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Fashion Group International of Charleston Hosts The Best Of Fall/Winter 2012 International Collections Preview

 

CHARLESTON, SC – April 6, 2012 – Fashion GroupInternational (FGI) returns to the spotlight with its Best OfFall/Winter 2012 International Collections video presentation fromParis, Milan, London and New York edited by renowned fashion journalistand FGI Creative Director, MaryLou Luther on Thursday, April 19th from6:00-9:00 p.m. at The Hippodrome.   The evening brings together a collection…

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OnSite Power Services provides Emergency Generator Services to SC, NC and GA

 

COLUMBIA, SC – April 5, 2012 – The Midlands welcomes OnSite Power Services, LLC and its Owner, Mark T. Bullock as a leading provider of emergency generator services, sales, and rentals. Serving South Carolina and parts of North Carolina and Georgia, OnSite Power Services, LLC provides services on diesel and gas generators, transfer switches, paralleling…

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Founder of Circa PR Charleston to speak at CSW 2012

 

COLUMBIA, SC – April 4, 2012 – Katie Kern, founder of Circa PR, isscheduled to speak and host a workshop at Columbia Style Week 2012 inJune. Founded by Katie Kern, Circa PR, is renowned forits creative and detailed approach to today’s communicationchallenges.                                                                                                  For more than 10 years, Katie Kern has had her finger on…

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ShalomFest'12 Releases Schedule of Events for April 15

 

GREENVILLE, SC – April 4, 2012 – ShalomFest’12—the Upstate’s only Jewish cultural and food festival, scheduled for Sunday, April 15th—has expanded its cultural events and food offerings for the free public event. This year’s festival, to be held from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (rain or shine) at Temple of Israel’s campus (400 Spring Forest…

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SC Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt to Receive 2012 Global Vision Award

 

COLUMBIA, SC – April 2, 2012 – The Columbia World Affairs announcesthat Robert M. “Bobby” Hitt III, South Carolina Secretary of Commerce,will receive the 2012 Global Vision Award. Hitt will be honored at ablack-tie gala at the Columbia Marriott October 9. This is the 19th yearthe Columbia World Affairs Council has presented the award to…

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Clemson Language and International Trade Conference to explore 'Business Without Borders'

 

CLEMSON, SC – March 29, 2012 – Language andInternational Trade Conference Wednesday, April 4, at the HendrixStudent Center. Focusing on the theme “Business Without Borders,” thisyear’s conference features speakers from Toyota, Teamstudio, BMW, theWalt Disney Co. and more. The keynote speaker for the conference is Hayashi Nampachi, seniortechnical executive for Toyota Motor Corp. Nampachi will…

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Renewable Water Resources Receives SC Chamber of Commerce Safety Awards

 

GREENVILLE, SC – March 29, 2012 – Renewable Water Resources (ReWa) is proud to recognize all of its plants and facilities for winning 2011 South Carolina Chamber of Commerce Safety Awards. The Safety, Health and Security Committee of the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce honors members who had a successful safety record. This program is…

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Celebrate the arrival of spring at Navitat Canopy Adventures in N.C. mountains

 

ASHEVILLE, NC – March 22, 2012 – Spring is here in the North Carolina mountains, and it’s a great time to take to the trees at  NAVITAT Canopy Adventures. The high-adventure zip line canopy tour, located just 20 minutes from downtown Asheville, launches the 2012 season on March 31. “This is a special time of…

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Magnolia officially joins elite group of camellia gardens

 

PAWLEYS ISLAND, SC – March 22, 2012 – With a handshake and a smile, Magnolia Plantation and Gardens on Wednesday officially joined an elite group of gardens around the world that have been dubbed an International Camellia Garden of Excellence.  During a brief ceremony on the patio at the Conservatory at Magnolia, Ron Wolfe, one…

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Governor’s Mansion lit blue as part of 2012 Light the Way Campaign

 

First Gentleman Michael Haley raises awareness of Down syndrome, cognitive research COLUMBIA, SC – March 22, 2012 – First Gentleman Michael Haley lit theSouth Carolina Governor’s Mansion blue last night to raise awareness ofadvances being made to empower individuals with Down syndrome.  Thisinitiative, begun by First Lady Christie of New Jersey, highlightsnon-profit groups such as Research…

