Annual Report to the Community Announcement

The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation (TGKVF) will hold their Annual Report to the Community 

Facing the Future with Hope

May 18, 2021 @ 4:00pm through Zoom and Facebook live

Keynote Speaker will be Dr. Sherri Young, Executive Director/Health Officer, Kanawha-Charleston Health Department

Media is invited to register and attend at

Charleston, WV-On Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at 4pm, TGKVF will present their 20th Annual Report to the Community via Zoom. Registration is available at

Dr. Sherri Young is the Executive Director and Health Officer of the Kanawha-Charleston Health Department (KCHD), the largest and first PHAB Accredited Health Department in West Virginia. She is the first woman and the first Osteopathic physician to hold this office. In 2019, her colleagues elected her to be the President of the West Virginia State Medical Association, the State’s largest medical society. She is also the Immediate-Past President of the West Virginia Academy of Family Physicians.

Dr. Young has been recognized for her extensive work in Kanawha County leading health command through the Kanawha-Charleston Health Department (KCHD), in collaboration with the Kanawha County Emergency Ambulance Authority (KCEAA), along with other community partners, for navigating the COVID-19 pandemic response in Kanawha County. From nursing home testing, to large-scale drive-up testing sites, and nationally recognized vaccination clinics, her team has served Kanawha County tirelessly.


TGKVF is a community foundation established in 1962, administering 542 funds, with assets of $310 million.


4:00pm Welcome             Susan Shumate, Chair, Board of Trustees TGKVF

4:10pm State of the Foundation             Dr. Michelle Foster, President and CEO, TGKVF

4:30pm Change Maker Awards Presentation

5:00pm Featured Keynote                             Dr. Sherri Young, Executive Director/Health  Officer, Kanawha-Charleston Health Department

 5:30pm Q&A/ Closing Dr. Michelle Foster

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