Heritage Foundation announces donations

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC (WTOC) -  Heritage Classic Foundation board chairman Simon Fraiser announced on Tuesday that more than $1 million in charities will be donated from proceeds of last year's Verizon Heritage golf tournament.

"We are proud of this year's charity distributions, especially with the difficult economic times that we have been experiencing."" said Fraser in a news release.

With this year's donation of $1,111,009, the foundation is now over the $20 million mark since it was formed in 1987 as a not-for-profit organization.

A total of $409,159 was shared amoung 49 different area groups. Nine local civic groups who ran concessions shared a total of $208,120. An additional $216,980 was given throughout the year to charities to help with programs and fundraising.

Also, the Heritage Classic Foundation Scholar Program received $276,750 to help 57 outstanding Beaufort County students this fall with continuing their education.

The following groups received donations in 2010:

Birdies for Charity
  • Arts Center of Coastal carolina
  • Beaufort Women's Center
  • Bluffton Self Help
  • Born to Read
  • Boys & Girls Club of Bluffton
  • Boys & Girls Club of the Lowcountry
  • Child Abuse Prevention Association
  • Children's Center
  • Children's Relief Fund
  • Citizens Opposed to Domestic Abuse
  • Coastal Discovery Museum
  • Columbus Hope Foundation
  • Family Honor
  • First Presbyterian Day School
  • Friends of Callawassie Island
  • Friends of Caroline Hospice
  • Friends of the Library
  • Governor's School for the Arts
  • Heritage Library Foundation
  • Heroes on Horseback
  • Hilton Head Aquatics Swim Team
  • Hilton Head Deep Well
  • Hilton Head Heroes
  • Hilton Head Humane Association
  • Hilton Head Regional Habitat
  • Hospice Care of the Lowcountry
  • Literacy Volunteers
  • Lowcountry Autism Foundation
  • Lowcountry Legal Aid
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Memory Matters
  • National Alliance for Mentally Ill
  • Operation R&R
  • Osprey Village
  • Programs for Exceptional People
  • Pregnancy Center & Clinic
  • Sea Pines Museum
  • Second Helpings
  • Strive to Excel
  • Teach My People
  • Technical College of the Lowcountry
  • The Sandbox
  • Thomas Heyward Academy
  • Volunteers in Medicine Clinic
  • Hilton Head Firefighters Association
  • Hilton Head Lions
  • Hilton Head Preparatory School
  • Hilton Head Sertoma - Gators
  • Isand Recreation Association
  • Native Island Business Community Affairs Association
  • Sea Pines Montessori Academy
  • Sunset Rotary Club
  • Van Landingham Rotary cCub