Yearly Archives: 2018


Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina Announces Staffing Change for 2019

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina is pleased to announce the following staff position change within the organization. Donna Waites, the Foundation’s Senior Program Director will assume the new role of Vice President of Programs in February 2019. She will oversee the Foundation’s grants and initiatives and assume additional leadership roles related to the [...]

Foundation Elects its 2019 Officers

 The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina announces its 2019 board of trustees’ officers: Thomas Otis, Chair; Lisa Bernardin, Vice Chair; Mitch Watson, Secretary; and Andy Folsom, Treasurer.  Thomas Otis (Chair) Mr. Otis received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Washington & Lee University and a Master of Business Administration from the Kellogg School [...]

Foundation Hosts its 14th Annual Women Religious Conference

Over 80 women including 60 Women Religious from 7 states attended the 14th Annual (Collaboration for Ministry Initiative) CMI Conference at the Myrtle Beach Grande Dunes Marriott November 2-4 of this year. The event was sponsored by the Sisters of Charity Foundations of South Carolina and Cleveland. Five CSA Sisters attended the conference including Sister [...]

Kim Frohnappel: 20 Years and Still Going Strong

  When Kim Frohnappel joined the Sisters of Charity Foundation in 1998, everything was done by paper. “All of our grant applications, grant reports, site visit reports and final reports were done by hand and printed out” said Frohnappel. “It was very labor intensive and every grant file ended up with 100 pages in it.” [...]

Foundation grants $265,450 to 75 organizations in Fall Caritas Funding

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina recently awarded Caritas grants for the fall 2018 grant cycle.  These grants bear the name of one of the guiding principles of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, in omnibus caritas, meaning “in all things charity.”  Caritas grants are awarded to organizations meeting fundamental needs of [...]

Foundation awards 2018 Unsung Hero Awards

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina proudly presented three Unsung Hero Awards for individuals who have demonstrated extraordinary care to enhance the well-being of children in South Carolina’s kinship families as part of our Kinship Care Initiative. Formal (licensed) and informal (non-licensed) kinship caregivers in South Carolina who provided care for a relative’s [...]

Foundation Announces Shawn Brown as 2018-2019 President’s Fellow

Mr. Shawn Brown, a rising junior at Benedict College has been selected to be the 2018-2019 Sisters of Charity Foundation’s President’s Fellow. Brown was chosen from a pool of outstanding student leaders that went through the interview process.  “We are very impressed with Shawn’s credentials and also his engaging personality,” Tom Keith, Foundation President, said. [...]

Foundation awards $373,500 to 22 organizations in Community Enrichment funding

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina recently awarded its Community Enrichment grants for 2018.  The Foundation’s mission to address poverty in all of its forms is reflected in its decision-making around Community Enrichment grants. These grants are designed to support nonprofits whose comprehensive services are based on experience, research and evidence-based models to [...]

Foundation adds Dr. Ronald Pitner to its Board of Trustees

Professor Ronald Pitner joined the faculty of the College of Social Work in 2009, where he is also Associate Dean for Curriculum, director of the I. DeQuincey Newman Institute for Peace and Social Justice, and affiliate faculty for the Research Consortium on Children and Families. In 2016, Pitner began a five-year term as an I. [...]

Do What is Morally Right for Immigrant Families

President Tom Keith's views on Family Separation and Detention at our Nation's borders...Do What is Morally Right for Immigrant Families. As I reflect on the recent occurrences around immigrant children being separated from their parents, I cannot help but think about the passages written in the book of Matthew. I also think about how we [...]

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