(Charleston, W.Va.) – The Huntington National Bank has donated $10,000 to Leadership West Virginia (LWV). The money will go toward creating a more diverse LWV class through coordinated community outreach and full tuition support of a minority candidate to go through the program.
“These dollars will support people who want to be better, more engaged leaders in their communities, but may have financial barriers in place that preclude participation. Leadership West Virginia believes that the cultivation of new and diverse leadership is of utmost importance to West Virginia’s future prosperity and progress.,” LWV Executive Director Pam Farris said.
“Huntington National Bank’s support is significant in helping us shape diverse and engaged leaders across West Virginia. We greatly appreciate the value the company sees in our program,” she said.
“Diversity within each class of LWV and in leadership roles is a priority for Huntington,” said Chad Prather, President of Huntington National Bank’s West Virginia region. “We know that by making diversity and inclusion a priority, we can strengthen leadership in our communities across the state.”
To be considered for the scholarship, applicants must demonstrate senior-level leadership in an organization or company with proven reliability and in a role that shows a progression toward leadership or management, along with significant achievement or accomplishments in their career, community, and/or civic service. In addition, applicants must show concern for the future of West Virginia by demonstrating a commitment to help shape it.
All program applicants must apply through the online process available on the LWV website. Candidates are chosen by a selection committee of members of the Board of Directors. Scholarships will be announced prior to the start of the LWV program each year. More information about the LWV Class of 2022 and the 2023 application will be available on the LWV website at www.leadershipwv.org.
About Leadership West Virginia
Leadership West Virginia is an innovative program that grows, engages and mobilizes leaders to ignite a lifelong passion to move West Virginia forward with opportunities provided by in-person educational and professional development sessions around the state.