Monroe 4-H Foundation establishes Fund with GVCF

Members of the Monroe County 4-H Foundation: Don Dransfield (left), Libby Kowalsky, Connie Copeland, Donna Jackson, Helen Graves, Mike Allen, Dixie Hoke-Webb and Brian Wickline

The members of the Monroe County 4-H Foundation have sponsored many fundraising events including a special barbecue at James Monroe High School and a dinner at Creekside Resort and Spa. Their largest fundraising effort is an annual mailing. The group met to initiate this effort on Oct. 14 at a “stuffing party” hosted by Dixie Hoke-Webb. The evening began with the group stuffing and stamping the mailings and ended with them enjoying a delicious dinner of beans and cornbread. Officers of the foundation include President Kevin Miller, Vice President Janet Caulkins, Secretary Libby Kovalsky and Treasurer Steve McNeer with assistance from Connie Copeland.

The Greenbrier Valley Community Foundation was established in 1999 to ensure that the region remains an enriching environment. Over the past 14 years, the foundation has distributed over $1.8 million to nonprofit organizations across the tri-county area. GVCF is comprised of a collection of 104 funds, each with a separate agreement, donors and philanthropic purpose. When appropriate, each fund makes an annual grant to the community. For more information about the Monroe County 4-H Foundation Fund, GVCF, or to learn how to establish a fund to benefit a cause you are passionate about, contact Courtney Smith, executive director, at 304-645-5620 or

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