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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 ESTABLISHES THE ROBERT M. RAINEY PHILANTHROPY AWARD

Foothills Community Foundation announced the creation of The Robert M. Rainey Philanthropy award at its recognition ceremony for retiring President Robert Rainey. The Robert M. Rainey Philanthropy Award is presented to a philanthropist in the Oconee, Pickens, and Anderson county area who has made significant contributions to the betterment of the community by raising awareness…

Foundation Announces Lyons Memorial Scholarship Recipients

Foothills Community Foundation is pleased to announce the 2016 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 Honors Seabrook

    The board of directors of Foothills Community Foundation celebrated the memory of its founding chairman on March 15th with a reception and dedication.  Members of the Seabrook family along with friends of the Foundation gathered to dedicate the Cordes G. Seabrook, Jr. Board Room. Board chairman John Miller and President Robert Rainey reminded…

Help us help the Anderson City Police Department!

Foothills Community Foundation has entered into agreement with Cruisers for K-9’s, to raise funds for a new canine officer. Please support the Auto, Motorcycle and Jeep Show, Cruisers for K-9’s on Saturday November 14th at the Anderson Civic Center, 3027 Martin Luther King Boulevard, Anderson SC 29625.  For more information, contact Monica at 864.305.7740.  Donations to…

In Memoriam

The Foundation lost a good friend with the passing of Cordes Seabrook, Jr. on May 27th.  Cordes was instrumental in chartering Foothills Community Foundation as a non-profit community foundation and served as the Foundation’s first Board Chairman. Cordes and Clinky created the Foundation’s first Charitable Remainder Unitrust in 1999 and the Foundation’s first Donor Advised…

Foothills Community Foundation Receives National Recognition

 (President Robert Rainey, pictured right at the 15th Anniversary Celebration of Foothills Community Foundation, Gray Suggs, CPA, outgoing board chairman is pictured at left) Foothills Community Foundation recently received accreditation with the nation’s highest standard for philanthropic excellence. National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations™ establish legal, ethical, effective practices for community foundations everywhere. “Meeting the…

Foundation Hosts 15th Anniversary Reception

Foothills Community Foundation celebrated its 15th anniversary on September 23rd at the Bleckley Inn with approximately 140 guests in attendance. Board chairman Gray Suggs welcomed the guests and asked all founders and former board members to stand for recognition. He thanked them for their leadership, vision and generosity. Many of the Foundation’s original board members…

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…

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