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December 2015

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    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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    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

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    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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    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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    Why I Go 'Round in Circles'!

    August 27, 2015

    From JoAnn Turnquist:  I’m delighted to introduce Dr. Benjamin Dixon, our first guest blogger in our “Love Where You Live” series. Dr. Dixon is the founder and President...

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    Love Where You Live

    August 13, 2015

    There’s a lot to love about the Midlands. From vibrant festivals and weekend events to beautiful parks and places to gather, our community offers much to do and many places to enjoy. As we work to improve our community, we want to recognize the...

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June 2015

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    Thoughts for Charleston

    June 19, 2015

    In the aftermath of Wednesday’s violence, our hearts and prayers are with the families of the victims and the entire Charleston community.

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    Safety First: Avoiding Giving to Fraudulent Charities

    June 1, 2015

    Safety is important in all areas of life. We spend lots of time and energy making sure we are safe -- avoiding common dangers everywhere we go. Similar safety habits should also be applied when we make charitable gifts.

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April 2015

March 2015

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    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...

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February 2015

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    Strengthen Your Heart with Giving

    February 26, 2015

    During the month of February, our hearts get lots of attention. Between Valentine’s Day and National Heart Month, we can’t ignore the importance of this organ. Our hearts are the center of our health, both physical and emotional. Most likely, you...

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    A Matchmaker for Philanthropy

    February 12, 2015

    What do Match.com, eHarmony and Central Carolina Community Foundation have in common?  The answer?  We are all dating sites.  Yes, believe it or not, Central Carolina Community Foundation has been a matchmaker for years.  No, we probably can’t...

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January 2015

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    5 Reasons You Need a Will, Today

    January 29, 2015

    Planning is a big part of our lives.  We plan our days, our meals and our vacations.  We make plans for lunches, business meetings and birthday celebrations.  But, have we made plans for our future?  We plan our children’s lunches and their play...

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