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Foundation Announces Scholarship Recipient

Pictured left to right are: Dee Watkins, Jane Mudd, Lujack Orr, Ashley Heard and Coach Bobby Holden   Foothills Community Foundation is pleased to present the 2019 Anderson Country Club Dee Watkins Endowed Scholarship to Ashley Heard.  Miss Heard, a T. L. Hanna High School graduate, excelled as a varsity golfer, cheerleader and softball player…

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The Big Reveal!

Community collaborators celebrated the unveiling of Textile Point “Under the Bridge” in downtown Anderson Thursday, May 9, 2019. Anderson Mayor Terence Roberts welcomed guests and applauded the community’s willingness to work together to achieve collaborative goals. Scott Foster of Anderson designed the clock tower honoring Anderson’s textile heritage, funded by partners from tba (To Benefit…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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