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what inspires you? Do you have a special charitable dream that

Whatever your motivation for giving, the

We promote, facilitate and increase

you would like to fulfill? Perhaps you feel

key to a rewarding experience is to find the

philanthropy to create a sustainable impact

strongly about an issue because your life or

best fit between your charitable dreams and

within our community through responsible

the life of a loved one has been positively

financial resources to achieve your goal.

giving.

Ultimately, charitable giving is about

Here are some steps for you to follow that

improving quality of life. For Central Carolina

may help you match your passion with your

Community Foundation, it’s our mission.

philanthropy:

influenced by a particular organization. You may want to create a legacy or pass along your values to future generations.

steps to match your passion with your philanthropy

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create your plan

define your passion

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determine your charitable resources

What issues do you care about? To what organizations do you currently give? What gives you the greatest satisfaction?

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review & update your plan

If you could change three things in your community, what would they be? Do you prefer to fund buildings, operations or projects? How much involvement do you want with the causes you support? What is your charitable comfort level? What tax advantages are available to you? What are your financial objectives?

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put your passion into action

Did your gifts accomplish what you hoped they would? Has your financial situation changed? Are there changes in tax law relevant to your giving?

Now that you know what is important to you, seek advice and information. Take advantage of the philanthropic services of the Community Foundation. Research which nonprofit organizations in your community are achieving the results you are interested in. Determine the best giving instruments suited to your goals. Make gifts or grants.

We hope that these steps will help you

Legacy. — designed to give you the tools to

Heather Sherwin at 803.254.5601 x331 or

connect to the charitable causes that are

define your passion and create your plan.

heather@yourfoundation.org for more

important to you. The Foundation offers a

If you would like to host this workshop for

information.

workshop — Your Dreams. Your Gifts. Your

your group or organization, please contact

stay connected 2711 middleburg drive, suite 213

columbia, sc 29204 803.254.5601 | 803.799.6663 (F) www.yourfoundation.org info@yourfoundation.org

we are a nonprofit organization serving 11 counties in the midlands by distributing grants and scholarships and linking the resources of donors, nonprofits and community leaders to areas of need.

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give Our team is dedicated to serving with excellence. — JoAnn Turnquist

letter from the president On February 9, 2009, I joined the Community Foundation. During the past four years I have had the honor of working with many incredible individuals, families and organizations. In this newsletter you will meet three of these individuals. Women who, through their passion for service, touch many lives and inspire others to serve. After reading their stories, you may question why you give. Defining what is important to you can often be a puzzle. Heather Sherwin’s article, What Inspires

You, will help you put the pieces in place.

serves as their vehicle for philanthropy.

This newsletter will also transport you to the

Our team is dedicated to serving with

Koger Center where you will join students

excellence. To do this, we must stay current

from the Williamsburg County Magnet

with technology and use our data effectively

School in Kingstree, South Carolina for a

and efficiently. Our newest associate, Charlotte

performance of the Columbia City Ballet.

Henderson, is helping us do this. I am

Three special families, with a passion for

delighted to welcome her to the Foundation.

the arts, made this performance possible through their field-of-interest funds at the Foundation. Their desire to bring music, dance and art to our community has touched many lives. I am pleased that the Foundation

I hope this newsletter inspires you to find your passion for service. I am fortunate that I found mine four years ago here at Central Carolina Community Foundation.

quarterly donor list The Foundation thanks the following people and organizations for their support. This listing reflects gifts of $250 or more made to component funds at the Foundation between October 1 and December 31, 2012. Deane and Roger Ackerman The Aloha Trust Altria Group Mr. Nick Annan The Arnold Companies Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Arscott Nancy Rushton Ayers BB&T of South Carolina Dr. and Mrs. Julius W. Babb III George and Ford Bailey Kenneth W. Baldwin Jr. Bank of America Mr. and Mrs. Steve Benjamin Charlotte and Joe Berry Bi-Lo Charities BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Ms. Claire Holding Bristow David Burrell CC2 Enterprises Inc. The Campbell Consulting Group Glenda Cannon

