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Giving Back to Berkeley County connection makes lasting difference for The ARK of SC

December 18, 2017

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, more than 60 percent of people with Alzheimer’s or another form of Dementia will wander, and if a person is not found within 24 hours, up to half of those individuals will suffer serious injury or death. No one understands…

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…

$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…

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  • Honoring the Stewart Family Legacy

    January 17, 2018

    John Stewart, his wife Hannah, three children, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren exemplify the best in philanthropy and creating a meaningful family legacy. John and Hannah were married for 75 years and, prior to their deaths, created a philanthropic legacy…

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  • Federal Tax Reform Statement

    December 13, 2017

    Federal Tax Reform Implications and Unintended Consequences Public policy can have significant impact on foundation work. Coastal Community Foundation urges our stakeholders to stay informed about the federal tax reform legislation that is being negotiated by GOP Senators and Representatives…

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  • Welcoming New Staff

    December 1, 2017

    Coastal Community Foundations extends a warm welcome to three new staff members who share a passion for community, humanity, and service to others. With unique backgrounds and a plethora of expertise, they will continue to enhance our work throughout the…

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  • MUSC Celebrates College of Nursing Scholarship Recipients

    November 20, 2017

    In the past year, one million dollars and counting have been awarded to the College of Nursing students, for a total of 516 scholarships - a record thus far. To commemorate this phenomenal milestone, in the fall of 2016, nearly…

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  • Hand-In-Hand Community Outreach: Restoring Pride in Ruffin

    October 10, 2017

    While many balk at the thought of physical activity, the community in Ruffin, SC is gaining a new appreciation for recreation. Through the use of a grant from Coastal Community Foundation’s N.E.W. Fund, Hand-In-Hand Community Outreach (HIHCO) debuted a new…

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  • Fast Pitch 2017: The Final Showcase

    September 26, 2017

    CCF's partner organization Social Venture Partners (SVP) Charleston, a collaborative network of local philanthropists and social impact advocates, is holding its Fast Pitch 2017 Competition on Wednesday, October 11 at the Woolfe St. Playhouse at 7:00 p.m. This groundbreaking opportunity…

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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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