• Institute for Child Success Welcomes New Staff and Fellows

    GREENVILLE, SC - ICS is very excited that Emily Carroll joined our staff as Policy Counsel this week, and that Lauren Scoggins will join the team as Director of Development on September 15.  We are also thrilled to announce that Bill Brown and Matt Ferebee have both been named as Senior Fellows.

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  • SC Summit on STEM Education to Crest in Spartanburg

    Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 29 and 30, 2014 ~ SPARTANBURG, SC - Hundreds of educators, lawmakers, and business leaders from South Carolina are expected to attend the “SC Summit on STEM and the Arts In and Out of School” conference at Chapman Cultural Center Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 29

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  • “Adolescent Family Life” Launches in Spartanburg County

    Luncheon Showcased Community Support for Young Parents SPARTANBURG, SC - Mary Black Foundation, along with statewide and community partners, today celebrated the launch the "Adolescent Family Life," a program that will support pregnant and parenting teens in Spartanburg County. A lunch event

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  • Mental Fitness Opens NOURISH at Chapman Cultural Center

    Grand Opening Celebration, Friday, Oct. 3 SPARTANBURG, SC - Mental Fitness Inc., a Spartanburg nonprofit, announces the opening of NOURISH at Chapman Cultural Center. The agency develops innovative creative- and performing-arts programs that build resilience. On Friday, Oct. 3, 6-8 p.m. NOURISH

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  • Citizens group launches roads referendum song

    GREENVILLE, SC - The Citizens for a Better Greenville have created a campaign song that members plan to share to grow awareness of the November roads referendum. The 60-second is a parody of the song “Bad Boys,” by Inner Circle and best known to local audiences as the theme song to the show

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  • Red Cross Launches Statewide Disaster Preparedness Campaign

    South Carolina is the most disaster-prone state in the mid-Atlantic   On September 21, the 25th anniversary of Hurricane Hugo’s devastation inflicted on South Carolina, the American Red Cross will launch a landmark statewide campaign called Prepare SC to better prepare our communities

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  • Junior League Of Greenville Celebrates 85 Years

    GREENVILLE, SC - The Junior League of Greenville, Inc. (JLG) celebrates 85 years on September 12. The JLG started with only 20 members eighty-five years ago, today the organization is up to 1,250 members. This milestone is all about celebrating who the JLG is and what they have

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  • The Hearth Center for Eating Disorders Names New Leadership

    COLUMBIA, SC - The Hearth Center for Eating Disorders at the Carolina Children’s Home, announces that it has named Stephen M. Creech, chair of the board and John R. Kessler, Jr. executive director. Stephen M. Creech, Jr. is an assistant vice president for BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina

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  • CCCF impacts community with over $150,000 in scholarships

    Celebrating 30th Year, Central Carolina Community Foundation Awards $158,020 in Scholarships to South Carolina Students COLUMBIA, SC - Central Carolina Community Foundation, now celebrating its 30th Anniversary, has awarded 70 scholarships totaling $158,020 to some of South Carolina’s best

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  • GCM Announces 2014-2015 Board Members

    GREER, SC - Greer Community Ministries’ board of directors for the 2014-2015 fiscal year include nine returning and five new members. The next meeting of the board is Monday, Sept. 15, at 5:30 p.m. The public is invited and encouraged to attend this month’s board meeting held at the ministry,

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  • OctoberFAST features classic cars, 5K run

    Saturday, Oct. 4   The 8th annual Benson OctoberFAST Classic Car Show and Twilight 5K is Saturday, Oct. 4. The fundraiser benefitting Greer Community Ministries (GCM) will be held at Greer First Baptist Church with the Car Show from noon to 5 p.m., a Kids Fun Run at 5:30 p.m. and the

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  • Bridges to be repaired with yes vote this November

    GREENVILLE, SC - Bridges make up a key portion of a massive infrastructure project that will be completed if voters pass a referendum this November. The Citizens for a Better Greenville is highlighting key projects on the November referendum to educate residents on what the one-penny sales taxes

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  • Girl Scouts Calls for New Members and Volunteers to Join the Fun

    New research shows majority of parents see benefits for daughters; majority of volunteers feel experience has helped them personally and professionally.  GREENVILLE, SC – Girl Scouts of South Carolina – Mountains to Midlands is making its back-to-school push for girls and adult volunteers

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  • Coalition seeks donors for Spartanburg playground build

    SPARTANBURG, SC - Area businesses and individuals are invited to join Select Health of South Carolina, AmeriHealth Caritas Partnership, City of Spartanburg and the Marcus Lattimore Foundation in building a playground at the C.C. Woodson Community Center, located at 210 Bomar Ave in Spartanburg,

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  • Upstate Forever Earns Continued National Recognition