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The Margaret G. Carswell Fund Mr. Charles H. Cate Charles Davenport Investments City Center Partnership Inc. City of Columbia Dr. and Mrs. Garrett Clanton Jeff and Alice Clark Ms. Margaret G. Clay David L. and Pamela M. Coleman Jason and Meaghan Coleman Colliers International Inc. Colonial Life, a division of UNUM Core IT Staffing Cyberwoven LLC Ms. Norma E. Davenport Edwin and Jane Davis Mr. and Mrs. Charles L. Dibble William E. DuRant Jr. William W. Dukes CLT Edens Limited Partnership Ellis Lawhorne & Sims PA Mrs. Nancy Epting Mrs. Virginia Evans Mr. and Mrs. Peter G. Fawcett First Community Bank Mr. and Mrs. Thomas N. Fortson Jr. Bob Foster

Ms. Kathryn C. Gaiennie The Going Law Firm LLC Linell and Chris Goodall Mr. and Mrs. Steven W. Hamm Richard C. and Katharine C. Handel Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd PA James Heard Heathwood Hall Episcopal School Dr. and Mrs. Charles Heaton Dr. and Mrs. Robert Henderson C. Carroll and Susan B. Heyward Dr. Johnny Hilton Michael and Michelle Hogue Tipsy and Leslie Holleman Mr. Arthur T. Hughes II Bruce W. Hughes The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Ms. Susan Johnston Mr. and Mrs. John T. Jones Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Alan B. Kahn Joseph and Tina Morgan Kirschbaum Mr. and Mrs. W. Loring Lee III Ann and Bob Leichtle Les Petite Terpischore Mark Lipe Ken Loveless M.B. Kahn Construction Company

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fy 2013 grants to date (july 1 - february 28) 566 GRANTS TOTALING $8,767,491 26

ANIMAL WELFARE

$435,938

46

ARTS & CULTURE

$1,261,105

12

COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT

$116,600

23

CONSERVATION/ PRESERVATION

$145,889

12

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

$1,158,733

106

EDUCATION & SCHOLARSHIPS

$1,349,080

86

FAITHBASED

$436,360

59

HEALTH & WELLBEING

$1,366,302

141

HUMAN SERVICES

$1,511,474

26

PHILANTHROPY/ VOLUNTEERISM

$731,712

6

RECREATION

$114,568

23

YOUTH DEVELOPMENT

$139,730

The M.B. Kahn Foundation Inc. Cory Manning and Tina Cundari Mass Mutual Mr. and Mrs. Joseph McCue Jamie Young McCulloch Ms. Jane B. McDonald Bill and Helen McDowell Ralph McLendon III McNair Law Firm PA Mr. Joseph Merlette Mr. and Mrs. William Metzger Jr. Reverend Joe D. Mills Miss Blue Ridge Foothills Scholarship Pageant Miss Powdersville Pageant Miss Spartanburg Pageant Association Anne Marie Moncure Dr. John Moncure Monday After The Masters Pro-Am Golf Tournament Mr. and Mrs. Steven Mungo Mr. Stewart Mungo William H. Neely Ms. Nancy E. Newton The Evan W. Nord Charitable Remainder Trust Mr. and Mrs. Brian Norris David G. and Joan R. Owen Mr. Franklyn D. Owen III

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Phil and Suzanne Palmer Palmetto Health J. Richard Palyok Jean and John Popp Promise Foundation Random House Inc. Mr. Otis B. Rawl Jr. Red Bull North America Inc. Republic National Distributing Company Mary D. Rodgers Bill Rogers Hannah and Ronald Rogers Rogers/Slater Foundation Inc. Robert F. and Ray W. Sabalis Ms. Lillian L. Sachs Michael Satterwhite Mr. and Ms. Scott C. Sawyer Gary and Rose Marie Schmedding Mrs. Lou D. Schraibman Michael and Aimee Schraibman Mr. Ramon Schwartz Jr. Suzan D. Boyd and M. Edward Sellers Mr. and Mrs. Lowell E. Shaw Mr. Clyde Simpson The Smith Family Foundation Joel and Kit Smith Southeastern Freight Lines Statewide Security Systems Inc.

Ms. Freda S. Summers TD Bank Charles and Cheri Thompson Hagood and Elizabeth Tighe Dr. and Mrs. Henry N. Tisdale Tower & Communication Services Inc. Town of Blythewood United Way of the Midlands Mr. and Mrs. Claude M. Walker Jr. Dr. Mary Baskin Waters and Mr. Samuel C. Waters Edward Cantey Non-Grantor CLUT Wells Fargo Milford H. Wessinger “FLIP” CRUT Larry C. Weston Mr. Robert W. Wingard Jr. The Wolfe Foundation Mr. and Mrs. John M. Worley Jr. Margaret Hulvey Wright Trust Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Wright Mr. and Mrs. George H. Wyatt Jr. Margaret and Chris Yeakel Dr. and Mrs. William F. Young Zeus Industrial Products Inc. * Gifts to support the Foundation’s operations are compiled yearly and appear in the August newsletter.

