GCT receives grant from GCCF

This originally appeared in the Index-Journal.

From left are Jeff Smith, GCCF president; Angela Scott, GCT box office manager; Mary Woodiwiss, GCCF projects and grants manager; and Stephen Gilbert, GCT executive director.

The Greenwood Community Theatre received a $5,000 grant from the Greenwood County Community Foundation to establish a theater program for special needs children, based on the model developed by a national organization, The Penguin Project. GCT is collaborating locally with, among others, the Burton Center and Project Hope Foundation, to develop this program. The first production of this program is slated for September 2017.

Arts Council receives GCCF grant

This originally appeared in the Index-Journal.

From left are Jeff Smith, GCCF president; Mary Woodiwiss, GCCF projects and grants manager; Sylvia Martin, Arts Council youth coordinator; and Anne Craig, Arts Council executive director.

The Greenwood County Community Foundation presented a Community Enhancement grant for $5,000 to the Arts Council of Greenwood County’s outreach summer arts camps and pilot afterschool arts programs. The Arts Council partners with established summer programs for children at multiple sites throughout the community.

Greenwood Festival Chorale receives grant

This originally appeared in the Index-Journal.

Greenwood Festival Chorale, a non-auditioned community chorale comprised of more than 60 members, received a $1,250 grant from The Greenwood County Community Foundation to assist with performance fees for their 2016-17 season. The Chorale will present “For Us a Child is Born” with special guests Palmetto Girls Sing! at 5:30 p.m. Sunday in the Josephine B. Abney Cultural Center at Lander University.

From left are Jackie Davis, Chorale secretary; Joel Peterson, president-elect; Mary Woodiwiss, GCCF projects and grants manager; Marion Smith, Chorale artistic director and conductor; Nickie Murphy, Chorale board member; Sharon Ivey-Swofford, treasurer; and Jeff Smith, GCCF president.

The Greenwood County Community Foundation recently awarded a $4,100 grant to Greenwood Performing Arts (GPA) in support of its outreach performances for Greenwood students and seniors, offered by professional artists throughout the GPA season. The first outreach performance will be by Melinda Doolittle, vocalist, on Oct. 7. For more information, call 864-227-8744. From left are Jeff Smith, GCCF president; Lisa Sanders, GPA board president; Cecily Ferguson, GPA executive director; and Mary Woodiwiss, GCCF projects and grants manager.

Greenwood Performing Arts receives grant

This originally appeared in the Index-Journal.

The Greenwood County Community Foundation recently awarded a $4,100 grant to Greenwood Performing Arts (GPA) in support of its outreach performances for Greenwood students and seniors, offered by professional artists throughout the GPA season. The first outreach performance will be by Melinda Doolittle, vocalist, on Oct. 7. For more information, call 864-227-8744. From left are Jeff Smith, GCCF president; Lisa Sanders, GPA board president; Cecily Ferguson, GPA executive director; and Mary Woodiwiss, GCCF projects and grants manager.

From left are Jeff Smith, GCCF president; Lisa Sanders, GPA board president; Cecily Ferguson, GPA executive director; and Mary Woodiwiss, GCCF projects and grants manager.

The Greenwood County Community Foundation recently awarded a $4,100 grant to Greenwood Performing Arts (GPA) in support of its outreach performances for Greenwood students and seniors, offered by professional artists throughout the GPA season.

The first outreach performance will be by Melinda Doolittle, vocalist, on Oct. 7. For more information, call 864-227-8744.

Healthy Learners recipient of grant

This originally appeared in the Index-Journal.

From left are Jeff Smith, GCCF president; Becky McIntosh, Healthy Learners fund development coordinator; Mary Woodiwiss, GCCF projects and grands manager; and Elaine Copeland, Healthy Learners program manager.

The Greenwood County Community Foundation (GCCF) gave a $5,000 grant to Healthy Learners in support of its services to school-age children in Greenwood County who have medical needs and are without resources to address them. Healthy Learners will host its annual fundraiser, an Adult Spelling Bee, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Emerald High School.

