Seven Sisters quilt by Kanawha Valley Quliters Guild

Recent Donors

Donors to the Humanities


Our work in 2021 was made possible by the generous support of the National Endowment for the Humanities, the West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History, and many other organizations and individuals. Our donor honor roll follows. GEM members are noted by ♦


Underwriter/1863 Club Members

Bernard H. and Blanche E. Jacobson Foundation

Patrick Cassidy ♦

Federation of State Humanities Councils

H. B. Wehrle Foundation

Herscher Foundation

National Endowment for the Arts

National Endowment for the Humanities

Phyllis and Ray Smock - in memory of Mark Payne

West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History


Benefactor/1863 Club Members



William Bartley

Barbara Fleischauer and Robert Bastress

Barbara C. and Ralph J. Bean Jr.

Charles Brown

Eva Kay Cardea

Thomas Cook

William Maxwell Davis

Pam and Charlie Delauder

Dominion Foundation

Helen Epps

Laurie Erickson

E. Gordon Gee

Cliff Hackett

Michael Harpold

Barbara and Steve Hopta

Sharon and Steven Jubelirer

Susan and Bob Maslowski

Carol and J. Dan McCarthy


John McCuskey

Tia and Bob McMillan

Pam and Lex Miller

Lois Payne
   in memory of Mark Payne

Pomeroy Foundation

Barbara and Norval Rasmussen

Mary and Ray Ratliff

Judy K. Rule

Elizabeth Spangler

Edwin Sweeney

Mark Tauger

United Bank

Lisa and Paul Welch

West Virginia Public Broadcasting Foundation, Inc.

Mary and C. B. Wilson

Jill Wilson ♦



John C. Allen Jr.

Leslie Baker

Alice and Neal Barkus

Ruth Brooks

Barbara Bryant

Carolyn and Stan Cavendish

Greg Coble and C. B. Babcock

Gerald Davis

Alison H. and Patrick D. Deem

Norman L. Fagan

Victor Folio

Kathy and Dan Foster

Janet and Mark Greathouse

Van Beck Hall

Huntington Federal Savings Bank

Alice and David Javersak

Cynthia Kolsun

Pam and Lex Miller

Margaret and Jerry Miller ♦

NTV Asset Management, LLC

Ann and Bob Orders

Amy and David Pancake

Christine Jones and Billy Joe Peyton

Nina Peyton

Don Richardson

Anne Ray Silbernagel - in honor of Ken Sullivan

The James & Law Company

Simone and Jay Thomas

Bonnie Thurston

Kim and Greg Tieman

Jeannie K. Todaro

E. Marie Van Meter

Jessica and Eric Waggoner ♦

Barbara Warren and Duane Dombek

Jane and Kenneth Wright

ZMM, Inc.



Jan and Steve Adams

Marianne Alexander

Joyce and John Allen

Doris B. Andrews

Molly Arbogast and Eric Ellison ♦

Calvert and Ted Armbrecht

Anita and Bob Ashley

Anna and Kenneth Bailey

Sandra and Frederick Barkey

Cheryl A. Belcher

Nancy and George "Gib" Brown

Jack Burke

Carolyn R. Burnside

Eleanor L. Byrnes

Michael H. Chancey

Lisa DeFrank-Cole and Jay Cole

Camille and John Copenhaver

Sheila Danzer

Carol Sue Del Col ♦

Sarah N. Drenman

William M. Drennen Jr.

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

Sally and Horace Emery

Samme L. Gee

Karen Goff



Kanawha-Roxalana Co.

Janet Kemp

Scott King

Sally and Tom Lemke

Ginnie and Dewayne Lowther

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

Catherine Lutter and Todd McCreight -  in memory of Betsy Keadle McCreight and Paul Willard McCreight

