Testimonial Tuesday – Bill Haverland

HaverlandNancy and I had been vacationing on Hilton Head for over 30 years.  When we began to plan for retirement we knew that Hilton Head was where we wanted to be, probably in Sea Pines because that is where we usually stayed on vacation.  We had been in many of the plantations over the years, but never Wexford.

We looked at a lot of houses in a number of plantations, and then drove into Wexford.  The houses were beautiful, the landscaping impeccable, and the common areas maintained beyond anything else we had seen.  Then I saw the harbour, which made Wexford unique to everywhere else we had looked.  Being an avid  boater, I was totally impressed by all it had to offer.  The 37 acre harbour offers well maintained docks, a constant water level, a first class Harbour Center, and a lock system that provides excellent protection for my vessel.  Homes that are located on the water have their own private docks.  Those that aren’t have access to docks maintained by the Yacht Club.  You have to see it to appreciate it.

Another unique amenity Wexford offers is that it is the only plantation with a private golf course that allows residents to own and use their own golf carts on the course as well as on the streets inside the plantation.  I think I put more miles on my golf cart than it do on my car!  All this, capped off by a soon-to-be renovated club house and a planned upgrading of the golf course (both now completed) was all we needed to know that this is where we wanted to live.

We moved to Wexford full-time in 2011.  We quickly got involved in the community.  Nancy and I both got on various committees and got involved in the very active social life Wexford has to offer.  I became Vice-Commodore for the harbor and Nancy was named to the ETC travel group’s board.  We made more friends in a matter of months than we could have ever imagined.  It became so apparent how much we loved living here that Nancy’s brother bought a house in Wexford after visiting us a couple of times.  For now it is his second home, but he plans to move here when he retires.  We can’t think of anywhere else we would want to live.  Hilton Head is great, Wexford is off the charts!!

‘Members Making News’ Monday

Wexford Plantation Charitable Foundations Donates Over $80,000 to Local Charities 

Last month, on Thursday, February 13th, 2014 the Wexford Plantation Charitable Foundation hosted their second annual Grant Awards Luncheon at the Wexford Clubhouse at 11:30 am, sponsored by South Carolina Bank and Trust.  The Wexford Plantation Charitable Foundation granted $80,073 to fourteen local charities.

The Boys & Girls Club was awarded $6,000.  The Children’s Center was awarded $3,000.  The Children’s Relief Fund was awarded $6,000.  Family Promise was awarded $9,000.  Grateful Hearts Soup Kitchen was awarded $2,000.  Hope Haven was awarded $4,000.  Literacy Volunteers of the Lowcountry was awarded $7,000.  Meals on Wheels was awarded $6,653.  Memory Matters was awarded $8,000.  Neighborhood Outreach Connection was awarded $7,500.  Sandalwood Food Pantry was awarded $5,000.  Second Helpings was awarded $5,000.  Volunteers in Medicine was awarded $4,920.  Wish Upon a Horse was awarded $6,000.

According to the Chairman of the Wexford Plantation Charitable Foundation, Jim Hicks, “The success of the Wexford Foundation is a reflection of the compassionate nature of the Members of the Wexford Community.  The engagement of our Members allows the Foundation to support partner charities that make a real difference on Hilton Head Island.  These charities all enable the success of their clients.  We are pleased to be a part of such a powerful relationship.”

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Event announcements can be viewed in the following:
The Island Packet (Feb. 13, 2014)
Hilton Head Monthly (March 2014), page 145

 About Wexford Plantation Charitable Foundation

The Wexford Plantation Charitable Foundation was established in 2012 to support charities providing humanitarian services to residents of Beaufort County with a focus on the needs of Hilton Head Island residents.  The Wexford Plantation Charitable Foundation is a 501(c)(3) approved charitable organization governed by a Board of Trustees and funded by committees such as Grants and Events.