Anyone Can Be A Philanthropist
Anyone Can Be A Philanthropist

Philanthropy means to love humankind. It’s something we all can do!

Philanthropy is powered by our need to connect with others, and by our desire for a better world.

That means anyone and everyone can get involved in local philanthropic efforts! The Community Foundation partners with citizens like you to create permanent charitable funds making it possible to give back to our community in a way that lasts forever.

We offer a wide variety of giving and fund options to accommodate unique financial circumstances, charitable goals, and tax and estate planning objectives by helping you design a charitable giving plan tailored to your specific philanthropic goals.

A word from our Board Chair

I invite you to consider ways that make sense to you to support the work of the Foundation. Or consider, as a faithful steward, passing on a legacy that was entrusted to you, and create a fund in memory of a loved one. One by one, these gifts add up to create significant momentum for our local non-profits and result in changed lives!

Be a force… For Good. Forever. For Everyone.

Board Chair Rev. Mary M. Finklea
For Good. Forever. For Everyone.

Community foundations are the hub of philanthropy for their local communities and operate in perpetuity. Gifts made today grow and provide resources for our community far into the future.

As an independent public charity, community foundations work in specific geographic areas to build permanent collections of endowed funds contributed by many donors in amounts both large and small. The funds are pooled and invested. Earnings from the endowed funds are returned to the community in the form of grants, scholarships, and other charitable distributions in perpetuity.

Are you ready to be a philanthropist? Let’s get started!

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Can I support the community foundation in other ways?

Yes! There are many ways to support the community foundation. We invite you to join:

  • Partners in Philanthropy
    A multi-year commitment of $1,000 or more
  • Friends of the Foundation
    An annual gift in any amount that is important to you. It’s just as important to us!
  • Women in Philanthropy
    A giving circle of committed caring women who annually donate $500 — $250 for women 40 and younger — to collectively support Pee Dee charities.
  • Volunteer
    Let us know of your interest in serving on a committee or the Board of Trustees. We welcome your input on any aspect of our operations.

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