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2016 HAF Teacher Mini Grants

Posted By: Haf Admin, Thursday, January 12, 2017

HAF provided $6,300 in Teacher Mini Grants to 15 Summers County Teachers in November.
Link to full article at Register Herald

2016 Autumn After Five Event

Posted By: Haf Admin, Friday, September 9, 2016

Hinton Area Foundation Planning Fundraising Auction
Annual Autumn After Five Event

Link to Facebook page with item pictures

The Sixth Annual Hinton Area Foundation Autumn After Five event and auction will be Monday, September 26, 2016 6pm-until 9pm. The event will be held in the beautifully restored McCreery Event Center in Historic Hinton. The doors will open at 5:30pm.

We hope you will consider joining us for a fun evening in Historic Hinton. Guests will enjoy wine, beer, wonderful hors d’oeuvres and a silent and live auction. All funds raised during this event benefit Summers County and assist the foundation in its mission.

The mission of the Hinton Area Foundation is to support educational, health, human service, artistic, public recreational, beautification and environmental, economic and other charitable projects through grants and scholarships. During the past year HAF has contributed over $60,000 to our community through grants, scholarships, medical aide and assistance, beautification projects and many other entities. This event is just one of the many ways HAF raises funds to improve the wellbeing of our fellow citizens and work to create a better community.

Tickets are $30 in advance and $40 the day of the event. You may purchase tickets from any board member, stop in the Hinton Area Foundation/Chamber office in Avis Monday through Wednesday from 9am until 2pm or contact Stacy Ford, Chair at 304-575-7026.

Please visit our Facebook page to view pictures of some of the items available for auction. We’ll be adding new items until event.

The Hinton Area Foundation would like to graciously thank our sponsors for this year’s event. To date our sponsors are

Friend Level:
Benjamin Farley-Nationwide Insurance
Christy Kenna Fox, DDS
Gore’s Autobody-Mike Gore
J L Massie Insurance Agency, Inc
Lewis Automotive Group
Pizza Hut
Regina Gwinn Eckle-State Farm
Triangle One Stop

Bronze Level:
Hendrick Pleasant View Farms
Jim and Becky Browder

Silver Level:
City National Bank
First Century Bank, Inc
First Community Bank

Flood Relief

Posted By: Haf Admin, Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Philanthropy WV, a partner with Hinton Area Foundation, is assisting with flood recovery and has set up a webpage that provides resources for flood victims. http://www.philanthropywv.org/member-news/philanthropy-wv-assisting-with-flood-recovery-response/

Greenbrier Classic Badges for Charity – Make Great Christmas Gifts

Posted By: Haf Admin, Thursday, April 9, 2015

Hinton Area Foundation (HAF) is pleased to announce that they have been selected to participate in the 2015 Greenbrier Classic Badges for Charity. The Greenbrier Classic, an Official PGA TOUR event will be held June 29 -July 5, 2015 at The Greenbrier Resort and by selecting Hinton Area Foundation from the drop down menu when purchasing tickets, they will get credit for the sale. Ticket purchases can be made at http://www.greenbrierclassic.com. These ticket purchases make wonderful gifts while at the same time support the local community. Tickets go on sale on December 12, 2014. If you have questions, please contact Debbie Clark, Hinton Area Foundation at (H)304.466.4920, (C)304.573.4920 or email deborah.clark@suddenlink.net . Thanks for your support of the Hinton Area Foundation and the Summers County community.

Summers Countians Respond Enthusiastically To Carter Family Foundation

Posted By: Haf Admin, Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Less than three months after the Carter Family Foundation issued a challenge grant to the people of Summers County, gifts and pledges to the Hinton Area Foundation indicate that two parts of the three-part challenge are likely to be met in the near future. The three parts of the challenge grant encouraged the creation of new endowed funds ($100,000), additions to existing funds ($50,000), and additions to Hinton Area Foundation’s unrestricted endowment ($50,000), which supports annual grants to individuals and organizations in Summers County. The challenge to raise funds for existing endowments now stands at $48,400, only $1,600 from completion. One gift has been received for unrestricted endowment, the fund used to support multiple causes in our community. Debbie Clark, president of HAF, said that these funds, although among the most difficult to raise, provide the flexibility to meet urgent but unforeseen needs in the community. She said that she intended to ask the HAF board to use its collective creative imagination in devising ways to fashion the third leg of this three-legged stool. In its proposal to the Carter Foundation, HAF indicated that it would search for 1,000 donors to meet the most difficult part of the challenge, a true “grass roots” effort. “With one gift in hand, we’re emboldened to think that we can find 999 others to join in this effort,” Clark said. “Still, we realize that such broad support may be unprecedented in our community.” The new funds and additions to existing ones is significant because of the opportunities and beneficial work enabled. A country church will be maintained, students who wish to study music in college will be supported, aspiring teachers and business leaders of the future will be given a boost, Concord and Marshall students can be helped, upkeep of historic cemeteries will be provided, scholar-athletes from Summers County High School will receive scholarships, and future farmers will be aided in their preparation to work the land. If you are interested in helping, please call Ann Tassos at 304-466-5332 or Jerry Beasley at 304-921-5995. You may also mail contribution to HAF, P.O. Box 217, Hinton, WV 25951.

