Helping Young People Get Ahead South Carolina Arms Collectors Association Scholarships reward students for academic success and civic responsibility. In 2006, Colonel Lew Ballington, together
make sure we were
with the South Carolina Arms Collectors
doing business the way
Association, created a scholarship fund for
it should be done.” Since
dependents of current or deceased members
then, the Foundation
of the Association. Their goal was simple: to
has provided guidance
help young people get ahead in life.
and support to the
The South Carolina Arms Collectors Association is a nonprofit organization whose purpose is to promote the lawful collection,
Association, helping to manage the scholarship process.
possession, study and enjoyment of firearms,
With its scholarship
other weapons and related items, both
fund, SC Arms
antique and modern. The Association works
to promote safe and lawful use of firearms
seeks to reward
through public exhibitions. Their scholarship
students who make
provides academic scholarships to members,
or dependents of members, of the Association.
and display civic
south carolina arms collectors association scholarship recipients
Yet it is clear that the scholarship
The SC Arms Collectors
involvement in their
has impacted not only the lives
community. It also
of those that receive from it,
takes financial hardship
but those who created it. When
have touched many lives,
into account when
asked about his experience with
making selections. The SC Arms Collectors
giving, Colonel Ballington says that he
awarding 21 scholarships
Association’s scholarships have touched
doesn’t expect anything in return, but that
totaling $19,250 since the
many lives, awarding 21 scholarships totaling
he has developed a true appreciation of
$19,250 since the fund’s inception. Colonel
what young people can do. Now, thanks to
Ballington recalls one scholarship recipient
his generosity, and the generosity of the SC
in particular, a bright young woman whose
Arms Collectors Association, more students
In 2013, the Association created an endowed
father had passed away and whose mother
in our community will have the resources to
scholarship fund at the Community
was very sick, and how the scholarship
reach their great potential.
Foundation, as Colonel Ballington says, “to
helped make college possible for her.
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Foundation Announces New Staff Members and Promotions The Community Foundation is pleased to welcome two new staff members to our team. Erin Johnson joins our staff as Vice President for Community Investment, where she will provide leadership and direction for
The Foundation also congratulates Account Manager and Cherise Arrendale
Foundation Mourns the Passing of a Co-Founder
in the promotion to Strategic Initiatives &
Communications Manager. In their new roles,
Foundation mourns the
Kelly will fine tune the Foundation’s processes
passing of Mr. Arthur
and technology and Cherise will oversee
M. “Art” Bjontegard,
Midlands Gives, the Foundation’s
Jr., a founder and
24-hour annual giving day.
former President of the
Kelly Rogers in the promotion to Senior
the Foundation’s competitive grantmaking and scholarship programs, program-related initiatives and community engagement strategies. James Mercado II joins us as our new Communications Associate, creating and monitoring content for the Foundation’s communication campaigns.
CCCF Staff Member Elected to AFP Board
Art was tirelessly
was extremly involved in
the community, assisted with the founding of
was recently elected
numerous nonprofits and served on many local
to the board of
nonprofit boards. Art’s passion and love of
giving to the community will be greatly missed,
the Foundation offers our deepest condolences
and thoughts to his family.
involved in giving back to his community. He
art bjontegard, jr.
South Carolina Chapter. As a board member, Jamesha will promote
AFP’s mission of growing fundraising professionals james mercado, ii
in the region.
Acts of Giving for the Holiday Season The holiday season is quickly approaching and
authentic ways your family can celebrate those
with it comes a spotlight on giving. Giving brings
blessings by giving to your community.
joy all year round but especially during the holidays. The holidays are a wonderful time to begin instilling a “giving spirit” in your family that will last all year long. Below are our yearly recommendations for local “acts of giving” opportunities:
Provide a Meal To The Hungry: Help collect food for your local food bank, providing holiday meals for those who won’t have one. Harvest Hope Food Bank is collecting food all season long.
