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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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  • 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 Since 1917, women have earned the right to vote, Prohibition was instituted and repealed, and the…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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  • Catholic Charities expanding to Hardeeville

    June 19, 2017

    Catholic Charities (CC) serves as a helping hand to its brothers and sisters in the South Carolina community. Deacon Dan Powers, Executive Director shares, “We don’t seek to make our clients dependent upon us for goods or services, rather we…

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  • Edisto Island Historic Preservation Society

    June 16, 2017

    Edisto Island Historic Preservation Society (EIHPS) was founded in 1986 when a group of residents got together and founded the organization. The goal, since the founding, was to create a museum. EIHPS received their first artifact in 1987, and in…

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  • Meet the 2017 Reverend Pinckney Scholars

    June 14, 2017

    “I know that [Clementa] is smiling down as he sees all of the Pinckney Scholars moving forward in life to improve upon themselves and strive to make a better future. This year’s group of scholars are amazing.” - Jennifer Pinckney, widow…

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  • The Decker Legacy

    June 12, 2017

    On November 20, 2002, James and Mary-Bern Decker created the Decker Family Fund, a partially-endowed donor-advised fund. The fund gave back to organizations such as Grace Episcopal Church, American Red Cross Carolina Lowcountry Chapter, Spoleto Festival, Trident United Way, Crisis…

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  • Best Wishes to a Dear Friend: Henry Blackford

    June 6, 2017

    For the past 40 years Henry Blackford has served as the Senior Vice President of First Citizens Bank. Henry is a true example of philanthropic giving in the Lowcountry. Henry Blackford previously served as CCF’s Board Chair, and in 2012…

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