Margaret Kump Roberts Fund

TYPE OF FUND:  Designated                        DATE ESTABLISHED: 1992 

PURPOSE:  For the cultural enhancement of Randolph County.  According to Mrs. Roberts family, “Peggy loved learning and dedicated much of her energy to community service.”

DISTRIBUTION:  Scholarship and grants for Randolph County students and teachers and other areas of art and/or education within Randolph County and upon the recommendation of the Grants Committee and approval by the Board of Directors of TCF.*
*In 1999, Dr. Biola requested that the annual interest from the fund be donated to the Augusta Heritage Festival based on the campus of D&E College, Elkins specifically for teachers and students to take classes offered by the festival. APPROVED.
*July 2, 2010 Heather Roberts Biola requested that the fund provide an annual distribution to the Kump Education Center for restoration and eventual scholarships. 

VARIANCE POWER:  If, in the judgment of the TCF Board of Directors, the restrictions and conditions of the fund become unnecessary, incapable of fulfillment or inconsistent with the charitable needs of the community, the TCF Board of Directors maintains the right to modify the terms of this fund.

FUNDING:  Family and friends of Mrs. Roberts. 

BACKGROUND:  Margaret Rudolph Kump Roberts was born May 13, 1913 in Elkins, WV, a daughter of the late Governor Herman Guy Kump and Edna Hall Scott Kump.  She died July 14, 1992.  She was married July 23, 1935 to Dr. Donald Russell Roberts who preceded her in death on July 14, 1986.  Mrs. Roberts was a graduate of Agnes Scott College in Decatur, GA with a degree in chemistry.  She also held two degrees from WVU.  She taught mathematics at D&E College in Elkins for 13 years and also taught at Parsons High School, Parsons, WV, and Benjamin Franklin High School, Philadelphia, PA.  She attended the White House Conference on Children and Youth in 1952.  In l957 she was honored as Women of the Year by Elkins Business and Professional Women.  She was involved in community service for many years, volunteering as a Girl Scout and 4-H leader, and devoting much of her time to raising funds for the YMCA and Salvation Army.  She led Bible studies for her circle at Davis Memorial Presbyterian Church, Elkins.

Mrs. Roberts was active in local politics and was elected to serve two terms on the Randolph County Board of Education.  She became the first woman jury commissioner in Randolph County.  Dr. and Mrs. Roberts were the parents of four daughters, the late Elizabeth “Betsy” Roberts Pancake, Dr. Margaret Fox Roberts Perdue of State College, PA, Mildred Scott “Scottie” Roberts Wiest of Elkins, Dr. Heather Russell Roberts Biola of Elkins; 2 sons, Dr. Peter Rudolph Roberts of Wellington, New Zealand, and Dr. Samuel Kump Roberts of Elkins.

Mrs. Roberts was also survived by two sisters, Frances Irvine Kump Woddell of Orland, FL, Mary Gamble Kump of Elkins; a brother and two sisters-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Franklin Kump of Posquoson, VA and Mrs. Cyrus Scott Kump of Elkins, 11 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.