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October 2018

  • Posted by James Mercado

    No Tricks, This Blog is Full of Treats

    October 15, 2018

    The fall season is here, bringing with it the excitement of selecting costumes and discussions of trading candy! Just like the holiday season, Halloween is another great time to educate children on the importance of giving back.  It’s never too...

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  • Posted by James Mercado

    More Than Yarn

    October 2, 2018

    Yarn may seem like an unusual item to use to bring a community together but that is exactly what it has done in Sumter. Sumter County Cultural Center’s Yarn Bomb project engaged local residents who share the love of crochet to brighten up the...

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September 2018

  • Posted by Heather Sherwin

    Have you heard of the charitable IRA rollover?

    September 20, 2018

    This is the time of year when we are all being asked by local nonprofits for our donations and support.  We wanted to make sure you are aware of a way to give that may benefit you or someone you know. 

    Have you heard of the charitable IRA...

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  • Posted by Keely Saye

    10 Reasons to Discuss the Community Foundation with Your Clients

    September 17, 2018

    There are many reasons why citizens choose the Community Foundation to fulfill their charitable goals. Following are ten of the most significant. 

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  • Posted by James Mercado

    Welcome To Our New Interns

    September 6, 2018

    The Foundation is excited to welcome Antionna Fuller and Nora Jebali.

    Ms. Antionna Fuller is the Foundation’s first Philanthropy Intern. The full year internship program is in partnership with the University of South Carolina’s African...

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  • Posted by Erin Johnson

    Growing Connections

    September 6, 2018

    The Town of North’s beautification project of the 178 & 321 Intersection was selected as a 2018 Connected Communities grant recipient.  The Connected Communities grant initiative funds innovative ideas in three focus areas,...

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August 2018

  • Posted by JoAnn Turnquist

    Creating Community Connections

    August 30, 2018

    Knight Soul of the Community (SOTC) was a three-year study of the 26 John S. and James L. Knight Foundation communities across the United States. Conducted by Gallup in 2008, 2009, and 2010, a period of severe financial crisis combined with a...

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  • Posted by James Mercado

    Reflecting on Experiences in the Diversity Leaders Initiative Program

    August 21, 2018

    Foundation staff members Kevin Patten (Vice President for Finance and Administration) and Heather Sherwin (Vice President for Advancement) were selected to participate in the 2018 Riley Institute at Furman’s Diversity Leaders Initiative (DLI)...

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  • Posted by James Mercado

    Back-to-School Needs From Local Nonprofits

    August 20, 2018

    Where did the summer go?  In a blink of an eye, the school year is here! This time of year often brings a mixture of feelings for families —excitement, nervousness, stress, and hope for the new beginnings. It’s also a great time to come together...

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  • Posted by James Mercado

    Celebrating Black Philanthropy Month 2018: For the Culture, For the Future

    August 15, 2018

    August is Black Philanthropy Month.  Founded in 2011 by Dr. Jackie Copeland-Carson and Pan-African Women’s Philanthropy Network, the nationally coordinated effort celebrates African-American and African-descent giving in all forms.

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June 2018

  • Posted by James Mercado

    The Power of Giving Together

    June 27, 2018

    There has been lots to celebrate in the Midland’s philanthropic community the past few months. Our community enjoyed Giving Back: The Soul of Philanthropy Reframed and Exhibited, which debuted in Columbia, SC for the first time.  The multimedia...

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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

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