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

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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November 2016

  • Posted by CCCF Guest

    Marked by the Water

    November 30, 2016

    It took less than a week after the rains had stopped—before the water really started to subside—for the artists in the SC Midlands to start looking for an outlet for all the creative energy we had stored as we had witnessed the worst period of...

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  • Posted by CCCF Guest

    Building Sisterhood Through Philanthropy

    November 22, 2016

    This past August, the Foundation hosted a panel discussion focused on philanthropy across cultures in our community. Throughout the year we will continue the conversation with a Q&As from our panelists. Our first interview is with Dr.

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October 2016

July 2016

  • Posted by JoAnn Turnquist

    Moving Forward By Hearing, Learning, and Understanding

    July 12, 2016

    On July 10, South Carolina celebrated the one-year anniversary of the removal of the Confederate battle flag from the South Carolina State House grounds.  What should have been a joyful event for our state became a backdrop for protests against...

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March 2016

  • Posted by CCCF Guest

    Meet Chelsee

    March 11, 2016

    Chelsee is the first recipient of the Harmon Scholarship, a scholarship for graduates from public high schools in Sumter County that helps students realize the American Dream. Chelsee recently returned to her alma mater to share with students her...

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February 2016

  • Posted by JoAnn Turnquist

    The Midlands' Remarkable Culture of Volunteerism

    February 12, 2016

    Our community is made up of many remarkable people who generously donate their time and talents to a variety of causes without expecting anything in return. The collective impact of our community’s volunteer efforts is inspiring and is one of the...

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January 2016

December 2015

  • Posted by JoAnn Turnquist

    Reflections of a Story Catcher

    December 11, 2015

    From JoAnn Turnquist:  This week, the Jewish community is celebrating Hanukkah, the annual celebration of the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem. This meaningful holiday brings families together and, whenever families gather, stories...

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