Seven Sisters quilt by Kanawha Valley Quliters Guild

Recent Donors

Donors to the Humanities


Our work in 2020 was made possible by the generous support of the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Office of the Secretary of Education and the Arts, and many other organizations and individuals. Our donor honor roll follows. GEM members are noted by ♦


Underwriter/1863 Club Members

Barbara C. and Ralph J. Bean Jr.

Bernard H. and Blanche E. Jacobson Foundation

Patrick Cassidy ♦

H. B. Wehrle Foundation

Herscher Foundation

National Endowment for the Arts

National Endowment for the Humanities

West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History

West Virginia Public Broadcasting Foundation, Inc.


Benefactor/1863 Club Members



Alice and William Bartley

Barbara Fleischauer and Robert Bastress

Betsy and Bob Conte

William Maxwell Davis

Pam and Charlie Delauder

Helen Epps

Laurie Erickson

E. Gordon Gee

Michael Harpold

Barbara and Steve Hopta

Sharon and Steven Jubelirer

Susan and Bob Maslowski

Carol and J. Dan McCarthy


John F. McCuskey

Tia and Bob McMillan

Pam and Lex Miller

Lois Payne
   in memory of Mark Payne

Pomeroy Foundation

Barbara and Norval Rasmussen

Phyllis and Ray Smock

Elizabeth Spangler

Edwin Sweeney

United Bank

Lisa and Paul Welch

Mary and C. B. Wilson

Jill Wilson ♦



John C. Allen Jr.

Anna and Kenneth Bailey

Alice and Neal Barkus

Ruth Brooks

Carolyn and Stan Cavendish

Alison H. and Patrick D. Deem

Phyllis Veith and Jim Douglas

Norman L. Fagan

Kathy and Dan Foster

Janet and Mark Greathouse

Van Beck Hall

Huntington Federal Savings Bank

Gary A. Jack

Alice and David Javersak

Callen McJunkin

Margaret and Jerry Miller ♦

NTV Asset Management, LLC

Ann and Bob Orders

Amy and David Pancake

Christine Jones and Billy Joe Peyton

Don Richardson

Paige Richardson ♦
in honor of Sally Richardson and       Betsy McCreight

Elisabeth Rose Lathrop

Judy K. Rule

Anne Ray Silbernagel

The James & Law Company

Bonnie Thurston

Kim and Greg Tieman

Jeannie K. Todaro

E. Marie Van Meter

Jessica and Eric Waggoner ♦

Roy Winkel

Jane and Kenneth Wright

ZMM, Inc.



Laura Lee and Mike Albert

Marianne and Duane Alexander

Joyce and John Allen

Anita and Bob Ashley

Leslie Baker

Sandra and Frederick Barkey

Cheryl A. Belcher

Nancy and George "Gib" Brown
in memory of Mark Payne

Barbara Bryant

Jack Burke

Patrick Cassidy
in memory of Blake Brooks

Michael H. Chancey

Greg Coble and C. B. Babcock

Camille and John Copenhaver

Carol Sue Del Col ♦

Sarah N. Denman

William M. Drennen Jr.

Joyce E. East                                                        in memory of N. B. East

Sally and Horace Emery

Victor Folio

Samme L. Gee

Karen Goff



Faye and Joe Guilfoile

Cheryl and Gary Hartley

Kanawha-Roxalana Co.

Scott King

Matthew McCreight and Kathryn Greene-McCreight
     in honor of Betsy McCreight
and Sally Richardson

