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January, 2017
Message From Our Chair 
Welcome to the start of our 2017 program year!

The board and I are excited about this upcoming year. As you know, the theme for our grants this year is Strengthening Options for the Elderly. Our grants committee is now working to sort through the incoming applications and make their recommendations. Also, we have some important dates in place, so please put these dates below on your calendars now. We look forward to seeing you at these events.  

Happy New Year to all,


Margaret McManus
Advisory Board 
Second WIP Tea Coming Soon 
Thursday, February 16
The Golf Club at Indigo Run, 3-5:30 p.m.
Our second annual WIP Tea promises to be a great kick-off event for 2017. The event is designed to allow plenty of time for meaningful conversations with your fellow WIP members.
Please consider bringing a prospective member. Cost is $20
per person for a tasty array of tea sandwiches, sweets and teas. Click the button below to register today.


Please register by  
to reserve your seat.

Save the Date

Spring Luncheon & Annual Meeting
Tuesday, May 16  
Colleton River, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Registration details will follow.

Grants Update

We have received a number of substantial grant applications for our current year's theme, Strengthening Options for the Elderly. Now the grants committee begins the very detailed review process to decide which ones we are able to fund and how to allocate the available money. This committee spends a great deal of time in the review process. We will hear the results of their work at our Spring Luncheon and Annual Meeting in May when the grants awards are announced. We will also hear updates from those organizations who received last year's grants on the theme, Providing Safe Shelter for our Citizens, Crisis, Temporary, and Permanent. We hope to see you there.

Women Build Habitat House Update

Board Member Elizabeth Loda is one of those volunteering as a worker at the Women Build house site. She supplied the photo below, which was taken on January 14. The house is really coming along since the first wall was raised in mid-December. Total construction time is expected to be four to five months. We will continue to provide you with progress reports and will let you all know when the house dedication occurs.

Member Directory

An updated copy of our new membership directory is available in PDF format and will print just like the "hard copy" paper directory. To access the directory, click here. If you need to update your contact information, please notify Debbie Cahoon at Community Foundation of the Lowcountry (843.681.9100).  


Susan Hooker
Women in Philanthropy Communications Chair
We hope you will consider a bequest to Women in Philanthropy  
when you are updating your will or trust. 


Our Mission: 

Through a women's unique lens we will:

  • Promote the power of collective giving
  • Engage and inspire women along their philanthropic path
  • Support new approaches to address community needs

Women in Philanthropy is a fund of Community Foundation of the Lowcountry
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