Last Wednesday, the Wexford Plantation Charitable Foundation hosted their fourth annual Grants Award Luncheon at the Wexford Clubhouse, sponsored by South State Bank. The Wexford Plantation Charitable Foundation awarded over $100,000 to sixteen local charities.
The Wexford Plantation Charitable Foundation supports health, housing, hunger and educational charities of the Lowcountry. This year’s grant recipients (pictured below) include the Boys & Girls Club of Hilton Head Island, The Children’s Center, The Children’s Relief Fund, Citizens Opposed to Domestic Abuse (CODA), Family Promise of Beaufort County, First Books of Beaufort, Grateful Hearts Soup Kitchen, The Heather Trew Foundation, Hilton Head Island Safe Harbour, Hope Haven of the Lowcountry, Meals on Wheels, National Alliance on Mental Illness, Neighborhood Outreach Connection, Programs for Exceptional People, Second Helpings and South Carolina K-9 Emergency Response Team.
Here are some comments from the recipients:
CODA Executive Director, Kristin Dubrowski, stated, “We are so grateful for the support of the Wexford Plantation Charitable Foundation. This grant will help us expand and enhance counseling services for victims of domestic violence, and will also help leverage additional funding.”
Hope Haven of the Lowcountry Executive Director, Shauw Chin Capps, MSW, stated, “This grant will support our Children’s Advocacy Program for child abuse victims and their families, which includes child forensic interviews, medical evaluations and counseling. These services are critical to help abused children heal from the trauma so that their future are no longer defined by the abuse.”
Family Promise of Beaufort Executive Director, Judy Hinman, stated, “Our agency provides temporary shelter and case management services to families with children who are homeless. Currently there over 450 children in our area who are homeless. It is through the generosity of grants such as from the Wexford Foundation that we are able to bring stability back into the lives of these families and assist them so they are no longer homeless.
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 and the surrounding area. These charities all enable the success of their clients. We are pleased to be a part of such a powerful relationship.”
Wexford Foundation Board of Trustees (pictured above from left to right): Sue MacCormack, Terry Baehr, Andi Purple, Jim Hicks, Sandy Berthelsen, Stephen Carter, Mary Faas, Thom Hill
For more information about the Wexford Foundation, visit www.wexfordfoundation.com.