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impact far more than a fairy tale Friday, February 1 was not just another school day for the students of Williamsburg County Magnet School in Kingstree, SC. Nothing spices up the daily routine quite like a field trip, and these students had been preparing for this day for weeks. The anticipation built as they traveled to the state’s capital city, stepped off the bus outside the Koger Center

Johnson Fund, Pied Piper Fund and Nell V.

facing socioeconomic challenges, especially in

Mellichamp Fund — established to support

rural areas.

As the lights dimmed and the curtain rose,

various arts and cultural activities and to

the children were finally able to watch as

promote youth music education.

“Our Educational Outreach productions are quite literally life changing for young people, many of whom would never have the opportunity to go to the Koger Center or experience a professional production where the arts help develop children’s character and values,” added Starrett.

and headed into the theater to take their seats.

Columbia City Ballet dancers glided gracefully across the stage. The performance was the culmination of a special ballet unit they had been studying for the past two weeks which taught them about pliés and ballet etiquette. When the performance, demonstration, and question and answer session ended, the students left with an experience that will stick with them for a lifetime. The performance aimed to instill an invaluable appreciation for a new art form and perhaps even inspire a future ballerina.

“These grants have helped us to stay steadfast in our commitment to educational outreach for our community and for our state reaching thousands of children every year,” said Executive Director William Starrett. When teachers register for a performance, they are sent an Educational Curriculum Teacher’s Guide created specifically for each production by education professionals in the community. They include the original story of the ballet, general information about various forms of dance, informative games and more.

Over the past 22 years, The Columbia City

The packets are presented in a guided format

Ballet’s Educational Outreach Program (EOP)

so that teachers can utilize them even if they

has reached millions of children throughout

are unfamiliar with ballet.

our state. The program’s performances are specially made each season to provide a deep understanding of the ballet art form and enhance the lives of audience members.

The performances reach students from South Carolina public and private schools, home-school groups and the general public. However, the greatest victory for the EOP

Since 2006, The Columbia City Ballet has

is that lower income level children are able

received three grants to support this program

to attend, making up approximately 75%

from field-of-interest funds at the Community

of audiences. Tickets are only $5, allowing

Foundation. The $28,000 in funding has come

opportunities for much-needed arts education

from three funds – the Pierrine & Hootie

supplementation in South Carolina schools

The EOP presents two sets of performances annually. This season, the program presented 20 performances of two major productions: Holiday Celebrations Around the World and The Making of Snow White: From Start to Stage. The Columbia performances entertained 20,000 children, while an additional 10,000 children attended touring performances in locations such as Sumter, Lancaster, Manning, Beaufort and Camden. “Our founders created the Community Foundation to help make the Midlands a more caring and appealing place. We believe having a thriving arts and cultural scene is an important part of doing this,” said Foundation CEO JoAnn Turnquist.

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thank you featured funds The Community Foundation offers several types of fund options to meet the varying philanthropic and financial goals of our fund holders. Two types are highlighted below.

community field-offunds interest funds Community funds are supported through unrestricted gifts to the Foundation and

allow us to respond to the ever-changing needs of the Midlands.

mary and clinch belser unrestricted fund boyle family unrestricted fund faucette fund genesis fund greater chapin community endowment joyce martin hampton unrestricted fund harriet and walter keenan unrestricted fund kershaw county endowment fund lipscomb family fund cindy and evan nord unrestricted fund orangeburg calhoun community foundation francis l. shealy and mary joyce shealy unrestricted fund sarah and wilbur smith fund mary averill stanton unrestricted grantmaking fund sumter community foundation fund

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new funds These funds were established between October 1, 2012 and February 28, 2013.

kenneth baldwin fund

Field-of-interest funds support specific

impact education fund

focus areas but do not limit the funding to one particular organization.

lester l. bates fund diane goolsby fund pierrine and hootie johnson field-of-interest fund m.b. kahn construction company employees disaster relief and emergency fund m.b. kahn construction company fund nell v. mellichamp fund mental health resources foundation fund ministry resources foundation fund monroe family fund pied piper fund david w. robinson catalyst award fund the sunshine fund jack e. and naomi h. taylor fund milford h. wessinger building better tomorrows fund

davis family fund

leichtle family foundation

dibble family foundation leichtle family foundation escrow fund william w. dukes jr. and margaret c. dukes foundation steven and debra hamm charitable fund

c. carroll and susan b. heyward donor advised fund

omega men of columbiaomicron phi endowed scholarship fund gary schraibman event fund

*one anonymous fund was established.

