Club member, Debbie Ritter, presents Linda Trost, Director of Current Transitions, the club’s contribution check in the amount of $1,000. Current Transitions, a local non-profit organization, provides a learning center for adults with developmental challenges. Debbie volunteers at the center and says, “I enjoy my work at the center so much. The young adults are so eager to learn and they are a delight to work with. I am so happy our club supports Current Transitions each year. It’s extra nice that we received the matching grant from the Progress Foundation, which really enhanced our contribution.”
In 1952, the GFWC-SC (General Federation of Women’s Clubs South Carolina) Progress Foundation was created during the administration of Mrs. Angus H. Macaulay, Mrs. and Mrs. T.B. Stackhouse and 26 Founders who made $1,000 donations each to begin the foundation. Interest from the money today is given to clubs who apply for a grant to help complete special projects or programs supported by the clubs.
The NMBWC submitted a grant application on behalf of Current Transitions and was awarded the grant monies. The grant requires the club to match the amount that is approved by the foundation.