As has become a tradition with the Good Cheer Fund, each Christmas Eve we are privileged to announce a contribution from Blackbaud and its employees. This year we are pleased to accept a check in the amount of $35,706.50, bringing the company’s generous total contribution to $650,046.77 since 1991.

“We know that by making this donation to the Good Cheer Fund, the recipient organizations will be able to deliver more critical services this holiday season,” Blackbaud President and CEO Mike Gianoni said on making the gift.

In addition, Gianoni praised his colleagues for their annual commitment to the Marine Corps Reserve’s Toys for Tots drive, including 5,325 toys this year for children in the communities where they live and work.

There is still time to give to the Good Cheer Fund this year. Donations received by noon Dec. 29 will be included in the final 2015 accounting on New Year’s Eve. Donations received after that date will be applied toward the 2016 Good Cheer Fund.

Contributions to The Post and Courier’s Good Cheer Fund have helped the less fortunate in the Lowcountry since 1927. The six charitable organizations sharing the funds collected are the Lowcountry Food Bank, the Salvation Army, Star Gospel Mission, the Association for the Blind, Coastal Catholic Charities and Carolina Youth Development Center. Every cent of the money goes directly to the agencies, as there are no administrative costs involved.

Send tax deductible contributions to the Good Cheer Fund, c/o The Post and Courier, 134 Columbus St., Charleston, SC 29403-4800. Donations also can be made in person or online at

For more information, email Robie Scott at

Blackbaud 35706.50

Charles and Frieda Bernstein 100.00

Linda Schulkin 100.00

Friends from Ladson 5800.00

Joe and Rebecca Wilson 100.00

Tom and Marilyn Lavin 100.00

Graham and Sara Brough 500.00

Sebastian and Helen Gaeta 100.00

Terry and Winnice Walker 25.00

Susan Dickerson 25.00

C.K. and E.L. Lixey 25.00

In honor of friends and family: Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah, love Cynthia and Patrick 300.00

Donald and Bernadette McCune 100.00

In honor and thanksgiving for our family, from Bill and Carole McCrary 100.00

Martha Teichner 100.00

Barbara and Arthur Klein 100.00

John Van Dalen 50.00

Sandra and Henry Clark 100.00

In appreciation of my special children: Brooks and Gail, love Mom 100.00

In honor of our children: Beth, Eddie and Brian Brown 100.00

From the ladies of the Garden Club of Drayton 357.00

Thankfulness from the Rockin’ Rackets and Miss Hits 260.00

The First Wives Club 150.00






Marie and Randy Jones 100.00

The Chapman Company 150.00

H. Exo Hilton 25.00

Thomas P. Lesesne III 100.00

Emma Larsen Lesesne 50.00

Anne Johnson Lesesne 50.00

Adry, McMahon and Shahid Families 50.00

Bobby Smith and Sallie S. Shisko 5000.00

Our parents, Efthimios and Margie Stamas, from Demo and Angela Kolarpas, Carol Stamas and Diane Mashead 100.00

Helen Thames Cook 25.00

Dorothy, Wayne and Emory 100.00

Emma Shuler 15.00

Judy Wyndham, from Mom, Kenny, Kacee, Jay and Logan 100.00

Daddy, Henry A. Pettersen, given lovingly by Sonya P. O’Malley 25.00

Our parents, from Joe and Annette Mole 100.00

Elizabeth Ross Ravenel 100.00

Chad Howerton 25.00

Joe, Ruby and Frampton 300.00

Beatrice Stiglitz 100.00

Spencer, Tippie and Kira 25.00

Lloyd Q. Price 250.00

Jack Smoak from Helen 100.00

Howard D. Edwards 200.00

Our parents Francis and Mary Bellinger and Douglas and Maude Cone 25.00

My husband Grover C. Chaplin, by Joyce Chaplin 100.00

Matthew E. Murphy III 25.00

David D. Clayton Sr. 50.00

Watt W. Jordan 100.00

Kevin and Katherine Baker 25.00

Susan Ann Wade, from Mom and Dad 100.00

Joy Lee, from Hope and Jay 100.00

Edith Saulisbury 500.00

William O. Hanahan Jr. and Maria Grayson-Metaxas 150.00

Frank Rhett Sr. and Jr. 100.00

Our son Hank Witt 100.00

Joseph W. Detyens, from his family 50.00

Sandra Hilton Cochran and Heyward Segrest, from NCHS Class of ’63 50.00

Jack Jenkins, Eddie Trouche and Bary Meyer 100.00

Our parents: Olga and George Moluf and Bessie and Bob Sims 100.00

Roy L. Stewart, from Chip and Ellie 50.00

Our parents 60.00

Sarah and Mortimer Clement and Julia and Edward Porcher 100.00

Larry W. Jones from Ken and Sandra Jones 1000.00

Vince, Mary, Darrel and Jeff Adams, by The Adams Family 1000.00

Our daughter Robin and granddaughter Alexa 1000.00

Jennie King (GUB), from The King Clan 1500.00

James Albert Hood 50.00

Ruth Henderson Hood Smith 50.00

TODAY’S TOTAL $58,523.50

PREVIOUS TOTAL $215,855.17

YEAR TO DATE $274,378.67

LAST YEAR TO DATE $327,044.74