West Virginia State Chapter
Welcome to the website of the West Virginia State Chapter
West Virginia, "The Mountain State", has 28 local P.E.O. chapters, with the first chapter being organized in 1915 and State Chapter being formed in May 1962. The bonds of sisterhood that span across our state membership of approximately 1000 P.E.O.s allow us to support the education of women through scholarships, grants, awards, loans, and stewardship of Cottey College, a private women's college in Nevada, Missouri.
P.E.O. is a philanthropic educational organization that began as a commitment to lifelong friendship among seven young women at Iowa Wesleyan College in 1869, making it one of the oldest women's organizations in North America. Their legacy of friendship and support has been shared and passed down through generations of women, with the International Chapter of the P.E.O. Sisterhood having grown to nearly a quarter million members in over 6000 local chapters in the U.S. and Canada.
We encourage visitors to learn more about P.E.O. International and its philanthropies by following the links above.
The P.E.O Mission Statement
P.E.O. is a philanthropic organization where women celebrate the advancement of women; educate women through scholarships, grants, awards, loans and stewardship of Cottey College; and motivate women to achieve their highest aspirations.
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