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SC Ports' February Container Volume up 9%, Breakbulk Up 118%

 

CHARLESTON, SC – March 20, 2012 – Containervolume in the Port of Charleston rose 9.2 percent inFebruary compared to the same month last year, inresults announced at the regular meeting of theSouth Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) Board ofDirectors. Charleston handled 119,052 20-footequivalent units (TEUs) last month, representing a 5.8percent climb in container volume over the…

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Furman Graduate, UVA Professor Wins Bancroft Prize for Book

 

Brown-Nagin is native of Troy and graduate of Greenwood High School GREENVILLE, SC – March 19, 2012 – Tomiko Brown-Nagin, a 1992 Furman University graduate who teaches law and history at the University of Virginia, has been awarded the 2012 Bancroft Prize by Columbia University for her book, Courage to Dissent: Atlanta and the Long…

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Southern Region Still Has Work to Do on Adolescent Sexual Health

 

COLUMBIA, SC – March 19, 2012 – Two key advocacy and educationorganizations in South Carolina are joining 20 organizations across 10southern states to call for improved sexual health education in theregion as a strategy to prevent teen pregnancy and reduce sexuallytransmitted infections. Leaders of the New Morning Foundation andthe South Carolina Campaign to Prevent Teen…

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HUD Awards$185,000 in Counseling Grants to Help Families Find and Keep Housing in SC

 

HUD funding critical to support six counseling agencies in South Carolina COLUMBIA,SC – March 19, 2012 – As part of its continuing effort to help familiesfind decent housing and to prevent future foreclosures, the U.S.Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced $185,543 inhousing counseling grants to six organizations in South Carolina. Seechart below.  As…

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Palmetto Poison Center Observes National Poison Prevention Week

 

COLUMBIA, SC – March 19, 2012 – Each year more than 2 million callsare received at Poison Centers nationwide.  The Palmetto Poison Centerreceived over 35,000 calls in 2011 from all counties in South Carolina.More than half of the calls were for exposures in children under the ageof 6. The Palmetto Poison Center invites the public…

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Windsor/Aughtry Co. Relocating to Main @ Broad

 

GREENVILLE, SC – March 16, 2012 – Windsor/Aughtry Company, Inc., a full-service real estate firm based in Greenville, S.C., is relocating to Main @ Broad on South Main Street across from the Peace Center in downtown Greenville. With a July move-in objective, the company will occupy approximately 7,500 square feet within this mixed-use development, taking…

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As Kiawah prepares for the 2012 PGA Championship, Lowcountry Regional Airport and Walterboro plan to take off

 

Largest general aviation airport in S.C. serves as gateway for access to PGA Championship, area economic development jewels, proximity to Charleston ports, and aviation giant nearby WALTERBORO, SC – March 16, 2012 – As the Kiawah Island Golf Resort starts grooming the Ocean Course for the 2012 PGA Championship August 6- 12, 2012, the City of…

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Verizon Holds Children's Book Drive to Benefit The Children's Museum of the Upstate

 

GREENVILLE, SC – March 14, 2012 – Verizon Wireless is accepting new or gently used children’s books at nine Communications Stores from March 10 through March 30 to benefit the early childhood literacy programs hosted by The Children’s Museum of the Upstate. The following Verizon Wireless stores are accepting books until March 30, 2012: Anderson, 3513…

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City Kicks Off 2012 Downtown Event Series this Week

 

Popular weekly series adds regional and national touring bands to lineup
 GREENVILLE, SC – March 14, 2012 – The City of Greenville kicks off its Downtown Event Series this week with the season opening nights of Piedmont Natural Gas Downtown Alive and BB&T Main Street Fridays. The free weekly events return to the Hyatt block offering…

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Officials Join Tri-County Technical College to Break Ground on QuickJobs Development Center in Anderson

 

ANDERSON, SC – March 12, 2012 – Legislators, county council members and government leaders joined Tri-County Technical College officials to break ground for the Anderson QuickJobs Development Center located across from the College’s Anderson Campus.  The QuickJobs Development Center will allow Tri-County to meet the goals of employers and to provide the necessary training to…

