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Fall for Greenville gives $38,600 to nonprofits

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Bank of America Fall for Greenville board members and event partners recently presented $38,600 to 12 nonprofit organizations from the community and recognized the efforts of those organizations that committed substantial volunteer hours over the course of the three-day event. All funds donated came from the 2019 festival held last October.

Local charities receiving event proceeds from Bank of America Fall for Greenville include Boy Scout Troop 260, Boy Scout Troop 266, Girl Scout Troop 721, Greenville Chinese Cultural Association, Harvest Hope Food Bank, Hispanic-American Women's Association, Lucky Pup Rescue SC, Newcomers Club of Greater Greenville on behalf of Senior Action Inc., Red Shoe Society on behalf of Ronald McDonald House, Shellpoint Mortgage Servicing on behalf of March of Dimes, St. Mary Magdalene BSA Scouting Ministries and Vocal Matrix Show Chorus.

“It is a privilege for Greenville Technical College to once again support Fall for Greenville as its volunteer sponsor,” Kelley Roark, director of programmatic PR and customer engagement manager for Greenville Technical College, said in the a news release. “As a long-time partner in the success of our community, Greenville Technical College is proud to be part of a festival that welcomes visitors to experience our exceptional city while supporting local nonprofits and charities — creating opportunities for our neighbors and friends long after the event is over.”

The festival also will award additional funding through its Fall for Giving grant program. The program will disperse grants ranging from $1,000 to $20,000 to nonprofit organizations involved in the areas of culinary and food, cultural diversity, family and music, the news release said.

“The continued success of Bank of America Fall for Greenville provides an opportunity to expand our charitable giving,” Tony McGuirt, 2019 Fall for Greenville board chairman, said in the release. “In its brief history, Fall for Giving has already supported numerous local organizations that work hard to strengthen our community.”

Fall for Giving grant applications will be accepted through February 10.

Bank of America Fall for Greenville has donated more than $720,000 to more than 30 nonprofit organizations over the past 15 years, the release said.



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