Community Foundation

A Symphony of Giving


Our Community Foundation was born to enhance the quality of life and sense of community of our members and the surrounding Upstate residents

Four Main Functions

The Foundation serves both the property owners and surrounding communities in four distinct ways:



To assist charitable organizations and facilitate property owner volunteerism in Pickens County and surrounding communities.



To provide educational and enrichment programs for Reserve property owners and the surrounding community.



To promote cultural initiatives for property owners and the surrounding community, with both visual and performing arts.



To promote environmental stewardship and provide a greater understanding and appreciation of the area’s natural resources.

The Reserve at Lake Keowee

Charitable Foundation

In 2009, the Community Foundation’s Board of Trustees created The Reserve at Lake Keowee Charitable Foundation, a 501(c) 3 organization, to further enhance the mission of the Community Foundation and to provide an additional source of funding.

The Charitable Foundation accepts tax deductible donations, and has raised over $1.7 Million to-date to supplement the outreach component of the Community Foundation’s mission. In 2022, $304,000 in net funds were distributed to 16 local charities. Also, since 2018 over $104,000 has been distributed as education scholarship grants. The fundraising is done primarily through the Annual Charity Golf Classic tournament, other fundraising events and individual/corporate contributions. The Foundation also offers community events that support Arts, Education, and Environment, these events are separate from our fundraising events.
EIN NO. 26-4539213

For more information or to make a donation, Please Contact Becky Gilstrap, Executive Director of Community & Charitable Foundations at 864-481-4010 or email [email protected]


Charitable Events

The Reserve Foundation
Golf Classic

October 16, 2023 - October 17, 2023

Through events like the annual Charitable Foundation Golf Classic, the Charitable Foundation 501 (c)(3) has raised over $1.7 million since 2006. Registration begins in August 2023.

Learn More about the Golf Classic

Special Thanks

Donors ($1,000+) 2021 & 2022

Charlie & Anita Arms
Michael & Laurie Arabe
Johnson & Henny Au-Yeung
Doug Barker
Dave & Debbie Baughman
Gregory & Susan Bergman
Wes Bigler
Dick & Chris Bishop
John & Carol Boes
Jean Borden
Garry & Melissa Brown
Thomas & Cynthia Brown
Richard & Michelle Braunschweig
Erv & Cindy Burbach
Gary & Stephanie Burns
Jon & Pam Cabot
Michael & Deborah Cauley
Robert & Eydie Clement
James & Marion Currow
Ivan & Hilde Darius
Doug & Diane Dix
Randy Dobbs
John & Patsy DuPre
Karen Dyehouse & Russ Rhodus
Ben & Georgia Elley
Tom & Kathy Eitel
Ray and Suzy Foral
Dave & Teresa Gable
Sydney Galley & Jerry Stephens
Kevin & Holly Greenawalt
Barry & Jacque Griffith
Craig & Michelle Gunckel
James & Lee Heery
Paula Hinger
Chris & Shelley Holloway
John & Nancy Howard
Barry & Carol Hudson
Mike & Barb Huska
Ken & Alice James
David & Donna Johnson
Tom & Karen Kelly
Don & Jane Kelley
Mike & Nancy Kennedy
Rick & Linda Klausing
Everett & Patricia Kliphouse
Mark & Barbara Klein
Dave & Janet Kowalski
Karl & Terry Knauff
Jim & Deb Kovanda
Larry & Susie Larson
Ruben & Marilyn Lemos
Chris & Michele Licata
Michael & Jennifer Littleton
Derek & Lauren Lunka
Vic & Karen Lunka
Norm & Karen Malo
Grady & Mary Jo McCarthy
Mike & Mimi McClure
Dan & Diana McGonigle
Doug & Sandra McKinney
Danny & Angie McMullan
Ron & Kathy Mendel
Tom & Allyison Merritt
Marc & Deb Michalovsky
Fred & Lori Miller
Dave & Elizabeth Miller
Gary & Diane Mohr
Mike & Deb Moorcroft
John & Robin Moulton
Mike & Cindy Nawrocki
Mike & Stephanie Neely
Gary & Leigh Ann Nieman
Jack & Mary O’Connell
Chuck & Leanna Oliver
Lorin & Karen Olson
Mike & Kathy Panther
Rex & Karen Parkinson
Elaine Roberts & Dale Wilde
Michael & Farah Randolph
Don & Wendy Reynolds
Robert & Patricia Ries
Rick & Laura Rother
Len & Marlene Rubin
Ross Russo & Susan Peters
Mike & Melissa Pereyo
Tom & Dana Pletcher
Bob Popowski & Susan Fennell
Joe & Linda Pullekines
Joe SachsMark & Karen Schafer
Dann & Colette Schwartz
Kevin & Christa Sexton
Larry DeFever & Caren Smith
Alan & Ronda Smith
Roy & Nancy Sutterfield
Buddy & Liz Thompson
Robert & Angela Thompson
Steve & Tami Tritch
Joe & Linda Pullekines
Robert and Miriam Vannoy
David & Ann Westerlund
Terry & Bonnie Will

Community Foundation

Ways to Become More Involved

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