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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 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 Denise K. Spencer / July 30, 2018
On Father’s Day, I stopped for an early breakfast at an area restaurant—a treat to myself before heading back to the office for the day. I had worked all day Saturday, and Sunday would be no different—deadlines loomed. I sat at the communal table; I love visiting with people when given the chance. A coffee pot and water carafe were provided, and my order taken. It wasn’t long before a couple of ladies sat across from me, and I shared my coffee and water, knowing that more would arrive for them shortly. They noticed the Community Foundation logo on my golf shirt (I expected no visitors at the office on a holiday), and started quizzing me about the organization, what we did, who we fund, and so on. I’m afraid my excitement in talking about the work shows, and it was a lovely exchange!

By Denise K. Spencer / November 30, 2015
Celebrations during the holiday season are always accompanied by food—amazing food, and plenty of it.

By Denise K. Spencer / March 31, 2015
When you are making decisions about your charitable interests and goals, to whom do you turn for advice? Do you ask your landscaper…your massage therapist…your doubles partner? And even if they have perfect knowledge related to their own philanthropy, it is most likely not customized to your specific needs.

By Denise K. Spencer / January 14, 2015
Now that January has arrived, many of us are learning to use the new technologies that may have been gifts of the season. The cell phones, tablets, e-readers, laptops and flat screen TVs (I guess ALL TVs are flat screened these days, except for the one in my own living room) have been unwrapped, squealed over, and taken to new levels of usefulness. Is it a tool or a toy? Either way, for many of us, they have taken over our lives.

By Denise K. Spencer / July 2, 2014
Changes in the tax law may have future impact on charitable giving

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  • Make the Most of Year-End Giving Posted 2 months 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 4 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 7 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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Community Foundation of the Lowcountry

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

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Hilton Head Island,
South Carolina 29926
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