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1st Quarter Newsletter

1st Quarter Newsletter

1st Quarter Newsletter

Roberts Honored by Foundation

Roberts Honored by Foundation

 Dr. Theresa G. Knoepp, Danielle K. Roberts and Dr. Marshall L. Meadors, III Foothills Community Foundation honored Danielle K. Roberts as the 2018 recipient of the Robert M. Rainey Philanthropy Award at a luncheon on March 10 at Anderson University.  The award is named for Robert Rainey, who served the Foundation as president from 2001…

Fourth Quarter Newsletter

Fourth Quarter Newsletter

4th Quarter Newsletter

Santa Rides In!

Santa Rides In!

The Brighter Christmas Fund can depend upon the Anderson Toy Parade to ride into town, brighten faces and lift spirits in our community every Christmas. Robert Fagg and fellow members of his motorcycle club presented a check to Dean Woods and members of the Brighter Christmas Fund Board on December 15th in the amount of…

Foundation Awards Grants to 24 Area Non-profits

Foundation Awards Grants to 24 Area Non-profits

Linda P. McConnell presents a gift from the Pruitt Foundation Fund to Ashla Shingler and Annette Miller of Hospice of the Upstate Foothills Community Foundation hosted a grant distribution event November 28th at the Stringer Rainey home on the campus of Anderson University. Foundation fund holders distributed grants to 24 charitable organizations. Glenn Buddin, Chairman…

TBA Gathering at Whitner & Company

TBA Gathering at Whitner & Company

TBA members and supporters gathered for an evening reception at Whitner & Company recently to celebrate past successes and provide a glimpse of their next project. TBA co-chairs Kimberly Spears and John Miller explained that TBA is the local initiative To Benefit Anderson, but pointed out that the exact nature of the group’s next project…

Third Quarter Newsletter

Third Quarter Newsletter

3rd Qtr Newsletter 2018

Foundation Seeks Nominations

Foundation Seeks Nominations

Foothills Community Foundation is now accepting nominations for the Robert M. Rainey Philanthropy Award. Established in 2017, the award is named after longtime president of the Foundation, Robert M. Rainey. Dr. Marshall L. Meadors, III was honored as the inaugural recipient of the Robert M. Rainey Philanthropy Award at a luncheon in his honor on…

Second Quarter Newsletter

Second Quarter Newsletter

2nd Qtr Newsletter 2018

Spa Day for Sculptures

Spa Day for Sculptures

Julie Miller   Outdoor bronze sculptures require periodic cleaning and waxing in order to maintain their original beauty. Julie and John Miller appreciate sculpture and the significance of public art in our community.  They have become familiar with a cleaning process that won’t harm the patina of beautiful pieces like the Wren Fountain children. These…

Foundation Announces Lyons Memorial Scholarship Recipients

Foundation Announces  Lyons Memorial Scholarship Recipients

Foothills Community Foundation is pleased to announce the 2018 recipients of the Jonny A. Lyons Memorial Scholarship.  A bequest from Mrs. John Joseph Lyons provides scholarship assistance to graduating high school seniors who are descendants of former Orr-Lyons Mill employees. The Orr-Lyons Mill was a cotton spinning and weaving plant that was founded in 1899…

Foundation Announces Three Scholarship Recipients

Foundation Announces Three Scholarship Recipients

  Pictured left to right are: Cole Skelton, Olivia Williams, Lujack Orr, Dee Watkins, Coach Bobby Holden, Mitchell Morgan and Jane Mudd Foothills Community Foundation is pleased to announce the 2018 recipients of the Anderson Country Club Dee Watkins Endowed Scholarship.  Jane Mudd, chairman of the Foundation Grants Review Committee explained, “These are three outstanding…

You can be a partner in tba Project #5!

You can be a partner in tba Project #5!

Generator Park – tba Project #1 TBA Projects.Invitation to Join

Eaves Awarded George E. Prince Memorial Ring

Eaves Awarded George E. Prince Memorial Ring

Benjamin Eaves This year, students at T. L. Hanna High School selected Benjamin Eaves to receive the 2018 Prince Memorial Ring. Mr. Eaves will attend the University of South Carolina where he plans to major in nursing.  While at Hanna, Ben has been a part of the Lacrosse team and served on the student council….

Foundation Presents Grant to Camp iRoc

Foundation Presents Grant to Camp iRoc

The United Way of Pickens County, in partnership with the School District of Pickens County and the Pickens County YMCA have developed a remedial reading and summer camp experience to address illiteracy among elementary school students in Pickens County. Camp iRock began in 2015 as a pilot project.  Now in its 4th year, Camp iRock…

First Quarter Newsletter

First Quarter Newsletter

1st Qtr Newsletter 2018

Meadors Honored

Dr. Marshall L. Meadors, III, left is congratulated by Robert M. Rainey Dr. Marshall L. Meadors, III was honored as the inaugural recipient of the Robert M. Rainey Philanthropy Award at a luncheon in his honor on March 11 at Anderson University. Foundation Board member Bo Crader announced the award, stating that Marshall has blessed…

Fourth Quarter Newsletter

Fourth Quarter Newsletter

Fourth Quarter Newsletter

Stone Creek Cove Achieves Record Donation

Stone Creek Cove Achieves Record Donation

The Stone Creek Cove Golf Tournament and Auction attained an all-time fundraising feat at their December 2nd event benefitting the Brighter Christmas Fund.  Always a major contributor to the Foundation’s annual drive for needy families, the Stone Creek Cove Golf Tournament presented their donation in the amount of $17,174.39 to Foundation President Dean Woods, breaking…

Thank you Anderson Toy Parade!

Thank you Anderson Toy Parade!

Dean Woods, President of Foothills Community Foundation, Susan Campbell of the Brighter Christmas Fund, Robert Fagg of the Anderson Toy Parade, Genevieve Brown of the Brighter Christmas Fund and members of the Confederates Motorcycle Club Robert “Little Man” Fagg is a man with a big heart.  His motorcycle club’s Anderson Toy Parade never fails to…

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