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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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  • James Island Rams Alumni Scholarship

    June 23, 2017

    Growing up in an era marked by the Space Race, psychedelic rock and bell bottoms, 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…

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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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  • Creating a Competitive Grant Proposal

    May 25, 2017

    If you’ll remember back in November, CCF announced new grant-making cycles that allow us to more effectively process applications while making the process of applying more efficient for eligible nonprofits. Since then, many organizations have reached out to us with…

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  • NEW: Nonprofit Training Videos

    April 28, 2017

    CCF is introducing our new Nonprofit Training Sessions via our YouTube channel. These easy-to-follow videos walk your organization step-by-step through tasks such as registering your nonprofit for the portal and the regional grant cycle application process. Be sure to check…

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  • Introducing Karen Black, Our New Director of Communications

    April 10, 2017

    Karen Black brings a wide range of experience to her new role as Director of Communications at Coastal Community Foundation. In addition to her lengthy track record in strategic communications and project management, she has worked in the entertainment industry…

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  • “All good things must come to an end.”

    April 7, 2017

    Marietta Harvey Hicks, Executive Director of Roscoe Reading Program (RRP) shares, “All good things must come to an end, and it is time for Roscoe.” RRP began in 2002 with just 25 students, Marietta, and a bloodhound named Roscoe. Now…

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