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Read the thoughts and impressions on a variety of topics written by Christopher F. Kerrigan, President and CEO of the Community Foundation as well as occasional guest bloggers.

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By Denise K. Spencer / October 4, 2011
Every arena has its rock stars, but it isn’t every day that a person gets to have a “back stage pass” to “rub elbows” with them and learn firsthand about their work. On Saturday evening, September 24, I had the amazing opportunity to do just that.

By Denise K. Spencer / July 26, 2011
Recently I received a badly spelled note from the person who has been delivering my newspaper. She is leaving the area to be closer to family, and thanked me for allowing her to be of service for five years. I haven’t been able to get her out of my mind: The Invisible Woman.

By Denise K. Spencer / May 31, 2011
It has been said that Goodness is the only investment that never fails.

By Denise K. Spencer / April 6, 2011
There is virtually NOTHING that we do at the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry for which we can take complete and total credit.

By Denise K. Spencer / February 23, 2011
Revising my Will recently has caused me to review once again the things that are important. What kind of legacy do I wish to leave? Who is depending on me now—from family members and friends to organizations? From a charitable perspective, what “causes” have great value, but funding is for them is difficult to find?

By Denise K. Spencer / December 3, 2010
Healthcare. Education. Jobs. Homelessness. Violence. Environment. Hunger. Every day we read in the newspaper or view on television stories about the sorry state of each of these and more.

By Denise K. Spencer / October 8, 2010
Sometimes it is the smallest things that matter most.

By Denise K. Spencer / September 3, 2010
In these economic times, every nonprofit organization and business I know is looking for ways to improve operating efficiency.

By Denise K. Spencer / August 24, 2010
A project born at the Board table of the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry some years ago was the “community indicators project” which eventually became known as “Together for Beaufort.”

By Denise K. Spencer / August 13, 2010
As the demand grows for me to offer mentoring to nonprofit leaders, both board and staff, this seems to be a most often asked question, "What are the top five responsibilities of a nonprofit chief executive?"

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  • 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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