Charleston, WV: The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation (TGKVF) elected Dale Dawson Clowser and Deborah A. Sink to their Board of Trustees at the December 8, 2020 meeting. They will each serve a five-year term. The Board has 13 elected Trustees and includes Dr. Michelle Foster, President and CEO of the Foundation.
Dale Clowser is formerly a Vice President and Certified Mortgage Loan Officer with BB&T Mortgage, now Truist, in Charleston. As a mortgage financial service executive, her expertise includes mortgage lending, debt restructuring, consumer lending, and asset management. A native of Charleston, Dale graduated from West Virginia University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business. She is a graduate of the RMA Commercial Lending School at East Carolina University, as well as a graduate of Leadership Charleston and Leadership West Virginia. Dale has been involved with many community and professional organizations. She is currently the secretary of the WV Foundation for Architecture Board of Directors and a longstanding member of the WVU Classic Committee which raises scholarship money for student athletes.
Deborah Sink is General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of the West Virginia Investment Management Board. Deborah earned a Juris Doctor Degree from the University of Virginia School of Law; a Bachelor of Science degree in Business, Major in Economics, from Virginia Tech; and a Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Mathematics Education from West Virginia State University. She was a partner at Bowles Rice, PLLC; Executive Vice President at BB&T Corp. and member of BB&T’s legal staff; and high school math teacher and reader of AP Statistics examinations. Deborah is presently a member of the National Association of Public Pension Attorneys and the West Virginia State Bar.
The largest community foundation in Central Appalachia, TGKVF had $300 million in assets and over 530 philanthropic funds were under management as of December 31, 2020. TGKVF is a 501 c (3) tax-exempt, organization and is one of the top 100 community foundations in the United States.