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support students at lake carolina elementary participate in the philarmonic’s young people’s concerts.

funding Central Carolina Community Foundation

2013 Grants

recently awarded grants to four nonprofit

cultural council of richland and lexington counties:

organizations that serve the arts community in the Midlands. The grants are provided through

the columbia museum of art:

$10,000 to support the Impressionism

a competitive process from three different

$9,000 to offer a series of capacity

funds that are managed by the Foundation:

building workshops, establish a board

the Pierrine & Hootie Johnson Fund, Pied

marketplace to identify and train potential

Piper Fund and Nell V. Mellichamp Fund.

board members, and provide scholarships for

south carolina philharmonic:

workshop participants.

$10,000 to purchase 6,500 soprano

columbia city ballet:

recorders for use in the Young People’s

The purpose of the Pierrine & Hootie Johnson Fund is to support premiere cultural arts in the Midlands, while the Nell V. Mellichamp Fund promotes music

$10,000 for the educational outreach

education and youth. The Pied Piper Fund

program’s productions of Holiday Celebrations

seeks to support a variety of projects including

Around the World, and The Making of Snow

art, music, dance and youth activities.

White: From Start to Stage.

from Monet to Matisse exhibition that ran through April.

Concerts: Orchestra Sings.

Since 1987, the total amount of grants awarded from these three field-of-interest funds is $540,668.

remembering a founder On April 14, the Community Foundation lost a dear friend and champion, George Cameron Todd. Much has been written about Cameron’s talents and energy as well as the respect he commanded in the fields of education, church life, and social and civic interests.

Merrill Lynch stock and paid the bill.” During the organization’s first four years, Cam raised $400,000. After serving as chair from 1985 to 1988, he served as immediate past chair for two years and then assumed the role of asset committee chair for two years. Cam

Mr. Todd, Cam to his friends, helped form the

and Betty, his beloved wife of 62 years, have

Foundation in 1984 and served as its first board

since maintained a fund at the Foundation.

chair. Cam also provided the first grant to the

Over the last several years Cam participated in

Foundation, a story he delighted in recounting.

our new board member orientations, sharing

“We set up an office with an executive desk, a secretary’s desk, a typewriter – with a lot

the importance of service and dedication for the betterment of our community.

of carbon paper – and a telephone. When

We were honored to know Cameron Todd.

cam and betty todd

the first phone bill came in, the Foundation

His desire to help the community he loved,

inspiration to many for decades to come. His

didn’t have a checking account or any

and his sense of responsibility for those

legacy will live on through the Foundation,

money to put into the account. I sold some

in need, was and will continue to be an

an institution that he helped to build.

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guide

Fairfield Kershaw

Newberry

Lee Richland

Saluda

Sumter

Lexington

Calhoun

Clarendon

Orangeburg

we welcome our newest team member As the Community Foundation enters

executing projects

our 29th year, we continue to grow and

that resulted in

evolve in many ways. This growth

comprehensive

and evolution affects our role in the

and efficient

community, our assets, our charitable

dissemination

impact and, as a result, our staff. Please

of museum

join us in welcoming the newest member

attendance data.

of our team, Charlotte Henderson.

“Data collection and analysis play a

Charlotte joined the Community Foundation in February in the newly created position

charlotte henderson

critical role in our ability to serve our

of Director of Information Management. Her role is critical to many functions

fundholders and grantees,” said Foundation

within the Foundation as she works with

President and CEO JoAnn Turnquist. “We

each department to ensure that the data

are delighted to have found someone with

in the Foundation’s system is accurate

Charlotte’s level of experience. Her ability to

and consistent. She will establish policies,

assist us in this vital function will allow us to

procedures, and best practices for the database

better serve as the vehicle for philanthropy in

and produce timely and authoritative reports

the Midlands and beyond.”

using this data.

