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August 2015

  • Posted by JoAnn Turnquist

    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

  • Posted by JoAnn Turnquist

    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

  • 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...

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February 2015

  • Posted by JoAnn Turnquist

    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

  • Posted by JoAnn Turnquist

    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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    The Chain Reaction of Giving

    January 16, 2015

    One of my favorite games growing up was dominos.  But I never actually followed the rules. Instead, I took my domino collection and made designs on the floor, relishing in the final act of seeing the long line knocked down by the touch of a...

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    A Lesson from Luke

    January 8, 2015

    After spin class last Saturday, my neighbor Kevin asked my advice about making a donation.  His son Luke, who is in 2nd grade, had seen the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (APSPCA) commercials showing injured and...

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December 2014

  • Posted by JoAnn Turnquist

    7 Generous Family Holiday Traditions

    December 17, 2014

    Traditions make this time of year extra special.  In addition to strengthening family bonds, traditions teach values and skills to your children. During the holidays, children can get wrapped up making their wish lists for Santa and dropping...

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    Make the Most of Your Giving Spirit

    December 4, 2014

    It’s the most wonderful time of the year.  There is so much to celebrate during the holiday season, so much festivity and cheer.  But what’s most exciting is the spotlight on giving.  Or, the “giving spirit,” that society embraces like an old...

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October 2014

  • Posted by JoAnn Turnquist

    Why Do You Give?

    October 31, 2014

    30 years ago, several Midlands business leaders came together to form Central Carolina Community Foundation, a ‘community chest’ that would be the central resource for charitable giving in our...

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    Giving is Contagious

    October 3, 2014

    Did you know you can catch the “Giving Bug?”  That’s right, giving is contagious.  The more you give and, spread your ...

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