One of the many things that we all discovered during the COVID-19 pandemic is that the opportunity to gather as a community is something that should not be taken for granted. With that in mind, Community Foundation of the Lowcountry is hosting its annual Community Meeting on March 29 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina on Hilton Head Island.
The free event is open to the public (tickets are required) and will celebrate the power of philanthropy and the good work taking place in our four-county service area (Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton and Jasper). The meeting will highlight the recent work of the Foundation and focus on the committed partnerships the Foundation has developed over the years with local nonprofits and individual donors.
A reception will follow in the lobby of the Arts Center and we are anticipating a full house!
We are extremely honored to have Jonathan Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity International, as the event’s keynote speaker. Given the significance of the attainable workforce housing shortage in our region, we believe that Jonathan’s appearance at our event is perfectly timed. Having had the opportunity to hear Jonathan speak, I know that we are in for a treat.
The Foundation is also very excited to present the inaugural Joan and Wade Webster Community Impact Award at the meeting. The award, created through a generous endowment by longtime Foundation supporters Joan and Wade Webster, will recognize an individual who has recently dedicated his or her time to improve the quality of life in the four-county region.
We are also thrilled to have WSAV-TV Lowcountry reporter Andrew Davis as the emcee for the meeting. Andrew’s knowledge and passionate reporting on our four-county service region, along with his engaging personality, makes him a perfect fit for the event.
In addition to the informative presentations and speeches, we also want to make sure attendees have some time to socialize and network with fellow attendees, Foundation staff and board of trustees’ members at the reception.
Tickets will be available Feb. 7 through the Arts Center ticket portal and a link will be posted on our website at cf-lowcountry.org. Since seating is limited at the Arts Center, a ticket will be required for entrance.
Sponsorships are available to allow local businesses and organizations to be a visible part of the Annual Community Meeting. The sponsorship form is available to download on our website at cf-lowcountry.org. We hope to see you there!
Scott Wierman is the president and CEO of Community Foundation of the Lowcountry.