The Gregg-Graniteville Foundation, Inc.’s mission is to enhance the education, health and general welfare of the community by providing scholarships and making capital grants to service organizations and institutions within the Aiken County, South Carolina area. The Foundation has an extensive history of supporting causes that reflect the mission of the Foundation. While the GGF has historically contributed the majority of its available funds to scholarships for area graduates (see the William Gregg Scholarship), we also support other worthy efforts that serve the needs of our community. Some of the most recent examples of those grants are highlighted here. It has assisted with the building of the USC Aiken library, the Aiken Technical College Student Center/Gym, and the Aiken County Family YMCA to name a few.
In January, the Foundation presented ACTS (Area Churches Together Serving) with a check for $5,000 to assist them with their mission in the Graniteville/Vaucluse area. The Foundation is also partnering with ACTS to provide a Senior Food Distribution program at the Gregg Park Civic Center the 3rd Saturday of each month. To qualify for this program, you must live in Graniteville or Vaucluse and meet income eligibility requirements. As of December, this program was serving 75-80 seniors. Volunteers are always welcome. Please call ACTS at 803-649-3800 for more information.
Left to Right: Karen Perry (ACTS Operations Manager), George Mitchell (Gregg-Graniteville Foundation Inc. Board Member), Suzanne Jackson (ACTS Executive Director), Diana Silas (Gregg-Graniteville Foundation, Inc. Executive Director)
The Foundation also presented the Valley Empty Stocking Fund with a check for $5,000 to assist them with their mission in the Midland Valley and Graniteville areas.
Left to Right: Diana Silas (Gregg-Graniteville Foundation Inc. Executive Director), Hector Rodriquez (Valley Empty Stocking Fund), Bud Coward (Gregg-Graniteville Foundation, Inc. Board President), Allison Brown (Valley Empty Stocking Fund), Mary Lee Opalewski (Valley Empty Stocking Fund), and Linda Bramlett (Valley Empty Stocking Fund)