BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Foundation Promotes Innovation in Health Through Catalyst Grants

Staff Report From South Carolina CEO Wednesday, February 19th, 2020 Each year, the BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Foundation works with organizations to promote and support healthier South Carolinians, particularly the economically vulnerable. In 2019, the Foundation awarded 13 Catalyst Grants to organizations for projects that foster innovation to improve the health and well-being [...]


Michelin donates $30,000 to United Way of the Piedmont’s Cliff Effects Fund

February 11, 2020 United Way of the Piedmont is extremely grateful to Michelin for their recent donation of $30,000 to the Cliff Effects Fund. This fund, created by the Financial Stability Task Force, aids single mothers in Spartanburg County who are at risk of losing assistance for food, housing, childcare, and other benefits [...]


Habitat Homes, affordable housing, approved for Duncan Park

By Dustin Wyatt   The 6-1 vote came despite push back from dozens of residents who made it clear they don’t want the development in their neighborhood. While reiterating the need for affordable housing in the community, the Spartanburg City Council voted Monday to allow two Habitat for Humanity homes to go up on a [...]


Women’ s leadership recognized at annual luncheon

By Chris Lavender   Five women were honored Saturday at the second annual Women’s Leadership Luncheon held in Spartanburg. The luncheon was presented by The Spartanburg County Foundation and The Mary L. Thomas Award for Civic Leadership and Community Change Fund hosted at The Piedmont Club. The honorees included Jennifer Parker, Founding and Executive Director [...]


Timken raises $98,000 for United Way

Charles Warner | The Union Times Timken Tyger Plant United Way Committee members D.C. Smith, Courtney Canupp, and Jay Farr have recently completed the plant’s United Way Campaign for 2020. The campaign raised a total of $49,000 for the United Way of the Piedmont through contributions by the plant’s employees. The funds raised [...]