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Aaron Silverman and the Derek Revord Endowment

March 22, 2017

Responding to tragedy with philanthropy Last September, the Derek Revord Endowment made its annual contribution to the Special Olympics. Created in 2010, the endowment has granted more than $4,000 to the Special Olympics in honor of Derek Revord, a beloved Hanahan native, since its founding.…

$1 Million Grant Makes Lasting Difference For Dorchester Children’s Center

February 16, 2017

In December of 2014, Dorchester Children’s Center got an early Christmas present. A $500,000 grant…

Golf for A Cause

January 14, 2017

The Hope and Terry Florence story began on an inconspicuous corner of the College of…

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  • Meet Kate Hooray Osmond, 2017’s Griffith-Reyburn Lowcountry Artist of the Year

    September 20, 2017

    According to Kate Hooray Osmond, our 2017 Griffith-Reyburn Lowcountry Artist of the Year, “we go through life each day and drive on streets that are familiar; when we get to view a bigger picture of that daily experience, things shift…

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  • Parting is Sweet Sorrow

    August 23, 2017

    We have a bittersweet announcement. After 20 years in the nonprofit field, Coastal Community Foundation's Director of Development, Steffanie Dohn, is departing for an exciting new career endeavor. She is joining the team at Southern Current, LLC, one of the…

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  • Coastal Community Foundation’s 2017 Scholarship Recipients

    August 18, 2017

    CCF proudly supports any and all educational endeavors, and this is showcased through the numerous scholarships we award to students throughout the Lowcountry. As we enter a new school year, we would like to send hearty congratulations to our 2017…

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  • The Gillette Scholarship Fund

    August 4, 2017

    Nearly three years ago, Lisa Gillette experienced an event that most mothers can barely fathom - the loss of a child. Though her daughter, Kylie Gillette is no longer with us, the Gillette family is determined that Kylie's spirit, character…

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  • Welcoming New Staff

    July 26, 2017

    On August 14th, Coastal Community Foundation will welcome two new staff members! These individuals come to us with unique backgrounds and new areas of expertise that will enhance the Foundation's services. Please help us extend a warm welcome to Christa…

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  • 100 Years of Encouraging Philanthropy

    July 21, 2017

    When your country is 240 years old, 100 years makes up almost 42 percent of its lifetime. A lot can happen in 100 years. Since 1917, women have earned the right to vote, Prohibition was instituted and repealed, and the…

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  • Meet the Hays Family

    July 14, 2017

    Donors defining philanthropy We sat down with Sarah Hays this Spring to get the scoop on what philanthropy means to her and her family. You and your husband, Joshua started the Hays Family Fund in 2016. Where do your giving…

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  • Collectors of Wood Art Pay Tribute to Emanuel A.M.E.

    July 7, 2017

    Though it has been a little over two years since the tragedy that occurred at Emanuel A.M.E. Church, the effects of this horrific event have stretched beyond Charleston, permeating the state and every corner of the nation. Local names and figures…

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  • Google Rolling Study Hall

    June 30, 2017

    Google transforms Berkeley County school buses into innovative learning space for students. Long school bus rides can be a distracting and stir-crazy environment for the growing minds of students in our region. But now, tech gurus have initiated a new…

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  • James Island Rams Alumni Scholarship

    June 23, 2017

    Growing up in an era marked by the Space Race, rock and roll and madras, for Cynthia Marterre, school spirit is more than simply wearing your old high school sweatshirt on occasion. School spirit is having exuberant pride in where you…

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