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Bill and Jo Trent Celebration Airshow draws 50,000

There was a roar over Anderson on October 19th as tens of thousands of spectators gazed at the skies over the Anderson Regional Airport. Former commercial pilot and Vietnam veteran Bill Trent and his wife Jo demonstrated their love of aviation by helping to bring this event to  their community. Foothills Community Foundation partnered with…

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Rainey Announces Retirement

Foothills Community Foundation announced on Tuesday that the organization’s president, Robert Rainey, plans to retire at the end of the year. Rainey explained “After more than 15 years with the Foundation I have decided to retire as President. I’ll be enjoying extended travel opportunities with my wife and we will see what’s next. I cannot…

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Sõl Flowers

  Sõl Flowers “If You Plant It….. They Will Come”                             (Pictured are Catherine and Caroline Roberts, Foundation President Robert Rainey, Jeff and Danielle Roberts and Al Roberts) Jeff Roberts’ family discovered a way to transform an uncultivated pasture off of Highway…

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Foundation Announces Lyons Memorial Scholarship Recipients

Foothills Community Foundation is pleased to announce the 2016 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 Honors Seabrook

    The board of directors of Foothills Community Foundation celebrated the memory of its founding chairman on March 15th with a reception and dedication.  Members of the Seabrook family along with friends of the Foundation gathered to dedicate the Cordes G. Seabrook, Jr. Board Room. Board chairman John Miller and President Robert Rainey reminded…

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Anderson Toy Parade Brightens Christmas

Robert “Lil Man” Fagg and members of the Confederates Motorcycle Club were on hand at the Anderson Independent-Mail recently to present the group’s generous donation to the Brighter Christmas Fund in the amount of $12,183.00! The club has supported the Brighter Christmas Fund for over a decade. Those present included Susan Campbell, Ann Herbert and…

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Brighter Christmas Fund

Brighter Christmas Fund  Receives $25,000 Anonymous Gift   Foothills Community Foundation is delighted to report receipt of an anonymous $25,000 gift to the Brighter Christmas Fund.  Foundation financial records indicate that anonymous $25,000 donations were made annually for more than ten years through 2007.  In recent years, however, the anonymous gift did not come in.…

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Help us help the Anderson City Police Department!

Foothills Community Foundation has entered into agreement with Cruisers for K-9’s, to raise funds for a new canine officer. Please support the Auto, Motorcycle and Jeep Show, Cruisers for K-9’s on Saturday November 14th at the Anderson Civic Center, 3027 Martin Luther King Boulevard, Anderson SC 29625.  For more information, contact Monica at 864.305.7740.  Donations to…

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The George E. Prince Memorial Ring – Continuing the Legacy

Samuel Lander Prince wanted to create a memorial to his father and approached the Anderson School Board with the idea of the Prince Ring. The following language is from the original resolution of the Anderson School Board in 1924: The George E. Prince Memorial Ring should be awarded to some member of the graduating class…

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