    Renewed Accreditation Awarded by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission   GREENVILLE, SC – Upstate Forever has achieved renewed land trust accreditation from the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance. “This achievement demonstrates

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  • Congressman Mick Mulvaney Meets with Girl Scouts CEO Kim Hutzell

    SPARTANBURG,  SC – As part of a coordinated national effort, Kim Hutzell, President/CEO, and Susan Schneider, Director, PR & Advocacy, Girl Scouts of South Carolina – Mountains to Midlands, met with Congressman Mick Mulvaney to share groundbreaking data compiled by the Girl Scout Research

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  • Jim Pearce Establishes $3.4 Million Endowment

    GREENVILLE, SC – A $3.4 million endowment has been funded by Jim and Kit Pearce at the Community Foundation to provide perpetual support for nonprofit organizations providing food, shelter, clothing and medications to those in need in the Greenville community. The James T. and Ellis A. Pearce

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  • Blue Tent Concludes 35th Annual Summer Camp

    Upstate Children Affected by Abuse & Neglect Enjoy a Week Outdoors at Camp Tekoa GREENVILLE, SC - Blue Tent, formerly Camp Opportunity – a 501c3 organization offering year-round programming to support and enrich the lives of children affected by abuse and neglect in Upstate South

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  • Brad Wyche, Founder and Executive Director, Upstate Forever

    UpstateBizSC: Talk about your professional journey leading up to the formation of Upstate Forever. Brad Wyche: I’m a native of Greenville and other than going to school and working one year in Washington, D.C., I’ve lived in Greenville my whole life.  My father called me a “professional

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  • New Siamang Makes Debut at Greenville Zoo

    Ella, 23-year-old siamang, moves from Lee Richardson Zoo GREEENVILLE, SC - Guests visiting the Greenville Zoo this weekend will have the opportunity to meet its newest resident. Ella, a 23-year-old female siamang, joins the zoo as a companion to Oscar, a 22-year-old male siamang. Zoo officials

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  • Cruver Receives Angels in Adoption Award

    GREENVILLE, SC - Dan Cruver, a 1994 graduate of Bob Jones University, was recently selected by U.S. Senator Tim Scott as a recipient of the 2014 Angels in Adoption Award. The Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute’s (CCAI) Angels in Adoption™ Program honors individuals, couples, and

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  • Upstate SC Alliance Announces Promotions  

    UPSTATE, SC - The Upstate SC Alliance, the public-private economic development organization that markets the Upstate to the world, announced two promotions today. Jennifer Miller is now vice president and chief operating officer, and Elizabeth Feather is now the director of research. “As the

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  • Girl Scouts Appoints Emerald Circle Co-Chairs

    GREENVILLE, SC – Girl Scouts of South Carolina – Mountains to Midlands has appointed Rossie Corwon and Patricia C. Hartung as 2014 Co-chairs for its Emerald Circle – Greenwood County. The Emerald Circle is a new women’s philanthropic group in Greenwood County who annually support the

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  • Veteran Scholarships Forever announces Board of Directors

        GREENVILLE, SC - Four people will serve on the inaugural Board of Directors for Veteran Scholarships Forever, an endowment program aimed at helping veterans get needed funds to pursue vocational and skilled trades training that can lead to employment. The board’s

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  • Runge Named Associate Executive Director of Liberty Fellowship

    GREENVILLE, SC – Liberty Fellowship is pleased to announce Luanne Runge is joining the organization as Associate Executive Director. A Fellow from the Class of 2009, Runge comes to Liberty Fellowship from the Gallivan, White & Boyd law firm where she is a shareholder, practicing in the areas

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  • Greenville Zoo Awarded Nature Play Grant

    Zoo develops new nature club to engage local families GREENVILLE, SC – The Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) has announced that the Greenville Zoo is a recipient of the “Nature Play Begins at Your Zoo & Aquarium” grant. Supported through a special gift from the Disney

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  • Nonprofit Leaders and Board Members Gathered at Shine the Light

    GREENVILLE, SC - DNA Creative Communications (DNA), in partnership with the Hollingsworth Funds, Community Foundation of Greenville and United Way of Greenville County, hosted Developing and Engaging a High Performing Board, the second of a four-part series of Shine the Light Nonprofit Forums

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  • Meals on Wheels Seeks Volunteers

    Where are the lazy days of summer?  They are definitely not here at Meals on Wheels.  It’s business as usual at Greer Community Ministries.  Our Meals on Wheels program delivers meals to homebound, elderly and disabled people in the Greater Greer Community in every season during the

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  • 22 Impact Makers selected for Liberty Fellowship

        11th Class Features Innovators, Risk Takers   GREENVILLE, SC - Bringing the total number of Liberty Fellows to 230, the class announced today is characterized by nimble, forward thinking leadership. The 22 new Fellows were selected from over 400 nominations and represent all

