Monday, April 23, 2012

Donor Bio: Daughtridge Family Endowment honoring John Clarence Daughtridge & Lois Steger Daughtridge

Lois Steger Daughtridge was a truly extraordinary woman, always putting the needs of others above her own. "My mother did everything from church work to volunteering at the Center For the Blind," recalled her daughter Harriet D. Harris, "She was extremely active in the community." Mrs. Daughtridge tragically died of cancer at the age of 40 in 1967.

John Clarence Daugtridge, Jr., a director for Belk Stores and manager at the Charleston, S.C. store for 40 years, took time out of his hectic schedule to be active in the community. He served as director of the Charleston YMCA, commissioner and treasurer for the Charleston Orphan House, Trustee of Ashley Hall School, and member of the MUSC Heart and Vascular Board of Directors. Mr. Daughtridge passed away in 2004 after a long struggle with diabetes and heart disease. 

Although Mr. and Mrs. Daughtridge are no longer with us, their memory lives on thanks to the Daughtridge Family Fund, established in 2004 by their daughter Harriet D. Harris and son John "Belk" Daughtridge. This fund provides grants to benefit the Foundation's service area according to Harriett Harris' recommendations, with a focus on helping those living with cancer or diabetes, heart disease and multiple sclerosis.

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