Warm a Heart: Collect coats, blankets, mittens
Adopt a Family: Expand your family this
and hats to give to the homeless. One local family
Make Giving A New Year’s Resolution: Use
holiday season. Palmetto Project’s Families
collects these items at their annual Christmas
the holidays as a starting point for a New Year’s
Helping Families can assist you with finding a
party and gives them away in a local park on
resolution to make giving a part of your family all
family in the Midlands to adopt. Pick out gifts
Christmas morning. Their kids look forward to the
year long. Ask your children to collect their spare
for the family with your children, shop for their
yearly tradition even more than the presents they
change and use it to fund a charitable project.
holiday meal fixings or make special holiday
receive and the family now greets many of the
One local family uses their spare change to make
treats to share.
people they give coats to by name.
lunches for the homeless on Christmas Day. The
Write a Kind Note: Begin the conversation of
Spread Cheer with a Card: Create homemade
giving with your family by reflecting on your
cards for the holidays and mail to military,
blessings. Have each member of your family
hospitals, nursing homes or to local emergency
write a note about what they are grateful for
responders. Or, after the holiday season is over,
about another family member. Gather as a family
send the cards you received to St. Jude’s Recycled
to read the blessings and brainstorm joyful and
children are responsible for putting together the lunches and the family delivers them early in the morning- hours before they open their presents.
Find more giving resources at www.yourfoundation.org/GivingResources
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At A Glance From April 1, 2016 - June 30, 2016
Total Assets: $114,133,000 Total Funds: 376 New Funds: 17 Grants Awarded: $15,644,628 Grants Since Inception: $135M+
2016 Scholarship Funds and Awards The Community Foundation works with donors to provide educational opportunities for future generations. Our current scholarship funds are: A.C. Flora First Fifty Years Foundation Fund Grace Brooks and E. Perry Palmer Fund James A. Broome Scholarship Bertha and Addison Bostain Sr. Scholarship Zack and Rachel Clarkson Scholarship Daughters of the Holy Cross-Sara Hempley Scholarship The Easterby Family Scholarship Explorers Scholarship Fund First Choice Member Scholarship Mae and Wilbur Fulmer Scholarship Rhittie Gettone-Leading By Example-Communities in Schools Scholarship Gilbert Ruritan Scholarship The Katherine Kennedy Greiner Scholarship Handel-Carter Assistance Scholarship The Harmon Scholarship William S. and Elizabeth B. Heath Scholarship Dr. Robert Howard/WHS Scholarship Bobby J. Jacobs Jr. Turn Your Life Around Award Estelle Jones Memorial Scholarship Estelle Jones Non-Traditional Students Scholarship LinkScholars Program Scholarship Terry A. McCoy Leadership Scholarship Dr. William L. McDow Scholarship Jacqueline M. Miller Scholarship Seth Muennich Scholarship Miss South Carolina Scholarship fund Rogers and Meredith Scholarship National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors Scholarship Fund Bobbi Rossi Memorial Scholarship Fund Louetta Slice Scholarship Sonoco Scholarship Fund South Carolina Arms Collectors Association Scholarship Junior League Smart Matters Scholarship H. Eugene Webb Jr. Scholarship Milford H. Wessinger Scholarship Woodlands‘ Families Scholarship Fund The Pierce/Zimmerman Scholarship Fund
This year, we awarded
94 scholarships totaling $236,648 to some of South Carolina and the country’s outstanding students, as follows: James A. Broome Scholarship Taylor Miller, Columbia (Clemson University)
Bertha and Addison Bostain Sr. Scholarship Justin Douglas, Irmo (Dartmouth College)
Zack and Rachel Clarkson Scholarship Gregory Gravesandy, Columbia (Winthrop University) Terika Williams, Orangeburg (Winthrop University)
Daughters of the Holy Cross - Sara Hempley Scholarship Gbemisola Feko, Columbia (University of South Carolina)
First Choice Member Scholarship ShaAngel Chandler, Kingstree (Francis Marion University) Markie Gooch, Gaffney (Limestone College)
Mae and Wilbur Fulmer Scholarship Jennifer Hill, Chapin (Clemson University) Corey Shaver, Chapin (Newberry College)
Rhittie Gettone- Leading By Example- Communities In Schools Scholarship Kayla Newsome, Hartsville (Winthrop University)
Gilbert Ruritan Scholarship
William Hemingway, Columbia (Midlands Technical College)
