanent way to recognize our volunteer leaders while supporting charitable needs in the community.

The annual earnings from the YCF Volunteer Leadership Fund will be distributed in perpetuity by YCF for charitable needs in Harrison, Marion, Monongalia, Preston, and Taylor Counties. The unrestricted fund can be used to provide community relief as needs evolve over time.

As part of YCF’s $1 million match campaign, the $25,000 donation is being matched 100% by an anonymous donor to the YCF IMPACT Fund, an unrestricted grantmaking fund benefiting YCF’s five-county region in North Central West Virginia.

Learn more about YCF and the $1 million match campaign by calling 304-296-3433.