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Introducing Bridge Philanthropists

 

Our Bridge Philanthropists Launch was on September 28th! Visit Facebook to see our Launch Party pics.

Coastal Community Foundation is answering the call to unify future generations of philanthropists by creating a young philanthropists network—our Bridge Philanthropists. The mission of this group is to educate and connect the next generation to a culture of philanthropy through civic, social and community engagement. Bridge will serve as a collective voice for young philanthropists in the Lowcountry.

General Membership Benefits

  • Invitations to all Bridge and most Coastal Community Foundation Events
  • Access to Private Networking & Social Events
  • Access to Community Volunteer Opportunities
  • Broadened perspectives concerning community initiatives and the socioeconomic and political landscape of the region
  • Develop an understanding around the need for philanthropy in the Lowcountry
  • Opportunities to influence and make impactful and positive change in the community
  • Unique contact with community leaders and elected officials
  • Professional Development opportunities

Interested in taking on a leadership role? Become a Bridge Builder.

 

The group’s steering committee, Bridge Builders is made up of three sub-committees:

Our Community Partnership Committee provides an opportunity for young philanthropists to have a place at the table and a voice in planning our Civic Engagement Agenda, where they will gain broadened perspectives concerning community initiatives and the socioeconomic and political landscape of the region.

Members of the Grantmaking Committee will have opportunities to influence and make impactful and positive change in the nonprofit community through grantmaking. They will also be responsible for creating and monitoring a partially-endowed “Future Fund,” from which half of all contributions will be invested and half will be immediately grantable.

The Peer Engagement Committee will focus on cultivating new membership and team building through networking and community engagement events.

Membership Dues

 

General membership dues are $200/year. Membership fees will be designated to the Bridge Future Fund, to be used for grantmaking. Nonprofit grant recipients will be selected by the Bridge Builders Grantmaking Committee.

Bridge Builder membership dues are $250/year. Membership requires attendance at monthly meetings and general leadership of this initiative.

If you would prefer to pay your dues on a monthly basis, please select “Build a Bridge Membership” and complete these steps:

  • Under Recurring Gift, check the box that says “Make this a monthly gift”
  • In the Comments section, leave us a note about how many times you would like this gift to recur, i.e. the number of gifts required to pay for your General or Bridge Builder membership.

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