Rebecca Hutcherson, North Carolina (University of North Carolina at Charlotte) Madison Johnston, Kentucky (University of Kentucky) Shelby Kennard, Ohio (Wright State University) Nia Lavington, Hartsville, SC (North Carolina A&T State University) David Lesley, Hartsville, SC (Francis Marion University) Caleb Lindstrom, Michigan (University of Michigan-Flint) McKenna Major, North Carolina (University of North Carolina at Charlotte) Jessica Mills, Indiana (Ball State University) Timothy Nuckols, Hartsville, SC (Clemson University) Simoli Patel, Illinois (Lewis University) Rahi Patel, Illinois (Marian University) Latisha Pipes, Ohio (University of Findlay) David Pledger, North Carolina (Pensacola Christian College) Claudia Richardson, Illinois (Florida State University) Cameron Roletter, North Carolina (University of North Carolina at Wilmington) Omar Rubio, Illinois (University of Illinois at Chicago) Zakery Slater, Chesnee, SC (University of South Carolina) Kennedy Spang, Wisconsin (Carroll University) Sukhbir Thind, Illinois (Loyola University) Samantha White, Tennessee (East Tennessee State) Jessica Williamson, McBee, SC (Winthrop University) Alyda Zenteno, Illinois (University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign)
Estelle Jones Non-Traditional Students Scholarship
South Carolina Arms Collectors Association Scholarship
Dekayla Hamilton, Columbia (University of South Carolina Upstate)
Kiersten Addy, Lexington (University of South Carolina) Kirsten Davis, Lexington (University of South Carolina) Ashlyn Ingram, Spartanburg (University of South Carolina Upstate) Carmen Little, Beaufort (Winthrop University) Emily Smith, Gilbert (University of South Carolina) Avery Wood, Gray Court (Clemson University)
Allison Harman, Leesville (Clemson University)
The Katherine Kennedy Greiner Scholarship Ala Ulilish, Columbia (Midlands Technical College)
Handel-Carter Assistance Scholarship Lo-Ann Tavares-Smith, Columbia (Strayer University)
The Harmon Scholarship Wilfredo Anderson, Sumter (University of South Carolina) Chelsee Davis, Sumter (Clemson University)
William S. and Elizabeth B. Heath Scholarship Katelyn Delbocca, Sumter (University of South Carolina) Keyanna Lowery, Sumter (South Carolina State University) Kayla Newsome, Hartsville (Winthrop University) Deja Richardson, Sumter (Charleston Southern University) Melody Rivers, Wedgefield (Claflin University)
Dr. Robert Howard/WHS Scholarship Hope Williams, Rock Hill (Claflin University)
Estelle Jones Memorial Scholarship
LinkScholars Program Scholarship Quincy Darden, Columbia (South Carolina State University) Cicely Wise, Leesville (Columbia College)
Terry A. McCoy Leadership Scholarship Rachel Skidmore, Columbia (Clemson University)
Dr. William A. McDow Scholarship
Junior League Smart Matters Scholarship Allyah Goodwin, Columbia (Claflin University)
Juliana Quay, Lancaster (Winthrop University) Luke Sowell, Heath Springs (University of South Carolina)
H. Eugene Webb Jr. Scholarship
Jacqueline M. Miller Scholarship
Milford H. Wessinger Scholarship
Drew Beaver, Great Falls (Clemson University) Christine Caudill, Blythewood (Presbyterian College) Carlton Johnson, Winnsboro (Duke University)
Kristen Davis, Lexington (University of South Carolina) Morgan Nichols, Lexington (Clemson University) Sean Powers, Lexington (University of South Carolina)
Rogers and Meredith Scholarship
Woodlands’ Families Scholarship Fund
Michael Fanning, Elloree (Spartanburg Methodist College) William Finkelstein, Cayce (Beacon College) Cheyenne Levine, Columbia (Spartanburg Methodist College) John Stemplewski, Columbia (Full Sail University) Four Students Attending Glenforest School
Markayla Busby, Bamberg (Winthrop University) Madeline Curry, Union City (Hampton University) Dionna Gilmore, Cope (Winthrop University) Jonathan Samuel, Bamberg (Benedict College)
Bobbi Rossi Memorial Scholarship – USC College of Nursing
Charles Dowling, Orangeburg (Claflin University) Allyah Goodwin, Columbia (Claflin Univeristy)
Katelyn Delbocca, Sumter (University of South Carolina)
Louetta Slice Scholarship Caroline Kennerly, Chapin (University of South Carolina)
Sonoco Scholarship Fund Courtney Adams, Ohio (Miami University) Madison Baechle, Tennessee (University of Dayton) Alexandra Broeniman, Wisconsin (University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh) Miranda Casey, Alabama (University of Alabama) Omar Chavez-Almendarez, Texas (Texas A&M University) Teressa Do, Texas (Texas Tech University) Angelica Ehrenschwender, Ohio (Denison University) Melony Eley, Indiana (Ball State University) Emily Emerick, Tennessee (Carson Newman University) Jessie Fuller, Chapin, SC (University of South Carolina) Ruby Gogana, Illinois (Loyola University) Sophie Greenwood, Lugoff, SC (Clemson University) Grace Handakas, Virginia (University of Virginia) Taylor Hill, North Carolina (Appalachian State University)
Sohia Emetu, Columbia (College of Charleston)
The Pierce/Zimmerman Scholarship Fund
Interested in starting a scholarship fund? Contact Heather Sherwin at 803.978.7831.
