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Make-A-Wish South Carolina’s president and CEO William Tiller is set to depart the organization this month. Tiller has served as the president and CEO of Make-A-Wish South Carolina since 2014. Under his leadership, the organization doubled its overall revenue to more than $4 million.
A search for Tiller’s successor is underway.
Youth Empowerment Services Inc. is set to host its sixth annual Dream Girls Conference on March 30 at the Charleston Area Convention Center. The annual event is coordinated by volunteers to empower at-risk middle and high school girls with strategies and resources to help them make wise decisions pertaining to their mental, social, spiritual, physical and emotional well-being, according to a news release.
Registration is available in advance online, as well as in-person the morning of the event.
LimRic Plumbing, Heating & Air has chosen the Berkeley Animal Center and JDRF One Walk as the recipients of January’s Give Back Grant. The Give Back Grant program makes a financial contribution to two nonprofit organizations each month.
Fresh Future Farm is set to offer customers a sliding scale neighbor discount starting Feb. 16. The farm will set traditional prices and customers can request the neighborhood discount at the register.
The ninth annual Dancing with The Ark’s Stars is scheduled for 7 p.m. March 9 at Eidson Gym at Pinewood Preparatory School in Summerville. Local professionals will complete in the dancing competition to raise money for The ARK, Alzheimer’s Family Support Services. The event includes heavy hors d’oeuvres, open bar and a silent auction.
The Lowcountry Food Bank has hired Stephanie Storer as the nutrition education coordinator. Storer earned a master’s degree in health promotion management at American University in Washington, D.C., and completed a dietetic internship at the Medical University of South Carolina. She has a bachelor’s degree in nutrition and dietetics from the University of New Haven in Connecticut.
The Carolina Youth Development Center is scheduled to host its 19th Annual Golf Tournament on Feb. 19 at Bulls Bay Golf Club in Awendaw. Registration begins at 9 a.m. with shotgun start at 11 a.m. The event includes lunch, beverages, awards celebration and a premium tournament gift.
Player registration and team sponsorships are still available.
Mount Pleasant Towne Centre and Charleston Animal Society are scheduled to host the second annual Pup Bowl from noon to 3 p.m. Attendees will watch a game of puppy bowl, and the canine players are available for adoption.
Admission to the event is free.