2019 Charitable Giving Awards honors Joe Erwin with Visionary Leadership Award!
2019 Charitable Giving Awards
The annual Charitable Giving Awards, co-sponsored with TOWN Magazine, is the Community Foundation’s signature event. The special evening allows us to honor our donors and recognize outstanding individuals, businesses, and nonprofit organization that provide civic leadership and exemplary service to our community. Elliott Davis is the Presenting Sponsor of the Charitable Giving Awards. Each link below directs you to Giving Matters and includes the article that is featured in TOWN Magazine and a video that was shown at the reception. We hope you enjoy learning about this year’s six honorees.
Visionary Leadership Award: Joe Erwin Sponsored by Elliott Davis
Nominated by the Community Foundation of Greenville and voted on by a committee of executives representing the Community Foundation and TOWN, the Visionary Leadership Award honors lifelong service to others through both individual endeavors and community involvement and is a gift that spans a lifetime.
Joe Erwin – Visionary Leadership Award
Ruth Nicholson Award: Bill Bridges Sponsored by Community Foundation’s Board of Directors
The Ruth Nicholson Award is the highest honor presented by the Community Foundation each year and honors the volunteer who has made significant contributions to the Greenville community through volunteer work for the Community Foundation or to one of its projects, programs, or areas of emphasis.
Bill Bridges – Ruth Nicholson Award
Philanthropic Spirit Award: Auro Hotels Sponsored by Marsh & McLeannan Agency, locally known as Rosenfeld Einstein
The Philanthropic Spirit Award honors a business that fosters charitable giving through employee incentive programs and is dedicated to giving back to the Upstate in a significant manner.
Auro Hotels – Philanthropic Spirit Award
Healthcare Transformation Award: Dr. Brenda Thames Sponsored by Prisma Health
The Healthcare Transformation Award honors an outstanding individual or organization that actively and compassionately works to transform the health of our community through contributions of time, talent, and treasure.
Dr. Brenda Thames – Healthcare Transformation Award
Education Spirit Award: William Brown Sponsored by The Capital Corporation
The Education Spirit Award recognizes an individual who has dedicated his or her career to the betterment of youth and the education experience for the Upstate.
William Brown – Education Spirit Award
Community Spirit Award: United Ministries Sponsored by IBERIABANK
The Community Spirit Award honors an outstanding nonprofit organization that serves the community through its vital programs and through its exceptional efforts to communicate and partner with other nonprofits.
United Ministries – Community Spirit Award