By Arielle Alpino for The Island Connection
Kiawah Partners, working with the Kiawah Cares Foundation, raised more than $50,000 for the Reverend Pinckney Scholarship Fund through a donation-matching campaign, launched on July 10, to honor and support the victims and their families from the tragedy at the Mother Emanuel AME Church.
Kiawah Partners matched, dollar-fordollar, every donation up to $25,000, for a $50,770 contribution to the Reverend Pinckney Scholarship Fund. The fund was created to provide scholarships for members of the shooting victims’ families and the extended Mother Emanuel AME Church community.
“The Kiawah community has again provided a generous gift for the education of the children in our region,” said Mayor Joseph P. Riley, Jr., an inaugural board member of the Reverend Pinckney Scholarship Fund. “With a proud history of supporting educational opportunities for our children, this donation for the Reverend Pinckney Scholarship Fund is a heartwarming show of unity andcommitment. We appreciate their generosity and service.”
“We are grateful for the charitable community members who participated in our donation-matching campaign for the Reverend Pinckney Scholarship Fund,” said Chris Randolph, partner with Kiawah Partners. “Kiawah Partners and the Kiawah Cares Foundation hope our contribution will help honor the nine lives lost and positively affect the local AME Church community.”
To make a donation to the Reverend Pinckney Scholarship Fund, visit www.pinckneyfund.org. Checks can also be mailed or dropped off to 80 Broad Street, Charleston, SC 29401 (memo: Reverend Pinckney Scholarship Fund c/o The Mayor’s Office, City of Charleston).
The Kiawah Cares Foundation is a 501c3 charitable organization established to give back to the community and improve the quality of life of Kiawah’s neighbors, particularly those on Johns and Wadmalaw Island. To learn more about the Kiawah Cares Foundation, visit www.kiawahcares.org.