GCIF receives grant

This originally appeared in the Index-Journal.

The Greenwood County Community Foundation awarded a $3,000 grant to the Greenwood County Community Improvement Foundation to help establish a South Carolina Student Leadership Conference. This will be an approach to serving Greenwood County high school students, grades 10 through 12, interested in developing leadership skills to advance their future careers. The conference will be Sept. 28 at Lander University. Here, members of the Student Leadership Conference Planning Committee stand with an enlarged donation check.

A Place for Us check presentation

A Place for Us Check Presentation

Greenwood County Community Foundation (GCCF) recently awarded a $3,300 grant to “A Place for Us” to support its learning center for APFU residents. The program ministers to the physical, spiritual, and emotional needs of young women facing crisis situations.

From left are: Jeff Smith, GCCF President; Kathy Osborne, Learning Center Coordinator; Tammie Price, A Place for Us Founder and Executive Director; Nancy Manning, Administrative Assistant; Mary Woodiwiss, GCCF Projects & Grants Manager.

Greenwood County Community Foundation awarded a $2,000 Youth and Education Grant to the United Way of Greenwood and Abbeville Counties for the purchase of 550 book bags for its annual Stuff the Bus campaign. This project helps purchase and distribute school supplies to children in need. This year’s event is from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Magnolia Park Aug. 13.

GCCF awards grand to purchase back packs

This originally appeared in the Index-Journal.

Greenwood County Community Foundation awarded a $2,000 Youth and Education Grant to the United Way of Greenwood and Abbeville Counties for the purchase of 550 book bags for its annual Stuff the Bus campaign. This project helps purchase and distribute school supplies to children in need. This year’s event is from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Magnolia Park Aug. 13.

From left are Jeff Smith, GCCF president; Mary Woodiwiss, GCCF projects and grants manager, and Rachel Blair, United Way director of finance and coordinator of Stuff the Bus.

Greenwood County Community Foundation awarded a $2,000 Youth and Education Grant to the United Way of Greenwood and Abbeville Counties for the purchase of 550 book bags for its annual Stuff the Bus campaign. This project helps purchase and distribute school supplies to children in need. This year’s event is from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Magnolia Park Aug. 13.

GCCF awards grant to YMCA

From left are: Sen. Floyd Nicholson, Gray Stallworth, YMCA executive director; GCCF projects and grants manager Mary Woodiwiss; Allison Mundy YMCA aquatics coordinator; Sondi Creglow YMCA senior program director, Jonathan Bass YMCA director of development and Jeff Smith GCCF president.

Greenwood County Community Foundation (GCCF) awarded a $4,300 grant to the Greenwood Family YMCA to support its “Safety Around Water” program. The program targets kids, especially minority and underserved populations who are statistically at a higher risk of drowning.

Mary Kathryne Elliot, center, annual fund and grants manager for the SC Governor’s School of Science and Mathematics, accepts a check from the Greenwood County Community Foundation in support of CREATEng Engineering Camp.

GCCF donates to CREATEng

Mary Kathryne Elliot, center, annual fund and grants manager for the SC Governor’s School of Science and Mathematics, accepts a check from the Greenwood County Community Foundation in support of CREATEng Engineering Camp.Mary Kathryne Elliot, center, annual fund and grants manager for the SC Governor’s School of Science and Mathematics, accepts a check from the Greenwood County Community Foundation in support of CREATEng Engineering Camp.

CREATEng serves 60 Greenwood students, and is operated by the Governor’s School at Lander University.

The public is invited to attend the closing showcase of CREATEng Thursday at 2:30 p.m. in Room LC200 of the Carnell Learning Center on the Lander Campus. Presenting the check on behalf of GCCF are Jeff Smith, executive director, and Mary Woodiwiss, right, projects and grants manager.