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Community Foundation in the News

The Community Foundation issues press releases throughout the year which are picked up by local and regional media outlets.  In addition, we a frequently asked to write articles on a variety of topics from charitable giving to community leadership.

Women in Philanthropy Donates $15,000 to Memory Matters
In commemoration of their 15th anniversary, Women in Philanthropy, a local women’s giving circle and a fund of Community Foundation of the Lowcountry, donated $15,000 to Memory Matters. Margaret McManus, chair of Women in Philanthropy, presented a check to Sarah Coffin, chair of the Memory Matters board of directors, and Sheila Strand, Memory Matters’ executive director.

New Fund Established to Aid in Disaster Relief Efforts
Beaufort Mayor Billy Keyserling and Mayor Pro Tem Mike McFee, in cooperation with former Beaufort Mayor David Taub (originally from Houston), and on behalf of the community, have established a fund at Community Foundation of the Lowcountry after witnessing the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey.

Community Foundation of the Lowcountry Adds Two to Staff
Bailey Schorr and Leslie Vargas-Prada have joined the staff at Community Foundation of the Lowcountry.

Community Foundation of the Lowcountry Awards $162,731 in Grants
Community Foundation of the Lowcountry has awarded $162,731 in grants to three local organizations: Arrhythmia Alliance, The Sandbox – An Interactive Children’s Museum and Savannah Children’s Choir.

Community Foundation of the Lowcountry Announces Officers and New Directors
Community Foundation of the Lowcountry has announced board of director officers for its 2018 fiscal year: John Weymouth - Chair; Jeri Farren - Vice Chair 1; Jim Allhusen - Vice Chair 2; David Wetmore - Treasurer; and Denise Spencer - President and Secretary (non-voting staff liaison). Additionally, four new directors have joined Community Foundation’s board of directors.

Daryle Mitchell Joins Community Foundation of the Lowcountry
Daryle Mitchell has joined Community Foundation of the Lowcountry as a finance associate. In this role, Mitchell will perform a variety of clerical and bookkeeping duties in support of the vice president of finance and administration.

Women in Philanthropy Awards $56,000 in Grants
Women in Philanthropy, a women’s giving circle and fund of Community Foundation of the Lowcountry, awarded $56,000 in grants to six Beaufort County non-profits at their annual meeting on May 16, 2017. The annual grant theme was “Strengthening Options for The Elderly.”

Talk of the Town with Denise Spencer
Community Foundation of the Lowcountry President and CEO Denise Spencer talks about the Foundation's HUD Secretary's Award on WHHI's "Talk of the Town"

Community Foundation of the Lowcountry Named 2017 Winner of HUD Secretary's Award
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Council on Foundations (COF) today announced that Community Foundation of the Lowcountry is one of 10 winners of the 2017 HUD Secretary’s Award for Public-Philanthropic Partnerships

Community Foundation of the Lowcountry Awards Additional Disaster Recovery and Rebuilding Grants to Area Organizations
Community Foundation of the Lowcountry continues to award disaster recovery and rebuilding grants to organizations, located in Beaufort, Jasper, Hampton and Colleton counties, which are working directly with individuals affected by Hurricane Matthew.

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For reports prior to 2009, please contact the Community Foundation for an electronic copy.

Community Foundation of the Lowcountry

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Hilton Head Island,
South Carolina 29925

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