Britt and Judy McJunkin

Gregory Merritt

Mary Alice and Gerald Milnes

Prasadarao Mukkamala

Paige and Lewis Payne

Patricia Proctor

Marion and Richard Sinclair

Sally and Pete Slicer

Stuart and Ike Smith

Debby Sonis

Debra and Ken Sullivan

Laura Brady and Timothy Sweet

Simone and Jay Thomas

Liz and Louis Weisberg

Douglas McClure Wood





Jan and Steve Adams

Timothy Alderman

Jean M. Allen

American Defenders of Bataan & Corregidor (ADBC) Museum

Barbara M. Anderson

Doris B. Andrews

Calvert and Ted Armbrecht

Karen Arms

Rebecca and Steve Ayraud

Marion H. Baer

Ruth and Bob Baker

Kathy and Ron Bennett

Harriett S. Beury

Janie and Nate Bowles

Myla and Jack Bowman

Dannie Wall and Wayne Braunstein

Beth Batdorf and John Bresland

Brooke County Historical Museum and      Culture Center

Bonnie and Gary Brown

Nancy Bulla

Carolyn R. Burnside

Eleanor L. Byrnes

Carol and Jack Campbell

Shannon Bennett Campbell

Dr. and Mrs. Marshall Carper

Susan and Robert Castellan

Lisa Fischer Casto and John Casto

Gloriann and James Caudill

Marlies M. Charbonniez

Elizabeth Early Chilton

Nelle Ratrie Chilton

Annette and George Cipriani

Bryan Cokeley

Lewis A. Cook

Council for West Virginia Archaeology

Jane and Ben Crutchfield

John A. Cuthbert

LaRee Naviaux and Frank D'Abreo

Betty and Tom Damewood

Christine Daugherty

Freddy Davis

Hornor Davis

Anna and Richard W. Davis

Terri and Michael Del Giudice

Peggy Dolan

Donations collected through Network for Good
in honor of John Morris and Emily  Hilliard

Nancy and Bob Douglas

Kim and Charlie Duff ♦

Linda Elliott and Steve Logan

Betty and Bill Evans

Josephine Fidler

Lynn Firebaugh

Carly and Bruce Flack

Anna and Peyton Forbes

Leska, Mark and Andrew Foster

Lucile and Bob Foster

Monty Fowler

Alex Franklin

Elda Franklin

Ellen and Dick Freer

Sharon and David Fuerst

Pat and B. J. Garner

Paul S. Garrard

Hannah and Garry Geffert

Mary Alice Gentry

Helen and Neil Gibbins

William H. Gillespie

Michael Gioulis

Nan Goland

Susie Green

Priscilla Haden

Jean M. Hardesty

Harpers Ferry Park Association

Cheryl and Marc Harshman

Monica and Mark Hatfield

Rosemary Hathaway ♦

Ginny Hawker and Tracy Schwarz

Frances Hensley

Richard Hess

Nancy and Elliot Hicks

Jolanda Holmes

Sissy and Tom Isaac

Annie and Eugene Jeffus

Helen E. Jones

Jay L. Joslin

Shirley Neitch Kahle and L. Edwin Kahle

Rebekah Karelis

Thomas C. Kearns

Irene Keeley

Karen and Doug Kinnett

Francene and Jerry Kirk

Mrs. E. D. Knight

Margaret Krupa



Carol and Alan Kuhlman
  in memory and in honor of Mark     PayneMeg and Joseph LakerTricia Lally

Katherine B. Aaslestad and John P. Lambertson

J. Thomas Lane

Margaret Mary Layne

Sally and Tom Lemke

Becky and Phil Lepanto -
The Philip B. and Rebecca S. Lepanto Fund of the Foundation for the
Tri-State Community, Inc.

