Greenwood Women Care Publishes Five Year History!, March 2023

History of Greenwood Women Care: Five Years and Growing is our very own publication that chronicles, in words, photographs, and appendices, the first five incredible years of GWC: from the founding research and aspirations of Mary Woodiwiss who has led GWC’s development to a thriving, dynamic organization of 145 women who have awarded over a quarter of a million dollars in the form of 41 grants to 31 local Greenwood 501(c)(3) nonprofits in our first four annual granting cycles.

History of Greenwood Women Care: Five Years and Growing was written by Laura Stowe and edited by Catherine DiBenedetto, Co-Chairs of our Communications Committee. The project, a year and a half in the making, was supported by GWC Communications Committee members Debra Coleman, Pacquitta Coleman, Joy Draper, Sandy McCord, Rachel Strayer, Stephanie Turner, and Susan Williams. It is lovingly dedicated to Mary Woodiwiss who received the first copy on March 13 at Greenwood Community Theatre during our “GWC: The Place to Be!” Annual Meeting. Copies of the book were presented to Greenwood County Community Foundation President Jeff Smith on Tuesday, April 11.

You can view our electronic copy here. If you would like to order a hardcover copy of this 35-page volume ($20 each), please contact Laura Stowe, It’s a wonderful way to share the good word about GWC!