Category Archives: Nonprofit

Colonial Life awards $20,000 to Lexington Two Teachers

Funding will support innovative and creative ideas through Strong Schools Grant program. COLUMBIA, S.C. (Friday, Aug. 17, 2017) —  Colonial Life is awarding $20,000 in grants to more than 20 Lexington School District Two educators through its Strong Schools Grant program. The program supports teachers in the school district who have innovative and creative ideas for…
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Central Carolina Community Foundation announces 2017-2018 Executive Officers and new Board of Trustee Members

[caption id="attachment_10658" align="alignleft" width="214"] CCCF Board of Trustee Chair, Carroll Heyward[/caption] August 2, 2017 (Columbia, S.C.) - Central Carolina Community Foundation – the Midlands’ expert on philanthropy – is pleased to welcome the 2017-2018 Executive Officers and new board members. The Foundation’s Board of Trustees is a talented and diverse group that serves the organization…
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Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina awards $420,000 to 22 organizations in its 2017 Community Enrichment grant funding

(COLUMBIA, S.C., July 26, 2017) –The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina recently awarded its Community Enrichment grants for 2017.  The Foundation’s mission to address poverty in all of its forms is reflected in its decision-making around Community Enrichment grants. These grants are designed to provide financial support to organizations whose services go beyond meeting…
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Congaree Vista Guild Elects New Executive Committee

[caption id="attachment_10584" align="alignleft" width="300"] David Erbacher, director of sales and marketing for Hyatt Place in the Vista, will serve as president of the Vista Guild board.[/caption] COLUMBIA, S.C. (August 1, 2017) – The Congaree Vista Guild, a non-profit, membership-based organization comprised of a wide variety of restaurateurs, shop, business, gallery owners, and homeowners in the…
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BlueCross Employees Make Donation to Harvest Hope Food Bank

Columbia, S.C. – BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina employees donated more than $7,000 for Harvest Hope Food Bank today. Employees also donated another 50,000 pounds of food during the June fundraising campaign. This will add up to nearly 51,000 meals for hungry people in the Midlands. “We have some of the most generous employees in the state,”…
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Board awards transportation grants to six workforce development areas

The S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce (DEW) and the State Workforce Development Board (SWDB) has awarded $600,000 in grants to implement or expand existing public transportation to give people more direct access to work and job training sites. Reliable transportation is a major barrier to employment and training opportunities for jobseekers and current workers.…
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Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers South Carolina 5K Run & Walk Set for September 15

West Columbia, S.C. –The fifth annual Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers South Carolina 5K Run & Walk is set for Friday, September 15 at 7:00 p.m. in Columbia’s Vista. Along a picturesque course spanning the Gervais Street and Blossom Street bridges at sunset, the race celebrates and appreciates first responders and military service members who serve, save and…
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Summer Camp Brings Harlem Renaissance to Rural SC

Kids in Lee County found themselves immersed in the Harlem Renaissance Era during the past month. The four-week summer camp was the collaboration of the Auntie Karen Foundation, the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice and the Lee County school system. About 400 kids participated and were able to take classes including sewing, cooking, guitar,…
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SC Whitmore School Raises Over $4,000 for American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life

[caption id="attachment_10315" align="alignnone" width="960"] SC Whitmore School students, faculty and staff gathered to walk in American Cancer Society's 2017 Chapin/IrmoRelay for Life.[/caption] Columbia, SC – Students, faculty and staff at SC Whitmore School raised approximately $4,134.00 for the American Cancer Society’s 2017 Chapin/Irmo Relay for Life. The event took place on May 5, 2017 at…
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