Britt and Judy McJunkin

Mary Alice and Gerald Milnes

Emily and Paul Papadopoulos

Patricia Proctor

Bobby Rhyne

Sylvia and Ray Shurbutt

Marion and Richard Sinclair

Stuart and Ike Smith

Debby Sonis

Judith Gold Stitzel

Debra and Ken Sullivan

Laura Brady and Timothy Sweet

Visit Mountaineer Country CVB

VMLY&R Foundation

Liz and Louis Weisberg








Timothy Alderman

Jean M. Allen

Barbara M. Anderson

Karen Arms

Ruth and Bob Baker

Betty and Eddie Barrett

Henry Battle

Kenneth T. Batty

Jerry Beasley

Kathy and Ron Bennett

Shannon Bennett Campbell

Barbara and Roland Bergman

Harriett S. Beury

Mrs. Carter V. Blundon

Janie and Nate Bowles

Myla and Jack Bowman

Judy Bradford

Dannie Wall and Wayne Braunstein

Beth Batdorf and John Bresland

Brooke County Library Foundation

Brooke County Historical Museum and Culture Center

Jody Brumage

Nancy Bulla

Carol and Jack 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

B. Diane Clements

Cindi and Bryan Cokeley

Lewis A. Cook

Andrew Cooke - in memory of Don R.         Richardson

Council for West Virginia Archaeology

John A. Cuthbert

LaRee Naviaux and Frank D'Abreo

Christine Daugherty

Richard Daugherty

Hornor Davis

Anna and Richard W. Davis

Margaret and John Demer

Teresa Deppner Hardin

Karen Diaz

Nancy and Bob Douglas

Kim and Charlie Duff ♦

Linda Elliott and Steve Logan

Betty and Bill Evans

Josephine Fidler

Lynn and John Firebaugh

Carly and Bruce Flack

Anna and Peyton Forbes

Leska, Mark and Andrew Foster

Monty Fowler ♦

Alex Franklin

Elda Franklin

Ellen and Dick Freer

Sharon and David Fuerst

Ronald Garay

Pat and B. J. Garner

Paul S. Garrard

Hannah and Garry Geffert

Mary Alice Gentry

Katherine Giltinan

Michael Gioulis

Nan Goland

Susie Green

Priscilla Haden

Jean M. Hardesty

Harpers Ferry Park Association

Cheryl and Marc Harshman

Pam and Bill Harvit

Monica and Mark Hatfield

Frances Hensley

Richard Hess

Jolanda Holmes

Sissy Isaac

Monika Jaensson

Annie and Eugene Jeffus

Carol Jewell

Helen E. Jones

Judy Jones

Jay L. Joslin

Shirley Neitch Kahle and L. Edwin Kahle

Charl and David Kappel

Rebekah Karelis




Barrie and Tod Kaufman

Irene Keeley

Sandi and Mike Keller ♦

Karen and Doug Kinnett

Mrs. E. D. Knight

Carol and Alan Kuhlman

Meg and Joseph Laker

Tricia Lally

Katherine B. Aaslestad and John P. Lambertson

J. Thomas Lane

Margaret Mary Layne

Charles Ledbetter

Sally and Charlie Love

Terri Marlow

Julian Martin

Barbara E. and Robert P. Mason

Connie and Tom McColley

Lew McDaniel

William P. McNeel

Val S. McWhorter

Gregory Merritt

Dawn Miller and Greg Moore

Montserrat Miller and Dan Holbrook

Juli and Donald F. Mock III

Christine and Marc Monteleone

Stephen F. Moseley

Carolyn and Michael Naylor

Thomas Nelson

Toni and Bill Nesselrotte

Harold L. Newman

Leslie Petteys

Mimi Pickering

Fred Pollock

Judith and Robert Pratt ♦

Brooke Rawson ♦

Maria and Frank Riddel

Erin and David Riebe ♦

Alice Riecks

Ann Robinson

R. Terrance Rodgers

Donn Rogosin - in honor of Billy Joe         Peyton and Bob Conte

Jerry Roueche ♦

Sharon and Jim Rowe

Sharon and Stephen Rowe

George Rutherford

Margaret Sayre

Kathy and Mike Sholl

Kathy and John Shott

Victoria and Peter Smith

Robin C. and James F. Snyder ♦

Teresa and Tom Sopher

Doris St. Clair

Becky and Bob Steptoe

Ron D. Stollings

Anne and Dennis Strawn

Tricia Stringer ♦

Ann and Stanley Tao

Megan Tarbett ♦

Catherine Taylor

Eleanor Jayne Taylor

Carol and Maury Taylor

Mary T. and Victor Thacker

Benjamin R. Thomas

Rebecca and Tom Tinder

John Tonkin

Barbara and Martin Townsend

Marie Tyler-McGraw

Linda Bunce and Michael Vincent

John T. Wack

Dale and Hank Walter

Kyle Warmack ♦

Jo Weisbrod

Kit Wellford

West Virginia Archeological Society

Deborah and Joe White Jr.

Rita Wicks-Nelson - in memory of             Leonard Nelson

Henry Willard

Shawn and Walter Williams

Taunja Willis-Miller

Douglas McClure Wood

Martha and David Woodward

WYK Associates, Inc.

