The Spartanburg County Foundation Welcomes Ricky Richardson As New Trustee

The Spartanburg County Foundation is pleased to announce the election of Robert P. “Ricky” Richardson to the Board of Trustees for a term of seven years. Ricky Richardson is a First Vice President and a Financial Advisor with The Richardson Group at Morgan Stanley in Spartanburg. Working with Morgan Stanley…

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Addressing Community Needs Through Grantmaking – The Spartanburg County Foundation Awards $142,571 to 14 Nonprofit Organizations

SPARTANBURG – The Spartanburg County Foundation Trustees recently met and awarded $142,571 in grants to 14 nonprofit organizations working innovatively to address the needs of Spartanburg County residents. Grants were awarded in the Spartanburg Community Indicator Areas consisting of education, public health, civic health, economy, and social environment to the…

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A Testament to Rob Chapman at the Center for Philanthropy Groundbreaking- George Dean Johnson, Jr.

Remarks from The Robert Hett Chapman III Center for Philanthropy Groundbreaking Ceremony There are so many things I could say involving his humility, his business acumen, his philanthropy, and his wonderful family. You all know that about Rob, and I have chosen to speak about his unique gifts in dealing…

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The Highest Standards For Giving – The Foundation Receives National Recognition

The Spartanburg County Foundation is pleased to announce that we have recently received accreditation with the National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations®. This accreditation indicates that we meet the highest standard for philanthropic excellence. “The National Standards for US Community Foundations Accreditation Program ensures through 26 distinct standards of excellence that community…

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The Spartanburg County Foundation Awards More Than $129,000 to Twelve Nonprofit Organizations

SPARTANBURG – The Spartanburg County Foundation awarded $129,288 in capacity-building grants to 12 nonprofit organizations to improve the lives of Spartanburg County residents across seven Spartanburg Community Indicator Areas: Civic Health, Cultural Vitality, Economy, Education, Natural Environment, Public Health, and Social Environment. Each year, The Spartanburg County Foundation trustees set…

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Spring 2019 Investment Performance Webinar

One of our goals is to provide transparency regarding the Foundation’s investment management and performance. In partnership with our investment manager, Prime Buchholz, we have recorded an investment performance webinar to discuss the Foundation’s 2018 investment performance as well as the first quarter of 2019 and forecast through year end.…

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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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