LCCF Gives Grants & Scholarships Given to Enrich Laurens County
The Laurens County Community Foundation (LCCF) is pleased to announce grant awards and scholarships totaling over $80,000 given to support and benefit the lives of citizens in Laurens County. Furthering its mission to enrich Laurens County by creating charitable funds, promoting education, and providing community resources that have lasting impact, the LCCF has contributed its resources to fund a broad range of local areas, especially aimed at helping those most at risk. These areas are a part of the Foundation's targeted focus which include education, the arts, cultural programs, historic preservation, health, and social services.
Scholarships were awarded to Laurens County students for continuing their higher education from the Cummins Wham Scholarship, the Thom Copeland Scholarship, the Lion's Club Scholarship, the Clinton Kiwanis Club Scholarship, and the Kevin's Dream Scholarship. “Our scholarship funds have been created by generous, community-minded individuals and organizations who recognize the importance of investing in our community’s youth. We thank them for the opportunity to assist them in giving a gift of education to so many Laurens County young adults," said Robin Day, Executive Director of the LCCF.
“The value of the Laurens County Community Foundation ’s Community Enrichment Grants Program has already been demonstrated. Laurens County is blessed to have many organizations that imagine ways of making life better in our community, and the LCCF is blessed to be able, through its programs, to help some of those imagined ways become reality,” said Dr. Ed Gouge, LCCF Board Member and Grant Committee Chair. Five outstanding local organizations have been selected as recipients of this year’s competitive LCCF 2020 Community Enrichment Grants Program from the many application proposals received; Ford Elementary School’s Emotional Coping Skills Program, Laurens County Cancer Association’s Gas Card Assistance Program, Laurens County Museum’s new Copier/Printer, Laurens Rotary Club’s Food Backpack Program, Thornwell Charter School’s Music and Social Studies Program.
Other local organizations who received grants from the Laurens County Community Foundation's funds were the American Red Cross Clinton, Clinton Boy Scouts of America, Clinton YMCA, Clinton Girl Scouts of America, Good Shepherd Free Medical Clinic, Hospice of Laurens County, Open Door Christian Center, Presbyterian College, Thornwell Charter School, United Ministries, United Way of Laurens County. The LCCF commends these organizations for the work they do to help those in Laurens County who need assistance.
The Laurens County Community Foundation is a 501 (c)3 organization established in 2003, whose main areas of focus have been on education, the arts, cultural programs, historic preservation, health, and social services in Laurens County. They promote local giving and philanthropy which has a lasting impact in our community. To find out more about what LCCF does in Laurens County follow them on Facebook or visit their website at www.laurenscountycf.org.