Seven Sisters quilt by Kanawha Valley Quliters Guild

Recent Donors

Donors to the Humanities


Our work in 2023 was made possible by the generous support of the National Endowment for the Humanities, the West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture & History, and many other organizations and individuals. Our donor honor roll follows. GEM (give-every-month) members are noted by ♦



Underwriter/1863 Club Members


Bernard H. and Blanche E. Jacobson Foundation

Carter Family Foundation

Patrick Cassidy ♦

Gerald Davis

Federation of State Humanities Councils

H. B. Wehrle Foundation

Herscher Foundation

Sharon and Steven Jubelirer

Susan and Bob Maslowski

National Endowment for the Arts

National Endowment for the Humanities

West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture & History



Benefactor/1863 Club Members





Alice and Neal Barkus

William Bartley

Barbara C. and Ralph J. Bean Jr.

Eva Kay Cardea

Greg Coble and C. B. Babcock

Thomas Cook

Therese Cox and Joseph Badgley

Alice and Boyd Creasman

Pam and Charlie Delauder

Helen Epps

Laurie Erickson

Fitzsimmons Foundation

Barbara Fleischauer and Robert Bastress

Monty Fowler ♦

E. Gordon Gee

Samme L. Gee

Michael Harpold


Barbara and Steve Hopta

Sharon and Steven Jubelirer

Susan and Bob Maslowski

Carol and J. Dan McCarthy ♦

Carol and John McCuskey

Tia and Bob McMillan

Lois Payne—in memory of Mark Payne

Barbara and Norval Rasmussen

Paige Richardson ♦

Judy K. Rule

Phyllis and Ray Smock

Elizabeth Spangler

Edwin Sweeney

United Bank

E. Marie Van Meter

Lisa and Paul Welch

West Virginia American Water

Jill Wilson ♦

Mary and C. B. Wilson




John C. Allen Jr.

Jennifer Archer ♦

Anna and Kenneth Bailey

Sheryl Previll Browne

Carolyn and Stan Cavendish

Susan Churchill

Betsy and Bob Conte

Alison H. and Patrick D. Deem

Sally and Horace Emery

Norman L. Fagan

Victor Folio

Kathy and Dan Foster

Janet and Mark Greathouse

Pam and Bill Harvit

Richard Hess

Huntington Federal Savings Bank

The James & Law Company

Alice and David Javersak

Shirley Neitch Kahle and L. Edwin Kahle

Matthew McCreight and Kathryn Greene-McCreight—in memory of Betsy Keadle McCreight and Paul Willard McCreight

Rebecca Deem McGinnis




William P. McNeel

Margaret and Jerry Miller ♦

Pam Miller

Heike and Todd Mills

NTV Asset Management, LLC

Ann and Bob Orders

Emily and Paul Papadopoulos

Nina Peyton

Pomeroy Foundation

Karen and William Rice

Anne Ray Silbernagel—in memory of Lakin Cook

Marion and Richard Sinclair

Simone and Jay Thomas

Jeannie K. Todaro

Jessica and Eric Waggoner ♦

Diane and D. Stephen Walker

June and Richard B. Walker

Barbara Warren and Duane Dombek

Liz and Louis Weisberg

Jane and Kenneth Wright

WYK Associates, Inc.

ZMM Architects and Engineers




Marianne Alexander

Joyce Butler McKee Allen

Laura Brady and Timothy Sweet

Nancy and George “Gib” Brown

Barbara Bryant

Jack Burke

Eleanor L. Byrnes

Jack Campbell

Michael Chancey

Lynn Comerci

Camille and John Copenhaver

Lisa DeFrank-Cole and Jay Cole

Carol Sue Del Col ♦

Sarah N. Denman

Hannah and Garry Geffert

Karen Goff

Grinberg Withrow Charitable Fund

Faye and Joe Guilfoile

Paula R. and Van B. Hall

Carol Jewell

Kanawha-Roxalana Co.




