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Ed Mullins Honored as United Way of the Midlands 2018 Humanitarian of the Year

Posted By Administration, Thursday, February 28, 2019

Ed Mullins honored as United Way of the Midlands 2018 Humanitarian of the Year

United Way of the Midlands honored Edward W. Mullins, Jr. as the 2018 Humanitarian of the Year at its annual dinner and award ceremony on Thursday, February 21, 2019 at the University of South Carolina Alumni Center.

“Ed has been a champion for United Way and our community for many years,” said United Way President and CEO Sara Fawcett. “We were delighted to have the opportunity to recognize him for his generosity, his passion and his commitment to making the Midlands and the state of South Carolina a better place for everyone.”

The Humanitarian of the Year Award is given each year to individuals who clearly demonstrate extraordinary leadership in philanthropic and human services. It is the highest single honor of philanthropic achievement in the Midlands.

“The annual Humanitarian of the Year dinner and award celebration is an occasion for us to come together and celebrate the tireless efforts of our community’s most prolific philanthropists, and I’m thrilled that this year’s recipient is Ed Mullins,” said Andy Folsom, Chairman of the United Way of the Midlands Board of Directors. “It was a great honor to celebrate his tremendous impact on the Midlands.”

Mullins recently retired after 58 years with Nelson Mullins, where he was among the firm’s leaders who began the growth that would lead to offices in other cities and states, an expansion of legal practice areas, a more diverse work environment, and a significant commitment to pro bono and community service. Mullins came to the firm in 1959 as the fifth lawyer, and it now consists of more than 750 attorneys in 25 offices across 11 states and the District of Columbia. 

"Ed will be remembered as a razor-sharp litigator with an encyclopedic knowledge of the law who brings out the best in others,” said U.S. District Court for South Carolina Judge Joe Anderson. “It's been said that what you leave behind is not what's engraved on stone monuments, but what has been woven into the lives of others. Ed's been a strong gold thread in the brilliant tapestry of our lives."

Watch the 2018 Humanitarian of the Year film to learn more about Mullins and his philanthropic service and impact in the Midlands community. 


Ed Mullins and Family

 


Past United Way of the Midlands Humanitarians

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About United Way

United Way of the Midlands is the most organized, efficient and accountable system for investing in the community. With more than 70 Community Impact Partners, United Way works to identify and respond to the critical human service needs of Calhoun, Fairfield, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg and Richland counties. Funds are raised through workplace campaigns, grant writing and individual donations. For more information, please visit www.uway.org.

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SCACED’s 25th Anniversary Story Contest

Posted By Administration, Thursday, February 28, 2019

In celebration of South Carolina Association for Community Economic Development’s (SCACED) 25th Anniversary, we are creating a hard-covered book to showcase our members’ accomplishments over the past 25 years. SCACED wouldn’t be here without its members’ leadership and knowledge making an impact every day in local communities. 

This hardcover, bound book will feature 25 SCACED member stories and photos from the past 25 years. SCACED is asking its’ member organizations to submit narratives highlighting their achievements. 

Stories can be related to:
• Community Impact • Personal Success Stories • Partnerships • Community Success • Organizational Impact • Facilities

PRIZE:

Each organization (25) who is featured in the 25th Anniversary Publication will receive a complimentary copy of the book. Stories will also be highlighted throughout 2019 on SCACED’s website, Weekly Wednesday, and Facebook page.

A committee will select three finalists from the 25 stories. These stories will be featured at the Gala dinner on November 14, 2019. Gala attendees will vote live and the winner will receive $2,500. The top three finalists will receive ten complimentary copies of the publication. 

ELIGIBILITY:

Current SCACED member as of April 12, 2019.  

GUIDELINES: 

Email your narrative, pictures, and organization’s logo to Amber Stewart at amber@scaced.org. Please use the subject heading “25th Anniversary Story-‘Organization Name’.” 

