The Heritage Classic Foundation Distributes Verizon Foundation Grants

The Heritage Classic Foundation is distributing funds to those in need thanks to a grant from the Verizon Foundation. The Verizon Foundation awarded the three-year $1.5 million grant to the Heritage Classic Foundation in 2011.

Each year, half of the grant is used to continue the Heritage Scholar Program. The other half is used to fund nonprofits that focus on education and health care.

"The Heritage Classic Foundation is excited to be working with the Verizon Foundation again this year," said Chairman Simon Fraser. "This grant sustains our Scholar Program and allows us to continue to help Beaufort County's deserving young students."

The Heritage Scholar Program is the most significant scholar program in Beaufort County. Fifteen four-year scholar grants will be awarded to graduating Beaufort County seniors for two more years as a result of this grant. The 2012 Awards will be announced during a luncheon on March 27. 

Since 1987, the Heritage Classic Foundation has distributed more than $22 million to numerous nonprofit organizations dedicated to helping people throughout South Carolina. The Foundation is proud to be able to continue to support those in need thanks to the Verizon Foundation.

The following nonprofits received grants through this partnership:

Boys & Girls Clubs

Children's Center

Children's Relief Fund

CAPA (Child Abuse Prevention Association)

Hilton Head Heroes

Hope Haven

Literacy Volunteers

National Alliance Mentally Ill (NAMI)

Family Justice Center of Georgetown County

The Sandbox

The South Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

Volunteers in Medicine

"We believe each of the 12 groups is doing outstanding work. Each has its own story, but they all have something in common", said Heritage Classic Foundation Charity Committee Chairman, Stan Smith. "They are all helping the most needy in the area to improve their lives."

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The Heritage Classic Foundation: Since its inception, the driving force behind the Heritage Classic Foundation has been to improve lives. Every dollar of profit generated by the RBC Heritage, The Players Amateur and The Junior Heritage is distributed to charitable organizations. Thousands of people in South Carolina and Georgia have been helped thanks to the Foundation's charitable giving programs. Since 1987, more than $22 million has been distributed to nonprofits in need.


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