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Duke Energy Initiates Recreation Surveys at Lake Public Access Areas

 

SENECA, SC – Boaters and outdoor enthusiasts using public recreation access areas on Lake Keowee and Lake Jocassee may be asked to participate in surveys designed to gather feedback on recreation amenities on the lakes. This recreation study is one of 14 under way as part of Duke Energy’s Keowee-Toxaway Hydroelectric Relicensing effort. Duke Energy…

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BlueCross Issues National Walk @ Lunch Day Challenge to S.C. Employers

 

COLUMBIA, SC – March 12, 2012 – BlueCross BlueShield of SouthCarolina is challenging other South Carolina companies to follow itslead and hold lunchtime walks for their employees on National Walk @Lunch Day®, which is set for Wednesday, April 25, 2012.  Employers and schools nationwide mark the day by asking their employeesand students to wear comfortable…

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Heather Ricard Promoted to Director of Risk Management Services for the Municipal Association of SC

 

COLUMBIA, SC – March 8, 2012 – Heather Ricard is the new director of Risk Management Services at the Municipal Association of South Carolina. Formerly CFO andassistant director for Risk Management Services, Ricard joined theAssociation in 2005 directing the financial accounting and reportingfunctions for the SC Municipal Insurance Trust, SC Municipal Insuranceand Risk Financing Fund,…

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Clemson driving sustainability, workforce development, leaders tell conference

 

GREENVILLE, SC –  March 7, 2012 – From the Upstate to the coast, Clemson University isdriving research and workforce development that will help keep thebrightest students in South Carolina and boost the state’s economy. Speaking at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) 2012 International Electric Vehicle Conference,John Kelly, vice president for economic development…

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City of Greenville Announces Spring Recreation Schedule

 

Parks and Recreation Department to offer a variety of youth and adult programs GREENVILLE, SC – The City of Greenville Parks and Recreation Department announced this week its new spring recreation programming, which features 48 leisure activities and sports for both youth and adult residents and visitors to enjoy. The programs will focus on wellness,…

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Greenville Housing Fund Launches Upstate Pilot Microloan Program

 

BB&T invests in program to create new opportunities for low-income and minority-owned microenterprises GREENVILLE, SC – March 6, 2012 – Greenville Housing Fund (GHF) announced today that it has successfully obtained funding to launch a new Pilot Microloan Program which will be used to grow and sustain local microenterprises. The program will serve microenterprises in…

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Marine Corps Reserve promotes Todd P. Garrett of Grubb & Ellis | WRS to Major

 

CHARLESTON, SC – March 5, 2012 – CharlieCompany, 4th Landing Support Battalion (C Co, 4th LSB),Marine Corps Reserve announces that Todd P.Garrett was promoted to the rank of Major in the Marine CorpsReserve. Major Garrett serves as the company commander for C Co, alogistics unit.  He is a combat veteran, having served two tours as…

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Chief Finley Begins as Charleston Fire Department Interim Chief

 

CHARLESTON, SC – March 5, 2012 – Mayor Joseph P. Riley, Jr. confirmed today that Chief W. Franklin Finley, Jr. will be Interim Chief of the Charleston Fire Department following the retirement of Chief Thomas Carr on Friday, March 2.  Chief Finley joined the Charleston Fire Department in 1980 after serving in the navy and…

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Marine Corps Reserve promotes Todd P. Garrett of Grubb & Ellis | WRS to Major

 

CHARLESTON, SC – March 5, 2012 – CharlieCompany, 4th Landing Support Battalion (C Co, 4th LSB),Marine Corps Reserve announces that Todd P.Garrett was promoted to the rank of Major in the Marine CorpsReserve. Major Garrett serves as the company commander for C Co, alogistics unit.  He is a combat veteran, having served two tours as…

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City and Partners Announce Plans for a More Sustainable Greenville

 