Learning Math Through Art

Posted By: Haf Admin, Wednesday, April 1, 2015

John Ramsey, second grade teacher at Hinton Area Elementary, was one of the recipients of the Teacher Innovation Grants awarded for the first time this past November through Hinton Area Foundation. Mr. Ramsey’s request for funding evolved from his desire to incorporate art into the elementary math program. Because of his natural talent for creating visual art, he felt that his students would remember math vocabulary more easily if they were given the chance to explore with hands-on activities, like sketching what they learned. Words such as horizontal, vertical, perpendicular, diagonal, cylinder, and square pyramid, all seem to come to life in the students’ minds as they find examples and use water color paints to recreate them in their art work. As students engage more senses and make connections to the world around them, the ideas and concepts are remembered more easily and provide the building blocks needed for future learning. Hinton Area Foundation is proud to assist teachers in acquiring funds to help them engage children’s minds. The Learning Innovation Fund was made possible through the generosity of many individuals in Summers County, as well as Jay Word of Beckley, who provided a dollar- for-dollar match. HAF looks forward to helping many more teachers bring their ideas to life. You, too, can be a part of our children’s education by sending your contributions to Hinton Area Foundation attn: Learning Innovations P.O. Box 217, Hinton, WV 25951.

James McCreery Baylor Scholarship Fund

Posted By: Haf Admin, Monday, February 9, 2015

Col. James McCreery Baylor of Richmond, VA died August 21, 2004. He was a retired senior vice president of A.T. Massey Coal Company, Inc., and a retired US Marine Corps Colonel. He also served for over 40 years on the Boards of Directors of Piney Land Company, McCreery Coal Land Company, and Jame T. McCreery Company. A native of Hinton, he attended Ascension Episcopal Church. He held a Bachelors degree in commerce from the University of Virginia. Later, he earned a Masters degree in Commerce at the University of Virginia. He was also a graduate of Command and Staff College at Quantico, VA. He served in WWII in the Pacific and then later in the Korean war. Although he left Hinton at a young age, he retained a strong interest in the area. His family and the directors of the Piney Land Company, McCreery Coal Land Company and James T. McCreery Company have established a fund in the Hinton Area Foundation to honor his memory and his ties to Hinton. The income from the fund is to be awarded annually in his name at the discretion of the Board of the Hinton Area Foundation. Present value: $5000

The H. Ellsworth And Beulah Hedrick Scholarship Fund

Posted By: Greg Hart, Saturday, November 29, 2014

Beulah and Ellsworth's children have created a scholarship to honor their parents. Ellsworth had a career that was typical of many of our distinguished teachers. He graduated from Talcott High School in 1935, attended Concord for two years and began teaching in 1937. His schools included River Ridge, Tempa, Davis, Griffiths Creek, Mt. View, Talcott, Crossroads, and Hinton High School. Many of those schools were, of course, one-room schoolhouses. Ellsworth's career was extraordinary in that he taught for 44 years. He taught science and history during his later years, and many of his students became "Golden Horseshoe" winners. Beulah (nee Garten) was raised in Tempa. She married Ellsworth in 1939 and became his greatest supporter. She was a full time housewife who took especial joy in both her immediate and extended family. Beulah and Ellsworth enjoyed 54 years of marriage. The scholarship created in their name is given to a student who is either a "Golden Horseshoe" winner, a strong social studies or science student. The recipient is to be chosen by the social studies and science faculty at Summers County High School.

Jay Word Challenge - Success!

Posted By: Haf Admin, Saturday, November 29, 2014

The HAF has met the challenge to raise $10,000 to match funds donated by Sally and Jay Word! These donations help build the new Learning Innovation Fund, an initiative to provide teacher mini grants. And we just got word that Sally and Jay are making another $10,000 donation! Thank-you Sally and Jay Word!

Upcoming Events
Mark your calendar!

