Wexford Foundation Supports VIM Campaign Against Breast Cancer

The Wexford Foundation has partnered with Volunteers in Medicine (VIM) in its ongoing campaign against breast cancer! VIM provides close to 800 potentially life-saving screening and diagnostic mammograms annually to our neighbors in need. The Wexford Foundation’s gift ensures that the Mammography Program continues to thrive and that all patients for whom a screening is recommended have access to such.

Pictured below from left to right: Sue MacCormack (Foundation Chair), Ginger Allen (VIM Director of Development), Terry Baehr (Foundation Trustee), Jim Collett (VIM Board Chair) and Dr. Raymond Cox (VIM Executive Director).

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 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.

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.

Wexford Plantation Charitable Foundation Holds 3rd Annual Grants Award Luncheon

Your Wexford Foundation recently awarded $85,630 in grants to 14 local charities, representing our continued support of the Health, Housing, Hunger and Educational needs of the Lowcountry.  Thanks to the support of our members, in just three short years we have awarded nearly one quarter of a million dollars.

2015 Grants Luncheon

Wexford Foundation Charities:
Boys & Girls Club of the Lowcountry, The Children’s Center, Children’s Relief Fund, Family Promise of Beaufort County, Hilton Head Island Safe Harbor, Hope Haven, Low Country Coalition Against Human Trafficking, Meals on Wheels, National Alliance on Mental Illness, Neighborhood Outreach Connection, Programs for Exceptional People, Sandalwood Food Pantry, Second Helpings, Wish Upon a Horse

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