Pamela D. and R. Karl Yagle

Dolores and Bill Yoke

Karen and Thomas Yokum

Fred Ziegler

David and Chris Zinn



Anonymous donations collected through Network for Good

Alice and Mike Abernethy

Nancy Abrams and Stan Einzig

Desirae Akers

Rudolph Almasy

Barbara and Raymond Alvarez


Belinda Anderson

Colleen Anderson

Ede J. Ashworth

Rebecca and Steve Ayraud

Melissa Bannister

Genevieve Bardwell

Kelli and Kevin Barksdale

Anne Barth

Lynn Bennett

Elizabeth L. Beury

Benjamin H. Blackwell

Nicholas Blanton

Bluegrass Bouviers ♦

Rebecca Roth and Ted Boettner

Robert G. Bonar

Charlotte Bowman

Anna Brammeier ♦

Kent Brayec

Margaret A. Brennan

Shelia Brownfield

Ireland Butler ♦

Melanie Campbell

Edwin Cantley

Victoria Casey

Sonia and Robert Chambers

Chris Chanlett

Beth and Jeff Chiparo

Anne Chopyak

Danille Elise Christensen ♦

Susan and Don Churchill

Jo Ann and Jason Conley

Louise W. Cox

Martha Cox ♦

Jane and Ben Crutchfield

Sandra Czernek

Richard Del Checcolo

William Frank DeWeese

Alan DeYoung

Pattye Dodson

Arthur Doumaux

Rainey and David Duke

Lindsey Facemire ♦

Cicero M. Fain III

Anita Farrell ♦

Denise Ferguson

Eleanor Finn

Fort Edwards Foundation

Katherine Fox

Michelle Garbutt ♦

Nick Ghaphery Jr.

Robbie Gilliam

William Gorby ♦

Max Gottlieb

Grant County Arts Council, Inc.

Anna L. Gray

Ruby A. Greathouse

Diana Kile Green

Jeanne Grimm

Sandra Hamon Gunther

Marion Harless

Robert U. Harris

William L. Harris

Harrison County Genealogical Society

Rosemary Hathaway ♦

James F. Hawk

Jesse Heady ♦

Christine M. Hedges

Dale C. Hicks

Emily Hilliard ♦

Historic Shepherdstown & Museum

Mary H. Hodges

Suzanne Hodroge

Jane W. Hoffman

Lucy Hornor

Olivia Hubbard ♦

Willa and Pat Izzo

Linda and Art Jacknowitz

Jackson County Historical Society

Dolores Johnson

Susannah G. Johnson

Meghan Smith and Nathan Jones - in           memory of Mark Payne

Janet and Kirk Judd

B. J. Kahle

Kathryn Kay

Kelli Keith ♦

S. A. Kleckner

Carrie and Michael Kline

Alvin K. Knaggs

Anne Lambright and Steven Knopp

Rita Kohn

Andrew Kolovos ♦

Pete Kosky

Mary L. Lane

Karen K. Larry

Helena E. Lee

Koby Lee

Sally and John Lepp

M. Leann and W. Hunter Lesser

Walt Lesser

Louisa Swift and Jack Levin

Rachel Lilly ♦


Mathew W. Lively

Glenn Longacre

Karlyn Lowers

Raymond Lowther

Carolyn and Doug Machesney - in             memory of Don R. Richardson

Shelley and Lee Maddex

Madie Carroll House Preservation Society

Nancy Malcomb

John Manchester

Sara and Thomas Marchio

Judy Marteney

Debra Martin

Gloria and William Martin

Louis Martin

Jewell Roark Matthews

John Egan McAteer

Terri L. McDougal

Maria T. McKelvey

Mary and Mark McOwen

Velma C. and Jerry Meadows

Judy and Jim Meads

Kim and Tom Michaud

Sue Miles and Duane Nichols

Harry B. Mills

G. Thomas Minshall

Rhonda and Harry Mitchell

Diane Moss

Mount De Chantal Alumnae Assoc.

Patricia Moyers

Norma Newbraugh

Nancy and Mark Newfeld

Carol Nutter - in memory of Frank           McCallum

Otis L. O'Connor

John Overington

Brooke Parker ♦

Victoria Paul ♦

Ailene Pearce

Margo Stafford and Ralph Pedersen

Pembroke Papers

Roger Perry

Cassandra Pritts

Timothy Reese

Cathy and Joe Rice

Eleanor Ringel

Mindi Rival ♦

Larry L. Rowe

Rowlesburg Revitalization

Jessica Salfia ♦

P. J. and Thomas Scarr

Dorothy and Bill Scharf

Ellie and Mark Schaul

Paul A. Shackel

Kate FitzGerald and Paul Sheridan

John Shirley ♦

Bob Shumaker and Family

Fran Simone

Andrew Smith

Barbara Ellen 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

Pat and Dave Stanton

Sam Stetson

Travis Stimeling ♦

Karla H. Stull

Sarah Sullivan

Patrice Summers and David Murphy

Molly Superfesky ♦

Gerald D. Swick

Barbara and Sidney Tedford

Donald Teter

Susan and Gary Thomas

Stephen D. Trail

Wendy Treadway

Barbara Tuckwiller

George Updike

Fawn Valentine

Diana and Donald Van Horn

Linda Van Meter

Melanie Van Metre

John N. Vielkind Jr.

Karen Vuranch and Gene Worthington

Judy Wagner

Delores and Daniel Ward

Connie and Steven Washburn

Vivian Weigel

West Virginia Association of Museums

Lynwood and Valerie White

Rebecca Frances White

Jayne Whitlow

Joanna and Joseph Wiest

C. Michael Williams

Mary Jane and Ed Williams

Meredith Sue Willis

Linda Yoder

Guy B. Young