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2016 Midlands Gives Prize Winners Announced

Midlands Gives 2016 prizes were generously underwritten by the Foundation’s Corporate Philanthropy Champions.  Congratulations to the following nonprofits who won prizes during the giving day event:

AFLAC Match Minute | The first 100 donations of exactly $100 were matched by AFLAC up to $10,000 during three time periods on May 3rd

Gifts that were matched by the AFLAC Match Minutes will be reflected on the final reports sent to nonprofits.

SCE&G Energize | $1,000 each to 30 randomly drawn nonprofits

  • Alston Wilkes Society
  • American Red Cross of Central SC
  • Boys & Girls Club of the Midlands
  • Carolina Women for Change and Empowerment
  • Congaree Land Trust
  • Conservation Voters of South Carolina Education Fund
  • Daybreak Pregnancy Center
  • Family Promise of the Midlands
  • Girl Scouts of South Carolina-Mountains to Midlands, Inc.
  • Growing Home Southeast
  • Humane Society of South Carolina
  • Jubilee Academy
  • Lexington County Sheriff’s Foundation
  • Lutheran Family Services in the Carolinas
  • Orangeburg County Community of Character
  • Orangeburg Part-Time Players
  • PASOs
  • River Alliance
  • Sharing God’s Love
  • Souper Bowl of Caring
  • South Carolina Archaeology Public Outreach Division
  • South Carolina Policy Council
  • Still Hopes Episcopal Retirement Community
  • Tapp’s Art Center
  • The Animal Mission
  • The Cooperative Ministry
  • The Palmetto Opera
  • The Selden K. Smith Foundation for Holocaust Education
  • The Vision Institute of South Carolina
  • Workshop Theatre of SC

BLUECROSS BLUESHIELD OF SOUTH CAROLINA Fearless $5,000 | $5,000 added to the 5,000th donation

  • Home Works of America

BB&T First 100 Gifts | $1,000 awarded to the first five organizations that receive 100 gifts

  • Harvest Hope Food Bank
  • PETSinc
  • St. Peter’s Catholic School
  • The Healing Species
  • Dream Riders

COLONIAL LIFE Cares Prize | $500 awarded to randomly drawn nonprofits that received a donation during 10 specified time periods

  • St. John Neumann Catholic School
  • Palmetto Health Foundation
  • Challenger Learning Center Foundation
  • South Carolina HIV/AIDS Council
  • Saluda Shoals Foundation
  • INNERSOLE
  • Lexington Interfaith Community Services (LICS)
  • Richland Library Foundation
  • Cure Sanfillppo Foundation
  • Family Connection of South Carolina, Inc.

NEPHRON Mayors Pitching Contest | $250 added to nonprofit selected by a Mayor who hit the target during the noon contest at Spirit Communications Park

  • Chapin We Care Center
  • The Barclay School
  • The Shepherd’s Center of St. Andrews
  • The Therapy Place
  • Senior Resources, Inc.
  • Cindy Roof Wilkerson Foundation
  • Cure Sanfilippo Foundation
  • Lexington County Arts Association
  • Saluda Shoals Foundation
  • East Point Academy
  • American Business Women’s Association- Midlands Chapter
  • The Pet Oxygen Kit Project, Inc.
  • United Way of Kershaw County
  • Junior Achievement of Greater South Carolina
  • River Alliance
  • The Justin Pepper Foundation
  • God’s Storehouse

FIRST CITIZENS Power Hour | $1,000 added to one small budget and one large budget nonprofit that has the most unique donors between a designated hour

  • PAALS (Small)
  • Historic Columbia (Large)

MUNGO HOMES Power Hour | $1,000 added to one small budget and one large budget nonprofit that has the most unique donors between a designated hour

  • Columbia College (Small)
  • The Therapy Place (Large)

SCHMOYER AND COMPANY Power Hour | $1,000 added to one small budget and one large budget nonprofit that has the most unique donors between a designated hour

  • End Child Hunger SC (Small)
  • Glenforest School (Large)

SOUTHEASTERN FREIGHT LINES Power Hour | $1,000 added to one small budget and one large budget nonprofit that has the most unique donors between a designated hour

  • Dr. Robert E. Howard/WHS Scholarship Fund (Small)
  • Sandhills School (Large)

SOUTH STATE BANK Power Hour | $1,000 added to one small budget and one large budget nonprofit that has the most unique donors between a designated hour

  • Gills Creek Watershed Association (Small)
  • South Carolina Bar Foundation (Large)

TD BANK Power Hour | $1,000 added to one small budget and one large budget nonprofit that has the most unique donors between a designated hour

  • Palmetto Conservation Foundation (Small)
  • SQ Rescue, Inc. (Large)

CCCF Power Hour 1| $1,000 added to one small budget and one large budget nonprofit that has the most unique donors between a designated hour

  • Carolina Wildlife Center (Small)
  • Senior Resources, Inc (Large)

CCCF Power Hour 2 | $1,000 added to one small budget and one large budget nonprofit that has the most unique donors between a designated hour

  • Killingsworth, Inc. (Small)
  • Palmetto Project (Large)

CYBERWOVEN Increase in Donors Prize | For nonprofits that participated last year, $500 added to one small budget and one large budget nonprofit with the largest increase in number of unique donors over last year

  • Tell Them (Small)
  • Newberry Opera House (Large)

NELSON MULLINS Most Donors Prize | For nonprofits new to Midlands Gives, $500 added to one small budget and one large budget nonprofit with the most unique donors

  • Heartworm Project (Small)
  • Saint Joseph Catholic School (Large)

Early Bird Registration Prize | Random drawing from those organizations that registered for Midlands Gives 2016 before November 30, 2015, $250 prize

  • Columbia Writers Alliance
  • Congaree Land Trust
  • South Carolina Lutheran Retreat Centers
  • South Carolina Policy Council

Social Media Share Contest | Random drawing from those organizations that shared the February 16th press release post on social media, $250 prize)

  • SC Thrive