South Carolina Environmental Law Project

Lawyers for the Wild Side of South Carolina

Palmetto Giving Day 2019

MAY 7th 2019: the best Giving Day ever for SCELP. For the third year, Georgetown County nonprofits and the Frances P. Bunnelle Foundation joined forces to organize Palmetto Giving Day, which raised over $1.2 million dollars for 48 participants in 2018, and over $80,000 for SCELP.

More than 200 people donated to our Giving Day campaign. Thank you, thank you!

Perks and Incentives

To help us achieve our goals, the Frances P. Bunnelle Foundation and other generous supporters, including Harry Dalton, Jerry McGee, David Michaux III, Jerry Schulze, and our entire Board of Directors contributed $40,000 in matching funds, which doubled our fundraising on Giving Day.

In addition to our sincere and lasting gratitude, we have offered a few "perks":

  • All gifts of $250 or more were entered in a raffle for a Free Pass for 2 to the 10th Annual Wild Side (October 12th)
  • All gifts of $150 or more were entered in a raffle to win an outstanding inshore fishing rod from Toadfish Outfitters

  • The first 50 gifts on May 7th (aka Early Birds) were entered in a raffle to win a handmade wood birdhouse and earned a free drink at the PIT, Pawleys Island Tavern

  • All new donors at the $50 level or higher will soon receive a limited edition poster of the painting Port Royal Fisherman, by Jonathan Green (1997, Oil on Canvas 60" X 48" @ Jonathan Green - Private Collection)

  • All gifts of $50 or more were entered in a raffle to win the best book combo on the wondrous Lowcountry coast: A Coast for All Season and A Tide-Swept Coast of Wind and Marsh on South Carolina and Georgia respectively, by Miles Hayes and Jacqui Michel

  • Finally, all other gifts were entered in a raffle for some cool SCELP swag and Beached House Reunion, the latest book by Mary Alice Monroe, signed by the author.

Thank you all very much again for another great day

Final Results

Total Funds Raised: $80,550
Total Donors: 212 of 250
New Donors: 32 of 50