Snowshoe Foundation 2017-2018 Award Recipients

Recognizing the Generosity of Our Community Members

Each of our award recipients has dedicated his or her time, resources, and skills to provide services through the Snowshoe Foundation, and is worthy of distinguished recognition. Our professional awards are presented each year to salute the accomplishments of individuals, groups, businesses, and/or organizations that have exhibited an outstanding effort toward furthering the mission and goals of the Foundation. Some of the awards that we have bestowed on our generous community members include the Snowshoe Foundation Business of the Year Award, The Snowshoe Foundation Volunteer of the Year Award, and The Snowshoe Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award.

Frank Santmyer

2018 Snowshoe Foundation
Lifetime Achievement Award

Ira and Brenda Maupin

2018 Volunteer
of the Year

Jim Jackson, Owner Elkins Auto

2018 Business
of the Year Award

Improving Lives With Grants and Scholarships in Central West Virginia

The Snowshoe Foundation provides funding through one-time grants and scholarships to help further our mission to enhance the quality of life for the people of our Central West Virginia mountain home. We strive to provide benefits to advance and improve the lives of local families and society in a variety of ways. From college scholarships to grants for projects designed to improve our communities through literacy, technology, health science, and more, your contributions make a significant difference in the everyday lives of area residents!

Some of the numerous grants and scholarships awarded during 2017-2018 by the Snowshoe Foundation are listed below.

