Brookgreen Gardens announces recipient of 2021 John S. Rainey Philanthropy Award

October 27, 2021

Brookgreen Gardens, a National Historic Landmark, has announced Laura Jackson Hoy as the recipient of the 2021 John S. Rainey Philanthropy Award. The award, established in 2017, is named in honor of philanthropist John Stringer Rainey, who was a Brookgreen Gardens Trustee and Huntington Society member for many years. Laura has been involved with Brookgreen since she was a child, has been a generous donor since 2002, and has served on the Brookgreen Board of Trustees since 2019.

“We are delighted to present the 2021 John S. Rainey Philanthropy Award to Laura Jackson Hoy for her continued dedication and gifts to Brookgreen,” says Page Kiniry, president and CEO of Brookgreen Gardens. “Laura is an extraordinary leader for Brookgreen and has helped support the growth of our organization through her many acts of kindness.”

Laura is a dedicated public servant, devoting her time to organizations including Waccamaw Community Foundation, the Jackson Family Center for Ethics and Values at Coastal Carolina University, the Wofford College Board of Trustees, and the First Presbyterian Church of Myrtle Beach. Through a donation, the Jackson family dedicated Brookgreen’s Palmetto Garden to honor their mother, Mary Emily Platt Jackson. A gallery in Brookgreen’s Rosen Galleries is also named for the Hoy family due to their generous donation.

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