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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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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…

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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…

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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.…

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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…

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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…

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Danielle K. Roberts, 2018 Rainey Award Recipient

The Robert M. Rainey Philanthropy Award recipient for 2018 is Danielle K. Roberts, the driving force behind Sol Flowers. This annual fundraiser transforms a parcel of rural acreage off of Highway 81 into a field of sunflowers, attracting a steady stream of families, photographers and nature lovers who purchase bundles of the giant blooms. The…

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