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Amanda Metzger joins Healthy Learners as Director of Community Engagement

 

Healthy Learners has named Amanda Metzger as director of community engagement for the organization, which is a faith-based non-profit that connects school-aged children to health care providers to help remove barriers to school success. In this role, Metzger is responsible for increasing community involvement of existing counties served by Healthy Learners and those targeted for…

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Sisters of Charity Foundation announces board officers and new members

 

This Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina is announcing its new Board of Trustees and new officers for the 2020 year. Joining the Board for a three-year term are: Dr. Joseph (Lee) Pearson, Associate Dean for Operations and Accreditation, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina Reverend Tiffany Boykin-Knowlin, Pastor, Wesley United…

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Prisma Health Midlands Foundation announces new board members

 

  Prisma Health Midlands Foundation welcomes the following new board members. Prisma Health Midlands Foundation Board: Samer Abraham, Operating Partner, Lugoff Toyota John Griggs, Regional Executive, Synovus Lentz Ivey, President, Fortune Personnel Consultants Bo Mobley, Director of Sales, Gibson and Associates Ashley Thomas, Founder/Executive Director, The Hive Community Circle John Williams, Co-owner and Vice President,…

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Annual ECO BALL slated for Earth Day 2020

 

Global expedition leader says “big announcement” planned for the 5th annual event By Alex Junes-Ward Global Eco Adventures, Inc. (GEA) will host its 5th annual ECO BALL at Columbia’s Riverbanks Zoo & Garden, Wed. evening, Apr. 22 – Earth Day 2020 – and will present awards for Environmental Champion of the Year, Environmental Legislator of…

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Fellow Countrymen selected as Q1 recipient of FUEL for Good Grant

 

Greenville, SC – FUEL, a marketing agency in downtown Greenville, SC, specializing in digital and traditional services, has awarded Fellow Countrymen the first quarter FUEL for Good grant. The $10,000 marketing grant was established in 2019 in order to help local non-profits achieve their goals and fulfill their vision to positively impact the community. “Our…

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Multi-church men’s conference to focus on “trust” and “racial reconciliation”

 

Spiritual retreat hopes to make a few good men even better in 2020 By W. Thomas Smith, Jr. COLUMBIA, S.C. – Northeast Presbyterian Church (NEPC) will host its an annual Christian men’s conference, and the church is inviting men from all Midlands-area houses of worship as well as those unaffiliated with any church to attend,…

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2020 MLK celebration honorees and parade marshal announced

 

The first African American to teach at an all-white high school in South Carolina, the first African American president of the South Carolina Dental Association, a restauranteur who founded the nonprofit Feed the Need, and an organization enriching the lives of local youth will be honored with awards at the 48th Annual Reverend Dr. Martin…

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4th Annual MUSC Center on Aging Senior Expo

 

Top MUSC physicians and researchers will be on-site to offer complimentary health screenings, including fall risk assessments, hearing bone density, blood pressure, glucose, and other screenings. There will be live, interactive presentations throughout the day, including a yogic breathing workshop area. Over 120 exhibitors will be present to help seniors and their families navigate everything…

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TEDx returns to UofSC in October; speaker nominations sought

 

The University of South Carolina will host its second TEDx event on Oct. 15. TEDxUofSC will feature eight speakers who each have an idea worth sharing to better the community. The inaugural TEDxUofSC was held in 2018 and was a half-day experience that included 12 short, powerful talks, an address from the university president and…

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Vet helps tend to others’ wounds

 

After being badly injured by a roadside bomb in Iraq in 2005, Steven Diaz (in photo) was left with scars including post-traumatic stress, partial blindness, traumatic brain injury and a seizure disorder. The former Marine told Capital Rotarians on Jan. 15 that the battle to survive led him to become a founding member of Hidden…

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Presbyterian Communities of SC names new CEO

 

Former Pastor & Businessman to Lead Presbyterian Communities of SC; Rev. Dr. Franklin Fant to Assume Role June 1 After conducting a national CEO search, the Presbyterian Communities of South Carolina (“PCSC”) Board of Trustees has selected Rev. Dr. Franklin Fant as the incoming PCSC President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective June 1, 2020. “Franklin…

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Dr. Nika White selected as local city director for national women’s empowerment organization

 

Walker’s Legacy, a digital platform for the professional and entrepreneurial multicultural woman, has announced Dr. Nika White as its new city director for Greenville, SC. Dr. Nika White, founder of Nika White Consulting, LLC is a national authority and fearless advocate for diversity, inclusion, and equity. As an award-winning management and leadership consultant, keynote speaker, published…

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EngenuitySC to conclude Competitiveness Week 2020 with a celebration of creative entrepreneur Mark Rapp

 

