Special Edition 2012
Celebrate Social Justice in West Virginia
Charleston for Change ~ A Benefit for Appalachian Community Fund

Help Us Celebrate and Grow Our Fund

Appalachian Community Fund invites you to join us in honoring Attorney General Darrell V. McGraw with an Appalachian Hero Award. We'll gather on Thursday May 31st, 5:30-7:30 pm at the West Virginia Association for Justice, located at 1614 Kanawha Boulevard, East, Charleston West Virginia 25311.

Guitarist Michael Lipton of the Carpenter Ants will provide background music in addition to songs from Kate Long. Enjoy treats by the Blue Grass Kitchen and a cash bar. We honor Attorney General McGraw for his service to West Virginia with his work for social change and justice. Since being elected Attorney General in 1992, General McGraw has returned over $1.9 billion dollars to West Virginia and its citizens for violations of the State's consumer protection act and antitrust laws. He has used the power of his office to stop the erosion of citizens' rights. Attorney General McGraw fights for West Virginia and her citizens. "The Judge" will be honored at 6:15 pm.

For 25 years, the Appalachian Community Fund has granted over 6 million dollars to organizations working toward Change, Not Charity in Central Appalachia. Our funding area includes West Virginia, Southwest Virginia, East Tennessee and Eastern Kentucky. ACF has been a vital force in promoting and supporting true justice and opportunity in the Mountain State. Whether the cause is clean air and water, fair employment or human rights, the Appalachian Community Fund has been an organization that grassroots nonprofits in West Virginia have been able to turn to for support.

Special thanks to our West Virginia Host Committee for their support in coordinating this event:

Reverend Jeff Allen; Ted Boettner; Darryl Cannady; Kitty Dooley, Esq.; Beth Dortch; Evelyn Dortch; Malyka Knapp-Smith; Deborah McHenry, Esq., Bradley Milam; Margaret Chapman Pomponio and Bren Pomponio; Judy and Tom Rodd; Lorelei Scarbro; Rich Stonestreet; Beth White; Benita Whitman.

Please click here to learn more about the work we've funded in West Virginia.

Please contact Amy Hubbard for more information, amy@appalachiancommunityfund.org or 865-523-5783.

Please RSVP by May 25.

About Us


To get involved contact Amy Hubbard via

email amy@appalachiancommunityfund.org or by

phone 865-523-5783. Thank you for your continued

support of ACF and Central Appalachia. Here's to

another 25 years of Change, Not Charity!

Mission Statement
The Appalachian Community Fund funds and encourages grassroots social change in Central Appalachia. ACF works to build a sustainable base of resources to support community-led organizations seeking to overcome and address issues of race, economic status, gender, sexual identity, and disability. As a community-controlled fund, ACF offers leadership to expand and strengthen the movement for social change through its practices and policies.
25 Years Working for Social Change
Since its founding in 1987, ACF has awarded over $5 million for community organizing and social justice work to more than 300 grassroots organizations in Central Appalachia. Out motto - Change, Not Charity - reflects our vision to support social change organizing and our conviction that, by networking and partnering with organizations working to address the root causes of social, racial, economic and environmental problems facing Central Appalachia every day, we can create more just, equitable healthy communities with opportunities for every one. ACF has had a significant impact in our region. Please visit success stories and current grantees to find out more.

Appalachian Community Fund
507 South Gay Street
Suite 1120
Knoxville, TN 37902
865-523-5783 phone
865-523-1896 fax

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