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Your Investment will Improve Lives in Spartanburg County!

We are fast approaching the May 31st deadline to meet the generous $4 million match committed by Jerry Richardson, former Carolina Panthers owner and long-time Spartanburg resident and businessman.  Now is your time to invest in The Robert Hett Chapman III Center for Philanthropy.  The Foundation is accepting gifts of any amount, and…...

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Loreta Dylgjeri Named 2019 Recipient of the Mary L. Thomas Award for Civic Leadership and Community Change

The Spartanburg County Foundation announced Loreta Dylgjeri as the 2019 recipient of the Mary L. Thomas Award for Civic Leadership and Community Change at its Annual Meeting Tuesday, March 26, 2019, at the Spartanburg Marriott.  Over 400 of the Foundation’s donors and volunteers, nonprofit leaders, and community leaders were in…...

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First renderings of Center for Philanthropy presented to Design Review Board

**Article Correction: Please note that the total budget for building the Center for Philanthropy is $4 million.  The $4 million challenge grant generously given by Jerry Richardson is to establish a permanent endowment fund that will be used for the building’s operations once the structure is open.   By Samantha…...

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Foundation Announces 2018 Grantees

In honor of its 75th anniversary, The Spartanburg County Foundation wanted to give back to the community.  In 2018, the Foundation awarded a total of $750,000 through unique grantmaking opportunities, such as multiple grant cycles, Just Because ambush philanthropy, and an endowment challenge to promote and sustain nonprofits in perpetuity.…...

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JERRY RICHARDSON COMMITS $4 MILLION MATCHING GRANT FOR THE ROBERT HETT CHAPMAN III CENTER FOR PHILANTHROPY

The Spartanburg County Foundation today announced that former Carolina Panthers owner and long-time Spartanburg resident and businessman Jerry Richardson has committed a $4 million matching gift to the recently-announced Robert Hett Chapman III Center for Philanthropy, South Carolina’s first center for philanthropy. The Foundation launched an $8 million capital campaign…...

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Now Accepting Nominations for the 2019 Mary L. Thomas Award for Civic Leadership & Community Change

The Spartanburg County Foundation is now accepting nominations for the Mary L. Thomas Award for Civic Leadership and Community Change. This annual award honors individuals who have worked to improve the quality of life in Spartanburg County with innovation, leadership, and civic participation.  The recipient will be presented with an…...

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Foundation Office Opening at 10am December 11th

The Spartanburg County Foundation office will open at 10:00 am Tuesday, December 11, 2018.  Thank you for your support of and partnership with The Spartanburg County Foundation!...

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Building a FUTURE for PHILANTHROPY

Throughout the year, The Spartanburg County Foundation has recognized its 75th anniversary by focusing on community impact. At the onset of 2018, the Foundation set a target goal to increase its community outreach and to grant a total of $750,000 to nonprofit organizations serving Spartanburg County. The Foundation has brought…...

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Join us as we Gather and Give Thanks

SWITCH NAMED BENEFICIARY OF SPARTANBURG COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING SERVICE The Annual Spartanburg Community Thanksgiving Service, sponsored by The Spartanburg County Foundation in partnership with the Spartanburg Interfaith Alliance, was held Tuesday, November 20, 2018, at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church (290 E. Main St.).  The annual event brought over 700 guests…...

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Ben S. Willard

We, at The Spartanburg County Foundation, were saddened to learn of the death of Trustee Emeritus Ben S. Willard.  Mr. Willard passed away Thursday, November, 15, 2018. Mr. Willard had a passion for life.  He enjoyed various outdoor sports and loved both fine dining and not-so-fine dining.  His devotion was…...

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