Long Cove Club Charitable Advisory Committee

Mission

The mission of the Long Cove Club Charitable Advisory Committee (LCCCAC) is to encourage and support charitable giving by the Members of the Long Cove Club Community and to provide grants in support of current needs in the areas of health, housing, hunger and education in Beaufort and Jasper Counties, and the surrounding areas.

2017 Grant Recipients at Long Cove Club. Since 2003, $847,319 has been awarded to local nonprofits.

2017 Grant Recipients at Long Cove Club. Since 2003, $847,319 has been awarded to local
nonprofits.


History of the LCCCAC

The Long Cove Club Community Endowment Fund was created in 2003 by the Directors of Long Cove Club in collaboration with the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry. The Fund solicited tax-deductible donations from Long Cove Members and awarded grants in the name of the Long Cove Community to deserving, local non-profit agencies. Long Cove Club is the first residential community on Hilton Head to establish a charitable Endowment Fund.
 
In 2014, the LCCCEF changed its name to the Long Cove Club Charitable Advisory Committee. The LCCCAC created an additional fund called the Long Cove Club Community Charitable Fund. The Long Cove Club Community Charitable Fund-LCCCCF is funded through annual contributions and fundraisers and is set up to disburse all funds raised within that fiscal year. 

The Advisory Committee is administered by volunteers of Long Cove Members, each of whom shares a long-standing interest in and commitment to philanthropy. Volunteer leadership enables the Funds to keep fundraising and other administrative costs to less than one percent of all monies raised.

In its advisory capacity, the committee adheres to the following guidelines:

  • Grants are awarded according to needs in the areas of health, housing, hunger and education locally
  • Grants are awarded on the merits of specific projects, not as supplementary funding for an organization’s operating and/or capital budget
  • Grants are monitored and evaluated semi-annually
  • For the LCCCEF, one half of every donation is returned to the Fund’s principal, ensuring that the endowment continues in perpetuity
  • For the LCCCCF, all funds raised within that fiscal year are disbursed the same fiscal year
  • Donor anonymity is respected at all times

Why You Should Become a Part of the Legacy

Endowment is investing in the future in the truest sense; it provides the financial resources to contend with both the demands of today and the obligation of tomorrow. The Charitable Fund awards grants within a fiscal funding cycle to assist with the growing grant demands and needs. The Long Cove Club Charitable Advisory Committee underscores to both philanthropic principles. Its very existence gives testimony to this Community’s ongoing commitment to others and to a spirit of generosity that is certain to build an enduring legacy for this “very special place”. 


Long Cove Club Charitable Advisory Committee

Patricia Wetmore   

Paul Moeri   

Bob Koppel  

Ray Stickel

Janet Babcock

Judy Brown

Kathy Gray

Ed Hutton

Carol Nelson

 

2017 Grant Recipients

Alzheimer’s Respite & Resource DBA Memory Matters

American Red Cross

Bluffton Jasper County Volunteers in Medicine

Boys & Girls Club of HHI

Child Abuse Prevention Association

Community Foundation of the Lowcountry

Crossroads Community Support Services

Family Promise of Beaufort County

Girls on the Run

Heroes of the Lowcountry

Heroes on Horseback

Hilton Head Island Deep Well Project

Hilton Head Island Recreation Center

Hilton Head Regional Habitat for Humanity

Hopeful Horizons (Hope Haven & Coda)

Meals-on-Wheels Bluffton-HHI, Inc.

Med-I-Asist

NAMI Lowcountry

Neighborhood Outreach Connection

Pockets Full of Sunshine

Programs for Exceptional People

Sandalwood Community Food Pantry

Second Helpings

South Carolina Youth Leadership

Special Olympics SC Area 8

Stingray Support Circle

The Children’s Center

First Tee of the Lowcountry

The Hunger Coalition of the Lowcountry

The Literacy Center

The Sandbox Children’s Museum

Thumbs Up Children's Learning Center

Volunteers in Medicine HHI

YMCA of Beaufort County