Yearly Archives: 2015


Foundation Honors Extraordinary S.C. People

On one of the hottest days this summer, over 100 people filed into The Hall at Senates End, Columbia, S.C., to celebrate and honor four extraordinary Foundation friends. These honorees included: Rev. Tony McDade, Executive Director of Greenville Area Interfaith Hospitality Network; Neighborhood House, a Charleston based social service outreach ministry; Bud Ferillo, an advocate [...]

Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Center engages Community

Foundation Program Director, Donna Waites, and Communications Associate, Lydia Royals, visited one of the Foundation’s CMI grantees, Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Center, Gloverville, S.C.  to learn about its successful programs that serve the poor of Aiken county. While visiting, they met with Sister Catherine Marie Lowe, DC, Director, and Melanie Hutto, Head Math [...]

Foundation Adds Lydia Royals to Staff

The Sisters of Charity Foundation is pleased to announce that Lydia Royals has joined the staff as Communications Associate. In this role, Royals facilitates the Foundation’s strategic communications plan. She assists the Foundation, Foundation President and Communications Director. Utilizing her knowledge of journalism and communications she maintains the Foundation’s social media and website through the creation [...]

Sr. Sandra Makowski, SSMN awarded the 2015 Woman Religious Award

Out of seven women from seven different districts, Sr. Sandra Makowski of the Sisters of St. Mary of Namur has been chosen as the 2015 South Carolina Council of Catholic Women Woman Religious Award recipient. The Woman Religious Award was established by the SCCCW in 1995 and is presented annually to a Sister who has [...]

Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina awards $120,000 in grants

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina has awarded five grants totaling $120,000 to the following organizations committed in their programming to the issues of Poverty in the state of South Carolina. “We, at the Sisters of Charity Foundation, value the important work of these organizations and appreciate their tireless efforts to serve those [...]

Foundation host Inaugural SC Farmworkers Institute Summit

The migrant and seasonal farmworker season is beginning on farms across South Carolina as men, women and sometimes children work from sun-up to sun-down to support the state’s multibillion dollar agribusiness sector and economy. According to research released last year by the Foundation, many farmworkers encounter a broken labor system, engage in dangerous work, experience [...]

Foundation awards Community Enrichment grants to 15 nonprofit organizations.

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina has awarded fifteen Community Enrichment grants totaling $214,578.52 to nonprofit organizations committed to lifting South Carolinians out of poverty. “It is a great blessing to have the opportunity to provide funding to these very worthy organizations,” says Tom Keith, Sisters of Charity Foundation President. “These groups are [...]

Foundation Names its 2015 Award Winners

Each year the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina presents special awards to individuals or organizations that represent the core values of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine: Collaboration, Compassion, Courage, Justice, and respect. The 2015 award winners have been chosen and will be formally recognized in June at the Foundation’s Annual Luncheon. [...]

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