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Read the thoughts and impressions on a variety of topics written by Denise K. Spencer, President and CEO of the Community Foundation as well as occasional guest bloggers.

 

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By Denise K. Spencer / October 1, 2015
Let’s face it, our taste in art is personal and subjective. So if this level of subjectivity swings with such a wide arc, who makes the decision of which pieces should grace our community spaces? Who makes the decision on Hilton Head Island? Since 2008 it’s been you and the Public Art Fund, a fund of Community Foundation of the Lowcountry.

By Denise K. Spencer / September 2, 2015
What are YOUR superpowers? How do you use them to improve the world around you? What have you done lately that “saves the day” for someone else? Have you made a gift to a nonprofit in support of its work to help others?

By Denise K. Spencer / August 3, 2015
When most people consider making a charitable gift, they believe that what they will receive in return are the positive feelings that come from helping others, along with, of course, a tax deduction. But there are giving opportunities that can offer the donor these benefits and even more.

By Denise K. Spencer / July 1, 2015
The Giving Marketplace, a new offering of Community Foundation of the Lowcountry, is a web-based initiative that provides comprehensive information about local nonprofits in Beaufort, Jasper, Hampton and Colleton Counties.

By Denise K. Spencer / June 18, 2015
How do you view Community Foundation of the Lowcountry? Many see us as grantmakers—which indeed we are. But even that is not the only description of the way we support nonprofits.

Community Foundation staff have adopted "Stand-Up" desks in their daily routine. Read about it here.

By Denise K. Spencer / May 1, 2015
Learn about some of the ways women are influencing philanthropy in the Lowcountry.

By Denise K. Spencer / March 31, 2015
When you are making decisions about your charitable interests and goals, to whom do you turn for advice? Do you ask your landscaper…your massage therapist…your doubles partner? And even if they have perfect knowledge related to their own philanthropy, it is most likely not customized to your specific needs.

By Denise K. Spencer / March 3, 2015
If you’re one of those individuals who came from elsewhere, either to work or retire here, have you begun to understand the serious issues in the Lowcountry? Have you started to develop a vision of what could be done and how you could help?

By Denise K. Spencer / February 10, 2015
Most of the time, when casual conversation turns to the state of the economy, there is talk of the stock market, interest rates, oil prices, cost-of-living increases and the comparative value of the dollar. While several measures of economic health are indeed on the rise, one critical currency has been downgraded or devalued and does not seem to be improving—that of a skilled labor force.

Community Foundation of the Lowcountry

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P.O. Box 23019
Hilton Head Island,
South Carolina 29925

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Hilton Head Island,
South Carolina 29926
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