Helping Donors Ensure Their Grants Make a Difference

In our monthly column from Karen Minogue, Waccamaw Wisdom, we unpack the latest in philanthropy and offer tips to make your giving more effective. Topic suggestions welcome at communications@mywcf.org. During the recent holiday season, many of us were flooded with phone calls and letters requesting contributions to various charitable organizations—and we responded. In fact, the […]

Understanding the “Overhead” Myth

In our monthly column from Karen Minogue, Waccamaw Wisdom, we unpack the latest in philanthropy and offer tips to make your giving more effective. Topic suggestions welcome at communications@mywcf.org. For those unfamiliar with the term “overhead” or “overhead ratio,” it refers to the amount of money a nonprofit spends on its mission versus the money […]

Thank you, John and Allen

With the end of the year drawing near, so too does the end of two board members’ terms: John Draughn and Allen Jeffcoat. Both John and Allen have been great assets to Waccamaw Community Foundation over the years. We said goodbye at our last board meeting of the year, where both John and Allen were […]

Setting Up a Donor-Advised Fund for Year-End Giving

In our monthly column from Karen Minogue, Waccamaw Wisdom, we’ll unpack the latest in philanthropy and offer tips to make your giving more effective. Topic suggestions welcome at communications@mywcf.org. Sophisticated. Savvy. Accountable. These are some of the words donors use to describe their giving through a donor-advised fund (DAF) at Waccamaw Community Foundation. When you […]

Year-End Giving Information

If you plan to make a year-end gift to Waccamaw Community Foundation using a check sent via the US Postal Service, please have the envelope postmarked to our office by December 31st. For gifts of appreciated stock and mutual funds, please allow at least one week for the transaction. Remember, the gift date is the […]

What Is #GivingTuesday and How You Can Make an Impact as an Individual?

In our monthly column from Karen Minogue, Waccamaw Wisdom, we’ll unpack the latest in philanthropy and offer tips to make your giving more effective. Topic suggestions welcome at communications@mywcf.org. #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving on November 29, 2016. It’s fueled by the power of social media and collaboration and is celebrated on the […]

Organizational Endowment Funds

What are they and why are they important to nonprofit organizations? If you serve on the board of a nonprofit organization, or are privileged to lead one, did you know that Waccamaw Community Foundation (WCF) is poised to assist nonprofit organizations in enhancing their financial sustainability? Let us be your Endowment Partners Savvy nonprofit agencies […]

The Pardue Children in Need Fund

Grand Strand business “provides the joy” for local youth in need At DG Golf Management, which manages acclaimed local golf courses Man O’ War, The Witch and The Wizard, community comes first. Through the company’s charitable fund, The Pardue Children in Need Fund, at Waccamaw Community Foundation, Claude Pardue – President and CEO of DG […]

Next Generation Philanthropy

In our monthly column from Karen Minogue, Waccamaw Wisdom, we’ll unpack the latest in philanthropy and offer tips to make your giving more effective. Topic suggestions welcome at communications@mywcf.org. One thing’s for certain: The next generation of philanthropists will have substantial resources to make a serious impact on our community. While the “Great Transfer” from […]

The Scalise Group and Family

Supporting Waccamaw Community Foundation for 10+ years This year, we are excited to be celebrating ten years in our Murrells Inlet office. A historic building nestled amongst the shops and restaurants that dot Highway 17 along the water, it’s a beautiful place to call “work” each day, and we owe it all to The Scalise […]