Janet Kemp

David Lee King

Britt and Judy McJunkin

William P. McNeel

Sandy Murphy and Charles Loeb

Amy and David Pancake

Michelle Parsons ♦

PrayWorks, LLC

Patricia Proctor

Stuart Lewis Smith

Debby Sonis

Travis Stimeling ♦

Judith Gold Stitzel

Debra and Ken Sullivan

Carol and Maury Taylor

John Tonkin

Visit Mountaineer Country CVB

Shawn and Walter Williams

Douglas McClure Wood

Dolores and Bill Yoke







Jan and Steve Adams

Timothy Alderman

Doris B. Andrews

Calvert and Ted Armbrecht

Karen Arms

Marion H. Baer

Leslie Baker

Ruth and Bob Baker

Nancy and Jim Balow

Betty Barrett

Beth Batdorf and John Bresland

Kenneth T. Batty

Beth Bean

Carolyn Becker

Kathy and Ron Bennett

Harriett S. Beury

Michelle Biggs ♦

Mrs. Carter V. Blundon

Boone County Genealogical Society

Elizabeth J. and P. Nathan Bowles

Judy Bradford

Brooke County Library Foundation

Bonnie and Gary Brown

Nancy Bulla

Stan Bumgardner ♦

Becky Calwell

Heather Campbell ♦

Shannon Bennett Campbell

Lisa Fischer Casto and John Casto

Gloriann and James Caudill

Sonia and Robert Chambers

Marlies M. Charbonniez

Elizabeth Early Chilton

Annette and George Cipriani

B. Diane Clements

Cogan Law Office

Lewis A. Cook

Suzanne Crandall

Mary and Barry Curry

Frank D’Abreo

Nancy and Richard (Capt. Dick) Daugherty

Anna and Richard W. Davis

Freddy Davis

Hornor Davis

Margaret and John Demer

Peggy Dolan

Nancy and Bob Douglas

William M. Drennen Jr.

Nancy and John Droppleman

Linda Elliott and Steve Logan

Sue Seibert Farnsworth

Bonnie and Mike Fidler

Josephine Fidler

Carly and Bruce Flack

Anna and Peyton Forbes

Leska, Mark, and Andrew Foster

Jane Fotos

Alex Franklin

Ellen and Dick Freer

Pat and B. J. Garner

Mary Alice Gentry

Nicholas A. Ghaphery Jr.

Susan and Tom Gilpin

Michael Gioulis

Nan Goland

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Goldsmith Sr.

Anna L. Gray

Carol and Larry Grimes

Teddi and James Grogan

Drew Gruber ♦

Jean M. Hardesty

Harpers Ferry Park Association

Robert U. Harris

Arnold Harrison

Cheryl and Marc Harshman

Monica and Mark Hatfield

Rosemary Hathaway ♦

Chris Hedges and Tom Whittier

Jamie Helmick ♦

Frances Hensley

Jolanda Holmes

Lucy Hornor

Sissy Isaac

Linda Jacknowitz

Annie and Eugene Jeffus

Christine Jones and Billy Joe Peyton

Judy Jones

Jay L. Joslin

Rebekah Karelis

Kathryn Kay




Lauren Keller ♦

Sandi and Mike Keller ♦

Karen and Doug Kinnett

Francene and Jerry Kirk

Anne Knight

Mrs. E. D. Knight

Gerry R. Kohler

Carol and Alan Kuhlman

Leslie Kusic

Meg and Joseph Laker

John Lambertson

J. Thomas Lane

Margaret Mary Layne

Charles Ledbetter

Susan and Ronald Lewis

Sally and Charlie Love

Dewayne Lowther

Raymond Lowther

Terri Marlow

Barbara E. and Robert P. Mason

Connie and Tom McColley

Kim and David McCuskey

Lew McDaniel

Becky and Carl McLaughlin

Val S. McWhorter

Gregory Merritt

Dawn Miller and Greg Moore

Montserrat Miller and Dan Holbrook

Mary Alice and Gerald Milnes

Juli and Donald F. Mock III

Moundsville-Marshall County Public Library

Carolyn and Michael Naylor

Nelle Ratrie Chilton Charitable Trust

Barbara O’Grady and Stephen Moseley

Ailene Pearce

Thomas Perdue ♦

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

Mimi Pickering

Katrena Ramsey ♦

Brooke Rawson ♦

Alice Riecks ♦

R. Terrance Rodgers

Donn Rogosin

Jerry Roueche ♦

Sharon and Jim Rowe

Sharon and Stephen Rowe

George Rutherford

Savannah Schafer ♦

Karen and Jim Scherr

Cookie Soldo Schultz and Bernie Schultz ♦

Ann Serafin

Kathy and John Shott

Robin Snyder ♦

Teresa and Tom Sopher

Becky and Bob Steptoe

Kathryn Stone

Anne and Dennis Strawn

Tricia Stringer ♦

Louisa Swift and Jack Levin

Dawn and Mark Swiger

Megan Tarbett ♦

Mark Tauger

Catherine Taylor

Eleanor Jayne Taylor

Donald Teter

Mary T. and Victor Thacker

James Thibeault

Benjamin J. Thomas

Woody Thrasher

Rebecca and Tom Tinder

Barbara and Martin Townsend

Elizabeth Tuck ♦

Sam Turley ♦

VanNostrand Architects

Catherine and Louis Volpe

Nancy and James Waggoner

Dale and Hank Walter

Kyle Warmack ♦

Kit Wellford

Rita Wicks-Nelson—in memory of Leonard Nelson

Hank Willard

Taunja Willis-Miller

Charles Winter

Happy Wolphe ♦

Martha and David Woodward

Pamela D. and R. Karl Yagle

Linda Yoder

Karen and Thomas Yokum

Fred Ziegler

David and Chris Zinn



Anonymous—in memory of Travis Stimeling

Alice and Mike Abernethy

Nancy Abrams and Stan Einzig

Andrea Allen ♦

Barbara and Raymond Alvarez


Belinda Anderson

Colleen Anderson

Ede J. Ashworth

Augusta High

The Aurora Project, Inc.

