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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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Welcome Foothills Alliance!

  Foundation President Dean Woods welcomed Tracy Bowie, Executive Director of Foothills Alliance, along with Annette Caudell, Administrative Support, to their new offices in our Community Building in August. Ms. Bowie explained that relocating administrative offices has freed up clinical office space for the Alliance’s Child Advocacy Center and Sexual Trauma Center, which will remain in…

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Something to Howl About

Scores of dog lovers, community leaders, donors and volunteers were on hand to dedicate Anderson’s very first dog park on July 12th. Project director Dr. Marshall Meadors, III presided over a dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open The Dog Park, located at 415 North Fant Street. Parks and Recreation Division Head Bobby Beville…

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Keep it flying!

The Foundation’s community center building is proudly flying a brand new American flag overhead, thanks to the generosity of the Louise Weston and Robert M. Rainey Donor Advised Fund.   Just in time for Independence Day, the Rainey Donor Advised Fund financed the purchase of a new flag, after our previous American flag had been…

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Ann Friend – A Legacy of Giving

  A life-long resident of Anderson and a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Ann Friend gave freely of her time and talents.  A Duke Energy retiree, Ann was the first recipient of the Robinson Citizen Award for community service. She passed away on September 12, 2015 at the age of 83. Foothills Community Foundation…

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Foothills Community Foundation Sponsors Purchase Award

Dean Woods, President of Foothills Community Foundation is pictured with artist Paul Frederick at the 42nd Annual Juried Art Show on April 28th at the Anderson Arts Center.   The purchase award was announced during the Art Center’s Art on the Town Celebration.  Woods explained that the pastel titled Low Country Vista, will hang in…

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