Zandra Kelley

2017 Davis & Elkins College
Highlands Scholar Award

Cowen Public Library (Mr. Librarian, Do you have a Book About?) $1,200
Elkins Middle School (EMS Hornet Strength Program) $1,000
Cowen Cub Scouts Pack #226 (We Be Loyal Scouts) $1,000
Marlinton Cub Scout Pack #33 (Cub Scout Uniform Shirts/Patches) $500
Pocahontas County High School (Science Dept Microscope Replacement) $2,000
Pocahontas County CVB Scholarship Partnership $1,000
Webster County High School (Lady Highlander Field of Dreams Project) $5,000
Allohak Council, Boy Scouts of America (Highland District Cub Scout Day Camp) $3,000
Pocahontas Memorial Hospital (Diabetes Education Initiatives) $1,500
Pocahontas County Little League (Field Maintenance & Concession Stand Upgrades) $1,700
Higher Education Scholarships $37,500
Elkins High School (Track Team-Shot Put Sector/Huddle Replacement) $1,000
Green Bank Cub Scout Pack #1013 (Cub Scout Pack Establishment) $750
Helvetia Public Library (Matching Funds for GIA Children’s Readings & Movie Nights) $1,000
Valley Head Public Library (Revitalize Valley Head Public Library) $2,500
John Ballantyne Memorial Junior Golf Association Inc. $1,000
Harman Alumni Building Fund (Playground Equipment for Preschool) $1,500
Canaan Valley Institute (Lambert Northeast Recreational Trail Project) $2,000
Pocahontas County High School (Project Connect) $1,500
WV Caring Hospice Care (Family Point Support Ramps) $1,000
Tygarts Valley Middle/High School (Modeling Scientific Behaviors) $2,000
Mountain Arts District, Inc. (Art in the Park) $1,200
Tygarts Valley Middle/High School (Coding for the Classroom: Building a Bridge: Game Design & the Classroom) $1,000
Elkins Randolph County Public Library (ReadCreate) $1,300
Harman School (Base Radio System) $745
Treasure on the Mountain (Ticket Commissions) $20,290
WVU Extension Services, Randolph County (Strengthening Families Programs: For Parents & Youth 10-14) $1,100
Literacy Volunteers for Randolph County (ESL Students Discover WV) $1,000
Valley Head Community Center (Kitchen Equipment Upgrades) $1,000
Old Brick Playhouse (Project Technology Upgrade) $4,000
Marlinton Middle School (Copperhead C.O.P.S.: Catching Outstanding Productive Students) $500
Pocahontas County High School (PCHS Baseball) $2,000
Coalton Elementary School (Let’s put the “See” in CES) $2,000
Mountain State Forest Festival (Kid’s Day at the Festival) $4,500
Treasure on the Mountain (Food Vendors) $41,825
Webster Addison Public Library (Technology Supplies) $1,500
Allohak Council, Camp Mahonegon Maintenance Committee (Trading Post Roof Replacement Project) $2,000
Pocahontas County Senior Citizens, Inc. (Transit Authority Transportation Grant Match) $3,000
Webster Springs Ladies Auxiliary (Kitchen Equipment) $3,000
Marlinton Middle School (Pumpkin Paloosa) $398.76
Davis Medical Center Auxiliary (Imagination Library) $2,000
Randolph Technical Center (Shoot it. Edit it. Capture the Moment) $1,000
Pickens School Archery Team (Archery Team) $500
Elkins Depot Welcome Center (Elkins Town Square Christmas Light Enhancement Project) $1,500
Randolph County Community Arts Council, Inc. (Student Art Exhibit & Student Art Month) $1,200
Davis & Elkins College (Project Life Change) $4,000
Pocahontas County Family Resource Network (Partners in Prevention / Cribs for Kids) $1,500
Cowen Food Pantry (Covering Concert Floor in Pantry) $2,000
Marlinton Middle School/Green Bank Elementary/Middle School (Middle School Football) $1,000
Tygarts Valley Middle/High School (Band Uniforms for TVHS Band) $2,500
Pocahontas County Opera House Foundation (Children’s Theater Camp) $2,000
Hillsboro Volunteer Fire Department (Piercing Tool Project) $1,500
Webster County Family Resource Network (Back to School Splash) $2,000
Tygarts Valley Middle/High School (Becoming Lifelong Readers) $1,000
Marlinton Elementary School (Discovery Education Streaming License) $1,500
Tygarts Valley Middle/High School (Bulldog Safety) $2,200
Snowshoe Ski Team Parents Association (Radios for Safety & Communications) $2,500
WV Autism Supportive Center (Autism Knowledge Outreach) $1,500
Webster Springs Boy Scouts Troop #218 (Boy Scout Summer Camp Project) $1,000
Linwood Alive! (Pavilion & Playground Enhancements) $3,500
Cowen Little League (Little League, Big Difference) $3,000
Davis & Elkins College (Highland Scholar Program) $14,000
Randolph County Fair Corporation (4H & FFA Barn Improvements) $1,500
Midland Elementary School (Playground Improvements & Equipment) $2,600
Hillsboro Elementary School (Art Supplies) $1,000
Pocahontas County High School (STEM Lab Launch) $720
Carnegie Hall, WV (Link Up: Pocahontas County) $1,000
Elkins/ Randolph County YMCA (Teen Scene After School Activities) $1,100
Pocahontas County Reading Council (Battle of the Books) $1,000
Tygarts Valley Middle/High School (Student Transportation for Higher Education Trips) $400
WVU Extension Service – Hillsboro CEOS (Educational Make & Take Nutritious Meals) $1,300
Committee on Aging for Randolph County (Elkins Nutrition Site Stove Replacement) $2,500
Elkins High School (EHS Baseball Facilities Improvement Project) $1,000
Smoke Detector Program for Kindergarten Students $15,000
Pocahontas Center Auxiliary (Christmas for Nursing Home Residents) $1,500
Elkins High School Marching Band (Instrument Purchase) $2,000
Pocahontas County Archery Team (Archery Equipment) $1,500
American Lung Association (Greenbrier River Trail Bike Trek) $1,500
George Ward Elementary School (Water Fountain Initiative) $1,000
Marlinton Elementary School (5th Grade Field Trip) $500
Tygarts Valley Middle/High School (Renewing Brain POP Program) $1,800
Webster Springs Boy Scouts Troop #218 (Cub Scout Summer Camp Project) $1,000
MOVRC Foster Grandparent Program $2,000
High Rocks Educational Corp (High Rocks Academy) $1,500
Webster County Health Department (Walking Webster County 2018) $1,718
Yew Mountain Center (Pocahontas Explores) $697
Linwood Community Daycare (Security, Efficiency, & Upgrades) $3,000
Green Bank Elementary/Middle School (4th Grade Trip to DC) $500
Elkins Rotary & WORC Foundation (Elkins Town Square Amphitheater) $5,000
Durbin Days Heritage Festival (Fun for all Ages) $500

Interested in Supporting the Growth of Our Local Community?

If you are interested in supporting the efforts of the Snowshoe Foundation, please consider volunteering your time or participating in a fundraiser. Direct donations to assist with the growth of our local communities are also welcome and appreciated.

Winter Benefit
Gala Dinner

February 22, 2019

Winter Benefit Gala Dinner

Annual Snowshoe Foundation
Golf Tournament

June 14, 2019

Annual Snowshoe Foundation Golf Tournament

Treasure on the
Mountain Raffle

August 4, 2018

Treasure on the Mountain Raffle

Lighting Our Hearts
Christmas Tree Fundraiser

December, 2018

Lighting Our Hearts Christmas Tree Fundraiser

Dave Dekema
Holiday Toy Drive

Annual Event

Holiday Toy Fundraiser