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Philanthropy summits scheduled for June

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The State Journal

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Philanthropy West Virginia is partnering with nine other organizations to have summits in Charleston and Morgantown in June on community investments.

The meetings are to assist companies with best practices for charitable giving, community involvement, employee volunteerism and finding partners during lean times to maximize their company’s return on community investments, according to Paul D. Daugherty, president and CEO of Philanthropy West Virginia.

The summit will also cover new trends in effective corporate giving, employee volunteerism, building nonprofit effectiveness and smart strategies to promote corporate impact in communities.

The Charleston meeting will be Monday, June 5, at the Caperton Training Center, Building 7 at the Capitol. The Morgantown meeting will be Wednesday, June 7, at the Holiday Inn at 188 Pineview Drive.

Partners for the summits include are the Charleston Area Alliance, the Harrison County Chamber of Commerce, Leadership West Virginia, Morgantown Area Chamber of Commerce, Philanthropy West Virginia, Volunteer West Virginia, the West Virginia Bankers Association, West Virginia Chamber of Commerce Executives, the West Virginia Oil & Natural Gas Association and the West Virginia Manufacturers Association. The program is supported by the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond for a special session on banking maximizing on Community Reinvestment Act compliance.

James Mesloh, managing director of for Carter – Advancing Philanthropy Worldwide, will give the keynote speech at each summit. Mesloh formerly served as executive director of the Dominion Foundation and director of corporate relations for Dominion in Pittsburgh for 15 years until 2016.

This summit is for business owners, external affairs staff, CEOs, marketing professionals and corporate giving and foundation leaders. Registration is $75 for members of those organizations and $125 for nonmembers.

For more details or to register, visit or call 304-517-1450.

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