Shared Vision of Opportunity in the Lowcountry
If you haven’t noticed, South Carolinians are passionate about our home. Those of us who’ve moved “up north” will quickly place a palmetto sticker on our cars to let people know exactly where our hearts lie. And although we may go far, many return, drawn by the smell of seawater and pluff mud, the taste of mom’s shrimp and grits, and the gentile, welcoming nature of friends and neighbors.
For more than 30 years, the Donnelley Foundation has worked in the Lowcountry, one of its two homes, to nurture and enhance the unique relationship between the land, arts, culture and history that make this area enchanting to natives and visitors alike.
The Lowcountry is experiencing a time of tremendous growth and there is much work to be done with an increasing population, critical economic pressures, and a changing political landscape. But the fundamentals of what makes the Lowcountry home for more than 1.2 million people (between Horry and Hampton Counties) remain: a connection to our history and the culture, the irreplaceable landscape, and an inspirational, whimsical, passionate level of creativity.
What excites me most about joining the Foundation is the shared vision to create opportunities in this community, connect people and organizations for a greater purpose and to continue to communicate to the world why the Lowcountry is a phenomenal place to call home.