In Our Community: Spinx donation; STEAM learning; Mayfair Art Studios; and more

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The 10th SPINX store campaign for the American Cancer Society raised $174,104 to support the health organization’s mission. Photo provided.

CHARITY

CDS receives $17,000 from Ned Marshall Memorial Golf Tournament

The Ned Marshall Memorial Golf Tournament, hosted by AC Controls, recently raised $17,000 for the Center for Developmental Services. The tournament honors Ned Marshall, a 30-year employee of AC Controls who had a passion for helping children. The funds were raised through sponsorships, teams, a silent auction, and donations. The $17,000 will support the general program of CDS that serves families and children. 

Spinx donates $174,000 to American Cancer Society

The 10th Spinx store campaign for the American Cancer Society raised $174,104 to support the health organization’s mission of education, treatment, research, and ultimately a cure for cancer. All 80 Spinx convenience stores in South Carolina participated in the campaign collecting customer donations. Founder and chairman Stewart Spinks personally matched the donations raised in the five stores that collected the most donations. 

“As a cancer survivor myself, I know the importance of the work that the American Cancer Society accomplishes each day,” Spinks said in a news release. “I’m so proud of our team’s efforts, and I know that our local community will benefit greatly from their hard work and the generosity of so many of our customers.”

GRANT

Bosch Community Fund awards TCMU over $52,000 in grant to promote STEAM learning

The Children’s Museum of the Upstate received a grant of $52,856 from the Bosch Community Fund to promote learning in science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) through the enhancement of guest programming and professional development. TCMU delivers its STEAM programming primarily through play-based learning at the museum’s exhibits, as well as lesson plans included in field trips, classroom outreach activities, and after-school programs.

“We’re very grateful that Bosch has given us dedicated funding to support our organization’s STEAM learning efforts, which support teachers with content knowledge that translates into effective classroom practices applying science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics,” TCMU interim CEO Michelle Shain said in a news release. “As a result, students in effective STEAM classrooms learn how to identify, apply, and integrate concepts from those five domains to better understand complex problems and to solve them using innovative approaches.”

ART

Chapman Cultural Center builds art studios with support from Timken Family Foundation

Upon receiving an $80,000 grant from the Timken Family Foundation of Canton, Ohio, the Chapman Cultural Center will construct 3D metal and glass fusion studios at Mayfair Art Studios in Spartanburg. “The Timken Foundation of Canton has a long-standing tradition of supporting the arts and education initiatives within the communities for which the Timken Company operates,” Scott Lamitina, human relations manager of Timken’s Duncan location, said in a news release.

Mayfair Art Studios is scheduled to open in the first quarter of 2019. “We are absolutely thrilled to receive this support from the Timken family,” Brad Wright, corporate giving manager for Chapman Cultural Center, said in the release. “We were already grateful to have local Timken support for our education programs from the Duncan distribution center, but to receive this kind of support from the family foundation is truly overwhelming.”

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