Children’s Cancer Partners of the Carolinas receives contribution from TD Bank Touchdowns Program

 

Children’s Cancer Partners of the Carolinas (CCP) recently received a contribution from TD Bank through its TD Bank Touchdowns Program. Each time the Terriers from Wofford College scored a touchdown during the past football season CCP banked a donation from TD, resulting in a $2,500 check for the nonprofit which works to ensure local treatment…

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Club Tours Football Stadium Amenities

 

Capital Rotary members visited the University of South Carolina football field on Jan. 29, but they weren’t there to see Gamecocks on the gridiron. Instead, nearly 30 Rotarians (shown in group photo) got a behind the scenes look at current amenities and details about coming improvements at Williams-Brice Stadium. Zach Smeltzer of Gamecock Sports Properties…

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Central Carolina Community Foundation celebrates 35 years of philanthropy

 

Central Carolina Community Foundation, the Midlands’ local center for philanthropy, is celebrating three and a half decades of philanthropy and growth across the region. To commemorate 35 years of serving the Midlands as its philanthropic collaborator, the Community Foundation is hosting an open house celebration Tuesday, Feb. 4, 4 – 7 p.m. For more information,…

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Upstate faith community partners to expand residential program for SC human trafficking victim

 

Bon Secours St. Francis Health System and Jasmine Road announced today the addition of a second safe house to expand what is already the first residential restoration program for human trafficking victims in South Carolina. The new site is being funded through grant money from Bon Secours along with generous donations from North Hills Community…

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Experience Black History Month with community-based programs for all ages

 

As Black History Month nears, Richland Library wants to highlight the achievements of African Americans across all mediums and recognize this year’s theme, which encompasses African Americans and the Vote. Throughout the month of February, our staff is inviting people around the Midlands to experience programs that range from author events, panel discussions and business…

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United Way of Greenville County hires Deb Stull, VP of Finance

 

Deb Stull, former Vice President of Finance and Administration for United Way of Brevard in Rockledge, Fla., has been announced as United Way of Greenville County’s new Vice President of Finance. Stull joins United Way of Greenville County with more than 35 years of experience in accounting, property management and real estate development. She has…

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Higher Ed Director becomes Capital Rotarian

 

The president and executive director of the S.C. Commission on Higher Education is Capital Rotary’s newest member. Rusty Monhollon (at left in photo with sponsor Bryan Goodyear) moved from Missouri to the Palmetto State in 2019. He previously served as assistant commissioner for academic affairs in Missouri’s Department of Higher Education. A native of Topeka,…

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Children’s Trust welcomes expertise of Cease to direct policy initiatives

 

Phillip Cease has joined the Children’s Trust staff as the new director of policy and advocacy. A former policy advisor to Gov. Mark Sanford, Cease educates policymakers and legislative staffers at the local, state and federal levels on issues that affect children. As part of the Children’s Trust mission, he works to advance policies that reduce…

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Non Profit Minute – Marty Wells, Centennial Park

 

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.   Marty Wells, Gateway…

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See who’s in DLI Midlands Class XIII

 

New year, new Midlands DLI class! We are excited to share the list of incoming Riley Fellows in your region. As usual, it is an impressive group of leaders who will join you in making South Carolina a better place for all. Jon Belsher President and COO UCI Medical Affiliates Columbia Shannon Bobertz Chief Legal…

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Delta Dental of South Carolina awards $70,000 grant to helping hands of Georgetown to aid those in need

 

Helping Hands of Georgetown has been awarded a $70,000 oral health grant from Delta Dental of South Carolina, a leading dental benefits provider and a non-profit organization. The funding allows Helping Hands to expand its free dental clinic to a Day Clinic to provide preventive and restorative services to those in need.  “With the support…

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Katie Schanz returns as chair of KEMOPALOOZA 2020

 

Katie Schanz has returned for a third year as chair of KEMOPALOOZA, Prisma Health Midlands Foundation’s signature fundraising event benefiting CAMP KEMO Programs of the Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Prisma Health Children’s Hospital—Midlands. As chair, Schanz leads a committee of community volunteers and collaborates with the Prisma Health Midlands Foundation team.…

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The Hubbell Foundation donates $20,000 to Make-A-Wish® South Carolina

 

Make-A-Wish® South Carolina is the chosen recipient of a major gift from The Harvey Hubbell Foundation, the charitable arm of Hubbell Incorporated, parent company of Greenville-based Hubbell Lighting and Columbia-based Hubbell Power Systems. Garth Warner, Hubbell Lighting’s vice president of human resources, presented the generous gift to Make-A-Wish South Carolina at Hubbell Lighting during a…

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Teddy Bear Picnic returns to Hampton Park on March 1

 

The annual Teddy Bear Picnic has become a must-do activity for families across the Charleston area. It’s a way for parents and children to unplug, have fun and connect in one of Charleston’s iconic parks. This year, the Charleston Parks Conservancy will host the 11th Teddy Bear Picnic presented by Dominion Energy from 1:30-4 p.m.…

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St. Pat’s in Five Points Festival highlights release

 

38th St. Pat’s in Five Points – Saturday, March 21, 2020 Benefiting local charities in the Midlands Today, the Five Points Association brought St. Pat’s in Five Points back to its roots. From the Yesterday’s parking lot, where it all began 38 years ago, the Executive Director, Kelsey Hennighan, and festival M.C., FatRat Da Czar,…

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Lowcountry Center for Educational Leadership’s launch announced

 

Tri-County Cradle to Career Collaborative (TCCC) and the Low Country Education Consortium (LCEC), a collaboration of superintendents from the tri-county region’s four school districts, are pleased to announce the launch of the Lowcountry Center for Educational Leadership (LCEL). The Center will create a pipeline of trained and certified principal candidates who are ready to fill…

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United Way of Greenville County board of directors adds seven new members in 2020

 

Seven community leaders will join United Way of Greenville County’s board of directors this month, beginning a three-year term of service on the governing body of the largest poverty fighting organization in the Upstate. The newly elected members of the 38-member board are Yukichi Hagins, Realty ONE Group; Annmarie Higgins, community volunteer; Tami Hudson, EY;…

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Delta Dental of South Carolina awards $70,000 grants to Helping Hands of Georgetown to aid those in need

 

Helping Hands of Georgetown has been awarded a $70,000 oral health grant from Delta Dental of South Carolina, a leading dental benefits provider and a non-profit organization. The funding allows Helping Hands to expand its free dental clinic to a Day Clinic to provide preventive and restorative services to those in need. “With the support…

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Non Profit Minute – Mike Sablone, The Warehouse Theatre

 

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.   Non Profit Minute…

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Rotary Projects Aid Ghana

 

Past District 7770 governor Gary Bradham told Capital Rotarians on Jan. 22 how recent projects spearheaded by the international service club improved life in Ghana’s impoverished communities. Bradham (in photo with Capital president Abby Naas) also celebrated the local club’s $1,000 contribution toward construction of a new elementary school. In addition to schools, Bradham said…

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Central Carolina Community Foundation accepting scholarship applications for 2020-2021 school year

 

More than 190 scholarship opportunities totaling $500,000+ are available to students Central Carolina Community Foundation is now accepting scholarship applications through March 5, 2020, for the 2020-2021 school year. More than 190 scholarship opportunities are available, totaling over $500,000. Interested students should visit www.yourfoundation.org/scholarships to view eligibility criteria and complete the online application. Students may…

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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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