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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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Foundation Welcomes New Director of Finance

After an extensive search for a finance professional, The Spartanburg County Foundation is pleased to announce that Randy F. Jones has joined the Foundation Team as Director of Finance. Randy is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and brings a broad knowledge of financial and business planning, accounting, and financial analysis. …...

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A Special Message from Wes Moore

The Spartanburg County Foundation would like to share an important message from New York Times Bestselling Author Wes Moore.   Good afternoon, Spartanburg! I hope all is well and you are getting ready to enjoy a restful and relaxing Labor Day weekend. We as a family are coming off of…...

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Foundation Grants Land to City of Spartanburg Along Mary Black Rail Trail

In 1949, The Spartanburg County Foundation received title to a 2.3-acre tract of land on South Pine Street from what was then the Spartanburg County Children’s Home. The vacant tract, situated across the street from the entrance of Crystal Drive, is a crucial greenspace adjacent to the popular Mary Black…...

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Dr. Betty Bramlett Art Sale

H+K Gallery in partnership with The Spartanburg County Foundation presented approximately 100 remaining works of art from Dr. Betty Bramlett’s estate Thursday, June 16, 2016. “We are thrilled to collaborate with the Foundation to honor Dr. Bramlett for her contribution not only to the local art community, but statewide.  It…...

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The Spartanburg County Foundation Awards More Than $87,000 to Eight Nonprofit Organizations

The Spartanburg County Foundation awarded $87,931 in grants to 8 nonprofit organizations working to improve the overall well-being of Spartanburg County residents – Adult Learning Center, Inc.; City of Spartanburg; Hope Remains Youth Ranch; Mental Health America of Spartanburg County; Mobile Meal Service of Spartanburg County, Inc.; Mt. Moriah Baptist…...

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WOMEN GIVING FOR SPARTANBURG ANNOUNCES 2016 GRANTEES

Women Giving for Spartanburg (WGFS) reached a milestone in its nine-year history– over $2 million in grants – awarded to Spartanburg County nonprofits. “It is a momentous time for Women Giving,” Chair Susan W. Floyd said at the annual meeting. “Through the generosity and dedication of our members, we’ve been…...

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Support Spartanburg County Raises $365,700 for 78 Area Nonprofits

On Tuesday, May 3, 2016, The Spartanburg County Foundation hosted and facilitated the second annual Support Spartanburg County – an online giving day event from midnight to 11:59 p.m. EST. Support Spartanburg County raised $365,700 in unrestricted funds, increasing the 2015 giving day total by nearly $40,000. The funds raised…...

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Marlanda Dekine and Scott Neely

Speaking Down Barriers co-founders recognized for leadership in Spartanburg Recipients to use award funds to expand services Marlanda Dekine and Scott Neely, co-founders of Speaking Down Barriers, were recognized by the Spartanburg County Foundation as co-recipients of the 2016 Mary L. Thomas Award for Civic Leadership and Community Change at…...

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