Citizen Scholars Institute Welcomes New Executive Director

Dr. Susan Little joins program that provides mentoring, training in life skills and character development as well as educational assistance to challenged youth.

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Celebrating the Future of Philanthropy

The Spartanburg County Foundation Opens First Center for Philanthropy in South Carolina SPARTANBURG – The Spartanburg County Foundation hosted an opening ceremony for The Robert Hett Chapman III Center for Philanthropy, South Carolina’s first center for philanthropy, on Tuesday, June 29, 2021. The new center is located at 431 E.…

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The Spartanburg County Foundation’s 2021 Annual Meeting

Community invited to attend live virtual event to see announcement of 2020 Mary L. Thomas Award for Civic Leadership and Community Change award winner SPARTANBURG – The Spartanburg County Foundation will host its 2021 Annual Meeting on Tuesday, March 23rd from 6:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. streamed LIVE from the Robert…

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Foundation COVID-19 Protocols Update

The Spartanburg County Foundation is committed to improving the lives of Spartanburg County residents, and with that, comes the responsibility of continuing to protect our community.   The Foundation office remains closed to the public. COVID-19 protocols are in place for the continued health and safety of our team, and…

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Investment Portfolio Performance – The Foundation’s Fiduciary Role

With a global pandemic shutting down much of the world’s economy, 2020 was a very challenging year in the financial markets.    The effects of the shutdown resulted in steep losses in the financial markets during the first quarter, with the Dow falling 23% and the S&P 500 dropping 20%,…

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The Foundation Welcomes Erika McJimpsey as New Trustee

The Spartanburg County Foundation is pleased to announce the election of Erika L. McJimpsey to the Board of Trustees for a term of seven years. Erika McJimpsey currently serves as the Chief Municipal Judge for the City of Spartanburg where she started the first Homeless Court in the Upstate of…

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The Spartanburg County Foundation Hires Dr. Sheila Snoddy to Lead Community Partnerships and Civic Engagement

The Spartanburg County Foundation has hired Dr. Sheila Snoddy to oversee and implement the Foundation’s grantmaking program and expanding community leadership initiatives. Dr. Snoddy works alongside the Foundation’s Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director of the Robert Hett Chapman III Center for Philanthropy, Mary L. Thomas, in implementing the Foundation’s…

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Spartanburg County Foundation COO Mary L. Thomas Honored During Surprise Ceremony – Spartanburg Herald Journal

Samantha Swann Spartanburg Herald-Journal   https://www.goupstate.com/story/news/2020/12/07/spartanburg-sc-philanthropist-mary-l-thomas-honored-during-ceremony/3799359001/?fbclid=IwAR33o0UuxjEzf6a73bqV9nszw6LTt51GZo7ilDOkoAlxi1EgTNHzOTyk0Yo   Mary L. Thomas provides leadership and energy to people in the community working on everything from mentoring programs to redevelopment initiatives. She even makes time to meet with young philanthropists and talk about business and leadership over a dish of ice cream.  As…

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Engage, Elevate, and Celebrate Women Leading in Spartanburg – Five Local Women to be Honored at the Mary L. Thomas 2020 Women’s Leadership Virtual Gathering

The Mary L. Thomas Award for Civic Leadership and Community Change Fund in partnership with The Spartanburg County Foundation will present the 2020 Women’s Leadership Virtual Gathering tomorrow, Saturday, December 5, 2020 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. streamed LIVE from the Robert Hett Chapman III Center for Philanthropy on…

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Meeting Needs During a Tough Year for Spartanburg Nonprofits – Giving Tuesday

It has been a tough year for nonprofits, and The Spartanburg County Foundation is pleased to announce additional COVID-19 grant funding on Giving Tuesday. Giving Tuesday takes on special significance this year as nonprofits have struggled in a year burdened by the coronavirus pandemic. This funding is being awarded to…

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