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 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…

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…

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

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

  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…

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.…