In his farewell speech to the Board of Coastal Community Foundation in 1983, Malcom Haven said with pride: “I have been involved in the ever-growing force of individual initiative directed to helping a community solve the problems inherent in any community worth living in.” It’s a cool way to think about your life and your community. If it is worth living in, it is worth improving.
This is heady stuff. Not only would it have been cool to live in a time where Board meetings had quotes from Roman emperors interspersed in the minutes (and the readers knew the context and broader meaning of the citations) it is cool to think that is it okay to be human. We do not need to be entirely selfless to be selfless philanthropists.
Help us find the next Malcom Haven. With your help the Haven Award will be bestowed on a Lowcountry resident who demonstrates selfless community giving. You need not be a saint to apply. Even the un-saintly can nominate. The details are on our website.