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Kelley named as a Trustee of The Bernard H. and Blanche E. Jacobson Foundation

Mark Kelley, member of Ray, Winton & Kelley, PLLC, has been named as a trustee of The Bernard H. and Blanche E. Jacobson Foundation.

The Foundation was created in 1952 by Bernard H. Jacobson and Blanche E. Jacobson of Charleston, West Virginia. From his start in 1917 as an electrometallurgical engineer, Mr. Jacobson went on to become a vice president and director of FMC Corporation. Mrs. Jacobson owned and ran for many years the well-known Charleston women’s clothing store “Betty’s.” Both longtime Charleston residents, the Jacobsons created the Foundation to share their success with their community.

The Foundation makes grants only to other qualified charitable organizations, primarily those in the Greater Kanawha Valley in southern West Virginia. In 2017, the Foundation granted $353,000 to 26 charities.

Kelley was chosen to serve as a trustee after the passing of Ray, Winton & Kelley senior member John Ray. He had been a trustee since 1957. The other trustees are retired Charleston businessman L Newton Thomas, Jr. and Charleston attorney Christopher J. Winton.