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April 2018

  • Posted by Kevin Patten

    Trade Wars? What could this mean for the markets?

    April 17, 2018

    Is it part of “The Art of the Deal” a ploy to help negotiate better trade terms with China or is it the beginning of an all-out trade war.  The President announced tariffs on steel, aluminum and China countered with tariffs on U.S. farm products...

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  • Posted by Heather Sherwin

    Giving Philanthropy A Voice On The Hill

    April 12, 2018

    An interview with Jeff Hamond, Vice President, Van Scoyoc Associates, Washington D.C.  Mr. Hamond is leading the Community Foundation Public Awareness Initiative, as well as educating lawmakers about the consequences of adverse policy decisions...

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February 2018

  • Posted by Heather Sherwin

    Will changes to the tax law affect charitable giving?

    February 2, 2018

    Experts and pundits are devoting quite a bit of attention to this question.  Some even claim that charities stand to see a $13 billion decline in giving overall due to the changes in the law.  

    They claim that because the standard...

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January 2018

November 2017

  • Posted by Erin Johnson

    The Tale of the "Two Cities" Project

    November 14, 2017

    Our latest blog highlights an interview of Seth Gadsden, Director of the Indie Grits Labs, a Connected Communities grantee.  The interview gives an overview of their "Two Cities" project.

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September 2017

  • Posted by CCCF Guest

    A Summer to Remember at the Lexington Main Library

    September 8, 2017

    Each summer the Lexington Main Library offers a variety of events in conjunction with the Lexington County Public Library’s summer reading program.  Thanks to the Connected Communities Grant, it can easily be described as "A Summer to Remember...

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August 2017

  • Posted by JoAnn Turnquist

    How Can You Help Victims of Hurricane Harvey?

    August 29, 2017

    When South Carolina was ravaged by floods in 2015 and Hurricane Matthew in 2016, individuals, businesses, organizations and community foundations across the country provided financial support to the...

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July 2017

  • Posted by Kevin Patten

    Blow Out the Candles and Make Your Wishes Known

    July 19, 2017

    The first woman I fell in love with turned 75 this year.  Yes, my Mom celebrated her 75th birthday with a surprise luncheon from her six kids.  As I watched Mom blow out the candles on her cake, I wondered what she was wishing.

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June 2017

  • Posted by CCCF Guest

    The Wonders of Waterfall Junction

    June 14, 2017

    Guest post by Riverbanks Zoo and Garden, a Connected Communities grant recipient

    For many in the Midlands, summer is officially here! The summer months are a great time to create memories and enjoy the many gems of the great place we call home....

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March 2017

  • Posted by CCCF Guest

    Neighborly Inspiration

    March 29, 2017

    A friend of ours recently shared this compassionate story of how she was inspired by another donor we featured, The Cheerful Giver. It is a story of giving at its finest- when philanthropy grows because we are inspired by...

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February 2017

January 2017

  • Posted by Heather Sherwin

    Planning Ahead Provides for Community's Future

    January 10, 2017

    Plan for your future. This is a phrase we often utter to young and old alike. Most people are aware they should plan for their future and that of their families. But what about the future of our communities?

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  • Posted by Heather Sherwin

    Bound by Love and Legacy

    January 5, 2017

    Until his death in 1989, David Robinson served his community through countless committees, organizations and nonprofit boards. Through teaching, Susan Robinson set an example for children who grew to be altruistic leaders, neighbors and...

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  • Posted by Heather Sherwin

    Making a Difference, One Gift At A Time

    January 3, 2017

    During their careers, the Dades didn't rack up millions of dollars that they could give to charity. But they realized they didn't need to, because being a philanthropist only takes a desire to give back and help others in your community.

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December 2016

  • Posted by Jamesha Shackerford

    Giving Smartly and Safely

    December 15, 2016

    An Interview with Jamesha Shackerford, Foundation Associate

    What does “Due Diligence mean?"  Prior to making a grant, the Foundation researches the nonprofit to establish that they qualify to receive the grant. We recently asked Jamesha...

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