South Carolina Ports Authority Awards Largest Donation To-Date
Charleston Waterkeeper, Greenville Tech Foundation, Kids on Point, Lowcountry Maritime Society, and SC Future Makers are a few of the recipients of the 2018 donation from South Carolina Ports Authority. This year’s donation is the largest monetary amount to-date, totaling $106,000 and impacts over 40,000 students, according to the release this week.
“SCPA takes great pride in its Community Giving Program and the relationships we have formed with organizations that support critical programs and initiatives across the state,” said Jim Newsome, SCPA president and CEO. “As the Port continues to grow as an economic development engine for the state of South Carolina, so do our efforts to partner with charitable organizations.”
The donation is received by 54 charitable organizations through the annual Community Giving Program which impacts areas primarily involved with SCPA activity rooted in efforts to support initiatives towards commerce, economic development, environmental awareness and community outreach.
Each year, the grant produces a outcome surveys from recipients that qualify them for the following cycle’s giving funds. Benefits of the donation include skills training to over 766 people, a total of 12,173 people receiving meals through hunger-relief programs in addition to over 54,000 people receiving education on environmental sustainability tactics.
To learn more about the South Carolina Ports Authority’s efforts to positively impact students, visit: South Carolina Ports Authority.