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 Day’ at The Market

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Today, the Village at Wexford celebrated its grand opening of The Market! The Market will run every Wednesday from 11 am – 4 pm through August 30th. Lowcountry talent and entertainment will change weekly.

On May 31st, as a joint cooperation with the Wexford Charitable Foundation (supported by ETC), Java Burrito and Louette have agreed they will contribute a portion of their sales directly to the foundation. Hop on your golf cart, ride your bike or walk on over to the Village at Wexford next week and SUPPORT LOCAL!

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

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 Donates $99,000 to Local Charities

Foundation Logo Black_6.11.2014On Wednesday, February 15, 2017, the Wexford Plantation Charitable Foundation hosted their fifth annual Grants Award Luncheon at the Wexford Clubhouse, sponsored by South State Bank. The Wexford Charitable Foundation donated $89,000 to local charities as well as the remaining $10,000 of our major grant to Hopeful Horizons.

This year’s grant recipients include the Boys & Girls Club of Hilton Head Island, The Children’s Center, Family Promise, Heather Trew Foundation, Heroes of the Lowcountry, Hilton Head Island Safe Harbour, Hospice Care of the Lowcountry, The Literacy Center, Meals on Wheels, National Alliance on Mental Illness, Neighborhood Outreach Connection, Pockets Full of Sunshine, Programs for Exceptional People and Second Helpings.

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According to Wexford Foundation’s Chairman, 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.”

To learn more about the Wexford Foundation and how you can get involved, visit www.wexfordfoundation.com or contact any one of the Trustees.

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.

Hollywood Comes to Wexford

4Every year, the Wexford Plantation Charitable Foundation hosts a themed charity gala and auction- this year’s theme was Hollywood, complete with bright lights and a celebrity guest.

On Friday, November 4, the Foundation rolled out the red carpet for 140 Wexford members, along with special guest Tom Berenger and his wife, for an unforgettable evening. Tom Berenger, well-known for his roles in Major League, Inception, Last Will, The Big Chill, Betrayed and The Dogs War (just to name a few!) took photos and mingled with the members throughout the night, as they all enjoyed dinner, a live and silent auction, live music by Deaz Guyz and dancing.

Much thanks to their generous sponsors, donations and the Wexford members, the preliminary net proceeds from that evening were just over $68,000.

If you are interested in making a contribution to the Foundation, or if you would like to recommend a charity for consideration, please contact Jim Hicks, Chairman of the Wexford Plantation Charitable Foundation, at chairman@wexfordfoundation.com.

 

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Wexford Foundation Update

2The Wexford Plantation Charitable Foundation and Aerial Adventure Hilton Head recently joined forces and raised $10,000 to support local charities as a part of the 2nd annual “Send A Hero” campaign. By selling certificates to local residents, Wexford Foundation enabled 100 members of the HHI Fire Rescue and 100 guests to enjoy Aerial Adventure’s 6 challenge courses followed by lunch at Up the Creek Pub & Grill next door. Roger Freedman, owner of Aerial Adenture HH, donated $10,000 in certificates plus their lunches, in support of the wonderful work both the Foundation and the Fire Rescue do.

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1Mike Fekete, owner of Java Burrito Company in the Village at Wexford, recently donated 10% of his gross sales to the Foundation on May 18th, resulting in over $400 to the Foundation.2

The Foundation is so grateful to our local community in supporting their fundraising efforts.

Wexford Plantation Charitable Foundations Donates Over $100,000 to Local Charities

Foundation Logo Black_6.11.2014Last 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.

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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.”

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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.