It’s Happening!

  Work is underway at the site of the TBA 100 Dog Park! This will be the first dog park in our community.   Foothills Community Foundation is partnering with the City of Anderson, AnMed Health and Anderson County on this endeavor, which is the fourth venture of the TBA 100 group of private donors.…

We Are Building a Dog Park!

This is a joint venture between tba, the City of Anderson, and First Baptist Church.  tba is raising the money and will build the park.  The City of Anderson will maintain the park.  First Baptist Church is allowing us to use its parking lot between Benson Street and East Whitner Street.   tba (to be announced or to…

Foundation Announces 2014 Lyons Memorial Scholarship Recipients

Foothills Community Foundation is pleased to announce the 2014 recipients of the Jonny A. Lyons Memorial Scholarship. A bequest from Mrs. John Joseph Lyons provides scholarship assistance to descendants of former Orr-Lyons Mill employees. Her legacy will live on in perpetuity through the Lyons Memorial Scholarship Fund. Each recipient receives a $2,000 scholarship from Foothills…

A Partnership Milestone – 8 Years and Counting

In March 2006, the cupboards at the Anderson Emergency Soup Kitchen were bare. The volunteers who prepare hot nutritional meals for needy persons five days per week were struggling to meet their mission. McLester McDowell, Chairperson explained, “We are dependent upon the goodwill of individuals, churches and grants to provide these meals.  There is only…

Local Bikers Brighten Christmas…….. Again!

Robert “Little Man” Fagg and the Confederates Motorcycle Club presented a check in the amount of $12,000 to the Foundation’s Brighter Christmas Fund on Saturday. Independent Mail publisher Susan Kelly-Gilbert thanked the bikers who gathered at the newspaper office for the presentation. The bikers’ generosity at Christmas is legendary. Year after year, no matter the…