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Save the Date for National Philanthropy Day, November 14, 2019, 11:15 am at The College Center at the Complex for Economic Development at Trident Technical College.  

National Philanthropy Day Nominations Due July 1, 2019!

Each year, in conjunction with the celebration of National Philanthropy Day, the SC Lowcountry Chapter of AFP recognizes outstanding achievements by local individuals, foundations and corporate philanthropists who form a vital partnership with nonprofit organizations to ensure that the needs of its citizens are being met. 

Nominations for the 2019 NPD Awards are now being accepted. Nominees’ lead nominator must be a current member of the S.C. Lowcountry Chapter of AFP. Letters of support, however, may come from either members or nonmembers. Deadline for submissions is July 1, 2019.

The Outstanding Individual Award will be presented each year. The Awards Committee, at its discretion and based on nomination submissions, may also present awards in the following categories. Please click on the award to be redirected to the nomination forms.

The 2019 Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy Award is being sponsored through the Jefferson Awards Foundation.

For more information or questions, please contact 2019 NPD Awards Chair Leigh Handal (lhandal@comcast.net). A list of past winners is below is located on the NPD tab of this website as well as the nomination forms.

Upcoming Programs

Lessons Learned From Major Giving Donors with Kaky Grant and Clare Jordan of CapDev

Date: Thursday, June 20

Location: Joseph P. Riley Center for Livable Communities, 176 Lockwood Blvd

Time: 11:30 – Networking, 12:00-1pm – Program



Description: You don’t have to work exclusively with top tier donors to learn from them. These two experienced presenters share wisdom that anyone can use based on their experience with hundreds of nonprofits and knowledge of relevant philanthropic trends. Consider tips and tools for integrating major donor techniques into your development program, and take-away a new understanding of developing donor relationships.

About the Speakers: Kaky Grant, Senior Counsel with CapDev, lives in Mt. Pleasant and is experienced with all types and sizes of nonprofits around the Southeastern U.S. from her nearly 20 years in the field. She is currently serving several Charleston-area and SC clients, and is a popular presenter, known for her wisdom and wit.

Clare Jordan, Director of Marketing & Philanthropic Engagement for CapDev, delves deep into philanthropic trends and is known for sharing a combination of facts and anecdotes to bring philanthropic data to life. She brings 30 years of nonprofit experience and an engaging energy.


Mark your calendar for these upcoming programs:  

June 20, 2019

August 15, 2019

September 19, 2019

October 17, 2019

December TBD

In case you may have missed our past 2019 programs, please visit:

February 2019
:  Words that Work (Recap): https://drive.google.com/open?id=1c6-ohCmGsVADZ9QkXqSD06T-VO2oYSRH
March 2019:  Are you Ready for a Capital Campaign?: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Buu8Dn_WcmAXKCHkjlj1aRqe0Zv4jko7
April 2019:  Intergenerational Wealth and Family Philanthropy: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1ilb3GzVRcMRI5dTcWNaAgwvOMXZK3qe8
May 2019:  Secrets of Data Driven Nonprofits: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1bfuTkAzEXch9bkkoPzzk6cDusGTnRq8Z

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