Charleston, WV: The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation (TGKVF) elected Sarah Ellis, Leah Glover, and Andy Young to their Board of Trustees at the December 15, 2022 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.
Sarah Ellis is a member and attorney with Steptoe & Johnson, PLLC., working in commercial developments and as Co-Leader of Steptoe & Johnson’s Bankruptcy and Workouts Teams. Sarah works closely with banking clients on collateral, bankruptcy, and collection issues. She is active in her community serving several nonprofits, including the Community Bankers Association of West Virginia and the American Cancer Society Relay for Life Committee. Sarah received her J.D. from The Ohio State University.
Leah Glover is a fundraising strategist and community volunteer. Before devoting her time to nonprofit organizations, Leah worked in real estate and corporate finance, managing private equity investments, portfolio management, and reporting. She is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the Links, Incorporated. Leah received the President’s Volunteer Service Award from President Barack Obama. Leah graduated from Central State University and the University of Illinois, Chicago.
Andy Young is a Tax Partner and West Virginia Market Leader for Forvis. He is a leading professional in complex corporate tax matters, especially S Corporation taxation. Andy is a West Virginia University graduate with over 20 years in accounting. In addition to his work with FORVIS, Andy has also served as a board member of the American Heart Association for over ten years and has chaired several Heart Walk and Heart ball events for the organization.
The largest community foundation in Central Appalachia, TGKVF had approximately $280 million in assets and 566 philanthropic funds under management as of December 31, 2022. TGKVF is a 501 c (3) tax-exempt organization and is one of the top 100 community foundations in the United States.