EngenuitySC, the local nonprofit that works with area leaders to make the Columbia, S.C., region a standout choice for top talent and competitive companies, will close out its annual Competitiveness Week 2020 with a celebration of one of the city’s greatest levers of growth — its thriving arts community. EngenuitySC has partnered with one of…

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Greenville Humane Society welcomes new members and officers to 2020 Board of Directors

 

Greenville Humane Society announced its full slate of members for the 2020 Board of Directors, including new officers and three new members. The Board is made up of community members who help to provide leadership for the execution of the Humane Society’s mission to preserve the lives and enhance the well-being of animals. Joining the…

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Beth Frost returns as Chair of The Drive Golf Tournament benefiting Prisma Health Cancer Centers

 

Beth Frost has returned for a third year as chair of The Drive golf tournament, the signature fundraising event benefiting Prisma Health Cancer Centers. The 29th tournament, led by Prisma Health Midlands Foundation, will return to Cobblestone Park Golf Club in Blythewood, S.C. on Thursday, April 2, 2020. As chair, Frost will lead a committee…

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Richland Library announces Martin Luther King, Jr. Day schedule

 

All Richland Library locations will close Monday, January 20 in observance of Martin Luther King (MLK), Jr. Day. Local residents will still be able to access the library’s resources and information online. If you would like to renew materials or download items, visit richlandlibrary.com. We will reopen at 9 a.m., Tuesday, January 21. For questions,…

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IT-oLogy and Dominion Energy collaborate in creating a new veteran IT training program

 

IT-oLogy and Dominion Energy Collaborate in Creating a New Veteran IT Training Program IT-oLogy is now accepting applications for the Veteran Workforce Re-Entry Program. Funded by a grant from the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation, this new veteran-focused training program offers qualifying U.S. military veterans the opportunity to participate in CompTIA certification courses that will help…

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Great deals emerge during Clearance Book Sale – one day only!

 

If you set a New Year’s resolution to read more in 2020, the Richland Library Friends and Foundation wants to help with reaching that goal. The organization plans to host the Clearance Book Sale from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m., Thursday, January 16 at the Richland Library Operations Center (130 Lancewood Drive). The Clearance Book Sale…

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St. Andrews Presbyterian Church to Host Free Conference on Serving the Disabled – February 1

 

February 1 Event Will Provide Information and Inspiration for Individuals, Families, and Church Groups On Saturday, February 1, 2020, St. Andrews Presbyterian Church will host a conference to address ways that church leaders and congregations can better support and engage individuals with special needs and disabilities. The public is invited to attend the event, which…

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The Carolinas Center for Medical Excellence selected as a Subcontractor of QIN-QIO Task Order 1 Award under the 12th Statement of Work

 

Recently, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) awarded a five-year contract to Health Quality Innovators (HQI) to serve as a Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) under the recently launched 12th Statement of Work. The Carolinas Center for Medical Excellence (CCME), a nonprofit organization recognized as a leader in improving health care quality,…

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Lowcountry Food Bank’s 21th Annual Chefs’ Feast Gala to fight childhood hunger – February 9

 

Sponsorships available to support our Childhood Hunger programs The Lowcountry Food Bank announced that its 21st annual Chefs’ Feast gala will be held on Sunday, February 9, 2020, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the North Charleston Convention Center, 5001 Coliseum Drive. More than 700 community partners and guests are expected to attend to…

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Recipient of Servant’s Heart Award chosen as next executive director for Family Promise of the Midlands

 

Jeff Armstrong, an experienced non-profit administrator, has been named executive director of Family Promise of the Midlands. Since 2016, he has served United Way of the Midlands in various capacities: as youth program manager, as a leader with the Resilient Richland initiative, and as the affordable housing coordinator. Prior to moving to Columbia, Armstrong directed…

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TD Bank joins the South Carolina Wildlife Federation as exclusive sponsor for Conservation dinner “Forks, Knives, and Spoonbills” at Spotted Salamander

 

Spotted Salamander Executive Chef Jessica Shillato Releases Six-Course Menu The South Carolina Wildlife Federation (SCWF) announced TD Bank as the exclusive partner for their event “Forks, Knives, and Spoonbills: A Dinner Celebrating Conservation.” The special event hosted by Spotted Salamander on January 24th will feature a six-course meal containing unique dishes inspired by imperiled species of…

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Senior Resources receives donation from Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation

 

Senior Resources has received $2500 from the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation just in time to help feed local residents.  Senior Resources will use the gift to provide approximately 340 hot, nutritionally balanced meals to home-bound seniors and disabled adults. “The donation from the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation meets the challenge of senior hunger…

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Girl Scouts of South Carolina-Mountains to Midlands names Lora Tucker as new Chief Executive Officer

 

