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 Group and family.
Originally purchased in 2003 by Sam Scalise, President and CEO of The Scalise Group, a real estate development company, he first used the former Captain’s Restaurant as a sales office. However, a business shift up north prompted Sam to search for a new occupant. That’s when he realized he had a unique opportunity to give back to Waccamaw Community Foundation and gifted the building to our organization.
The Scalise family’s generosity extends beyond a single building, though. Sam and his wife, Cindy, co-advise a designated fund at Waccamaw Community Foundation for WARM – Waccamaw Area Rescue Mission, a local animal rescue group – because of Cindy’s lifelong love of animals. Additionally, the family donated a building for a youth center to Church of the Resurrection, the family’s church located in Surfside Beach.
Philanthropy is now a family tradition. As Sam’s son, Matt, has taken on more responsibilities at The Scalise Group, so has his commitment to personal philanthropy along with his wife. That includes the Scalise family’s newest charitable endeavor, The Scalise Group Charitable Fund. 25 percent of profits from the company’s newest development, The Retreat at Barefoot, will be deposited in the Fund, which aims to help disadvantaged children in Horry and Georgetown counties access the opportunities they deserve.
We are excited to work with the Scalise family on this latest charitable project and look forward to ten more years of partnership in Murrells Inlet and beyond!