Lowcountry Lifetime Achievement Awards


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2018 Lowcountry Lifetime Achievement Awards

On Saturday, January 6, 2018, the Foundation of Leadership Education hosted its inaugural Lowcountry Lifetime Achievement Awards dinner at Tabby Place in Beaufort, SC.  The elegant evening featured the honoring of twelve local citizens and their lifetime contributions to the Lowcountry.  The honorees were joined by approximately 300 family, friends, and community supporters.

Following a pre-dinner cocktail hour and dinner, guests were treated to an awards presentation ceremony narrated by Beaufort’s own Rick Forschner and hosted by Charles Tumlin, President of the Foundation for Leadership Education and board member Alice Beddingfield Moss.  The ceremony was followed by dessert and mingling.

Event Design by WED~Wedding Event Design & Katie Huebel
Floral by HB Stems & Beverly VanGysel
Photography by Jasmina Kimova Photography & Delk Haigler Photography
Catering by Hamby Catering & Events
Dessert by Brenna Chiaviello
String Duo by Little City
Music Production by Donna Patrick
Rentals by Amazing Event Rentals

“What a fabulous inaugural event for the Foundation for Leadership Education. The honorees included visionary leaders I have long admired and who have helped to make our community so special.”
-Connie Hipp, Leadership of Beaufort

“It was an incredible evening.  It was inspiring to honor the leaders who have shaped our community in their unique, often unheralded, ways.  I left the evening’s festivities challenged to try to impact the fabric of Beaufort County the way these men and women have.”
-Courtney Worrell, Beaufort Academy Board Treasurer

“Enjoyable, professionally executed, beautifully decorated and a wonderful tribute to some of Beaufort’s finest.  I look forward to attending this event in the future”
-Colonel Gary & Beverly VanGysel

"It was truly a privilege for us to be able to participate in honoring these great South Carolinians!”
-Kendall & Shannon Erickson (South Carolina House of Representatives)

“Congratulations to everyone involved with Saturday night’s Leadership for Education’s Gala; it was a wonderful affair. From the moment you hit the front door at Tabby Place, you knew this was an exquisite and unique gathering. So many wonderful people on hand, so many friends, many who have carried the torch for our fair community for multiple decades! A rich décor, fine food, and a stirring commentary on our award winners, but most importantly, a wonderful warmth and feeling about the whole evening. I would call it a complete success! This evening is one I’ll remember for many years to come.”
-Mike Harmon (Secession Golf Course General Manager)

For the full press release, please click here.

2018 Red Carpet Photos
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The Lowcountry Lifetime Achievement Awards.  These awards are presented annually in January.  The award honors individuals and/or organizations that have contributed to the general welfare and development of the Lowcountry community.  Honorees are vetted and selected based on the following criteria:

  • Community Service

  • Community Leadership Roles

  • Community Advocacy

  • Community Pioneering and Innovative Efforts

  • Community Role Model