New Board of Trustees Announcement for 2018



The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation

For immediate release: January 3, 2018


Dr. Michelle Foster, President and CEO, TGKVF


Charleston, WV:  The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation (TGKVF) elected Dickinson Gould to their Board of Trustees at the December 13, 2017 meeting.  He will serve a four-year term.  The Board has 13 elected Trustees and includes Dr. Michelle Foster, President and CEO of the Foundation.

Dickinson Gould is the President of Buzz Food Service and a third-generation owner of Buzz, a specialty meat and seafood distributor.  He is a graduate of George Washington University.  Mr. Gould is active in the community, serving on several boards including Charleston Main Streets, East End Main Street, Charleston Area Alliance, Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO), American Culinary Federation, and WV Cattleman’s Association.  He is widely acknowledged as the motivating force behind Charleston’s Restaurant Week, now planning its fifth annual event.

The largest community foundation in Central Appalachia, TGKVF celebrated its 55th anniversary in 2017.  The Foundation had $236 million in assets and over 500 philanthropic funds were under management as of September 30, 2017.  TGKVF is a 501 c (3) tax-exempt, organization and is one of the top 100 community foundations in the United States.

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