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Best of Philanthropy Awards Celebrating Everyday Philanthropists

For the last eight years, Central Carolina Community Foundation, in conjunction with Columbia Metropolitan Magazine, held Best of Philanthropy to honor ordinary people in our community who made significant contributions through their life’s work.

Awards winners were chosen in the following categories:

Individual/Family

Local Business

Student/Student Group

Young Professional

Best of Philanthropy Award Winners received:

  • $1,000 donation in their name to a nonprofit of their choice within the Foundation's 11-county service area
  • Recognition at the Foundation's annual celebration
  • A featured article in an issue of Columbia Metropolitan Magazine

Congratulations to all of the Best of Philanthropy Award winners during the last eight years! Scroll down and click on each winner's name to learn how they made a difference in our community:

Group Category

Individual/Family Winners

Local Business Winners

Student/Student Group Winners

Young Professional Winners

9th Annual Best of Philanthropy Awards

Nominations for the 9th Annual Best of Philanthropy Awards will open in January 2019!

Best of Philanthropy Award Winners will be announced through a Facebook Live presentation and will be awarded with the following:

  • Engraved award and video highlighting their accomplishment
  • $1,000 donation in their name to a nonprofit of their choice within the Foundation's 11-county service area
  • Recognition through the Foundation's social media channels and website

Be sure to follow the Foundation's social media channels on: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for all the latest updates and more!

Questions? Contact James Mercado at james@yourfoundation.org or 803-254.5601

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