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  • Greenville man creates scholarships for veterans

    GREENVILLE, SC - A Greenville man has started a scholarship endowment program aimed at helping veterans get needed funds to pursue vocational and skilled trades training that can lead to employment. Ron Demonet, a veteran himself, started Veteran Scholarships Forever to help veterans transition

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  • ReWiGo hires new Program Director

    GREENVILLE, SC - ReWiGo (Ready, Willing, Go) Ministries has hired Hannah Wickline as its new program director. Wickline grew up in southern Ohio before finding her way to the Carolinas.  She earned her bachelors of ministry management from a private university in Kentucky.  She has served with

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  • Friends of the Greenville Zoo Elects New Slate Officers

    GREENVILLE, SC – The Friends of the Greenville Zoo unanimously elected a new slate of officers for the 2014-15 year. John Boyanoski will serve as the chairman of the organization.  Chris Lewis will serve as the special projects chair.  Matthew Madden and Phillip Cox will both be returning for

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  • National Speaker to Address Greenville’s Nonprofit Leaders

    GREENVILLE, SC - DNA Creative Communications (DNA), in partnership with the Hollingsworth Funds, the Community Foundation of Greenville, the Graham Foundation and United Way of Greenville County, announces that keynote Susan Meier of Washington, DC will present “Developing and Engaging a High

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  • CommunityWorks Helps Upstate MicroBusinesses Open and Expand

    GREENVILLE, SC – Three Upstate microbusinesses recently opened their doors and two expanded their operations thanks to support from CommunityWorks (CW) MicroBusiness Loan Program. CW provided business coaching and loans totaling $135,000 to Swamp Rabbit Smoothies, Greenville Network Care, A Night

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  • State Invests in Children of the Upstate

    GREENVILLE, SC -  The Children's Museum of the Upstate (TCMU) is grateful to the South Carolina House of Representatives, Senate and all of our members and friends for supporting our efforts to successfully override the Governor's veto of nonrecurring funds in the amount of $150,000. The

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  • Registration Open for 14th Edition of the Goodwill Mud Run

    GREENVILLE, SC - September 13, 2014 - The Goodwill Mud Run presented by St. Francis Sports Medicine is excited to announce that official registration has opened for its 4th fall event to take place on Saturday, September 13, 2014, at SC-TAC (formerly the old Donaldson Center). Teams of four will

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  • Social Media Campaign Nets 163 Cards for MOW Client

    GREER, SC - The powerful reach of Social Media was evident Thursday, June 12, when Greer Community Ministries’ staff members delivered 163 cards to Helen Burrell of Greer on her 100th birthday. A Meals on Wheels client, Burrell mentioned her 100th birthday to one of the Meals on Wheels (MOW)

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  • State Funds Crucial to Children Museum’s Growth

    GREENVILLE, SC -  The Children's Museum of the Upstate (TCMU) was disappointed to learn that Governor Haley has once again vetoed a request for nonrecurring funds in the amount of $150,000. "While this news is unsettling, we are grateful for all the supportive emails and calls we've received,"

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  • Beloved Elephant Passes Away En Route To Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

    Age-related conditions likely cause Joni’s death GREENVILLE, SC - Greenville Zoo and Cheyenne Mountain Zoo are mourning the loss of Joni (known to the community as “Joy”),  a beloved 44-year-old elderly African elephant, who passed away suddenly while en route to Cheyenne Mountain Zoo from

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  • Greenville Rescue Animal Airlift: Make a Flight. Save a Life!

    GREENVILLE, SC - Calling all pilots and animal lovers!  On Saturday, September 27, 2014 a special air caravan containing rescued animals will depart from the Greenville Downtown Airport in S.C. as part of the Southeast Aviation Expo. Their Destination?  New homes and non-kill shelters

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  • NCCI Presents Contribution to Kids’ Chance of South Carolina

    COLUMBIA, SC - Each year, the National Council on Compensation Insurance, Inc. (NCCI) holds State Advisory Forums designed to promote education and provide a greater understanding of both national and state workers compensation issues. On May 28, 2014, at NCCI’s South Carolina State Advisory

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  • New Children’s Summer Feeding Report

    COLUMBIA, SC – A new report finds that participation in the Summer Nutrition Programs decreased in SC, with 64,788 low-income children receiving summer meals on an average day in July 2013. This was a significant decrease of 11% percent from the previous summer.  Harvest Hope Food Bank noted

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  • The Great Outdoors…Indoors?

