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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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Dr Marshall L. Meadors, III, 2017 Rainey Award Recipient

At a luncheon in his honor on March 11, 2018, Dr. Marshall L. Meadors, III was presented the Foundation’s Robert M. Rainey Philanthropy Award. The first recipient of the award, Dr. Meadors has served the Anderson community in countless ways, including his support of the Anderson Arts Center, tba 100, Eat Smart Move More and…

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Stone Creek Cove Achieves Record Donation

The Stone Creek Cove Golf Tournament and Auction attained an all-time fundraising feat at their December 2nd event benefitting the Brighter Christmas Fund.  Always a major contributor to the Foundation’s annual drive for needy families, the Stone Creek Cove Golf Tournament presented their donation in the amount of $17,174.39 to Foundation President Dean Woods, breaking…

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Thank you Anderson Toy Parade!

Dean Woods, President of Foothills Community Foundation, Susan Campbell of the Brighter Christmas Fund, Robert Fagg of the Anderson Toy Parade, Genevieve Brown of the Brighter Christmas Fund and members of the Confederates Motorcycle Club Robert “Little Man” Fagg is a man with a big heart.  His motorcycle club’s Anderson Toy Parade never fails to…

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Liberty Highway Walmart Partners with Brighter Christmas Fund

Liberty Highway Walmart in Anderson and the Foothills Community Foundation partnered this holiday season for the 42nd Annual Brighter Christmas Fund. This year, Liberty Highway Walmart joins the Anderson Independent Mail, South Carolina Department of Social Services, SunTrust Bank, Foothills Community Foundation and several local businesses to make this year’s Brighter Christmas Fund a success.…

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Foundation Awards Grants to 27 Area Non-profit Groups

Foothills Community Foundation hosted a grant distribution event October 25th on the rooftop of Lilia Day Spa.  Foundation fund holders distributed 31 grants to 27 different charities totaling over $70,000. Foundation President Dean Woods explained that many of the gifts were made possible by the Sõl Flowers fundraiser organized by the Jeff Roberts family in…

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Tis the Season

The Brighter Christmas Fund board of directors met on October 5th to discuss plans for this year’s charitable initiative to help families in need during the Christmas season. Official announcements regarding the distribution of applications for assistance will be published in the Anderson Independent-Mail. Through its partnership with the Independent-Mail, Foothills Community Foundation has raised…

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