Published on June 10th, 2015 | by Millennium Magazine Staff


Central Carolina Community Foundation Accepting 6th Annual Best of Philanthropy Awards Nominations

(Columbia, S.C.):  Central Carolina Community Foundation, the Midland’s expert on philanthropy, is seeking nominations for the 6th Annual Best of Philanthropy Awards. The Best of Philanthropy Awards honor ordinary people in the Midland’s community who make giving back a priority and in doing so, make a significant impact in our community.

“There are many unsung heroes making a difference in our community and we want to recognize them for their gifts.” says JoAnn Turnquist, President and CEO of Central Carolina Community Foundation. “We encourage members of the community to help us shine a spotlight on these everyday philanthropists by nominating their friends, co-workers, associates-anyone who is making a significant contribution to our community by helping others.”

Best of Philanthropy Award winners will be honored with a $1,000 donation made in their name to the nonprofit organization they choose in the Foundation’s 11-county service area. All winners will also be recognized at the Foundation’s annual celebration on November 5, 2015 and featured in the November issue of Columbia Metropolitan Magazine.

Nominations will be accepted online at through June 30, 2015. The nomination categories are:

  • Individual or Family
  • Local Business
  • Student or Student Group
  • Young Professional (Under 40) 

Nominees must reside in one of the 11 counties the Community Foundation serves: Calhoun, Clarendon, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lee, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg, Richland, Saluda and Sumter. A panel of judges that includes staff and trustees from Central Carolina Community Foundation, staff from Columbia Metropolitan Magazine and community members, will review the nominations and select the winners.

To learn more about Best of Philanthropy Awards and Central Carolina Community Foundation, please contact the Foundation at and (803) 254-5601 or visit

About Central Carolina Community Foundation:

Central Carolina Community Foundation is a nonprofit organization serving 11 counties in the Midlands by distributing grants and scholarships and linking the resources of donors, nonprofits and area leaders to communities in need. For more information about the Foundation, visit or call 803.254.5601.


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