January 2017

  • 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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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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  • Posted by JoAnn Turnquist

    The 2015 Holiday "Acts of Giving" List

    December 1, 2015

    As the Midlands’ expert in philanthropy, we’re offering you a list of our recommendations for local “acts of giving” opportunities to get you started.  We hope you will take time this holiday season to enjoy a time honored family tradition or...

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October 2015

  • Posted by JoAnn Turnquist

    A Philanthropic Partnership

    October 16, 2015

    In the aftermath of the recent floods, the kindness of neighbors and strangers alike has been demonstrated over and over again throughout our region – philanthropy in action.  Although it will take time to recover and rebuild, it is important to...

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  • 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 tremendous. Our community has truly come together in the midst of tragedy and has stepped up to give our time, talent and treasure in abundance....

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September 2015

August 2015


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