In The News

Press

Blog

Introducing Our Finalists: Steffonie Cockerill

By Blog

Meet our seventh and final finalists for the 4th Annual Officer Gregory Alia Award, PFC Steffonie Cockerill of the Town of Lexington Police Department. PFC Cockerill was nominated by Buckle Buddies for her passion and advocacy for child safety, a trait recogized by others including her selection as Law Enforcement…

Read More

Introducing Our Finalists: Jessica Davis

By Blog

Meet our sixth finalist for the 4th Annual Officer Gregory Alia Award, PFC Jessica Davis of the Ware Shoals Police Department.  PFC Davis was nominated by both her department and by a local business owner in Ware Shoals. Her nomination stated, “My family and I have considered her a friend…

Read More

Introducing Our Finalists: Karlee Foster

By Blog

Meet our fifth finalist for the 4th Annual Officer Gregory Alia Award, Officer Karlee Foster of the Simpsonville Police Department. Officer Foster was nominated by her community and her department because of the enormous amount of time that she has dedicated to community service. An officer for less than three…

Read More

Introducing Our Finalists: Jen Klinsic

By Blog

Meet our third finalist for the 4th Annual Officer Gregory Alia Award, Officer Jen Klinsic of the Town of Lexington Police Department. Officer Klinsic was described in her nomination as someone who constantly seeks ways to build bridges with community, whether baking cupcakes with youth in a local affordable housing…

Read More

Introducing Our Finalists: Thomas Dudley

By Blog

Meet our second finalist for the 4th Annual Officer Gregory Alia Award, Officer Thomas Dudley of the Ware Shoals Police Department. Officer Dudley was nominated by six different community members who all commented on his compassion and care for everyone in the community. As one shared, he is “truly a…

Read More

Introducing Our Finalists: Zach Ervin

By Blog

It’s that time of year again! Our 4th Annual Knight of Honor Gala is just around the corner and as we eagerly count down the days until the gala, we’re taking a few moments to highlight the officers that were nominated for the 4th Annual Officer Gregory Alia Award. Meet…

Read More

It’s a Knight to Honor & Celebrate

By Blog

Hear ye, hear ye!   Calling all lords and ladies, knights and kings, you’re invited to attend our 4th Annual Knight of Honor. This year’s gala will be held on Friday, September 27, at the South Carolina State Museum. Knight of Honor is an evening to honor and celebrate excellence in…

Read More

History

A Hero in Blue

By History, In The News

BY MELISSA ANDREWS A dark shadow was cast on the gloomy afternoon of Sat., Oct. 3, 2015. A dark yet still somehow beautiful shadow created by the blue uniforms of hundreds of police officers solemnly marching down Devine Street on their way to the funeral of a hometown hero. It…

Read More

Our Founder

The 2017 Best of Philanthropy Awards

By In The News, Our Founder

BY MELISSA ANDREWS Every year, Central Carolina Community Foundation and Columbia Metropolitan Magazine partner to honor people in our community who are making a difference. This year, three individuals and one company have been selected, and they are each extraordinary in their own right, having found a calling to help…

Read More

Our Work