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Hidden Figures STEM Scholarship Fund to Impact Beaufort County Students

February 19, 2018

Catherine and David Stewart are not “newbies” to the world of philanthropy. On any given day, you might find them engaging with organizations such as First Books of Beaufort or Alliance of Therapy Dogs Animals make Reading Fun Program (ARF!), or serving on the boards…

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…

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…

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  • My Summer as a CCF Fellow

    July 31, 2018

    My name is Deion Jamison and I am a Summer Fellow at Coastal Community Foundation. Here at CCF, I am a member of the Grantmaking and Community Leadership team under the supervision of Edie Blakeslee. In my role, I have…

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  • How We Score Your Grant Application

    April 6, 2018

    We’ve made quite a few changes over the past year or two to our grantmaking cycles here at Coastal Community Foundation, such as combining several applications to increase efficiency for our nonprofit partners and consolidating the majority of our competitive…

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  • People Stories and Dog Stories: An Exhibit

    March 15, 2018

    Painting series by local artists Lydia Campbell and John Hull hosted at Coastal Community Foundation RSVP on Facebook. On Thursday, March 22nd, we invite you to attend an opening reception for People Stories & Dog Stories, a series of paintings…

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  • Farewell to TUW’s Chris Kerrigan

    February 19, 2018

    Our region is losing a significant leader in philanthropy. With his retirement announcement, Chris Kerrigan became the third CEO of the three largest United Way’s in South Carolina to retire in recent months, following leaders in Columbia and Greenville. While…

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  • Staff Spotlight: Caroline Rakar

    January 23, 2018

    Meet Caroline Rakar, one of our Program Officers and the eyes, ears and everything else behind programs like the Reverend Pinckney Scholars at Coastal Community Foundation. We sat down to learn more about this seasoned CCF expert, who's been a…

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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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