November 2018

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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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

April 2018

  • 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.  We spoke with Jeff to share about his work with Community Foundation's across the nation.

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February 2018

January 2018

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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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 th

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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 scholarship story. This week, we are excited to share an excerpt from her inspiring speech:

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October 2015

  • Posted by JoAnn Turnquist

    Uniting in Flood Relief

    October 9, 2015

    The outpouring of support from friends and strangers in response to the flooding this week has been trem

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April 2015

  • Palmetto Computer Consulting #IAmMidlandsGives Video Contest

    April 9, 2015

    Midlands Gives is made up of everyone in our community. Each person who participates on May 5th is a philanthropist. Wheather supporting a nonprofit organization through an online donation or spreading the word about your favorite causes, we can all magnify philanthropy and support our favorite causes. The Midlands community is invited to share why you are a philanthropist during our Palmetto Computer Consulting #IAmMidlandsGives video contest. 

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March 2015

  • Posted by JoAnn Turnquist

    Creating Change As One Community

    March 12, 2015

    Did you know that the “case of the century” began in South Carolina?  In the late 1940s, residents of Clarendon County decided it was time for change.  Rev. De Laine and his community were tired of the inequality in their children’s education and began working together to create a better life for the future generations.  The community filed a lawsuit that demanded the end of separate, unequal schools.  The final result? A landmark case, Briggs v. Elliot, that led to the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education lawsuit and the Supreme Court declaration that segregated public schools are unconstitutional.

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October 2014

August 2014

July 2014

May 2014

  • Posted by JoAnn Turnquist

    Midlands Gives Unites Community

    May 13, 2014

    Wow! 24-hours. 150 nonprofits. $704,932.23 raised! Behind these incredible results were inspiring stories of our community uniting to Magnify the Midlands. Thank you! We were overwhelmed bythe generosity of the community and the resulting success of our inaugural Midlands Gives.

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  • Posted by JoAnn Turnquist

    Magnify the Midlands

    May 1, 2014

    Do you remember using a magnify glass growing up? Most likely, you used it in science class or maybe in your own exploration of the world.

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April 2014

  • Posted by Heather Sherwin

    Giving Back with Heart n' Soul

    April 15, 2014

    People dancing the night away to the sound of cover songs from the 50’s and 60’s isn’t usually what comes to mind when a person hears the word nonprofit. However, Heart ‘n Soul is not the typical nonprofit.

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February 2014

  • Posted by JoAnn Turnquist

    A Great Opportunity for Local Nonprofits

    February 21, 2014

    Working together. Every day we work with others; collaborating with a colleague at work, completing chores with the help of a family member, finishing a neighborhood project with friends.

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November 2013

  • Posted by JoAnn Turnquist

    Celebrating Philanthropy

    November 14, 2013

    Here at the Community Foundation, we celebrate philanthropy every day. We have a front row ticket to watch giving in the Midlands and we regularly witness the generosity that makes our community an incredible place to call home.

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August 2013

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April 2013

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June 2012

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