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Read the thoughts and impressions on a variety of topics written by Christopher F. Kerrigan, President and CEO of the Community Foundation as well as occasional guest bloggers.

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By Denise K. Spencer / April 1, 2013
When I was in my graduate program in counseling, my instructors all were on a first-name basis with the students.

By Denise K. Spencer / December 19, 2012
Virtually every nonprofit board has a group of volunteers providing leadership—a Board of Directors or a Board of Trustees.

This year’s annual report theme, Cause and Effect, reflects the Community Foundation’s deep devotion to our mission statement of Strengthening Community by Connecting People, Resources and Needs.

By Carolyn Torgersen / October 31, 2012
The Community Foundation of the Lowcountry wants to offer some additional support to our local organizations, all year round, which is why we are launching Lowcountry Volunteer Connections.

By Denise K. Spencer / August 2, 2012
Again, as I mentioned in my last blog, the staff members of the Community Foundation are sought out by nonprofit board and staff members to provide expertise on a number of topics. Planned giving, social media, grant writing, governance—these and other topics are often addressed by Community Foundation staff.

By Denise K. Spencer / May 1, 2012
Many times, the staff members at the Community Foundation are sought out by nonprofit board and staff members to provide expertise on a number of topics.

By Denise K. Spencer / March 28, 2012
If you could make a significant difference in the world (or at least in your corner of it) what would it be?

By Denise K. Spencer / December 8, 2011
Imagine that you are on the board of a foundation, and you have a large number of requests for support in front of you, and limited dollars. What types of requests would you consider?

By Denise K. Spencer / October 4, 2011
Every arena has its rock stars, but it isn’t every day that a person gets to have a “back stage pass” to “rub elbows” with them and learn firsthand about their work. On Saturday evening, September 24, I had the amazing opportunity to do just that.

By Denise K. Spencer / July 26, 2011
Recently I received a badly spelled note from the person who has been delivering my newspaper. She is leaving the area to be closer to family, and thanked me for allowing her to be of service for five years. I haven’t been able to get her out of my mind: The Invisible Woman.

Featured Post

  • Making Good Choices Posted last month
    There’s a Tibetan saying that tragedy can serve as a source of strength. It can also spur change. LowCountry Alliance for Healthy Youth provides educational programs to help local youth make good choices and avoid the tragedies that can come from alcohol and drug use.
  • All Together NOW Posted last month
    For many communities in the Lowcountry, “all together now” has taken on a more purposeful meaning. Seven local communities — Long Cove Club, Belfair, Palmetto Dunes, Hampton Hall Club, Colleton River Club, Hampton Lake and Moss Creek — have established funds with Community Foundation of the Lowcountry.
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