HAF Annual Awards Scholarship Banquet

Event Date: Thursday, May 25, 2017

Distinguished speaker Mr. Edward Biggers, Senior Acquisition Advisor at USDA-NCRS. Join us for an evening of one of the community's biggest social events! Tickets for the public are $50 and available from any board member or at the HAF Office. This year we are offering a HAF Student Sponsor Opportunity. Each $25 donation will sponsor one student banquet meal and we anticipate needing 50 sponsorships. Donations can be made online at http://hintonareafoundation.org or by mailing a check to Hinton Area Foundation, PO Box 217, Hinton, WV 25951. Deadline for student sponsorships is May 22.
Read Mr. Edward Biggers bio here.

Give Local America Day

Event Date: Tuesday, May 2, 2017

On May 2nd, Hinton Area Foundation is joining more than 8,000 nonprofits to raise money to help improve our local community. Donations received during Give Local America will help fund Hinton Area Foundation's Learning Innovations which provides teachers with mini-grants for materials and programs that will supplement their standard class routine, Classes of Hinton High School - Making A Difference! which helps facilitate improvement in the Hinton area thus securing a stronger, more vibrant community in which to live and to visit, Hometown Doctor which provides financial assistance to Summers County students who wish to practice medicine in Summers County and have qualified for admission to the WV School of Osteopathic Medicine, located in Lewisburg, WV, and Second Saturdays Fund, which was established to help fund music events and to generate more activity and entertainment in downtown Hinton, WV. We need you to help us with three things:
1. Mark Give Local America on your calendar for May 2nd, send a check with the fund designated in the memo, donate at our website by clicking the "Donate" button: http://hintonareafoundation.org or use this giving link: www.give2wv.org
2. Make a donation to support HAF on Tuesday, May 2nd.
3. Help spread the word! Follow us on Facebook and Twitter. @HintonAreaFound to tag, and #GiveLocal17
We can't wait to celebrate the difference your generosity will make on May 2nd.

Deborah D. Clark
Give Local Campaign Manager
Hinton Area Foundation

Hinton Area Foundation wants to leave our community better than we found it and to create a legacy for the future!

Learning Innovation Fund Mini-Grant App Deadline Extended!

Event Date: Saturday, October 15, 2016

The deadline to submit a Learning Innovation Fund grant application has been extended to October 15, 2016. The application is available on the Grants page.

2016 Autumn After Five Event

Event Date: Monday, September 26, 2016

Monday, September 26 6:00pm - 9:00pm Hotel McCreery - An evening of food, fellowship and fun! For details see our News Page.

In Appreciation - An Evening of Jazz

Event Date: Tuesday, June 14, 2016

HAF board members past and present, donors and supporters are cordially invited to attend HAF's Appreciation Evening of Jazz. RSVP by 6/8/2016 to info@hintonareafoundation.org or call 304-466-5332. Pipestem Spa and Event Center, Pipestem, 6PM-9PM. Music by Thomas Brothers Trio, light refreshments and cash bar.

In Appreciation - An Evening of Jazz

Event Date: Tuesday, June 14, 2016

HAF board members past and present, donors and supporters are cordially invited to attend HAF's Appreciation Evening of Jazz. RSVP by 6/8/2016 to info@hintonareafoundation.org or call 304-466-5332. Pipestem Spa and Event Center, Pipestem, 6PM-9PM. Music by Thomas Brothers Trio, light refreshments and cash bar.

HAF Annual Banquet

Event Date: Thursday, May 26, 2016

The 2016 HAF Banquet was May 26, 2016. The distinguished speaker was Mitch Bowling, COO of Apollo Education Group. The 2016 scholarships were presented at the banquet.

2015 Autumn After Five Event

Event Date: Monday, September 28, 2015

Monday, September 28at 5:00pm - 8:00pm Hotel McCreery - An evening of food, fellowship and fun! $30 donation. Facebook Page Link
Auction Items Link

HAF Annual Banquet

Event Date: Thursday, May 28, 2015

The 2015 HAF Banquet was held Thursday, May 28, 2015 at Pipestem Resort State Park. The distinguished guest speaker was Gayle Manchin, President, West Virginia State Education Association. HAF presented the 2015 scholarships at the banquet.

2014 Autumn After Five Event

Event Date: Monday, September 22, 2014

The 2014 Hinton Area Foundation "Autumn After Five" Wine & Cheese Social was held September 22, 2014. The HAF raised nearly $6,500 from ticket sales, and live and silent auctions. HAF thanks all donors and partipants for a wonderful evening!

HAF Annual Banquet

Event Date: Thursday, May 22, 2014

The 2014 HAF Banquet was held Thursday, May 22, 2014 at Pipestem Resort State Park. Mr. Gene Fife was the distinguished guest speaker. At the banquet, HAF presented the 2014 scholarships. The 2015 HAF Annual Banquet date has been set for May 28, 2015. This date was announced at the June 23, 2014 HAF board meeting.