$1.8 million planning study underway for Greenville’s west side GREENVILLE, SC – March 2, 2012 – The city of Greenville  kickedoff Connections for Sustainability, a comprehensive planning effort thatis aimed at establishing connections between affordable housing,transportation options, economic development opportunities and openspace throughout the city, with a focus on Greenville’s west side. Thestudy is made…

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Brookgreen Garden's Ron Daise Elected Chairperson of Federal Commission

 

PAWLEY’S ISLAND, SC – February 29, 2012 – Ronald Daise, Brookgreen Garden’s Vice President for Creative Education, was named Chair-Elect of the Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission, upon election during its meeting in Jacksonville, FL on February 24.  He will begin office at the 2nd quarterly meeting in June. “The Corridor’s Management Plan will soon…

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Reigning champs Storm The Citadel again

 

CHARLESTON, SC – February 28, 2012 – The Citadel cadet Chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers captured the Spartan helmet trophy for the second time at the 2012 edition of the Storm The Citadel! Trebuchet Competition Feb. 18. Coming in second place was Westview Middle School in Berkeley County followed by Charleston School…

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Bojangles’ to Honor Oconee School District Teacher of the Year

 

GREENVILLE, SC – February 27, 2012 – Bojangles’ Continues Support of Public Education in South Carolina,
Will Donate Thousands of Books to Public Schools in Honor of Teachers of the Year. Becky Chmelar, Oconee School District Teacher of the Year Ken Reynolds, Bojangles’ Field Marketing Manager 
Tiffany Fuller, Bojangles’ Unit Director Trip DuBard, South Carolina Future…

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M&G Presents Rare Look at the Historic Benjamin West Collection

 

GREENVILLE, SC – On March 8 at 6 p.m., join M&G curator, John Nolan, for a closer examination of the historic Revealed Religion series by famed Anglo-American painter, Benjamin West! Renowned as the “Father of American Painting,” West rose from humble origins in Pennsylvania to become the official painter for King George III of England,…

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Green Valley Country Club Announces Additions to Leadership Team

 

GREENVILLE, SC – February 27, 2012 – Green Valley Country Club, established in 1958, is pleased to announce the addition of Hank Samra as Clubhouse Manager and Oliver Elston as Tennis Professional. The club has also further developed their leadership team with Preston Harris serving as Membership Director, in addition to his role as First…

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Four-Legged Friends Getting Help With Paws “Feed The Love” Pet Food Drive

 

BI-LO Teams with Greenville-Area Shoppers to Stock Shelves with Pet Food at  Harvest Hope Food Bank GREENVILLE,SC – February 22, 2012 – In this recovering economy, local food banks face thedual challenge of diminished contributions and an increased number ofindividuals in need of food not only for themselves, but for their pets aswell.  Pets have proven…

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Francis Marion University, the American Red Cross and the Konduros Fishermen’s Fund announce the Inaugural Rachel Hodges Leadership Institute

 

COLUMBIA, SC – February 22, 2012 – Francis Marion University, theAmerican Red Cross and the Konduros Fishermen’s Fund are partnering topresent the first annual Rachel Hodges Leadership Institute to be heldMay 19 – May 24, 2012 at Francis Marion University.  The Institute is designed to ensure that Red Cross staff andvolunteers have the opportunity to…

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Greenville Chamber Annual Award Winners

 

GREENVILLE, SC – February 22, 2012 – Thanks To All Who Celebrated 123 Years with the Greenville Chamber, and Honored Our Past Chairs At Last Thursday’s Annual Meeting. 2011 Chamber Chair Sam Konduros And Jim Shew (Blue  Cross/Blue Shield Of South Carolina) Present The Special Chairman’s Award To Judge Merl Code. Congratulations To All Of Our 2011…

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Renewable Water Resources’ I & I Reduction Program Serves as Industry Model

 

Organization publishes whitepaper on Inflow & Infiltration partnership tactics GREENVILLE, SC – February 21, 2012 – Wastewater treatment utilities across the country are facing challenges including the need for increased system capacity and the ability to meet stricter state and federal environmental regulations. One of the current pressing operational issues is Inflow & Infiltration (I…

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Leadership South Carolina Announces Class of 2012

 

