Women in Philanthropy Awards Grants

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Women in Philanthropy held its annual grant awards and business luncheon on May 16 at Colleton River Plantation. The local philanthropic organization’s 2018 theme is “Addressing Women’s Health, Wellness, and Justice,” and grantees this year are: YMCA of Beaufort, $2,000; Neighborhood Outreach Connection, $2,000; Bluffton/Jasper County VIM, $3,500; Women of Faith and Power Ministries $5,000; Good Neighbor Free Medical Clinic, $6,000; Osprey Village $8,000; Hopeful Horizons $10,000; Pregnancy Center and Clinic of the Lowcountry, $15,500; Hilton Head Volunteers in Medicine $10,000. 

The group also presented Hilton Head VIM with a check for $10,000 in memory of Dr. Jack McConnell, the founder of VIM. Women in Philanthropy, a fund of Community Foundation of the Lowcountry, was formed 15 years ago and has given out more than $370,000 in grants.

Board members for 2018-2019 are: Kathleen Bateson, Chair; Elizabeth Loda, Vice Chair; Laurie Burke; Marcia Collett; Debbie Hergemuhle; Susan Hooker; Shirley “Peaches” Peterson; Andi Purple and Helen Ryan.

Women are invited to become part of this giving circle, which meets twice a year and requires a minimum donation of $300 per year. Learn more at: www.cf-lowcountry.org/WorkingWithUs/GivingCircles/WomeninPhilanthropy.