Wexford Foundation Donates $204,000 to Local Charities

The Wexford Charitable Foundation donated $204,000 to 23 local charities at its 6th annual grants luncheon today, Wednesday, February 7. Foundation Chairman Jim Hicks said this has been an outstanding year when, through the generosity of our members and our supporters, we are able to make a real difference to so many wonderful charities here on Hilton Head Island and in the surrounding area. David Lauderdale attended the luncheon as the guest speaker. He paid tribute to the level of charitable giving on the Island and the contribution that the Wexford Charitable Foundation has made to those in need in our community. Over the past six years, since its establishment in 2012, the Wexford Charitable Foundation has distributed over $750,000 to some 30 nonprofit organizations in Beaufort County who provide social services for humanitarian needs.

To learn more about the Wexford Charitable Foundation, visit www.wexfordfoundation.com.

 

 

 

Sixth Annual Foundation Charity Gala & Auction

Terre Blair Hamlisch was the special guest at Wexford’s Sixth Annual Charity Gala and Auction on November 4, 2017. The theme of the Gala was “One Singular Sensation” which was the popular song from the show “Chorus Line” written by Terre Blair’s late husband and world renowned composer Marvin Hamlisch. Well-known local radio personality Monty Jett was the auctioneer. Together with young musical performers Eden and Haniel Mastriani-Levy and the Bluffton School of Dance, who performed “One Singular Sensation,” the evening was a spectacular fundraiser, raising over $100,000 for local charities. Since its inception in 2012 the Wexford Charitable Foundation has donated well over $500,000 to 26 well deserving local charities. 

Pictured: Terri Blair Hamlisch with Bluffton School of Dance performers

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Wexford Owners Recognized at the 2017 Yacht Hop of Hilton Head

Wexford Owners, Bob & Heather Cherichella, named Admirals of the 2017 Yacht Hop of Hilton Head Island

blog1Hospice Care of the Lowcountry is proud to announce that Heather and Bob Cherichella have been selected as admirals of the 2017 Yacht Hop of Hilton Head. This annual event is Hospice Care of the Lowcountry’s largest fundraiser, making possible their work as the only independent non-profit hospice south of the Broad. The Yacht Hop will be held September 17, 2017, on the docks of the Harbour Town Yacht Basin. Guests are invited to tour magnificent yachts and be treated to mouth-watering hors d’oeuvres prepared by some of the area’s premier chefs. Deas-Guyz will be performing under the oaks and silent & live auctions will be held. All proceeds of the event benefit Hospice Care of the Lowcountry’s patient care programs. Tickets are available to purchase on the Hospice Care of the Lowcountry website at hospicecarelc.org.

Each year, Hospice Care of the Lowcountry selects a person or persons to serve as Admiral for Yacht Hop of Hilton Head Island. These people are chosen because they exemplify those among us who continually give back to our community and embody the finest qualities of leadership and stewardship. Bob & Heather Cherichella have been a part of our Island community since 1997. They’ve opened their home to a number of fundraisers benefitting St. Luke’s Church, Boys & Girls Club, and the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra, among others.

A stockbroker, Certified Financial Planner and a successful Interior Designer, Heather is Co-founder of Wexford Women’s Golf Association and served on the Board of the Lowcountry Women’s Golf Association. She is involved in various initiatives throughout the community, including the Wexford Foundation, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina and various Breast Cancer fundraising.

A retired Vice President with AIM Management and U.S. Army Veteran, Bob was named “one of the Outstanding Young Men in America” by the US Jaycees in 1985.  He’s been a volunteer for various Salvation Army initiatives in Illinois, Indiana and here in Beaufort/Hilton Head.  From 2008-2011, he served as Chairman for “Tee Off Fore the Arts” – the major fundraiser for the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina.  In addition, he served on the Committee for the ”Mardi Gras” Gala, Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra (HHSO) from 2008-09.  Bob, currently serves on the board of the Wexford HOA and the HHSO. He is also an Ambassador for both the Boys & Girls Club & the First Tee of the Lowcountry.

Reached for comment, Heather Cherichella said “The thing I am most proud of is that I am a two-time cancer survivor who is healthy and happy and married to the man of my dreams. I am so grateful for that blessing and realize that not everyone is so fortunate. That is why Bob and I are proud to serve as the 2017 Yacht Hop Admirals for Hospice Care of the Lowcountry. They are such a remarkable organization and we are inspired by the level of services, support, and compassion that they provide to patients and their families. We encourage everyone to support Hospice Care of the Lowcountry and join us for an evening on the docks, enjoying food, friends, and fun.”

About Hospice Care of the Lowcountry
Hospice Care of the Lowcountry is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 hospice and palliative care organization serving Beaufort, Jasper, and Hampton counties since 1982. Its mission is to give comfort and honor dignity for end of life patients and their families through compassionate physical, emotional and spiritual care, regardless of their financial circumstances. For more information, call 843.706.2296 or visit www.hospicecarelc.org.

For more information or to purchase tickets for the Yacht Hop, please call 843.706.2296 or visit www.hospicecarelc.org.

July/August Newsletter

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Summer is officially in season – which means the Club is bustling with activity, many visitors are in town, and it’s hot…really hot!  This issue will highlight our children’s events, safety reminders, a summer recipe to cool you down and so much more!

