2024 Annual Meeting

The Spartanburg County Foundation welcomed more than 300 guests to its 2024 Annual Meeting. held on Tuesday, March 26, 2024 at the Chapman Cultural Center.

The main feature of the evening included the release of the Foundation’s latest film, Reflecting Community, a 30-minute look into the Foundation’s role as Fiduciary, it’s 24-year history of work with The Noble Tree Foundation, a Supporting Organization founded by Mr. Roger Milliken; and specific work with Minority Business Connect and Nonprofit Capacity Building Boot Camp, two initiatives launched in recent years to meet specific needs within the community.

A highlight of the evening was the announcement of Dr. Marquice Clark as the recipient of the 2024 Mary L. Thomas Award for Civic Leadership and Community Change. Prior to the formal program held in the Chapman Cultural Center Lobby, Foundation Trustees, Trustees Emeriti, Staff greeted Dr. Clark and his invited guests with an informal reception held in the Spartanburg Art Museum.

At the close of the formal program, SCF President & CEO, Troy M. Hanna made a surprise announcement. In honor of the Foundation’s 80th Anniversary, eighty Just Because grants will be distributed throughout the remainder of 2024. He proceeded to instruct guests to check their programs as ten were marked with special seals. The holders of those programs became the first to select ten recipients of the Just Because grants of $1,000 each.

Following program, film, award, and grant announcement, the audience was dismissed to the Jennifer Evins lobby for food and fellowship in celebration of the Foundation’s accomplishments in 2023. Catering was provided by Spice ‘n Soul catering.

Full Reflecting Community Film – 32 min.

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