Sally and Charlie Love

Ginnie and Dewayne Lowther

Ralph Mann

Terri Marlow

Barbara E. and Robert P. Mason

Lew McDaniel

Toni and Tom McMillan

William P. McNeel

Richard Merrill

Dawn Miller and Greg Moore

Montserrat Miller and Dan Holbrook

Juli and Donald F. Mock III

Christine and Marc Monteleone

R. Kemp Morton

Stephen F. Moseley

Carolyn and Michael Naylor

Thomas Nelson

Toni and Bill Nesselrotte

Harold L. Newman

Gary O'Dell

Amy and David Pancake
   in memory of Blake Brooks

Emily and Paul Papadopoulos

Brooke Parker ♦

Leslie Petteys

Mimi Pickering

Deborah Piscitelli

Fred Pollock

Judith and Robert Pratt ♦

Arla Ralston and Roger Forman

Brooke Rawson ♦

Evan Richardson and Dave Clements

Maria and Frank Riddel

Erin and David Riebe ♦

Alice Riecks

Constance C. Riley

Ann Robinson

R. Terrance Rodgers

Becky and Jerry Roueche

Sharon and Jim Rowe

Sharon and Stephen Rowe

George Rutherford

Peggy and David Sadd

Margaret and Robert Sayre

Paul A. Shackel

Kathy and John Shott

Barbara A. Smith

Robin C. and James F. Snyder ♦

Teresa and Tom Sopher

Stephen Spence

Mickey and James W. St. Clair

Larry V. Starcher

Becky and Bob Steptoe

Judith Gold Stitzel

Ron D. Stollings

Anne and Dennis Strawn

Tricia Stringer ♦

Lynette and Brad Swiger

Carrie and Jeff Swing

Megan Tarbett ♦

Eleanor Jayne Taylor

Carol and Maury Taylor

Mary T. and Victor Thacker

James Thibeault

Benjamin R. Thomas

Rebecca and Tom Tinder

John Tonkin

Millie Tuckerman

Marie Tyler-McGraw

John T. Wack

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Walter III

Kit Wellford

Susan Wheeler

Deborah and Joe White Jr.

Henry Willard

Taunja Willis-Miller

Mr. and Mrs. James M. Wilson

Martha Hopper and Charles Wirts

Joan Wilson

Rebecca and Kemp Winfree

Charles Wirts

Jenny Woodson and Jay Davis

Martha and David Woodward

Pamela D. and R. Karl Yagle

Dolores and Bill Yoke

Karen and Thomas Yokum

Fred Ziegler




Alice and Mike Abernethy

Nancy Abrams

Rudolph Almasy

Barbara and Raymond Alvarez


Belinda Anderson

Colleen Anderson

Ede J. Ashworth

Patricia and Clifford Baker

Jim and Nancy Balow

Melissa Bannister

Genevieve Bardwell

Betty and Eddie Barrett

Judy Bateman

Henry Battle
in memory of Mark Payne

Kenneth T. Batty

Charles D. Bess

Elizabeth L. Beury

Benjamin H. Blackwell

Rebecca Roth and Ted Boettner

Robert G. Bonar

Charlotte Bowman

Judy Bradford

Anna Brammeier ♦

Kent Brayec

Margaret A. Brennan

Shelia Brownfield

Nancy and Joe Burford

Marjorie Burke

Ireland Butler ♦

Edwin Cantley

Sonia and Robert Chambers

Anna Chandler

Chris Chanlett

Beth and Jeff Chiparo
in memory of Mark Payne

Anne Chopyak

Danille Elise Christensen ♦

Susan and Don Churchill

Carmella Clark

Diane Clements

Jo Ann and Jason Conley

Patty and Curtis Cooper

Connie and David Cox ♦

Martha Cox

Sandra Czernek

Margaret and John Demer

Len Deutsch

William Frank DeWeese

Alan DeYoung

Karen Diaz

Pattye Dodson

Arthur R. Doumaux

Rainey and David Duke

Lindsey Facemire ♦

Cicero M. Fain III

Eleanor Finn

Mildred Fizer

Fort Seybert Heritage Educational Association

Ray E. Fought

Katherine Fox

Sharon and David Fuerst

Michelle Garbutt ♦

Carol Gardner

Robbie Gilliam

William Gorby ♦

Max Gottlieb

Grant County Arts Council, Inc.

