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Published on February 28th, 2014 | by Millennium Magazine Staff


Nonprofits Encouraged to Register for the First Midlands Gives Day

Columbia, SC  – On May 6, 2014, Central Carolina Community Foundation will present the Midlands’ first regional day of giving. Midlands Gives will bring the region together as one community, raising as much money and awareness as possible for Midlands nonprofits during the 24-hour online giving challenge.

Contributions for Midlands Gives will benefit your favorite causes and organizations right here in the Midlands. A gift to any of the participating nonprofit organizations in the Foundation’s 11-county service area will go further on May 6 thanks to generous sponsors and contributors who are providing prize incentives and local and national  bonus pools.

Midlands Gives is part of a national effort called Give Local America to encourage people to make gifts that support vital causes in their own communities. Together with dozens of other community foundations across the country, Central Carolina Community Foundation will celebrate the centennial anniversary of community foundations nationwide by promoting and encouraging philanthropy in its local community.

“We’re very excited about Midlands Gives as it provides an opportunity for anyone to become a philanthropist and support their local community,” said JoAnn Turnquist, President and CEO of Central Carolina Community Foundation. “We look forward to magnifying the Midlands by connecting local nonprofits to the generous folks in our community.”

To participate in Midlands Gives, an organization must: 

* Be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that files a 990 with the IRS;

*Have an office located in one of Central Carolina Community Foundation’s 11 counties (Calhoun, Clarendon, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lee, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg, Richland, Saluda, Sumter);

*Complete one free training session hosted by Central Carolina Community Foundation;

*Complete a profile on;

*Submit a letter of agreement signed by its board chair and executive director; and

*Complete all of the above by March 28, 2014, to be approved by Central Carolina Community Foundation.

“There are many benefits for nonprofits that participate in Midlands Gives,” said Turnquist. “They will receive increased visibility for their organization, free social media and marketing training and, of course, incremental dollars. Importantly, each organization keeps the funds it raises and is able to decide how the funds will be used.”

For complete rules and registration guidelines, visit

About Central Carolina Community Foundation

Central Carolina Community Foundation is a nonprofit organization serving 11 counties in the Midlands by helping charitable individuals and businesses meet the needs of our community. The Foundation serves Calhoun, Clarendon, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lee, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg, Richland, Saluda and Sumter counties. For more information, visit or their   Facebook page.



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