Limstone Student Gabe Hill Performs At Cherokee County Community Foundation Reception

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Friday, October 12, 2018 - 12:00pm
Gabe Hill

Limestone College student and Gaffney native Gabe Hill performed on keyboards on Thursday, Oct. 11, at the Cherokee County Community Foundation's Grantee Reception at the Gaffney Visitor's Center.

For the second year in a row, the Cherokee County Community Foundation (CCCF) awarded more than $20,000 in grants to local nonprofits. The 2018 grants support causes including education, public health, family and youth, crime and safety improvements, and economic development. CCCF — an affiliate of Charlotte-based Foundation For The Carolinas — awarded a record $48,000 combined over the last two years. Since its founding, the board has awarded nearly $375,000 in grants to more than 50 local nonprofits.

The Cherokee County Community Foundation was established in 1994 thanks to two generous $100,000 gifts from the Timken Foundation and Fullerton Foundation. As the board approaches its 25th anniversary, additional investments by the Fullerton and Timken Foundations, board members and Foundation For The Carolinas promise to significantly increase CCCF’s endowment, guaranteeing larger grants for years to come.

To celebrate, the CCCF board hosted the reception to honor this year’s grant recipients and celebrate the growth in philanthropy in the region.

Limestone College has two of its staff members on the Cherokee County Community Foundation Board of Trustees, including Associate Athletic Director for External Relations Mike Smith, and Vice President for Communications & Marketing Charles Wyatt. Former Limestone Vice President Dave Rilling is also a Trustee.

Ben Kochenower is the current Chair of the Board of Trustees.