John T. Wardlaw Receives Service to Mankind Award

Honoring John T. Wardlaw Uptown Sertoma Club of Spartanburg – Service to Mankind Award 2016 By Susan Hodge Irwin The Uptown Sertoma Club of Spartanburg honored John T. Wardlaw as the recipient of the Service to Mankind Award in 2016. The recipient of this award is always an outstanding Spartanburg…

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Ball4Good Presents Gift to Boys and Girls Club and Establishes a Fund at the Foundation

Adom Appiah, a seventh-grade student at Spartanburg Day School and founder of Ball4Good, presented a check to Boys and Girls Clubs of the Upstate today. On March 26, 2017, Ball4Good held its first Celebrity Basketball Tournament with the help of several community volunteers, sponsors, and his mentor Mary Thomas, chief…

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Gloria Close Receives the 2017 Mary L. Thomas Award for Civic Leadership & Community Change

Spartanburg educator Gloria Close recognized for work helping families living in motels By Alyssa Mulliger, Staff Writer, Spartanburg Herald-Journal Tuesday, March 28, 2017 The Spartanburg County Foundation recognized Gloria Close as the recipient of the 2017 Mary L. Thomas Award for Civic Leadership and Community Change at the foundation’s annual…

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Spartanburg County Criminal Justice Youth Institute

Spartanburg students eager to delve into justice system By Allison M. Roberts, www.goupstate.com High school students from Spartanburg and their parents gathered Thursday night to help launch the Spartanburg County Criminal Justice Youth Institute. The program is a collaboration between the Spartanburg County clerk of court and the Spartanburg County…

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Welcome Bert Barre, New Trustee!

The Spartanburg County Foundation is pleased to announce the election of Bert D. Barre to the Board of Trustees for a term of seven years. Mr. Barre is a graduate of Spartanburg High School and received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration and Accounting from Washington and Lee…

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The Foundation is Now Accepting Applications for the 2017 Grassroots Leadership Development Institute

Are you interested in building your resources and skills to be a more effective leader in your community?  The Spartanburg County Foundation is currently accepting applications for its 2017 Grassroots Leadership Development Institute. Each year, 32 dedicated individuals are selected to participate in the seven month leadership training program, which…

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2016 Spartanburg Community Thanksgiving Service

Spartanburg Community Thanksgiving Service Raises over $21,000 for Spartanburg Interfaith Hospitality Network (SPIHN) Watch the Spartanburg Community Thanksgiving Service, hosted at First Presbyterian Church Spartanburg, by clicking the video below.   SPIHN to receive $21,000 to help homeless families By Allison M. Roberts, Spartanburg Herald-Journal More than $20,000 was raised…

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The Spartanburg County Foundation Awards $129,490 to Fifteen Nonprofit Organizations

The Spartanburg County Foundation awarded $129,490 in capacity-building grants to 15 nonprofit organizations working to improve the lives of Spartanburg County residents across all seven Spartanburg Community Indicator Areas: Civic Health, Cultural Vitality, Economy, Education, Natural Environment, Public Health, and Social Environment. Recipients were recognized at an awards ceremony Monday,…

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FLSA Law Change

The Fair Labor Standards Act overtime law change will affect many nonprofits and faith communities…but how do we prepare? The Joint Funders and Chapman Cultural Center held a convening Tuesday, September 27, 2016, to discuss the basics of the FLSA law change, how to be compliant from a legal and…

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Congratulations to the Grassroots Leadership Development Institute Class of 2016!

A new class of the Grassroots Leadership Development Institute will graduate during a ceremony held at The Piedmont Club Tuesday, September 13, 2016. Nearly 30 Spartanburg County residents graduated during the ceremony and will embark on a new journey to improve the community by utilizing the skills they have gleaned over the…

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