Spend time in our part of the Lowcountry, either as a resident or a tourist, and you quickly become aware how generous and charitable the people are. Whether it is feeding those less fortunate, providing transportation for workers, or offering free health services for those in need, often these charitable people’s good deeds go unnoticed.

With that in mind, the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry teamed up with one its most generous supporters to create the Joan and Wade Webster Community Impact Award. The award will recognize an individual within the Foundation’s four-county service territory (Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton, and Jasper) that has made a recent significant contribution to improving the quality of life in the Lowcountry, and has demonstrated visionary leadership in a community activity or on behalf of a community organization. This is not a lifetime achievement award. The award winner will receive a $10,000 grant to bestow to a charitable organization based in the Foundation’s service territory, as well as a keepsake to memorialize the honor.

Nomination forms are available to download on the Community Foundation website at https://cf-lowcountry.org/. The fillable PDF should be completed and emailed to info@cf-lowcountry.org. Answers to the three questions/statements should be included in the body of the email. You can also pick up a nomination form at the Community Foundation office located on 4 Northridge Dr., Suite A, Hilton Head Island, SC. The deadline to submit your nomination is January 17, 2023.

The inaugural Joan and Wade Webster Community Impact Award will be presented at the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry’s Annual Community Meeting. The free event will take place on March 29, 2023 from 4:30-6:30 pm at Hilton Head’s Arts Center of Coastal Carolina.

The following are ineligible for the award: current board and staff of the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry; individuals currently serving in a public elected office; and individuals who are paid staff of a nonprofit.

If you have questions, or need more information, please contact Rob Ennamorato at rennamorato@cf-lowcountry.org or 843-681-9100.