Welcome to Our Family These funds were established between July 1, 2016 and October 1, 2016. Please join us in welcoming them to our family. Aflac Charitable Fund Key and Penny Powell Endowment Fund Sonoco Scholarship Fund
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Love Where You Live: Connected Communities Grant Recipients This year’s Connected Communities grant
at First Thursday on Main in July, 2016. The
recipients are making great progress on their
second project (a lighted art installation on
projects to help connect residents to our
the Blossom Street bridge) has been selected
community. Here’s what some of them have
and is in progress. Ideas for future projects
been up to:
to be funded are being accepted now at
Columbia Museum of Art: “Cut! Costume and the Cinema”
The major travelling exhibition will open on November 18th and will run through February
The Jasper Project: Marked by the Water
19, 2017. The exhibition features 43 costumes worn by famous film stars and provides an indepth look at the art of making costumes that
Launched on the first anniversary of the
set the scene, give personality to characters,
historic Thousand Year Flood, this exhibit
and establish authenticity in period films. Find
Riverbanks Society: Waterfall Junction
at Tapp’s Art Center focused on a visual
The opening of Waterfall Junction has resulted
together. The project consisted of a book of
in a steady increase of visitors to Riverbanks
visual and literary art, a visual art exhibition,
Developed to crowd-
Botanical Garden—giving families new
a dance installation by the Power Company, a
source, fund, and
opportunities to connect with nature. The
staged essay oration, and the premiere of
Connected Communities Grant is helping
an independent film called “Rising Tide.”
to improve quality
further the Zoo’s mission of fostering a concern
The exhibit closed on October 28, 2016.
of life in Richland
and appreciation for all living things by
More information can be found at
helping to fund public gathering and education
Counties, What’s Next
sites in Waterfall Junction. In addition,
Riverbanks recently met the challenge portion
its inaugural project
of the Connected Communities grant during
– moveable public
Riverbanks ZOOfari. Nearly $42,000 was raised
seating on Main
during the popular fall fundraiser that benefits
Street in downtown
ongoing wildlife education and conservation
Columbia, S.C. – at Soda City Market and
efforts at Riverbanks.
out more at www.columbiamuseum.org.
EngenuitySC: What’s Next Midlands
interpretation of the flood, including the incredible power of the community coming
For more information on Connected Communities and the funded projects, visit www.yourfoundation.org under Community Impact.
Baking the Philanthropic Pie When I was growing up, the arrival of fall heralded the return of fresh baked pies in our house. Apple, pumpkin and pecan, the smells and flavors brought my sister and me running to the kitchen. We were always amazed at the bounty of ingredients needed to create our favorite dessert. The board and staff of the Foundation often discuss how we can increase the philanthropic pie in the Midlands. While reading this newsletter, it occurred to me that the bounty of ingredients required to make a philanthropic pie are featured in this edition. The many cultures of giving add the tantalizing spices that bring folks together to support the needs of others. The funding provided by our affiliate group, the Community Foundation for Orangeburg and Calhoun Counties, sweetens
their community by providing financial support to local nonprofit organizations. And, the inspiring programs funded through the Foundation’s Connected Communities grants provide our region with tantalizing flavors that entice people to get involved in the place they call home. The citizens of the Midlands of South Carolina provide a harvest of goodwill and charity — neighbors helping neighbors and individuals and organizations helping those in need. As we enter the season of Thanksgiving, I offer my thanks to each of you for the gifts of time, treasure and talent that you share every day. Together, we are increasing the philanthropic pie.
