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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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Foundation Expresses Gratitude to Nonprofit Organizations

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, The Spartanburg County Foundation convened over 50 nonprofit leaders at the second annual Thankful for You Breakfast to show gratitude to those who work tirelessly each day to address community challenges. The Foundation also surprised attendees with a drawing to award nine Just Because grants…...

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Women’s Leadership Brunch

The MARY L. THOMAS Award for Civic Leadership & Community Change presents My VOICE is POWERFUL! Women’s Leadership Brunch Join us to celebrate the accomplishments of women leading change in Spartanburg County. Saturday, December 8, 2018 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. The Piedmont Club 361 E. Main Street, Spartanburg 2018…...

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Just Because Ambush Philanthropy Awards $75,000

In recognition of its 75th Anniversary, The Spartanburg County Foundation and its donors awarded $75,000 in surprise grants to 23 local nonprofit organizations working to improve lives throughout Spartanburg County as a part of a special Just Because event.  This act of “ambush philanthropy” not only provides assistance to nonprofit…...

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Mark YOUR Calendar for The POWER of PRESENCE An Evening with Susan L. Taylor & Joy Thomas Moore

Be a Voice in Your Child’s Ear Even When You’re Not with Them!   Join us on Monday, October 22, 2018 – Cornerstone Baptist Church 700 S. Converse Street, Spartanburg, SC from 6-8 p.m. Free and Family Friendly!...

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Whitlock Flexible Learning Center Receives 300 Books as a Result of a Leadership Spartanburg Community Partnership

Whitlock Flexible Learning Center received 300 books at a student-led assembly today as a result of a Leadership Spartanburg class project.  Whitlock Flexible Learning Center serves middle and high school students from all seven districts throughout Spartanburg County and offers students a “fresh start,” according to Principal Jada Kidd-Robinson, to…...

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FOUNDATION AWARDS $105,000 TO SEVEN NONPROFITS

The Spartanburg County Foundation awarded $105,000 in grants to 7 nonprofit organizations working innovatively to address the needs of Spartanburg County residents. In recognition of its 75th Anniversary, the Foundation will award a total of $750,000 throughout the year. “We are pleased to support these organizations that are working each…...

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Spartanburg Receives National Recognition as a Winner of the 2018 Secretary’s Award for Public-Philanthropic Partnerships

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Council on Foundations announced today the 2018 winners of the Secretary’s Award for Public-Philanthropic Partnerships. The awards are given to place-based funders for initiatives that recognize exemplary partnerships between foundations and government that have been critical in transforming communities…...

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Spartanburg County Community Development Department Public Meetings

The Spartanburg County Foundation would like to share the following information from the Spartanburg County Community Development Department.  Be sure  to attend one of the 12 meetings scheduled throughout the county.  See the dates and locations listed below. Bring your ideas and your voices!...

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The Spartanburg County Foundation Recognizes 75 Years of Impact in Spartanburg County

For 75 years, The Spartanburg County Foundation has been committed to improving the lives of Spartanburg County residents by promoting philanthropy, encouraging community engagement, and responding to community needs....

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