Girl Scouts of South Carolina Mountains to Midlands has appointed Lora Tucker as the organization’s next Chief Executive Officer. Tucker is a lifelong Girl Scout and Gold Award Girl Scout.  She served as the CEO of Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana and as a council consultant to Girl Scouts of the USA.  Most recently Tucker was…

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Cleanup Blitz on Highway 6 with PalmettoPride

 

Join PalmettoPride and other local community organizations for Cleanup Blitz on Highway 6, Monday, January 20, 2020 from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. Start your new year off with a day of service by helping make Lexington County litter-free. The cleanup event spans more than nine miles of roadway beginning with Peachtree Rock Road and…

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Bank of America Fall for Greenville donates festival proceeds to local nonprofit organizations

 

Bank of America Fall for Greenville board members and event partners presented $38,600 to 12 nonprofit organizations from the local community and recognized the efforts of those organizations that committed substantial volunteer hours over the course of the three-day event. All funds donated came from the 2019 festival held last October. Local charities receiving event…

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Non Profit Minute – Andrea Walker, Fostering Foster Animal Rescue

 

The Who’s on the Move, BizSC, Non Profit Minute is a quick, two-minute interview in support of the amazing impact that local non profits have on our communities. We would like to thank our sponsors of this video series: BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, NP Strategy and South Carolina Federal Credit Union.   Andrea Walker, Owner,…

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Promoting independence for seniors

 

Keeping Richland County’s older citizens healthy, independent and safe has been the goal of Senior Resources for the past 42 years, says Beth Struble, interim director of development for the non-profit that began in 1967. Struble (shown with Rotarian Perry Lancaster) was Capital Rotary’s Jan. 8 guest speaker, detailing the agency’s work in supplying food,…

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Aflac grant to aid Mission Lexington

 

A grant has been awarded to Mission Lexington by Aflac, housed at Central Carolina Community Foundation. It will fund a new project, “Operation Splish Splash” to provide hygiene products to those in need. “We’re grateful to Aflac for the grant,” said Robin W. Bowers, Executive Director of Mission Lexington. “We take for granted the need…

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Lowcountry Food Bank welcomes new employees

 

The Lowcountry Food Bank (LCFB), whose mission is to lead the fight against hunger throughout the 10 coastal counties of South Carolina, is pleased to announce that several new staff members have come aboard, and one current employee has been promoted. Jennifer DeWitt, Vice President of Community Initiatives, previously served as Global Director of Corporate…

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2020 MLK Celebration keynote speakers and theme announced

 

Charleston’s 10-day Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration, the largest and longest-running event of its kind in South Carolina, will be headlined this month by Sheila C. Johnson, founder and CEO of global hospitality firm Salamander Hotels & Resorts, and Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie, presiding prelate of the Tenth Episcopal District of the African…

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Allstar Financial Group hires PR veteran to expand corporate responsibility program

 

Cathy Cobbs, who has more than 25 years of experience in the fields of journalism, public relations, and community engagement, has joined the Allstar advertising division as its Public Relations Manager. Most recently, she worked at Transitions Homeless Center in Columbia, SC in the areas of fundraising and community outreach, coordinating activities for the 1,800…

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Trident United Way awards $25,000 Community Engagement Grants

 

Diverse list of groups across Tri-County benefit from our community support  Trident United Way announced grants to seven groups totaling $25,000 for special events aimed to help strengthen families, encourage mentoring and promote health and well-being across the Tri-County. This is the second round of a $50,000 grant cycle which provides an immediate benefit for…

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Congaree Land Trust announces 352+ acres in Fairfield County, now conserved

 

Over 352 acres in Fairfield County are now conserved, thanks to the collaborative efforts of the Congaree Land Trust (CLT), the South Carolina Conservation Bank (SCCB) and the McCrary family. Now under conservation easement, this working property—a tree farm— helps to permanently protect central South Carolinians’ water and air quality, preserve wildlife habitat, and support…

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Non Profit Minute – Jesse Blom, The Green Heart Project

 

The Who’s on the Move, BizSC, Non Profit Minute is a quick, two-minute interview in support of the amazing impact that local non profits have on our communities. We would like to thank our sponsors of this video series: BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, NP Strategy and South Carolina Federal Credit Union. Jesse Blom, Executive Director,…

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Project HOPE Foundation employees pass board exam to become BCaBAs

 

Three Project HOPE Foundation employees passed their board exams to become Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analysts (BCaBAs). Brittnie Cox is currently a BCBA apprentice at Hope Academy in Landrum, continuing her education to pursue her BCBA. Cox has been with HOPE since 2017. Jessica Florez, with HOPE since October 2016, serves on the behavior support…

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S.C. State Fair to host annual Hudson’s Heroes Tackle Hunger event January 11

 