JoAnn Turnquist President & CEO
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Community Foundation for Orangeburg and Calhoun Counties Celebrates Local Nonprofits Walker Emulsions donates $30,000 to Community Foundation to benefit local nonprofits The Community Foundation for Orangeburg and
During the celebration, Walker Emulsions,
to use the generous gift as a challenge grant to
Calhoun Counties hosted a celebration in honor
a producer of emulsion products located in
encourage others to help increase the endowment,
of local nonprofits Tuesday, August 23rd. The
Orangeburg, SC, announced they are giving
which makes annual grants to local nonprofits.
reception, held at the Orangeburg Country Club,
$30,000 over the next two years to the Community
recognized local nonprofit organizations whose
Foundation for Orangeburg and Calhoun
work makes the community stronger.
Counties. The Community Foundation plans
orangeburg community members enjoying the celebration. top right: beth thomas, david jackson, and wyonia burke. bottom right: john fisher, president & ceo, and archie reynolds, executive vice president of walker emulsions present check to cccf president, joann turnquist, and cfocc board president, chris worley
Celebrating our New Fundholders On June 14, Central Carolina Community Foundation staff and board of trustees welcomed our new fundholders, who joined us between July 2015 and June 2016, with a reception at the Inn at SC.
members of the kibler family and st. joseph catholic school
cccf board member linda oâ€™bryon welcomes new fundholder fall 2016
cccf board member jill davis speaks with new fundholder
new fundholders, michael & sandra frances and family
new fundholders pose with their welcome certificates
Building Sisterhood Through Philanthropy An interview with “Philanthropy Across Cultures” panelist Dr. Stephanie Kripa Cooper-Lewter This past August, the Foundation hosted a panel discussion focused on philanthropy
compassionate towards me; and so it is
with a Q&A from one of our panelists in each
Tell us briefly about your current philanthropic involvement as a donor?
newsletter. We hope you enjoy getting to know
As Founding Chair of Roshni, a National
What would you say to the younger generation to inspire and/or educate them on the importance of giving?
across cultures in our community. Throughout this year we will continue the conversation
them as much as we have!
Women’s Giving Circle for women through Lost Sarees, we invest in issues that support South Asian women and families through collective giving, serving and leading across the United States. Roshni, in Hindi, means light, brilliance and brightness. Established in 2015, my vision for Roshni was to create space for authentic, compassionate, influential, strong, and courageous women to celebrate our South Asian heritage, bravely share our stories and amplify our voices
Dr. Stephanie Kripa Cooper-Lewter Our first interview is with Dr. Stephanie Kripa Cooper-Lewter, Visionary Founding Chair of
as we express our love for others through philanthropy. Building sisterhood is important to me.
How does identity and/or culture play into your giving?
Stephanie holds a doctorate in Social Work
Identity and culture greatly influences
Roshni, Lost Sarees National Women’s Giving
from the University of South Carolina as a Council on Social Work Minority Clinical Fellow (2012) and a Masters of Social Work from the University of Minnesota as a Child Welfare Scholar (1999). She is also a graduate of the Spring Midlands Diversity Leaders Initiative through the Riley Institute at Furman University and is a Riley Fellow (2015).
my giving and the issues I am passionate about. Less than 1% of all philanthropic dollars go to support the Asian American community, so we play an important role to influence change. Roshni helps raise attention on issues that South Asian families face and highlights amazing people leading nonprofits championing needed change. Our giving has addressed difficult issues such as mental health
part of my responsibility to reach back and give back as well.
Engaging younger women in our giving circle was so important because we wanted to create a space for young women to see how powerful they are, individually and collectively. So my message would be: you don’t have to wait until you are older to give back, start now. Be a part of a movement to create positive change in your community.
What community interests and concerns shape how you give, personally and collectively? South Asian women are incredibly strong, courageous and resilient despite facing some situations growing up that hurt our spirits or shatter our hopes and dreams as women (like abuse, discrimination, etc.). It’s important for women like me to use their voice and see themselves as powerful agents of change.
What’s one insight you can offer to others outside your identity/ culture/community?
