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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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Foundation Announces 2017 Lyons Memorial Scholarship Recipients

Foothills Community Foundation is pleased to announce the 2017 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 President Honored at Founders Day Convocation

  Anderson University has named R. Dean Woods as this year’s recipient of the Alumni Service Award.  The award, presented at the Founders Day Convocation, is given to an alumnus of outstanding and unselfish service to his alma mater, community and to humanity.   In a subsequent meeting, the Anderson University Board of Trust conveyed…

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It’s Happening!

  Work is underway at the site of the TBA 100 Dog Park! This will be the first dog park in our community.   Foothills Community Foundation is partnering with the City of Anderson, AnMed Health and Anderson County on this endeavor, which is the fourth venture of the TBA 100 group of private donors.…

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