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HISTORIC CLARKSBURG WV CEMETERY PRESERVATION ALLIANCE INC

Revitalize Revere Reminisce

Clarksburg, WV   |  www.HCWVCPA.org

Mission

The Historic Clarksburg WV Cemetery Preservation Alliance's mission is to honor the commitment of perpetual care organizations once guaranteed, but are no longer able to provide. We take extreme pride in honoring the memories of the dearly departed by caring for their final resting places. We conduct vast research into the history of each individual laid to rest on the grounds of these cemeteries and make publicly available what information we find.

Ruling year info

2016

Board President

Shaun Jedju

Main address

409 Haymond Hwy

Clarksburg, WV 26301 USA

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EIN

81-2474222

NTEE code info

Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (S20)

Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (W99)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We aim to address the issue of distressed cemeteries. We define distressed cemeteries as including neglected, abandoned, and deteriorating burial grounds. We define neglected cemeteries as those that are currently owned but are not kept in optimal conditions due to circumstances such as low funds, lack of support staff, and other constraints. Abandoned cemeteries are those that have no current owner and have been nearly lost.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Preserving Perpetual Care Cemeteries

Continuing the commitment that prior organizations and grounds keepers had established regarding the care and maintenance of cemeteries

Population(s) Served
Adults

Cleaning and resetting of damaged markers. We strive to return the marker to near original condition.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Repository of information pertaining to those buried at the cemeteries such as family connections, events, and other facts. The purpose of this program is to honor the lives of these individuals by sharing their stories for future generations to learn and remember.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of new donors

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Preserving Perpetual Care Cemeteries

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of overall donors

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Preserving Perpetual Care Cemeteries

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of volunteers who become donors

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Preserving Perpetual Care Cemeteries

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Average number of dollars received per donor

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Preserving Perpetual Care Cemeteries

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

2020 HCWVCPA received Salem IOOF Cemetery and it's perpetual care funds ($65969.74)

Number of stories successfully placed in the media

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Preserving Perpetual Care Cemeteries

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of media partnerships developed

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Preserving Perpetual Care Cemeteries

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of volunteers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Preserving Perpetual Care Cemeteries

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

2021 & 2020 numbers impacted by ongoing covid pandemic

Number of youth who volunteer/participate in community service

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Preserving Perpetual Care Cemeteries

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

2020 & 2021 impacted by pandemic

Number of groups brought together in a coalition/alliance/partnership

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Preserving Perpetual Care Cemeteries

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

2020 & 2021 Impacted by Pandemic

Total number of volunteer hours contributed to the organization

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Preserving Perpetual Care Cemeteries

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

2020 &2021 Impacted by Pandemic

Number of government officials who publicly support the advocacy effort

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Preserving Perpetual Care Cemeteries

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Historic Clarksburg WV Cemetery Preservation Alliance aims to provide the perpetual care that was once guaranteed by the founding organizations of the numerous cemeteries that have fallen into a neglected and damaged state. Over the years due to circumstances such as dwindling membership, lack of funds, and poor record keeping. Perpetual Care Cemeteries have at times fallen into disrepair as the founding organizations of these cemeteries have closed down or been unable to provide the necessary care.

Our primary strategy for accomplishing the aforementioned goal is community outreach and partnership. We seek the assistance of numerous churches, fraternal organizations, businesses, as well as the Department of Corrections. We are always hosting and sponsoring clean up events at cemeteries as well as the adjoining neighborhoods.

Our capabilities are growing as we are constantly soliciting via social media, email, and word of mouth to achieve our partnership goals. We have a strong reputation for being dedicated and resilient in providing our services to the community.

HCWVCPA began as a group of dedicated volunteers caring for the grounds of the Former Clarksburg IOOF Cemetery on South Chestnut St. In 2016 we organized our group as a nonprofit in order to better accomplish our efforts. Over the past year HCWVCPA worked towards taking ownership of the Former Clarksburg IOOF cemetery so that we could better care for and restore the cemetery and we achieved this goal in December 2017.

We offer our services to other cemeteries as well and currently provide care for the Daniel Davisson DAR Cemetery located on West Main St in Downtown Clarksburg WV and currently are in talks to acquire another cemetery. We also provide consulting services to those seeking to preserve neglected and potentially abandoned cemeteries in their area.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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HISTORIC CLARKSBURG WV CEMETERY PRESERVATION ALLIANCE INC

Board of directors
as of 09/27/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Shaun Jedju

Historic Clarksburg WV Cemetery Preservation Alliance Inc

Term: 2016 -


Board co-chair

Chad Sigmon

Historic Clarksburg WV Cemetery Preservation Alliance Inc

Term: 2016 -

Maggie Jedju

Historic Clarksburg WV Cemetery Preservation Alliance

Marilyn Blake

Historic Clarksburg WV Cemetery Preservation Alliance

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/28/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

No data