Melissa Bannister

Genevieve Bardwell

David Allen Barnette

Henry Battle

Jerry Beasley

Elizabeth Belcher ♦

John Billheimer

Nicholas Blanton

Robert G. Bonar

Charlotte Bowman

Amelia Brekeller

Margaret A. Brennan

Mrs. Arnold J. Brody

Sara and Bob Busse

Ireland Butler ♦

Campbell-Flannagan-Murrell House Museum

Melanie Campbell

Edwin Cantley

Dan Carlisle

Victoria Casey

Chris Chanlett

Beth and Jeff Chiparo

Danille Elise Christensen ♦

Dana Coester and Joel Beeson

Lewis A. Cook

Martha Cox Jane and Ben Crutchfield

Sandra Czernek

Mary Denise Davis

Alan DeYoung

Pattye Dodson

Nancy and Bob Douglas

Arthur Doumaux

Joseph Ertl

Janet White Exline

Lindsey Facemire ♦

Cicero M. Fain III ♦

Anita Farrell ♦

Denise Ferguson

Eleanor Finn

R. Fred Frum

Sharon and David Fuerst

Mary Alice Gentry

Kim Gerlach

William Gorby ♦

Grant County Arts Council, Inc.

Diana Kile Green

Dalton Greene

Jeanne Grimm

Peter B. Grinnell

Sandra Hamon Gunther

Holly Halloway

Hancock County Historical Museum

William L. Harris

James F. Hawk

David Hayden

Jesse Heady ♦

Dale C. Hicks

Historic Shepherdstown Commission & Museum

Suzanne Hodroge

Tina Holley

Olivia Hubbard ♦

Gloria Humphreys ♦

Willa and Pat Izzo

Jackson County Historical Society

Dolores Johnson

Lawrence Johnson

Adam Jones ♦

Janet and Kirk Judd

B. J. Kahle

Charl and David Kappel

Barrie and Tod Kaufman

Kelli Keith ♦

Andrea Keller

Jonette Kirkwood ♦

Rita Kohn

Andrew Kolovos ♦

Pete Kosky

Anne Lambright and Steven Knopp

Mary L. Lane

Karen K. Larry

Helena E. Lee

Kent Leonhardt



The Lepps

M. Leann and W. Hunter Lesser

Walt Lesser

Rachel Lilly ♦

Shelley and Lee Maddex

Madie Carroll House Preservation Society

Nancy Malcomb

John Manchester

Sara and Thomas Marchio

Catherine Martin ♦

Lou Martin

Jewell Roark Matthews

Rachel Maynard ♦

John Egan McAteer

Carla and Phillip McClure

Terri L. McDougal

Maria T. McKelvey

Mary and Mark McOwen

Mark A. McRoberts

Velma C. and Jerry Meadows

Sue Miles and Duane Nichols

G. Thomas Minshall

Rhonda and Harry Mitchell

Rick Modesitt

Diane Moss

Mount de Chantal Alumnae Assoc.

Pat and Charles Moyers

Norma Newbraugh

Nancy and Mark Newfeld

Otis L. O’Connor

Michael D. O’Kelly

Victoria Paul ♦

Ralph Pedersen

Susan and Roger Perry

Robert Pomphrey

Rebekah Prichard

Timothy Reese

Nicolette Rhodes

Cathy and Joe Rice

Susan and Kelly Riddle

Erin and David Riebe ♦

Eleanor Ringel

Ripley CVB

Mindi Rival ♦

Vicky and Richie Robb

Judy and Tom Rodd

Sandra Rodgers

Beth Rogers ♦

Hugh Rogers

Larry L. Rowe

Rowlesburg Revitalization

Doris St. Clair

Kaila St. Louis

Jessica Salfia ♦

P. J. and Thomas Scarr

Dorothy and Bill Scharf

John Shirley ♦

Fran Simone

John Skaggs

Alexander M. Smith

Barbara Ellen Smith

Katy and Don Smith

Anna and Kim Smucker

Kay and Kelly Sparks Marty and Mike Spiker

Pat and Dave Stanton

Sam Stetson

Fay Stump

Patrice Summers and David Murphy

Maureen Fahey Supcoe

Molly Superfesky ♦

Gerald D. Swick

Carrie and Jeff Swing

Barbara and Sidney Tedford

Stephen D. Trail

Barbara Tuckwiller

George Updike

Fawn Valentine

Diana and Donald Van Horn

Melanie Van Metre

Melanie Vickers

John N. Vielkind Jr.

Karen Vuranch and Gene Worthington

Judy Wagner

Delores and Daniel Ward

Vivian Weigel

Jo Weisbrod and Hanno Kirk

Uala Puckett Wells

Cassandra B. and William R. Whyte

Jeanie and Joseph Wiest

C. Michael Williams

Jennie Williams ♦

Kelly Williams

Meredith Sue Willis