“Listen with an open heart.
stigma/suicide, domestic violence, youth
Who we are (our identities)
children in adoptive families.
diverse – from the people, places,
and the places we are from
While growing up, what experiences taught you lifelong lessons about generosity?
will be alike. Although we share a
I have always been taught to give back,
are (our identities) and the places we are
matter deeply.” — Dr. Stephanie Kripa Cooper-Lewter
leadership and supported South Asian
it’s a part of the fabric of who I am. In A first generation immigrant, Dr. CooperLewter was adopted as a toddler from Mother
different stages of my life journey, people
The South Asian community is beautifully languages, etc. No two stories or journeys common ancestry or heritage, our lived experiences are very different. Take the time to listen with an open heart. Who we from matter deeply.
along the way have been generous and
Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity orphanage in India to the United States and became a naturalized citizen at age ten. She is a published author and enjoys spending time with family and friends, along with traveling, speaking, private practice and life coaching for women.
For additional information on giving circles, visit the Foundation’s “Make the Most of Your Giving” page at www.yourfoundation.org/Giving Resources
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Philanthropy Across Cultures Community Foundation hosts panel discussion about cultures of giving On August 27th the Community Foundation hosted Philanthropy Across Cultures, a panel discussion that celebrated the various cultures that strengthen our community through their philanthropy. Five panelists from a variety of cultures in our community shared their stories of giving and discussed how their culture approaches philanthropy. The panel was presented as part of the blockbuster exhibit RACE: Are We So Different?, and in celebration of Black Philanthropy Month. Our panelists left the audience with many thought-provoking statements, including:
“We have to think about
panelists answering questions from the audience.
relationships. We should think of fundraising as ‘friendraising.’” — Anita Garrett, Women Engaged Giving Circle
“The unexpected gift is very powerful.” — Dr. Ben Dixon, Cola Gives
“The end result of giving is sharing and seeing light and hope in others.” — Dr. Stephanie Kripa Cooper-Lewter, Lost Sarees National Women’s Giving Circle
dr. ben dixon, anita garrett, dr. stephanie kripa cooper-lewter, maria smoak, valaida fullwood, and khue nguyen
“Giving doesn’t show color. Giving only shows the heart.” — Khue Nguyen, Vietnamese American Association of Greater Columbia
“We each bring something to the table and when we blend it, it becomes something new and meaningful.” — Maria Smoak, MGSmoak and Associates
panelists dr. stephanie kripa cooper-lewter, dr. ben dixon and maria smoak answering questions from the audience.
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Mark Your Calendar Don’t miss out on these upcoming events
Best of Philanthropy November 10, 2016 Join us to celebrate our annual Best of Philanthropy awards. Local philanthropists will be honored in four award categories for their work to improve our community. Tickets can be purchased at www. yourfoundation.org/BestofPhilanthropy.
Connected Communities Grants
Midlands Gives Registration
Deadline November 18, 2016
Deadline December 19, 2016
The Connected Communities grant initiative
Registration for the fourth annual
funds innovative philanthropic projects
Midlands Gives event is now open! New
that connects residents to our community.
improvements are planned for this year’s
Applications for 2017 grants are open until
24-hour online giving event including a new
November 18th. Apply at the Nonprofit
online giving platform powered by CiviCore.
section of www.yourfoundation.org
Nonprofits interested in participating can register at www.midlandsgives.org.
One SC Fund Expanded to Help Hurricane Matthew Recovery Governor Nikki Haley — with the help of Central Carolina Community Foundation and a team of South Carolinians from entertainment, business and public service — announced the One SC Fund in November 2015 after flooding touched South Carolinians
The One SC Fund will continue to support the
ONE SC RELIEF FUND
from every walk of life. Established to help South Carolinians recover from a disaster, the One SC Fund was first used to support nonprofit organizations providing relief and recovery assistance to flood victims in the 24 FEMA designated emergency counties.
work of serving those impacted by the flood. The Fund has also been expanded to support nonprofit organizations providing relief and recovery assistance to those impacted by Hurricane Matthew. The need is great. Donations to the One SC Fund are being
Thanks to many generous donors throughout the state and nation, the Fund has distributed $2,000,000 in grants to nonprofits to support flood recovery projects across our state that have helped over 1,500 families return home.
accepted and will help continue the work of serving those impacted by the disasters that have hit our state.
To view the impact report of the One SC Fund or donate to the fund to continue to help rebuilding homes, visit www.onescfund.org.
Our quarterly newsletter describes our most recent activities. This issue includes information on the SC Arms Collectors Scholarships, Phila...