Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Something else to celebrate on the 4th

In the past month the Edie, Richard, Sonny, and Sydney at Coastal Community Foundation have responded to suggestions by donors and grant-making committees and have sent more than $2,000,000 to charities. While not a record, this is more than we have distributed in a single month since December. June 2012 tops off a fiscal year during which grant checks from Coastal Community Foundation once again are near historic highs. But perhaps there is more to celebrate... Eighty-seven percent of the Foundations that distribute money in South Carolina expect that their giving will not drop in the coming year, 44% expect it to increase. Maybe today is Independence Day from the recession-fighting, defensive stance of charitably-minded folks too?

1 comment:

Junior Achievement said...

Thank you to the Coastal Community Foundation for enabling the pursuit of the American Dream for so many!

Excepts from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_dream ->

The idea of the American Dream is rooted in the United States Declaration of Independence which proclaims that "all men are created equal" and that they are "endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable Rights" including "Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."

The American Dream ethos today simply indicates the ability, through participation in the society and economy, for everyone to achieve prosperity.

According to the dream, this includes the opportunity for one's children to grow up and receive a good education and career without artificial barriers.

Proud to be an American.