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Denise K. Spencer
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By Denise K. Spencer / July 31, 2017
Most people who are familiar with Community Foundation of the Lowcountry probably know us as grantmakers. While we are much, much more than that, we do indeed have a competitive grantmaking process. This is just one of the reasons most nonprofits in our area know us well.

By Denise K. Spencer / June 30, 2017
Not long ago, a man said to me that he could hardly wait for another three and a half years to go by for the next major election. I’ve thought a lot about that comment; it made me quite sad. I’m sure no one in the electorate got the outcome they wanted in every case.

By Denise K. Spencer / May 30, 2017
Often I am asked about the differences between for-profit and nonprofit organizations.

By Denise K. Spencer / May 2, 2017
A number of local nonprofits are planning, or in the process of, capital campaigns. Community Foundation of the Lowcountry has a lot of experience working with nonprofits as they undertake such campaigns.

By Denise K. Spencer / March 30, 2017
Years ago, I clipped and saved the article below. Even then, the source was unknown. Surely by now, the numbers/percentages have changed somewhat. But I doubt that they have changed enough in a positive direction to modify the important message of the piece.

By Denise K. Spencer / February 28, 2017
There are many nonprofits that seek such expertise for their boards or volunteer forces.

By Denise K. Spencer / February 2, 2017
After our annual report was distributed in the newspaper in early December, I received an interesting item in the mail. Community foundations are not easy organizations to understand, though we try to make it so.

By Denise K. Spencer / December 29, 2016
The start of a new year is a traditional time of reflection.

By Denise K. Spencer / December 1, 2016
Cookbooks are a passion of mine. The most intriguing are those published as fundraisers for women’s guilds, church groups, gardening clubs and the like—especially from years ago.

By Denise K. Spencer / October 31, 2016
When considering the recent experience with Hurricane Matthew, one word that comes to mind is “tireless.”

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    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.
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    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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