Support the Foundation


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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 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 Raleigh County campus, Mercer County’s Princeton location, and (soon) the Greenbrier Valley campus in Lewisburg. Funding by individuals helped make that possible. Plans are underway for an additional site in Summersville near the Nicholas County 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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Foundation Scholarships

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Available Scholarships

New River CTC Foundation has scholarships available for the Fall 2015/Spring 2016 semesters. Scholarships are available to new and current students.  Applicants must have applied to New River CTC and plan to attend classes at one of the colleges locations (Greenbrier Valley, Mercer, Nicholas, Raleigh, and the Advanced Technology Center - Ghent).  

Completed applications are due on Monday, July 27, 2015

Application Instructions

Please read the instructions before beginning the application process.

  1. Complete each section of the application entirely.  If a question does not apply to you, write "N/A" in the provided space.
  2. Upload a one-typewritten page statement discussing the importance of continuing your education and the role your degree/certificate will play in helping you achieve your goals.
  3. If you are applying for a scholarship with an "Essay Requirement", upload the typewritten essay(s).
  4. Upload a copy of your most recent high school or college transcript.
  5. Upload two letters of recommendation.  Letters of recommendation must indicate the references address, phone number, and capacity in which they know you.  
    • ONE LETTER from a teacher, professor or administrator (principal, counselor, or dean).
    • ONE LETTER from a professional resource or community/civic organization (supervisor, scout leader, pastor, public servant).
    • Letters must be obtained from individuals who are not your relatives.
    • Letters of recommendation may also be mailed to the Foundation's office, must be be received (not postmarked) by Monday, July 27, 2015 to: Attn: Scholarships, New River CTC Foundation, 280 University Dr., Beaver, WV 25813

If you require assistance or need additional information, please call (304) 929-6734 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Scholarship Descriptions and Application

Please click here for the Scholarship Descriptions.

Please click here to submit a Scholarship Application.

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/Beckley.

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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Capital Campaign Ways to Give

Online Donations

Our online donations site ( allows one-time and recurring gifts and completing the donation form only takes a moment.

Cash Gifts

A cash gift, usually by personal or business check to the New River Community and Technical College Foundation may be unrestricted or restricted to a specific purpose of the campaign.

Payroll Deduction

Using payroll deduction is a relatively "painless" way to contribute to the campaign. Payroll deduction also eliminates the need for check writing and reminder notices. Our campaign will continue for a five-year pledge period. Spreading payments out over this five-year pledge period enables contributors to realize optimal tax savings and to make a more significant investment in New River CTC than might be possible with a one-time donation. You may set up a deduction schedule that meets your needs; a pledge card and payroll deduction authorization will be provided to you for this purpose. Please click on the link to setup your payroll deduction.

Payroll Deduction Online Form

Stocks and Bonds

A gift of long-term appreciated securities has two major advantages: (1) it provides the donor with an immediate income tax deduction, and (2) it eliminates capital gains taxes to the extent allowed by tax law. If you have stock losses, generally you should not contribute the stock, but rather sell the stock yourself to realize the loss for tax purposes. You can then contribute the cash and take a charitable donation.


Your will can include gifts in the form of:

  • Cash, stocks, bonds, real estate, or personal property
  • A specified percentage of your estate
  • The balance of your estate after family members have been taken care of

Real Estate

A donor may give a residence, land, or other real property (that is not subject to a mortgage), to the Foundation as an outright gift or with the individual retaining the right to occupy the property for life. A gift of the remainder interest in a personal residence or farm provides the donor with a current income tax deduction for the present value of the remainder interest and also permits the donor to eliminate capital gains taxes on the appreciation. We prefer that you contact us during the early stages of your planning so we can jointly decide on the best use of the property by the Foundation.

Personal Property

Works of art, books, vehicles, etc., are considered gifts of personal property. Your deduction will depend on the appraised value and how the gift will be used by the Foundation.


The Foundation accepts equipment that can be of some use by the College or can be sold quickly. It is best to contact the Office of Institutional Advancement to discuss potential equipment before making such a gift. An appraisal for equipment contributions over $5,000 will be necessary.

Life Insurance

The gift of a life insurance policy to the Foundation will provide the donor with a charitable contribution for the present cash surrender value; contributions made for premiums paid after the transfer are also tax-deductible.

Retirement Savings

Naming the Foundation as a beneficiary of a portion of your retirement funds is another option. Be sure to contact the administrator or person in charge of your IRA, Profit Sharing Account, or other retirement plan to list the Foundation.


A provision for the Foundation in a will allows for a substantial contribution without diminishing assets during one's lifetime. Since bequests to the Foundation are deductible from the estate, tax savings may be possible.

Charitable Gift Annuity

When you give the Foundation a gift of money, stocks, bonds or other liquid assets, the Foundation will pay you or a beneficiary a fixed amount on a regular basis until death. A large portion of this income is tax-free, and you also receive a charitable deduction for part of the gift. This is appropriate for gifts of $50,000 and above.

Charitable Lead Trust

Another method of giving to the Foundation for a term of years during the life of an individual is through a Charitable Lead Trust. Income is paid to the Foundation each year during the life of the trust. When the trust terminates, the assets revert to the donor or another beneficiary.

Charitable Remainder Trust

A Charitable Remainder Trust may be used to provide the donor or loved one with a fixed annual income or an income which varies with the value of the trust. A portion of the trust qualifies for an income tax deduction. At the death of the last beneficiary, the assets in the trust are distributed to the Foundation to be used as the donor has designated. This is appropriate for gifts of $50,000 or more.

Matching Gift

Check to see if your spouse's employer matches employee donations to qualified nonprofit organizations like the Foundation. Some even double or triple employee gifts.

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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New River CTC is offering online Winter Session courses from Dec. 21 through Jan. 15.  Earn three credit hours in four weeks - courses in English, History, Math, Political Science, Humanities and Psychology.  Pre-register by Dec. 18.  For more information, call 1-866-349-3739.