    GREENVILLE, SC -  The Children's Museum of the Upstate (TCMU) presents an exciting new summer exhibit that opens to the public on Saturday, June 14th and runs through the summer until Labor Day. THE GREAT OUTDOORS celebrates the wildlife and natural resources indigenous to the Upstate of

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  • Cal Watson, President of the South Carolina Bar

    MidlandsBiz Podcast Series’ mission is to support leadership in Giving Back, Diversity, Entrepreneurship, Continuous Education, the Knowledge Economy and the Arts. Thanks to our Sponsors:     Earlier this month, Cal Watson, Member at the Columbia law firm Sowell Gray, took over the

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  • Nonprofit Leaders Gathered at Shine the Light Forum

    GREENVILLE, SC − DNA Creative Communications (DNA), in partnership with the Hollingsworth Funds, Community Foundation of Greenville and United Way of Greenville County, hosted the first session of the Shine the Light (STL) Nonprofit Forumson Wednesday at the Kroc Center. "The commitment to

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  • Greenville Library to Receive National Award

    COLUMBIA, SC – The Greenville County Library System is the winner of the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Agencies (ASCLA)/Keystone Library Automation System (KLAS) & National Organization on Disability (NOD) Award. Greenville County Library System was selected for its extensive

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  • Greenville Zoo Bids Farewell To Female Elephant

    GREENVILLE, SC – After an extensive search, working directly with the Elephant Species Survival Program (SSP) to identify available Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) accredited facilities and working independently with a recognized elephant sanctuary, the Greenville Zoo announced today

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  • Greenville Women Giving awards $81.3K grant to GCM

    GREER, SC - Greenville Women Giving awarded an $81.3K grant to Greer Community Ministries (GCM) at their annual meeting held on May 7 at the Gunter Theatre in Greenville. This generous grant will provide GCM funds for a major renovation of its kitchen operations, including HVAC and lighting. The

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  • $500,000 Awarded at Greenville Women Giving’s 8th Annual Meeting

    GREENVILLE, SC - Greenville Women Giving, a local women’s philanthropic organization, presented grants totaling $500,255 to selected community non-profit organizations at its eighth annual meeting on May 7, putting its eight-year total of awards given at $3.07 million. The meeting was held at the

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  • Clemson summit to address youth success in South Carolina

    CLEMSON, SC - May 10, 2014 - Education, government and nonprofit officials from across South Carolina will gather at Clemson University Monday and Tuesday to address this critical question: How can we help the state’s youth succeed? The inaugural Summit for Youth Success: Building

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  • Greenville Chamber Honors Diversity Leaders

    GREENVILLE, SC -May 7, 2014 - Upstate leaders were honored Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at the Tenth Annual Upstate Diversity Leadership Awards Dinner, held at TD Convention Center. The event was presented by TD Bank and hosted by the Greenville Chamber and the Riley Institute at Furman, in partnership

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  • Leadership Greenville Applications Due May 16

    GREENVILLE, SC - Celebrating its 41st year, Leadership Greenville is the community's preeminent leadership program. Leadership Greenville is designed to help develop informed, committed and qualified leaders for Greenville County. By taking an intensive look into the issues affecting Greenville

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  • Brew in the Zoo Tickets on Sale Now

    GREENVILLE, SC - May 5, 2014 - The Greenville Zoo invites zoo-goers to tap into the wild at the 5th annual Brew in the Zoo presented by RJ Rockers. The fundraising event set for Friday, May 30 from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. provides adults with the opportunity to sample an assortment of beers and

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  • Wilkins House Initiative passes $250,000 mark

    GREENVILLE, SC - May 3, 2014 - The Save The Wilkins House Initiative is getting to ready to move the historic Augusta Road structure after raising more than $250,000 in the past two months to save the home. “Bon Voyage” parties will be held the weekend of May 9 and 10 if the group reaches

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  • Engenius initiates 2014 grants competition

    GREENVILLE, SC - April 14, 2014 - Non-profit groups in the Upstate can get a new website for free via the Engenius Grants competition, which is now taking applications for 2014.Engenius selects two new local non-profit organizations each year to support with professional marketing

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  • Rotary Club of Greenville honors Coan

    GREENVILLE, SC - March 25, 2014 - The Rotary Club of Greenville honored long-time Greenville community leader Sandi Coan with its Career Day Service Award Tuesday.The award is given annually to a person who exemplifies outstanding professional achievements, reflects the core value of integrity in

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  • ReWiGo adds three board members

    GREENVILLE, SC - March 24, 2014 -  ReWiGo Ministries has added three new board members for 2014.Ryan Garrison, Burgess Metcalf, and Will Gregory will help guide ReWiGo as it continues to improve lives through strengthening people's everyday quality of life in the Upstate.Garrison is a

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  • Greenville Rotary Grants taking applications

    GREENVILLE, SC - March 7, 2014 -  Local non-profit organizations have until the first of April to apply for the 2014 Rotary Club of Greenville Grants.Rotary Club of Greenville Grants are intended to serve the local and regional community with financial support to tax-exempt charitable

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