Anna L. Gray

Ruby A. Greathouse

Diana Kile Green

Jeanne Grimm

Barry Grinnell

Sandra Hamon Gunther

Betty Agsten Hamilton

Marion Harless

Robert U. Harris

William L. Harris

James F. Hawk

Jesse Heady ♦

Dale C. Hicks

Emily Hilliard ♦

Historic Shepherdstown & Museum

Mary H. Hodges

Suzanne Hodroge

Jane W. Hoffman

Olivia Hubbard ♦

Carolyn Hunter

Willa and Pat Izzo

Jackson County Historical Society

Matthew Jacobsmeier

Donna and Eddie Johns

Dolores Johnson

Lawrence Johnson

Susannah G. Johnson

Meghan Smith and Nathan Jones

Janet and Kirk Judd

Ginger Kabala

J. Kahle

Charl and David Kappel

Kathryn Kay

Kelli Keith ♦

Sandra and Michael Keller ♦

Carrie and Michael Kline

Anne Lambright and Steven Knopp

Rita Kohn

Andrew Kolovos ♦

Lisa Kovatch

Mary L. Lane

Karen K. Larry

Helena E. Lee

Koby Lee

Kim and Larry Leonard

Sally and John Lepp

Leann and W. Hunter Lesser

Walt Lesser

Louisa Swift and Jack Levin

Charles R. Lewis II

Rachel Lilly ♦


Mathew W. Lively

Glenn Longacre

Lost River Educational Foundation

Karlyn Lowers

Raymond Lowther

Shelley and Lee Maddex

Madie Carroll House Preservation Society

Nancy Malcomb

John Manchester

Sara and Thomas Marchio

Judy Marteney

Bill Martin

Debra Martin

Gloria and William Martin

Louis Martin

Victoria S. Martin

Jewell Roark Matthews

John Egan McAteer

Connie and Tom McColley

Terri L. McDougal

Ceci McLay

Mary and Mark McOwen

Mark A. McRoberts

Velma C. and Jerry Meadows

Judy and Jim Meads

Kim and Tom Michaud

Sue Miles and Duane Nichols

Thomas Minshall

Mary Belle and Paul E. Minton

Rhonda and Harry Mitchell

Phyllis and Jim Moore

Shirley and Alan Morten Jr.

Mount De Chantal Alumnae Assoc.

Norma Newbraugh

Nancy and Mark Newfeld

Carol Nutter
in memory of Frank McCallum

Otis L. O'Connor

Michael D. O'Kelly

Jennifer Whyte Onks and Brian E. Onks

John Overington

Eliot Parker

Victoria Paul ♦

Ailene Pearce

Margo Stafford and Ralph Pedersen

Thomas Perdue

Susan and Roger Perry

Carol and Rodney Pyles

Timothy Reese

Rentch Family Foundation

Donald L. Rice

Eleanor Ringel

Ripley CVB

Mindi Rival ♦

Judy and Tom Rodd

Larry L. Rowe

Tony Russell

Jessica Salfia ♦

J. and Thomas Scarr

Dorothy and Bill Scharf

Karen and Jim Scherr

Beth See

Kate FitzGerald and Paul Sheridan

John Shirley ♦

Fran Simone

Andrew Smith

Katy and Don Smith

Nancy P. Smith

Anna and Kim Smucker

Kay and Kelly Sparks

Marty and Mike Spiker

Judy Spradling

Kaila St. Louis

Sam F. Stack Jr.

Pat and Dave Stanton

Sam Stetson

Joan Steven

Travis Stimeling ♦

Kathryn Stone

Karla H. Stull

Sarah Sullivan and Ricklin Brown

Patrice Summers and David Murphy

Molly Superfesky ♦

Gerald D. Swick

Jackie Taylor

Judy and Steven Teaford

Barbara and Sidney Tedford

Donald Teter

The Aurora Project, Inc.

Stephen D. Trail

Wendy Treadway

Barbara Tuckwiller

George Updike

Fawn Valentine

Diana and Donald Van Horn

Linda Van Meter

Melanie Van Metre

Melanie Vickers

John N. Vielkind Jr.

Linda Bunce and Michael Vincent

Karen Vuranch and Gene Worthington

Judy Wagner

Delores and Daniel Ward

Connie and Steven Washburn

Vivian Weigel

Jo Weisbrod

Mr. and Mrs. Lynwood White

Rebecca Frances White

Mike Whiteford

Jayne Whitlow

Cassandra B. and William R. Whyte

Joanna and Joseph Wiest

Michael Williams

Donna Willingham

Meredith Sue Willis

Guy B. Young