Carolina One recognizes area nonprofits

  • Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Present at the awards ceremony and pictured are (seated from left) Trish Jeffrey (LEAP), Elaine Bergmann (AFB) and Jill Jackson Ledford (OLM), (second row, from left) Carmen Cattles and Paige Pollack (CORE), Kathleen Broughan (LEAP), Patty Fernandes (CORE), (third row, from left) George Roberts (ECMW), Tom Tillery, Committee Co-Chair (CORE), Penny Maguire (RRP), Vito Scarafile and Stuart DeVault (CORE). PHOTO PROVIDED

Carolina One Real Estate (CORE) recognized five local nonprofits at its second awards distribution ceremony of 2013. The CORE Charitable Contributions Committee, comprised of Carolina One Sales Associates and chaired by Kris Kordonowy and Tom Tillery, presented checks of $1,500 each to the Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (AFB), East Cooper Meals on Wheels ECMW), Lowcountry Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy (LEAP), Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach (OLM) and the Roscoe Reading Program (RRP).

The charitable contributions committee was established in 2006 to distribute grants to Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester county non-profit organizations. The committee consists of one Carolina One Real Estate Agent from each of the 10 tri-county area offices. The goal is to improve the quality of life in each of these counties by supporting the various organizations that serve these communities. To date the company has donated nearly $165,000.

Applications are accepted from non-profit organizations that serve people who live in Berkeley, Charleston or Dorchester counties; are recognized by the IRS as a non-profit; are not a political or lobbying organization and do not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, race, color, sexual orientation, national/ethnic origin or disability.

Organizations must complete the application and include a copy of the IRS letter certifying their 501(c) 3 status or submit an IRS letter of eligibility. All completed applications should be faxed to 843-577-6274 no later than Monday, March 31, 2014. Any questions should be directed to Tom Tillery, Committee Chairman, at 843-577-0001.

For application information, please visit the website www.CarolinaOne.com.

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