Jim Hudson Automotive Group, Souper Bowl of Caring and Harvest Hope Food Bank The South Carolina State Fair will host the third annual Hudson’s Heroes Tackle Hunger event at the fairgrounds Saturday, Jan. 11. The event is a partnership with Jim Hudson Automotive Group, the Souper Bowl of Caring and Harvest Hope Food Bank. Representatives…

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Ten at the Top names Michael Hildebrand Director of the Upstate Mobility Alliance

 

Ten at the Top (TATT) has announced the addition of Michael Hildebrand as the first Director of the Upstate Mobility Alliance, which has been created following the Connecting Our Future Mobility initiative. A two-year effort coordinated by Ten at the Top that brought together transportation providers, business leaders, and nonprofit representatives around the issue of…

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The Oyster Roast benefiting Prisma Health Cancer Centers is Feb. 1

 

The Oyster Roast, an annual event hosted by The Cavalry, a young donors society of Prisma Health Midlands Foundation, will be held Saturday, Feb. 1, on the historic grounds of Grovewood Plantation, 1992 Congaree Road, Eastover, S.C. Proceeds from The Oyster Roast, presented by Nelson Mullins, benefit Prisma Health Cancer Centers, one of the largest…

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Madison Davis joins Thomas E. Hannah Family YMCA

 

The YMCA of Greater Spartanburg recently welcomed Madison Davis as the Senior Program Director of Child Care Services. Madison worked part-time for the Thomas E. Hannah Family YMCA during her college years at North Greenville University. After graduating at NGU, Madison was hired at the Cherokee County Family YMCA and worked full-time as the Child…

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Senior Resources prepares for 2020 Census

 

Senior Resources announces a formal partnership with the City of Columbia’s Complete Count Committee to encourage the accurate count of all local senior citizens in the 2020 Census. The partnership will expand awareness and education about the census to seniors leading up to Census Day on April 1, 2020. “Full and accurate participation in the…

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New program available to kinship caregivers in South Carolina

 

With recent reports indicating more than 130,000 children are in kinship care across South Carolina, Richland Library is trying to assist the relatives or non-related adults who are looking after the welfare of these children. Thanks to a nearly $35,000 grant from the South Carolina Department of Social Services, Richland Library is providing a free,…

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Volunteers reap numerous benefits with Garden in the Parks program

 

Common on those New Year’s resolutions lists are more exercise, volunteering and learning a new skill or hobby. Volunteers with the Charleston Parks Conservancy’s Garden in the Parks program can easily check those three resolutions off their list. The Conservancy is seeking new volunteers to garden in Charleston’s public parks. Volunteer tasks include planting flowers…

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Countybank Foundation presents $2,500 to Daily Bread Ministries

 

Kevin Duncan, Greer City Executive for Countybank, and Candice Good, Greer Market Administrator, recently presented a check for $2,500 to Daily Bread Ministries during the Merle State Hunger walk event. The donation was given on behalf of the Countybank Foundation, which was established in 1971 and represents Countybank and Greenwood Capital. The Merle State Hunger…

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Boeing donates $350,000 to Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry’s Make & Believe Campaign

 

The Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry (CML) announced a $350,000 donation from Boeing South Carolina to provide funding to build the first certified early childhood “Fab Lab” in the Southeast. This new Makerspace will spark interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) concepts. “This transformational donation from Boeing will help us create a makerspace…

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Spice up your home library at Winter Book Sale

 

It’s a chance to get your hands on some great deals and rare finds while adding to your book, music and movie collections. The Richland Library Friends and Foundation is preparing to host the 2020 Winter Book Sale. There are two opportunities to peruse more than 45,000 gently-used books, CDs and DVDs at the Richland…

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Richland Library announces New Year’s Day schedule

 

All Richland Library locations will close 5 p.m., Tuesday, December 31, 2019 and remain closed Wednesday, January 1, 2020 in observance of New Year’s Day. Local residents will still be able to access the library’s resources and information online. If you would like to renew materials or download items, visit richlandlibrary.com. We will reopen at…

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Dominion Energy invests $12,000 in United Way of the Midlands to support the Midlands Reading Consortium

 

Dominion Energy presented United Way of the Midlands with a sponsorship of $12,000 to provide support for the Midlands Reading Consortium (MRC) at Cayce Elementary School in Lexington School District Two. Through its support of MRC, a volunteer tutoring initiative targeting pre-kindergarten through second-grade students, 28 Dominion Energy employees provide one-on-one tutoring each week to…

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The First Annual Braelyn Aubrey Foundation 5K

 

The 5K is currently scheduled for April 18, 2020 at 8 am. Strictly Running will be hosting our run, which is scheduled at River Bluff High School. This is a walk/run activity that is open to people of all ages. Our objective is to conduct a recurring 5K to raise awareness for our foundation, to…

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