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November 2018

  • Posted by Heather Sherwin

    A Guide to the Year-End Giving Season

    November 21, 2018

    Want to make the most out of your charitable giving before 2019? Let us help you make an impact this holiday season.

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  • Suggested Ways to Donate from Your IRA

    November 8, 2018

    Like many individuals, your IRA may have increased in value over the years, leaving you with more income than you may need. You can benefit your favorite charity while decreasing your taxable income and satisfying your required minimum...

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  • Future IRA Gift Options

    November 8, 2018

    In addition to giving through your IRA now, here are other options for making future gifts from your IRA account to charity:

    Bequest of IRA

    You can designate a nonprofit as the beneficiary of your IRA. This permits you to continue to take...

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October 2018

  • Posted by James Mercado

    2018 Best and Brightest 35 And Under

    October 31, 2018

    Each year Columbia Business Monthly honors outstanding young professionals in the Midlands for their contributions to their community, careers, and families in their “Best and Brightest 35 and Under” feature. This year, our Program Associate,...

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  • Posted by Erin Johnson

    Redefining Cycling in the Midlands

    October 31, 2018

    “We want to redefine what cycling is in the Midlands,” states Scott Nuelken, President and Chair, Cola Town Bike Collective. This is the goal of Cola Town Bike Collective’s project, Sprocket. The 2018 Connected Communities grant recipient aims...

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  • Posted by JoAnn Turnquist

    After the Tragedy, We Must Come Together to Heal

    October 29, 2018

    In the wake of the terrible tragedy at the Tree of Life synagogue, our hearts are with the families of each of the victims, the Jewish community, the law enforcement community, and the people of Pittsburgh.

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  • 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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