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It’s Going to be a Merry Christmas for Eight Local Charities

Dec 21

It’s Going to be a Merry Christmas for Eight Local Charities

Reserve Charitable Foundation donates $150K to Pickens-area charitable organizations

Giving back to the community is one of our core pillars at The Reserve at Lake Keowee. That was evidenced on the night of December 5, 2017, at Founders Hall, as the Charitable Foundation donated $150,000 to the following local charities:

  • Helping Hands Children Shelter
  • Feed a Hungry Child
  • Pickens County Meals on Wheels 
  • Pickens Senior Center
  • Ripple of One 
  • Safe Harbor
  • Samaritan’s Health
  • Family Promise

“We are thrilled to be able to contribute such a large sum to these outstanding organizations in Pickens County,” says Cathy Washburn, Executive Director of The Reserve at Lake Keowee’s Community and Charitable Foundation. “The positive impact will be immediate as this contribution will go directly to these worthy charities so that they can continue to serve those in need.”

Three fundraising events throughout the year make this $150,000 gift possible:  The Reserve at Lake Keowee’s 2017 Charity Golf Classic and Auction, the community’s Garden Club Home Tour, and Swine and Dine Dinner & Auction.  

These events are made possible through hundreds of volunteer hours, sponsorship, and donations from local businesses and individuals.

The Reserve at Lake Keowee Charities

Since the Foundation’s creation in 2006, The Reserve at Lake Keowee has given $691,000 to support the Pickens County community. In addition to financial support, our Reserve community gives back through volunteering hundreds of hours each year with various organizations throughout the Upstate.

For more information about the Community & Charitable Foundations, contact Cathy at 864-481-4010 or

To be considered as beneficiary, non-profit charitable organizations may apply by November 30 each year via The Reserve at Lake Keowee’s website at

The Foundation’s Outreach Committee reviews applications, and all members of The Reserve at Lake Keowee vote upon a vetted list of finalists. Selected beneficiaries are notified in March, and The Reserve disburses funds every December.

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