Submission requirements: 

1. Narrative must include organization’s name, brief description of what you do, and a success story. Minimum of 150 words and a maximum of 500 words. SCACED reserves the right to copy edit. o Success story does not have to be during the past year. We will accept any story from the past 25 years.

2. Organization’s logo (.png, jpg or .gif formats)

3. Pictures (as large as possible in .png or jpg format)

DEADLINE:  

Friday, April 12, 2019 

Thank you for participating in commemorating the occasion. 

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Furman University Women's Leadership Institute

Posted By Administration, Thursday, February 28, 2019

Women's Leadership Institute 

WOMEN'S CONFERENCE SERIES 

The Women’s Leadership Institute at Furman University provides educational advancement through a research-based curriculum and shared learning experiences with aspiring leaders. The Institute's Women’s Conference Series offers a unique and impactful opportunity for women to broaden their level of awareness on a wide range of topics, address real world challenges in the workplace and community, expand their professional network and support the continued progression of women in our society.  

WHAT WE OFFER

In today’s global business society, the ability to perform in complex economic and political environments is essential. We are driven to do more, have more and become more. 

Who Should Attend

Women who aspire to become stronger leaders in their workplace and/or their community 

Program Objectives

  • Learn practical leadership skills from women leaders among Furman’s faculty and the Greater Greenville business community
  • Grow your professional network
  • Compare your experiences with other rising women leaders  

Why Furman

  Distinguished faculty  Nationally recognized quality education  Access to high quality peer network  Track record of successful women's leadership development  Collaborative approach to program development 

Key Program Modules

Know your power and edge. Kim Keefer, Director, Shucker Center for Leadership Development

Cultivating presence and voice. Dr. Cynthia King, Chair and Associate Professor of Communication Studies; Dr. Meghan Slining, Assistant Professor of Health Sciences

Be aware! Dr. Sarah Worth, Chair and Professor of Philosophy; Dr. Maegan Azar, Associate Professor of Acting and Directing

Create awareness, create change. Dr. Beth Pontari, Associate Provost for Engaged Learning and Professor of Psychology; Dr. Shaniece Criss, Assistant Professor of Health Sciences  

2019 Program Dates

  • March 27, 2019, 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
  • April 10, 2019, 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
  • April 24, 2019, 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
  • May 1, 2019, 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
  • May 22, 2019 (Graduation), 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm 

2019 Program Cost 

$1,595 per participant  


For more information, contact Sam Tisdale at 864-294-2156 or sam.tisdale@furman.edu, or visit www.furman.edu/wli 

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Let's work together for good.

Posted By Administration, Monday, February 25, 2019

When we all come together to work for the greater good, that’s when we can make lasting changes. We are so grateful for the new and renewing members that help us reach our mission of making the world a better place. Join us in warmly welcoming our new members:



Be sure to follow these organizations on social media to receive all the latest updates! This week, we also welcome back these returning Allies for Good:


Tags:  New Members  Renewing Members  Together SC 

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USC Scholarship for Non-Profit Interns

Posted By Administration, Thursday, February 21, 2019

Thanks to the generosity of William L. Richter, the USC Columbia Career Center is able to offer a selective and prestigious scholarship designed to financially support undergraduate students who have secured an unpaid internship at a vetted non-profit organization in the Columbia area. The program supports students interested in gaining work experience during the summer that relates to their professional and academic goals.

 Interns will have the opportunity to do the following:

  •  Witness how members of Columbia non-profit organizations address problem solving for a variety of issues on a daily basis.
  • Develop professional skills to prepare for future employment, and to strengthen resumes.
  • Make a positive impact on the Columbia community.

