Reception to Honor Business & Industry Commitment

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Fairmont State University, Fairmont State Community & Technical College and the Fairmont State Foundation, Inc., will hold a recognition reception for special business and industry partners on Thursday, Oct. 20, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Erickson Alumni Center.

The following investors in innovation and influence: Business and Industry for Fairmont State will be honored: The Datha Gene Foundation; Pepsi Bottling Company, Inc.; Fairmont State Alumni Association; George W. Bowers Family Charitable Trust; Aladdin Food Management Services, Inc.; WesBanco, Fairmont; BB&T, Morgantown; Thrasher Engineering; Coca-Cola Bottling Company; Gary Bennett, CPA; Consol Energy, Inc.; LabCorp; Association for Industrial Development of Harrison County; Fairmont State Alumni Lettermen’s Association; Marion County Board of Education; Exxon Mobil Foundation; Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation; Wyant Scholarship Trust; Monongahela Valley Bank; Noss Enterprises, Inc.; BB&T West Virginia Foundation; Dominion Foundation; Red Dot Pharmacy; D & G Machine Company, Inc.; Frank, Mangano Foundation; Marion County Commission; Mont Levine, Inc.; Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation, Inc.; Mantech Corporate Headquarters; McCabe Land Company, LP; Bergstrom Foundation; Bridgeport Volunteer Fire Department; James F. and Gretchen V. Welsh Charitable Trust; Morgantown Pulmonary Associates, P.C.; Rose, Padden & Petty LC; Three Suns Development Company; City of Pleasant Valley; Town of Whitehall; UPS Foundation; Bond Insurance Agency, Inc.; West Virginia High Technology Consortium Foundation; Conley CPA Group, PLLC; Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Council; United Way of Marion County; H. L. Heaster, Inc.; Cecchinelli Rental; Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc.; Quota Club of Fairmont, Inc.; Ernst & Young Foundation; The Hart Family Foundation; BB&T, Clarksburg; R & E Industries, Inc.; First Exchange Bank, Fairmont; Beverage Distributors, Inc.; Higinbotham & Higinbotham; Troyer Potato Products, Inc.; Xerox; Apple Valley Country Club; B. B. Maurer Charitable Trust; Charleston Rockets Team Foundation; D.N. American, Inc.; Ferris, Baker Watts, Inc.; Quantum Construction Services, Inc.; The New York Community Trust; Fantasia Broadcasting, Inc.; TMC Technologies, Inc.; U. S. Machine, Inc.; March-Westin Company, Inc.; Barnes & Noble College Bookstores, Inc.; Marion County Medical Society; Wilson Ford, Inc.; Wishing Well Health Center; Elliott Land Development, Inc.; Morgantown Physical Therapy Associates, Inc.; Morgan Auto Parts, Inc.; Wishing Well Manor, Inc.; State Farm Companies Foundation; Wings & Things, Inc.; Friendly Furniture Galleries; Dan Cava’s Toyota World; Gwynn Tire Service, Inc.; Wholesale Carpet Outlet; Bank One Corporation; State Electric Supply Company; PEO Chapter R Sisterhood; Jennings Excavating, Inc.; Martin M. Arcure & Associates; Alasky’s; Ford Funeral Home, Inc.; Adams Office Supply & Novelty Co.; American Public Human Services Association; Chatta Enterprises, Inc.; Chic ‘N’ Bones; Delta Kappa Gamma Society; DMR Developers; Fairmont State Student Nurses Association; First Exchange Bank; Mantech Advanced Technology Systems; Nepa Pasa Pucha Amerikaya; Pfizer Foundation Matching Gifts Program; The Arthur J. Gallagher Foundation; and Wal-Mart Foundation.

“These investors have made an annual commitment to Fairmont State in excess of $500,” said K. Jean Ahwesh, Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Executive Director of the Fairmont State Foundation, Inc.

“Many have made substantial endowment commitments to support programming and scholarship at Fairmont State. They all recognize the deep connection between excellence in higher education and increased economic opportunity and development. We are honored that each organization has committed valuable resources to the betterment of our community to the continued vision and mission of Daniel Bradley and Blair Montgomery.”

innovation and influence partners will receive charter membership in Fairmont State’s new Column Society and as partners in education will receive priority access to the full support and service of Fairmont State’s Center for Workforce Education.

Fairmont State will also recognize Delbert “Butch” Phillips, Chair, innovation and influence: Business and Industry for Fairmont State, for securing the initial leadership gift of this campaign as well as facilitating mutually advantageous partnerships within the business community.

The mission of the Fairmont State Foundation, Inc., is to support, through ethical stewardship, the mission of Fairmont State University and Fairmont State Community & Technical College. The Foundation identifies, establishes and cultivates meaningful relationships with Fairmont State alumni and potential and existing funding constituencies to meet contributor needs while securing funds and supporters for priority objectives identified by its Board of Directors.

It is not too late to become a Fairmont State Business and Industry partner. To join your peers in this important mission, contact K. Jean Ahwesh, Executive Director, Fairmont State Foundation, Inc., at (866) 372-2586.