Fall for Greenville board members have named Bank of America title sponsor of the event this year, scheduled for Oct. 11-13. The board members also announced the recipients of the Fall for Giving program, created to support the efforts of nonprofit organizations whose programs directly impact the areas of culinary and food, cultural diversity, family and music.
“Bank of America is excited to help support Fall for Greenville. Not only is it a beautiful way to showcase our amazing city, but it also benefits dozens of local nonprofit organizations,” Stacy Brandon, president for Bank of America in the Upstate, said in a news release. “Every day, the Bank of America team is working to give our customers and the community the power to improve and reach their goals. We are thrilled to be part of this year’s event and look forward to a long and fruitful partnership.”
Six organizations are the recipients of the 2018 Fall for Giving program, through which $45,200 was raised, the release said. The organizations include:
- Gateway House Inc. received $20,000 to purchase kitchen equipment for the facility’s new clubhouse dining area.
- The Salvation Army was awarded $11,000 to replace the facility’s dining hall equipment, which has been used in the preparation of 130,000 meals for hungry men, women and children in Greenville County.
- Greenville Technical College received $5,000 toward the Fall for Greenville Culinary Arts Institute Scholarship Endowment Fund. The festival established the scholarship in 2006 to provide tuition for students in the culinary arts field.
- Thrive Upstate got $5,000 to purchase drums and hand-held instruments and to train staff members in therapeutic drum therapy.
- Boy Scout Troop 266 at St. Giles Presbyterian Church was given $2,400 to provide meals through Triune Mercy Center’s food assistance program. In addition, funds will help with the replacement of camping equipment for the troop.
- Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Upstate Inc. got $1,800 to upgrade computer equipment for the facility. The new equipment will assist staff in effectively executing the organization’s mentoring program for at-risk youth.