Women in Philanthropy

Women in Philanthropy is a dedicated group of local women who are making a difference in the Lowcountry through the power of collective giving. Since our founding in 2003, we have built an endowment of over $1 million and, since 2006, we have awarded more than $370,000 in grants to nonprofit organizations throughout Beaufort County. In 2017 we awarded grants totaling $71,000 in support of “Strengthening Options for the Elderly.” In 2018 our grants will address "Women's Health, Wellness and Justice."

Women in America are changing the face of philanthropy. With more money and increased control and influence over how it is spent, more women than ever are making philanthropic investments to help address and solve the problems of our time.


We invite you to join us!

The Women in Philanthropy Fund is an endowed giving circle fund that continues to grow in perpetuity. The Fund is invested prudently, and provides grants to help strengthen families and individuals in the areas of arts and culture, community development, education, the environment, health, and human services.

Elements of Women in Philanthropy

Advisory Board Members

Margaret McManus

Kathleen Bateson
Vice Chair
Kaye Black
Governance Committee Chair

Marcia Collett
Communications Committee

Debbie Hengemuhle
Membership Committee Chair     

Susan Hooker
Communications Committee

Elizabeth Loda
Grants Committee Chair

Peaches Peterson
Events Committee Chair
Helen Ryan
Education Committee Chair

Community Foundation of the Lowcountry

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

Office Location
4 Northridge Drive, Suite A
Hilton Head Island,
South Carolina 29926

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