Benefactors

We are grateful for the generous support of major contributors to the

Foundation for Educational Excellence. Please support them like they do for us.

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The Bargain Box

The Original Thrift Store of Hilton Head Island; Awarding Grants to Local Non-profits for 51 Years.

The Bargain Box provides a way to recycle usable items that are no longer needed in order to benefit local residents and organizations. It's a wonderland of affordable treasures. The non-profit thrift shop caters to a broad range of customers and provides everything for home and family, including the unexpected and the unusual, at bargain prices.

The organization strives to provide financial and service support to organizations in Beaufort and Jasper Counties while emphasizing education, environment, health and human service and youth activities. Fundraising includes; an Annual Golf Tournament, a Walk/Run event, a House Tour/Auction, a Yard Sale, and Callawassie Players theater productions. FOCI is proud to be carrying forth the vision of its founders who started with a tiny idea 17 years ago and watched it grow.

Italian American Club of Hilton Head

They are a charitable service organization, which promotes Italian heritage / culture, while raising and distributing funds to local scholarships and charitable organizations in the Hilton Head and Bluffton areas of South Carolina.

Funds are derived through several very successful and long-running fundraising programs, including our Italian Heritage Festival, Italian Sunday Dinner, "Italian Open" Golf Tournament, Bocce Tournament and Zin Experience ("ZinFest") Wine Gala. The programs are held at various times throughout the year in the Hilton Head and Bluffton area.

Rotary Club of Okatie

"Service Above Self" is more than just the club's motto, it's a way of life. They support many organizations and schools.  The Foundation For Educational Excellence was a benefactor of their 2017 Polo For Charity event. Several Okatie Rotarians actively serve on the board and other members volunteer time for the Foundation each year.

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Women in Philanthropy

Women in Philanthropy is a dedicated group of local women who are making a difference in the Lowcountry through the power of collective giving. Since our founding in 2003, we have built an endowment of over $1 million and, since 2006, we have awarded more than $518,000 in grants to nonprofit organizations throughout Beaufort County. 
 

The Women in Philanthropy Fund provides grants to help strengthen families and individuals in the areas of arts and culture, community development, education, the environment, health, and human services.