The Spinx Company founder, Stewart Spinks, and his wife Martha, were recently awarded “Individual Philanthropist of the Year” on National Philanthropy Day. The Spinks were given the honor by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), an association dedicated to generating philanthropic support for a wide variety of charitable institutions. Since 1986, Nov. 15th has been recognized as National Philanthropy Day, to honor donors, volunteers, leaders, foundations and others who participate in philanthropy.
“We are so honored to accept the award for Individual Philanthropist of the Year,” Stewart Spinks said. “Being a good neighbor and supporting the communities that help support us is extremely important to my family and the Spinx Company.”
Stewart Spinks is heavily involved in a variety of philanthropic organizations including the American Cancer Society, FAVOR Greenville, March of Dimes and others. He also founded his own charitable organization, The Spinks Family Foundation, which focuses on growing healthy kids where we live, work and play, by partnering with programs that focus on improving health, education, wellness, and moral growth for the children of South Carolina.
Founded in 1972 in Greenville, S.C., The Spinx Company operates 82 convenience retail stores throughout South Carolina, and with approximately 1,400 employees, it is the largest privately-held retailer headquartered in the state. Spinx is committed to making life easier by fulfilling people’s everyday needs with fresh, on-the-go food, beverages and other convenience products delivered in a safe, clean and friendly environment. Through the Spinx Xtras Loyalty program and the Spinx mobile app, the company offers its loyal customers savings on fuel and special promotions. For more information about Spinx or the Spinx Xtras program, visit the company’s website at www.spinx.com.