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Philanthropy WV unveils statewide 'Build a Fund; Build a Community' report

MORGANTOWN - For the past 20 years, West Virginia has experienced a renaissance and growth of community foundations who are critical partners with businesses, nonprofits, citizens, and local government to create permanent funds to support the present and future needs of West Virginia’s communities.

The Philanthropy Leaders Luncheon keynote speaker was Jen Giovannitti, president & trustee of the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation. Giovannitti spoke about the Benedum Foundation’s past, 75th Anniversary, and vision for the foundation’s future work. She advocated for building partnerships among foundations and corporations to address some of West Virginia’s greatest opportunities and…

Highmark WV, PROACT demonstrate results preventing opioid addiction, promoting recovery

HUNTINGTON – During National Recovery Month, Highmark West Virginia and the Provider Response Organization for Addiction Care and Treatment (PROACT) announced results of efforts to address the opioid crisis. At a press conference held at PROACT recently, an outpatient substance use disorders treatment center in Highmark’s provider network, leaders of both organizations updated the community on progress made in comprehensively managing pain, safely prescribing opioids, and treating individuals who have become addicted.

Highmark continues to make progress in addressing opioid abuse and addiction, responding to its members’ needs with a comprehensive approach that emphasizes primary…