The ability to analyze, process, and provide

Charlotte comes to the Foundation from

recommendations to streamline operations

Philadelphia, where she was most recently

is increasingly important as the Foundation

the Visitor Services Data Coordinator at

strives to be a proactive organization. Charlotte

the Philadelphia Museum of Art. In that

plays a critical role in accomplishing this goal.

role, she was responsible for managing and

board of trustees J. Hagood Tighe, Chair Judith M. Davis, Vice Chair Bruce W. Hughes, Secretary/Treasurer Scott R. Adams Dr. William Babcock J. Mac Bennett Sharon W. Bryant R. Jason Caskey, CPA Rita Bragg Caughman Michael C. Crapps Eric M. Elkins John J. Garrison L. Marion Gressette III Henry B. Haitz III C. Carroll Heyward David G. Hodges Dr. Charles B. Jackson Sr. D. Michael Kelly Charlene H. Keys Ellis M. Knight Cory Manning Stephen G. Morrison Linda O’Bryon Dave Peterson John C. Pollok Barbara Rackes Ben Rex George W. Rogers A. Eugene Rountree Terry K. Schmoyer Jr., CPA Michael Schraibman Martha Scott Smith Nancy Spencer Susie H. VanHuss

the staff JoAnn M. Turnquist | President & CEO x323

David M. Laird | Director of Community Impact x322

Tonia E. Cochran | Director of Marketing & Communications x329

Kelly Rogers | Staff Accountant x330

Edward E. Conroy, CPA | Chief Financial Officer x325

Heather Sherwin | VP for Development x331

Charlotte Henderson | Director of Information Management x326

Kristin W. Williamson | Interactive Marketing Manager x328

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following your passion Take a moment to reflect on the causes, organizations or places that you hold dear. Defining what is important to you can clarify your philanthropic passion and help make the most of the legacy you create for yourself. We interviewed three of the Foundation’s fund holders about the life experiences that have

louise slater

susan webber

“To whom much is given, much is expected.”

“As the Beatles song goes, with a little help from my friends.”

shaped their philanthropic legacy.

charlotte berry “Giving back no matter what you have to give — be it time, talent or treasure.”

For Charlotte Berry, a lifetime of philanthropy has proven time and again that involvement is a rewarding process. As Charlotte says, “It’s not just giving — you get.”

When the Women in Philanthropy program

Susan Webber’s first memory of philanthropy

was in its infancy, Darla Moore spoke to the

came from experiences during her sister’s

organization about the differences between

childhood battle with polio. For two years,

charity and philanthropy. She explained

Susan’s family traveled from their home in

that charity meets an immediate need while

Orangeburg, S.C. to Greensboro, N.C. where

philanthropy creates a long-term change,

her sister received treatment. The generosity

a message that resonated with audience

of the community and one particular

member Louise Slater.

Greensboro family, whose hospitality resulted

Establishing deeper personal relationships with others in need has always been a key part of creating long-term, impactful change for Louise. “We’re all adopted into God’s family,”

in lifelong friendships, made a lasting impact on Susan. Helping others and the importance of community bonds became values that Susan has carried with her to this day.

she says. “Being born into a family doesn’t

Influenced by those early experiences and the

Through her work in the community, she has

make you better or worse than anyone else.”

active role her father played in the Orangeburg

seen the wide range of philanthropic needs

Years ago, Louise Slater attended a Veteran’s

community, Susan has lived a life immersed

and opportunities. For many projects, the

Day event sponsored by her church circle.

in philanthropy and community involvement.

dedication of volunteers has been the most

Afterwards, a troubled veteran she had met

Although her family’s history is deeply

crucial aspect in ensuring success. Charlotte

asked her to write to him, but Louise decided

rooted in their hometown, time has seen

is a passionate volunteer and one of her most

to go one step further and began visiting

most relatives spread beyond Orangeburg.

rewarding experiences has been getting people

with the man. The experience was a defining

Susan created a family fund after the passing

involved in philanthropy for the first time. She

moment for Louise.

of her parents to ensure that their legacy

finds joy in helping others find the right fit for what they have to offer, from volunteer work to a new job with a nonprofit organization or a board position they hadn’t previously considered.

Today, Louise’s mission of helping others has come to life through her business, The Price Group. Her company helps young people achieve their potential through individualized education consulting services. For Louise,

Charlotte strongly believes that everyone

the best way to make a difference in the lives

should experience what it feels like to give

of others is to walk with them though their

back. What are her words to live by? “Do

individual struggles, helping them achieve

something every day to feel good.”

their dreams in order to make a positive change in the world.

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of supporting Orangeburg would inspire others and play a role in the betterment of the community forever.


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