Yearly Archives: 2018


Foundation hires Mark S. Ward as Project Coordinator and Special Assistant

The Foundation is proud to announce that  Mark S. Ward II has joined the staff as Project Coordinator and Special Assistant. In his role as Project Coordinator and Special Assistant, Mark will assist the President with all governance functions pertaining to the Board of Trustees including the Executive, Governance and Finance Committees.  He will be actively [...]

Foundation promotes Chynna A. Phillips to Research and Policy Manager

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina is proud to announce the promotion of Chynna A. Phillips to Research and Policy Manager. As Research and Policy Manager, she will be an integral member of the Foundation's Initiative, Public Policy and Advocacy efforts, which enhance the Foundation’s commitment to lifting families and individuals out of [...]

Foundation Announces its 2018 Immigrant Families Grantees

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina is pleased to announce the 2018 Immigrant Families Initiative grants totaling $197,500 to thirteen organizations serving South Carolina’s immigrant and refugee populations. Immigrants represent nearly 5% of South Carolina’s total population and research shows these individuals make multiple contributions to the state’s economy sharing business, leadership, education, [...]

HALOS Begins Third Year of Funding

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina, in partnership with The Duke Endowment, enters into its third year of funding for the Well-Being of Children in Kinship Care pilot project.  Through intensive case management, tools and resources the project promotes permanency, safety and well-being of children in the Kinship Care program.  The first of [...]

Foundation awards $152,558 to 50 organizations in spring Caritas funding

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina recently awarded Caritas grants for the spring 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 hosts 1st Kinship Care Day @ the Capitol

On March 20th, 2018 the Foundation hosted South Carolina’s first Kinship Care Day at the Capitol. This day, which honored and uplifted kinship caregivers across our state, brought together government officials, organizations, and kinship caregivers themselves to show the importance of a collective voice. It is important to the Foundation to continue to champion kinship [...]

Foundation Hires Ericka Wooten and Promotes Meredith Mathews

The Sisters of Charity Foundation recently made two significant changes to its Grants Team. Meredith Mathews was promoted to Program Manager and Ericka Wooten was hired as the Foundation's Program and Initiatives Manager.  In her role as Program and Initiatives Manager, Ms. Wooten will work primarily with the Kinship Care and Immigrant Families Initiative grants. [...]

Si Se Puede gives Latino students the Confidence to Succeed

Latino students at Richland Northeast High School are learning just how beneficial their skill of being bilingual is by participating in Si Se Puede’s student interpreter program. Si Se Puede (SSP) is a non-profit organization in Columbia, South Carolina, that seeks to support Latino students in their schools and beyond. Their Student Interpreter program (SI) [...]

“Seen and Heard,” Local Art Exhibit Opens

On Thursday, Feb. 1, the Women’s Rights and Empowerment Network (WREN) launched their new art exhibit Seen and Heard at Tapp’s Arts Center in Columbia, S.C. The exhibit boasts 80 pieces by local female artists, capturing the highs and lows of being a woman in the Midlands community. On Thursday night, it also boasted a [...]

WREN’s Exhibit Gives Voice to the Voiceless

Beginning February 1 through the 22, Women’s Rights and Empowerment Network (WREN) will be holding an exhibit to elevate the voices of women in our community.  The exhibit, titled “Seen and Heard,” will have pieces from 40 local women artists of different ages, ranging from 12-50. “Visitors to the exhibit can expect to see pieces [...]

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