June Newsletter

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This month’s issue is dedicated to two very popular sports here in Wexford, croquet and tennis. While they are incredibly different games, using different tools and requiring different strategies, there are a couple commonalities; both take place on a court, and both are considered life-long sports to enjoy. It’s never too early or late to get involved – so check out this issue to learn more!

Wexford Foundation proud to choose Sheriff’s Department for its “Send a Hero” Program

The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Department is this year’s recipient of Wexford Charitable Foundation’s “Send a Hero” program. Through the generosity of Wexford members who raised $10,000 to sponsor the program and the owners of Aerial Adventure, Roger & Pam Freedman who very kindly donated passes, 100 members of the Sheriff’s Department and their guests will receive a complimentary visit and lunch at the Aerial Adventure in Hilton Head.

Jim Hicks, Wexford Foundation Chairman, who presented the passes to Sheriff P. J. Tanner, said Wexford and the Freedman’s want to show our appreciation and respect for those officers who work every day to uphold the law and keep our community safe. “We very much value this opportunity to say thank you to our police force.

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Pictured: Joining Sheriff P.J. Sheriff Tanner are Wexford Foundation Chair Jim Hicks, Aerial Adventure Owner Roger Freedman and Foundation Trustees Sandy Berthelsen and John Cunningham

For more information about the Wexford Plantation Charitable Foundation, visit www.wexfordfoundation.com.

May Newsletter

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This month’s issue highlights one of our most unique amenities – the harbour. Our inland harbour not only provides scenic views, but also lends itself to numerous outdoor activities and water sports. In this issue, you’ll learn more about our Yachting Clubs of America reciprocity, Harbour Town Yacht Club Partnership, one of your adventures neighbors, our upcoming sailing competition and more.

April Newsletter

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In honor of the highly anticipated Masters and Heritage weeks, this issue highlights all things golf – from a junior golfer member profile to the benefits of turfgrass on the course!

Golf Party Essentials

RBC Heritage is right around the corner – are you ready?!  If you’re planning to host a party, here are a couple easy menu essentials!

Clubhouse Corner_Egg Salad RecipeTina’s Egg Salad
6 eggs, Boiled, Peeled and Chopped and Chilled
4 Tbsp. Chopped Celery, Very Fine
1 Tbsp. Chopped Chives
1/3 Cup Mayo
1 Tbsp. Dijon Mustard
1 tsp. Salt
½ tsp. Black Pepper
Combine Eggs, Celery, Chives with Salt and Pepper. Mix Mayo and Dijon together and add to egg mixture. Refrigerate for 4 hours.

Clubhouse Corner_Arnold PalmerArnold Palmer ~ option to spike it!
2 oz Unsweet Tea
2 oz Lemonade
1.5 oz Vodka (Optional) – For an extra twist use lemon vodka or a sweet tea vodka!
Garnish with a lemon Wedge

Wexford Foundation Supports Hopeful Horizons

On Monday, February 6, 2017, Hopeful Horizons opened a satellite office in Bluffton, SC, to serve victims of child abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault. The Wexford Plantation Charitable Foundation awarded Hopeful Horizons a grant in order to open this office to reach more victims and assist on their path to healing.

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Left to right HH CEO Shauw Chin Caps, HH COO Kristin Dubrowski, Jim Hicks, Bluffton Mayor Lisa Sulka, HHI Councilman David Ames and Don Brashears

“We are grateful for the support of the Wexford Charitable Foundation and community leaders,” said Shauw Chin Caps, CEO of Hopeful Horizons. “As we work to increase awareness and assist survivors, our satellite office in Bluffton will help us continue to reach more people and provide comprehensive services to victims of abuse.”

“At Hopeful Horizons, our mission is to protect, treat + prevent,” said Kristin Dubrowski, COO of Hopeful Horizons. “The opening of our Bluffton office equips us with additional resources to assist victims of abuse and work with the community to end abuse and change lives.”

“The Wexford Charitable Foundation’s goal is to invest in the wellbeing of the members of our community.  We are pleased to support the establishment of Hopeful Horizons’ Bluffton office,” said Wexford Charitable Foundation Chairman, Jim Hicks. “This is an example of high-impact philanthropy.  Hopeful Horizons provides proven solutions to the problems of child abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault.  The impact of our investment will be repaid many times over – in lives meaningfully improved.  Together, we are working to significantly reduce abuse and change lives.”

“I am thrilled that Hopeful Horizons will have a physical presence in Bluffton to serve our citizens and our neighboring communities,” said Bluffton Mayor Lisa Sulka.  “It is critical that victims of child abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault know they aren’t alone.  Hopeful Horizons offers free, confidential, comprehensive services under one roof.  Their presence will be a great addition to the Bluffton community.”

“I have long been passionate about protecting children and couldn’t be happier to see Hopeful Horizons expanding their services in our community.  Abuse can cause lasting trauma, but that doesn’t have to be the end of the story,” said Hilton Head Island Councilman David Ames.  “Providing a welcoming place for victims to tell their story and support on their healing journey is key to helping abuse survivors rebuild their lives. Hopeful Horizons’ work breaks the cycle of violence.”

hopefulhorizonlogoHopeful Horizons is a Children’s Advocacy, Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Center. For more information on the services provided by Hopeful Horizons, visit www.hopefulhorizons.org.

Foundation Logo Black_6.11.2014To learn more about the Wexford Plantation Charitable Foundation, visit www.wexfordfoundation.com.