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By Jean Heyduck / December 10, 2019
This time of year your mailbox is stuffed with end-of-year giving requests from nonprofits. If your bulging mailbox has motivated you to make a charitable donation, here are some things to consider before you write that check or click that “donate now” button.

By Jean Heyduck / December 4, 2019
Five generations of Mingeldorffs have called the Savannah/Bluffton area home. The family has always been community-focused, whether through local politics, their businesses or their commitment to philanthropy. Today Bud and Shirley Mingeldorff, the third generation, continue the family’s legacy of giving. Their hope is that this family tradition will be embraced by their grandchildren, as well.

By Christopher Kerrigan / October 30, 2019
Student loan debt. Three words that strike fear in the hearts college students and their parents. As college costs have skyrocketed, so has the amount borrowed to pay for it. Roughly 43 million Americans carry student loan debt, estimated to be about $1.51 trillion. (That does not include the estimated $119 billion in student loans from private sources not backed by the government.) The amount of student loan debt in the U.S. now exceeds both auto loan debt ($1.28 trillion) and credit card debt ($850 million). The only category of debt greater than student loans is mortgage loans.

By Christopher Kerrigan / August 22, 2019
There’s a Tibetan saying that tragedy can serve as a source of strength. It can also spur change. LowCountry Alliance for Healthy Youth provides educational programs to help local youth make good choices and avoid the tragedies that can come from alcohol and drug use.

By Christopher Kerrigan / August 1, 2019
For many communities in the Lowcountry, “all together now” has taken on a more purposeful meaning. Seven local communities — Long Cove Club, Belfair, Palmetto Dunes, Hampton Hall Club, Colleton River Club, Hampton Lake and Moss Creek — have established funds with Community Foundation of the Lowcountry.

By Christopher Kerrigan / June 28, 2019
If you ask people what they’d do differently in life “if they’d only known,” you’ll hear a lot of people (especially those of us a little closer to retirement age) say they wish they’d made better financial choices and plans for their future.

By Christopher Kerrigan / May 31, 2019
June is the time of year when parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles are bursting with pride as they watch their child, grandchild, niece or nephew walk across the stage to receive their college diploma.

By Christopher Kerrigan / April 30, 2019
Do you wake up every day feeling blessed to live in the Lowcountry? I know for the past 21 years that I’ve lived here,

By Denise K. Spencer / March 29, 2019
This, the last column I will write as President and CEO of Community Foundation of the Lowcountry, Inc., is the most difficult. Five hundred words is insufficient to say all that is in my heart. But I am compelled to reflect and share some insights. I’m not going to provide a lot of numbers and accomplishments. The 25th anniversary of the Community Foundation approaches, so I’m certain you will hear much more about that in the year to come. But there are some essential characteristics of this organization that are worth mentioning.

By Denise K. Spencer / February 28, 2019
To earn a private pilot license, students must start with basic instruction. This teaches them to fly under good weather conditions and visibility, and to trust their judgement based on what they see. Pilots may move on to additional specialized education to fly under instrument flight rules. This offers meteorology and intensive technical training so pilots can fly entirely by referring to the instruments in their airplane. Flying inside clouds, at certain altitudes, in all weather and at night requires this instrument rating.

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  • Make the Most of Year-End Giving Posted 2 days ago
    This time of year your mailbox is stuffed with end-of-year giving requests from nonprofits. If your bulging mailbox has motivated you to make a charitable donation, here are some things to consider before you write that check or click that “donate now” button.
  • Paying it Forward Posted last month
    Student loan debt. Three words that strike fear in the hearts college students and their parents. As college costs have skyrocketed, so has the amount borrowed to pay for it. Roughly 43 million Americans carry student loan debt, estimated to be about $1.51 trillion. (That does not include the estimated $119 billion in student loans from private sources not backed by the government.) The amount of student loan debt in the U.S. now exceeds both auto loan debt ($1.28 trillion) and credit card debt ($850 million). The only category of debt greater than student loans is mortgage loans.
  • All Together NOW Posted 4 months ago
    For many communities in the Lowcountry, “all together now” has taken on a more purposeful meaning. Seven local communities — Long Cove Club, Belfair, Palmetto Dunes, Hampton Hall Club, Colleton River Club, Hampton Lake and Moss Creek — have established funds with Community Foundation of the Lowcountry.
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