A Season of Giving Back: The Reserve Foundation’s Charitable Gift Presentation

Jan 17

A Season of Giving Back: The Reserve Foundation’s Charitable Gift Presentation

On Tuesday, December 13th, The Reserve Foundation presented an exciting milestone during their annual ceremony: grants totaling $304,000 were distributed among 17 local charities. This is a record-breaking amount that demonstrates the generosity and compassion of Reserve Members, who have collectively raised over $1.7 million for local charities since 2006.

The funds were raised through the participation of Members in various events and initiatives, including the Swine & Dine Dinner and Auction event, the Charity Golf Classic, the Art Shop Sale, and Karen Kelly's Yoga event, in addition to purchasing lifestyle books and individual and corporate contributions. The Reserve Foundation is proud to support so many charities that significantly impact our community.

Becky Gilstrap, Executive Director of The Reserve Foundation, shared that "Our Members' charitable giving and the participation in our fundraising events continues to grow and flourish, showcasing our commitment to making a difference in our local community. We are incredibly grateful for the generous contributions received this year and the participation in our fundraising events. Our hearts are full.”

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The event was held in Founders Hall and was a wonderful celebration of the season of giving. The crowd was treated to an exceptional performance by Bella Nova Electric Strings, adding to the festive atmosphere.

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The Reserve Foundation is dedicated to making a positive impact in our community, and we are thrilled to have the support of our members to make that happen. We want to recognize and thank our charitable partners for the great work they do, and for making a difference in the lives of so many. These organizations include:

  • Cancer Association of Pickens County
  • Camp iRock (United Way Pickens)
  • Center for Development Services
  • Family Promise Pickens County
  • Feed a Hungry Child
  • Girl Up GVL
  • Happy Hooves Therapeutic Equestrian Center
  • Helping Hands of Clemson
  • Pathways from Poverty (United Way Pickens)
  • Pickens County Advocacy Center
  • Pickens County Meals on Wheels
  • Purple Heart Homes
  • Rebuild Upstate
  • Ripple of One
  • Safe Harbor
  • Samaritan Health Clinic
  • Senior Center of Pickens

As a community, we have come together to make a real difference in our local area, and we are excited to see the impact of these grants on the organizations and people they will serve. We urge members to share stories about the positive impact that can be made when we come together so others may get involved in our community.

We hope this latest gift will inspire others to continue to support our local charities, and we look forward to working together to make an even greater impact in the future.