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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End of Year Giving Reminder

The Spartanburg County Foundation would like to encourage our donors to review the dates and timelines for both grantmaking and contributions to ensure dollars are received timely.    Please keep in mind that all gifts are tax-deductible and will be receipted.   All grants received will assist in helping our…

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The Spartanburg County Foundation and Spartanburg Interfaith Alliance present the 2020 Virtual Spartanburg Community Thanksgiving Service

In partnership with The Spartanburg County Foundation, the Spartanburg Interfaith Alliance will hold its Annual Spartanburg Community Thanksgiving Service virtually from Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church on Tuesday, November 24th at 6:30 p.m. View the service from Macedonia’s Facebook page @MacedoniaMissionaryBaptistChurchSpartanburg. This event brings together diverse faith groups, and all are…

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A Statement from The Spartanburg County Foundation- All Staff Working at the Office

  Since March 2020, the Foundation team has been working remotely, ensuring The Spartanburg County Foundation remained fully operational from the safety of home. Though we have enjoyed connecting virtually both with fundholders and community members, we are glad to be back in the office!   Starting this week, all…

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Building a Better Spartanburg Together – The Foundation Grants $20,000 to Bringing Back the Burg Small Business Fund

In support of OneSpartanburg, Inc. and the Bringing Back the Burg Small Business Fund, The Spartanburg County Foundation announces a $20,000 grant towards preserving local jobs and investing in the sustainability of Spartanburg County’s racially diverse small businesses. The Bringing Back the Burg Fund is designed to financially assist qualifying…

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New Math Lab Honors Cleveland Academy and Citizen Scholar Alumnus

When Tramaine Brown returned to the Cleveland Academy of Leadership over 10 years ago as a tutor, he brought many dreams with him. A Wofford College student at the time, Brown established the Wofford Math Academy at Cleveland Elementary School. His dream was to help create a spark in the…

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Memories of Camp Croft Courts and Roy and Jibba Powell – Mobile Meals of Spartanburg

Below is an excerpt from the Mobile Meals of Spartanburg September 2020 Newsletter. Leaving a legacy in Spartanburg happens during a lifetime and after its end. Planned giving helps maximize the benefits of philanthropy while completing end of life financial and estate planning.  Your planned gift to The Spartanburg County…

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