Scholarship Funding & Course Credits

For the Summer 2019 term, two students will each be selected as interns and awarded a scholarship of either $2500 (part-time internship) or $5000 (full-time internship). Funds will be distributed to each intern twice during the internship: half within a week of the internship start date and half within a week of the midpoint of the internship. Funds will be deposited directly into the intern’s USC account. Intern recipients are encouraged to use the funding for the following expenses:

  • Compensation for their internship
  • Transportation/hotels/relocation
  • Professional attire/materials/supplies 

Eligibility 

To be eligible for the Richter Scholarship, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  •  Be a current degree seeking undergraduate student at the University of South Carolina during
  • Complete at least 15 hours of coursework at USC Columbia prior to the start date of the internship.
  • Have at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA, be in good academic standing, and agree to adhere to the Carolinian Creed.
  • Secure an unpaid summer internship at a vetted non-profit organization in the Columbia area.*
  • Enroll in the Carolina Internship Program (CIP) and comply with all program requirements.
  • Demonstrate financial need, as determined by the Office of Financial Aid.
  • Submit scholarship application materials prior to the application deadline of March 1, 2019

*Students may schedule an appointment through Handshake to meet with Career Center staff for assistance finding an internship. 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: MARCH 15, 2019!

With any questions, application details or if interested, contact Rebecca D’Attilio, (dattilio@mailbox.sc.edu), Career Center Experiential Education Manager.

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A Moment of Thanks for New and Renewing Members

Posted By Administration, Monday, February 18, 2019

Wow, this month has really flown by! As we continue to diligently prepare for the Summit, we’d like to take a moment this week to recognize new members of Together SC. Thank you so much to the following organizations for taking the first step in making a difference in our South Carolina communities:

Be sure to follow these organizations on social media to receive all the latest updates! This week, we also welcome back these returning Allies for Good:


Tags:  New Members  Renewing Members  Together SC 

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See you at the Summit!

Posted By Administration, Monday, February 11, 2019

The one month countdown to the Summit starts today and we can't wait to see you all there! This week, we welcome four new members to mix and mingle with in Greenville. Join us in sharing the love and following on social media, these amazing Allies for Good!

We also welcome back 10 renewing members. See anyone on the list who hasn’t registered for the Summit? Let you’re returning Allies know the time is now!

Tags:  Allies for Good  New Members  Renewing Members  Together SC 

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21st Century Community Learning Center Afterschool Programs

Posted By Administration, Monday, February 4, 2019

In accordance with the Every Student Succeeds Act, Title IV, Part B, 21st Century Community Learning Centers, the South Carolina Department of Education is required to post a list of pre-screened external organizations that have knowledge and expertise necessary to assist 21st CCLC subgrantees in carrying out the activities outlined in their approved grants.

The term "external organization" is defined, by ESSA, as:

(A) a nonprofit organization with a record of success in running or working with before and after school (or summer recess) programs and activities; or

(B) in the case of a community where there is no such organization, a nonprofit organization in the community that enters into a written agreement or partnership with an organization to receive mentoring and guidance in running or working with before and after school (or summer recess) programs and activities.

To meet this requirement, the South Carolina Department of Education is compiling a list of external organizations in South Carolina.

To be included on the list, organizations must meet the minimum requirements below and complete the ESSA External Organization Profile.

  • Operate as nonprofit in good standing in South Carolina; and
  • Have a minimum of five years’ experience operating or delivering services to out-of-school time programs in South Carolina.”

Profile Link: ESSA External Organization Profile

 

 

 

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New and Renewing Members for a New Month!

Posted By Administration, Monday, February 4, 2019

Welcome first full week of February! As we get further into the year, we hope your goals remain on target and you are still full steam ahead on making this another great year filled with advocacy, community stewardship and hard work to bring our South Carolina organizations closer together.

Speaking of SC organizations, this week we welcome more new members to our Together SC nonprofit community!

Welcome back, renewing Allies for Good!

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Time flies when you're having fun!

Posted By Administration, Monday, January 28, 2019

Happy Monday! It’s the last week of January (where did the time go?) and we’re excited to be sharing new and renewing members for this week. As we say goodbye to January and welcome a new month on Friday, remember to keep your eye on the prize, keep pushing forward toward common goals and reflect on the great start to a new year thus far!

And hello to a whopping 40 renewing members who have joined all of us for another year of advocacy and togetherness!

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