About the Foundation

The New River Community and Technical College (CTC) Foundation was established in 2007 as a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation to support the College’s mission to provide accessible, affordable, quality education and workforce programs to meet the needs of the region we serve. Our role is to make education accessible and affordable for our students by providing scholarships, building and technology improvements, and equipment that facilitates hands-on learning.

The New River CTC Foundation’s Board of Directors provides oversight of community relations, fundraising, and awards disbursement. They work in conjunction with the President of the College, Dr. L. Marshall Washington, and the Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Executive Director of the Foundation, Karen Harvey, CFRE, who serve as ex-officio members of the Board.


            Chair:                Dr. Kyle Fort

            Vice Chair:         Dr. Olen Jones

Secretary:         Mr. Phil McLaughlin

Treasurer:         Mr. Edward D. Knight, III, Esq.

The Foundation Board’s major responsibilities are to:

1.   Ensure the board is composed of dedicated and energetic people that are capable of being involved in private-sector resource development.

2.   Establish and carry out an effective private-sector resource development plan.

3.   Provide volunteer leadership for the college’s private-sector resource development function.

4.   Set the pace for giving through the members’ own financial commitment to all components of the private-sector resource development program, including annual gifts, planned gifts, and ongoing major gifts, and pledges provided during periodic major gifts campaigns.

5.   Solicit peers of similar influence and affluence.

6.   Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of their fundraising efforts.

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Four Advisory Boards provide insight on their communities and support to the Foundation, representing New River CTC’s campuses:

  • Greenbrier Valley in Lewisburg,
  • Mercer County in Princeton,
  • Nicholas County in Summersville, and
  • Raleigh County in Beaver.

Members are drawn from area businesses and industry, education including K-12 and baccalaureate colleges, and public service.

Specific responsibilities of individual Advisory Board members include serving as:

1.   “Advisors” to the president and governing boards;

2.   “Ambassadors” to the college’s constituencies;

3.   “Friend raisers” for the college;

4.   “Examples” by personally investing in the college; and

5.   “Fundraisers” from private-sector sources.


Ms. Karen Harvey, CFRE

New River CTC Foundation

280 University Drive

Beaver, WV 25813


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Support the Foundation

As an open admissions educational institution, New River Community and Technical College (CTC) provides students the opportunity to improve their academic skills close to home. A certificate or associate’s degree can lead to improved job prospects or promotions, admission to an affiliated college or university as a sophomore or junior, and a more secure economic future.

We meet students where they are and provide the training – academic as well as life skills – to enable them to succeed in higher education.

Although New River CTC is a West Virginia state institution, state funding comprises less than 40 percent of the College’s budget. In addition to tuition and fees, the balance is provided by grants and gifts from individuals and businesses. The New River CTC Foundation actively engages those in our community as volunteers, donors, and friends of the College to provide the needed support.

Businesses partner with New River CTC to train their workers and prospective employees. We are committed to the economic vitality of our region and take great pride in our alumni serving West Virginians in health care facilities, their own businesses, and automotive, telecommunications and hospitality enterprises among just a few of the fields where they work.

For many of our students, a privately funded scholarship means they can drop a second (or third) job to focus on their studies. Some need assistance with gas or child care expenses, and others are able to purchase textbooks with the extra help of a scholarship. Many times, their confidence also is strengthened when they understand donors have invested in their success.

New River CTC’s four campuses cover a rural, mountainous region the size of Rhode Island. Technology funded by grants, gifts, and community partnerships enables students to overcome geographic obstacles and pursue their studies through online classes, IVN connections among our campuses, and the One Room University in Marlinton, West Virginia. As technology evolves, our donors help us keep pace.

We are fortunate to have recently opened facilities at our Beaver main campus, Mercer County’s Princeton location, and (soon) the Greenbrier campus in Lewisburg. Funding by individuals helped make that possible. Plans are underway for an additional site in Nicholas County near the Summersville campus, as are renovations of the former USDA building near the airport in Beaver, and the Lee Street Complex in Lewisburg. Naming Opportunities at all of New River CTC’s facilities are currently available.

Donations take many forms, from outright cash donations to real property and estate gifts. Our Online Giving web page makes it easy to contribute, and here’s a link to other Ways to Give. Every gift matters, because the giver has chosen to say, “I’ll help you.” On behalf of our students, thank you.


Ms. Karen Harvey, CFRE

New River CTC Foundation

280 University Drive

Beaver, WV 25813


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Extended Hours Thursday

The Admissions, Financial Aid and Business Offices will be open late on Thursday, September 1 until 7pm to accommodate evening and night students who are no longer listed on an Instructor's Class Roster (purged students).

An Instructor can verify if you are listed on their class roster. If you are not, you must go to the Office of Admissions. Your schedule has been purged (dropped) from the system for non-payment, even if you have recently completed your FAFSA. Options for payment may be available.

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bothNew River Community and Technical College changes lives. As an open enrollment institution, we make it possible for people who never dreamed they could obtain a college education to discover their true potential. We also help people upgrade their job skills or acquire new skills so they can pursue meaningful careers and support their families.

In the relatively few years since it was created in 2003, New River has grown into one of the largest and most respected community and technical colleges in West Virginia. Increasingly, business and industry are turning to New River to provide the training that will keep their companies competitive in the global marketplace.

New River's success has been achieved despite the obstacles of rapidly rising enrollment with no corresponding increase in our state appropriation. By aggressively pursuing state and federal grants, we have been able to expand program offerings and have greatly enhanced our online and distance learning capabilities to increase access to educational opportunities within our nine-county service area.

Much has been accomplished, but New River has just begun to transform the economic landscape of our region. We have ambitious plans for the future, but they require a substantial investment to address three critical: facilities, technology infrastructure and scholarships. It will require investment from business and industry, foundations and individuals to provide the facilities, services and technology that will make New River Community and Technical College the premiere community and technical college in West Virginia and beyond.

Your support is critical to the vitality of the region. With your investment, we can Create the Future, providing solutions that will lead to a stable, sustainable economy for southeastern West Virginia.

There are several ways to give as you consider various methods to support the College and to benefit from the tax advantages associated with certain types of charitable donations. New River Community and Technical College is a 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt organization. As a donor to the Foundation, you may choose to specify how your donation is to be used, or you may leave it to the Foundation's discretion. For further information please contact Bill Loope, Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Workforce Education at 304-929-5494.

President's Circle $50,000 or more
Foundation's Circle $25,000 to $49,999
Benefactor's Circle $10,000 to 24,999
Dean's Circle $1,500 to $9,999
Patron's Circle $500 to $1,499
Friend's Circle up to $500





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