This is part of our ongoing “Donor Spotlight” series.

Spotlight on: Frank P. “Butch” Hughes, III

After retiring as publisher of the Anderson Independent Mail, my wife and I decided to stay in Anderson, South Carolina.

As a newspaper publisher, I had the opportunity to be involved as a community leader in every community we’ve lived. I understand the importance of charitable giving. Neighbor helping neighbor – a valuable lesson I learned growing up in Tennessee.

I was aware of the Foothills Community Foundation and a few years ago I decided to create my own Donor Advised Fund.  I found it a helpful way to organize and plan for my charitable contributions. Plus, it provides me with the tax benefits I need.  Having a Donor Advised Fund at the Foundation is a way to maximize my contributions and make them last beyond a single donation.

Creating a Donor Advised Fund was easy and it provides me with flexibility tailored to my specific philanthropic interests.   It gives me what I’ve always enjoyed, a hands on approach to giving. Helping others has just been a way of life for us. We value our partnership with the Foothills Community Foundation in helping us fulfill our charitable vision.