COLUMBIA, SC – February 21, 2012 – The 2012 Class of Leadership South Carolina has beenselected representing 48 different communities and organizations throughoutthe state and marking the 31st year of continuous programming. Leadership South Carolina (LSC) is the only statewide program designed to enable community members to gain in-depth insight into the state’s economy, education,…

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Lauren Greenfield, Award Winning Photographer and Documentary Filmmaker, to Lecture at USC Upstate

 

SPARTANBURG, SC  – The University of South Carolina Upstate is pleased to welcome Lauren Greenfield to campus for an open lecture and book signing on February 29, 2012 at 6 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. Clips from her films, “THIN,” “kids + money,” “Beauty Culture” and “The Queen of Versailles” will be shown and…

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TMA Carolinas Chapter Announces 2012 Officers

 

CHARLOTTE, NC – February 16, 2012 – The Carolinas Chapter of theTurnaround Management Association (TMA), a global industry group forcorporate restructuring professionals, has elected its 2012 officers anddirectors. The chapter organizes education programs and networkingevents for restructuring professionals involved in improvingunderperforming businesses. Its 143 members work in Charlotte, Raleigh-Durham,Greenville, Winston-Salem, Columbia and other major hubs…

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National conference at Clemson to focus on everyone's need to play

 

CLEMSON,SC – February 17, 2012 – It is well documented that play is important for children interms of physical and psychological development. But is it just asimportant to teens and adults? Fran Mainella, visiting scholar at Clemson University, would arguethat it is. And this year’s US PLAY Coalition conference, to be heldFeb. 26-29 at Clemson,…

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Charleston Southern student takes on Parkinson's

 

CHARLESTON, SC – February 15, 2012 – In early May, James Mangini will leave North Charleston, South Carolina, and begin running eight and 10 hours a day. Not on smooth cement sidewalks and highways, but on gravel, dirt, grass, and on byways, secondary roads, through small towns, large cities, across nine states, 1,000 miles in…

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Magnolia Gardens garner prestigious international camellia honor

 

CHARLESTON, SC – Magnolia Plantation and Gardens has been awarded the prestigious Camellia Garden of Excellence with honors by the International Camellia Society. The award was announced recently during the ICS biennial congress in Chuxiong, China. Magnolia is the fifth garden in the United States, the only garden in South Carolina and one of 18…

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Charleston Deepening Project to Receive $2.5 Million to Continue Study

 

WASHINGTON, DC – February 8, 2012 – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SouthCarolina) said he was pleased the work plan today released by the U.S.Army Corp of Engineers set aside $2.5 million to continue the on-goingstudy to deepen Charleston Harbor.  The federal share is matched by anequal contribution from the South Carolina State Ports Authority. “This is…

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Front porch of the Lowcountry gets in the “swing” for spring

 

WALTERBORO, SC – February 8, 2012 – The City of Walterboro, known for its historic charm and abundant natural resources, has a full lineup of events and outings for the spring, encouraging residents and visitors to get ready to take in all that the city, or the “front porch of the Lowcountry,” has to offer…

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Pratt Industries expands Spartanburg County facility

 

$3.5 million investment expected to create 30 new jobs COLUMBIA, SC – February 1, 2012 – Pratt Industries, a leading recycled paper and packaging company, today announced the opening of a new material recovery facility (MRF) in Spartanburg County. The $3.5 million investment is expected to generate 30 new jobs. Myles Cohen, president of Pratt Recycling, said…

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SBA Deadline in South Carolina to Apply for Economic Injury Disaster Loans is February 24

 

ATLANTA, GA – January 26, 2012 – The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding small businesses that February 24 is the filing deadline for federal economic injury disaster loans available in Hampton and Jasper counties in South Carolina as a result of drought that began on December 15, 2010.  Thesecounties are eligible because they are…

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Fundraising Returns to Pre-Recession Levels


 

Blackbaud debuts new specialty index focused on public, society benefit organizations CHARLESTON, SC – January 19, 2012 – Blackbaud, Inc. (Nasdaq: BLKB) announced that fundraising has returned to pre-recession levels. Through the first 11 months of 2011, overall giving is up 3.4% over 2010, and is now officially above the level of giving last seen in…

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