The Community Foundation of South Central came into existence as the Bowling Green–Warren County Community Foundation in 1995.
Mayor Johnny Webb convened a committee to research community foundations and present findings. The original committee was Paul Cook, Wade Markham, Ron Shrewsbury and Robert Kirby. From Beckley, West Virginia, Ron Shrewsbury was familiar with Community Foundations and the good they do.
Paul Cook commented on their process. “As a group we knew as the community grew, needs would emerge, and the Foundation would be a lasting resource.”
The recommendation was made, and the Foundation was formed.