Our Blog - Live Generously

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.

Audi Hilton Head Spotlights Community Foundation of the Lowcountry

Everyday Matters: Every Day Matters

rss


Give Locally
By Denise K. Spencer / December 21, 2009

Most of us are aware of the Chamber of Commerce campaign to “Shop Local.” The concept is that our local economy will receive a badly needed boost if we spend locally instead of shopping online or in other communities. It is my contention that the same can be said for giving locally. The list of charitable choices on a regional, national and global scale continues to grow and to become more easily accessible as the Internet continues to expand. But as the needs of nonprofits in the four counties served by the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry continue to escalate, it is just as important that our charitable spending stay local.

Consider the needs of our neighbors who have lost their jobs or their homes in the last year or so. Think about those who have inadequate health care. In difficult economies, incidents of violence increase, and the victims need assistance.

Consider the significant impact of reduced resources on organizations supporting education, the arts and culture, and the environment.

Please, as you complete your decision-making for charitable giving for 2009, GIVE LOCAL.

The Community Foundation and our nonprofit partners are local organizations staffed by people from our community and led by local boards of trustees with an in-depth knowledge of the issues that shape our community. Help our local economy. Help our local nonprofit sector. Help our friends and neighbors. And know that your generosity will be something that matters, every day.

Denise K. Spencer

blog comments powered by Disqus

Featured Post

  • Make the Most of Year-End Giving Posted last month
    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 3 months ago
    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 6 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.
Read More »
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
Directions

Connect With Us

E-News Signup

Follow Us