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Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach is scheduled to host the Love Your Neighbor auction from 1 to 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 10 at the Charleston Marriott Hotel at 170 N. Lockwood Blvd. The event will include an open bar and heavy hors d’oeuvres. The auction items include experiences such as a guided quail hunt for two at Pine Top Plantation, a private five to seven course tasting menus with wine pairings at the James Beard House in New York City and a six-night Fairmont Resort getaway in Banff, Calgary, and Lake Louise with airfare for two.
Individual tickets are $125.
Heritage Trust employees recently volunteered at the Medical University of South Carolina Children’s Hospital Cares for Kids Radiothon held at iHeartRadio in Mount Pleasant. During the event, credit union employees worked the phone lines to help collect donations from listeners that will benefit the Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital.
Heritage Trust also made a charitable donation of $7,500 to benefit the children’s hospital.
Housing for All – Mount Pleasant has hired two executives. Melissa Moore has been named the group’s director of operations, and Wendy Bauerschmidt will serve as the director of development. The pair will join and be supported by an all-volunteer board.
Moore has worked with the Alliance for Full Acceptance, S.C. Equality and as the executive director of We Are Family. She has a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the College of Charleston. Bauerschmidt has more than 25 years’ experience in domestic and international property acquisitions, asset management, land development and entitlements. She has worked at JP Morgan Chase, Cedar Realty Trust, Deloitte Consulting and DRG Development Consulting.
After more than 33 years of service, Bill Trawick plans to retire from the CEO position at the Bishop Gadsden Episcopal Retirement Community. Trawick became CEO of Bishop Gadsden in 1986 and facilitated the planning and fundraising for the new community on James Island. Bishop Gadsden previously served residents in various downtown locations since its founding in 1850.
Trawick will serve as the CEO until a successor is selected.