Corporate philanthropy and nonprofit news from the metro Augusta area

BI-LO, Harveys host Military Appreciation Month

Augusta-area August BI-LO and Harveys Supermarket stores are saluting area military personnel with a special discount and celebration through Aug. 31.

The stores will offer active-duty and veteran service members a 10% discount off total purchases to shoppers with a military ID or driver’s license with a veteran designation. Store locations include: 2803 Wrightsboro Road, 2512 Tobacco Road, 3457 Peach Orchard Road and 1631 Gordon Highway.

Discount excludes alcohol, tobacco, gift cards, money orders, postage stamps, pharmacy prescriptions, fees, FTD, charitable donations, Western Union, shipping, utility payments, fuel, service departments, vending machine, bottle deposits/refunds, tax, event tickets, prepaid products or lottery purchases.

CNTA/SRR announce student scholarships

The Citizens for Nuclear Technology Awareness and Savannah River Remediation announced South Carolina State University student Amelia Manhardt as the winner of the 2019 Robert Maher Memorial Scholarship.

Manhardt, of Eutawville, S.C., is a nuclear engineering student at S.C. State University. Manhardt received the $5,000 scholarship named on behalf of Savannah River Site’s longtime vice president and general manager for Strategic Mission Development.

CNTA also awarded Kennesaw State University student Alisa Machiwalla a Special Merit Award. Machiwalla is studying mechanical engineering with a minor in nuclear engineering.

ATC to host Giving Gala Oct. 4

The Aiken Technical College Foundation will host its third annual Giving Gala on Oct. 4 from 7-10:30 p.m. at Woodside Plantation Country Club, with proceeds to benefit student scholarships.

The theme for the evening is “Speakeasy Soiree.” The 1920s-styled event will feature a reception, heavy hors d’oeuvres, coffee and desserts, casino games, a live auction and entertainment.

Dress is cocktail attire and 1920s-era clothing is encouraged. Tickets are $75.

MAG Foundation to fund MCG scholarships

The Medical Association Georgia Foundation announced it will begin funding a $10,000 scholarship each year for the next five years for a fourth-year medical student at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University planning to pursue a primary care specialty in Georgia.

The scholarship will start in 2020 with MCG selecting recipients. The foundation said it is also considering funding similar scholarships at other medical schools in the state.

“The data clearly suggests that we face a real shortage of primary care physicians in Georgia, especially in rural areas,” said MAG Foundation President Jack M. Chapman Jr.

Shepeard plans ‘Blood Give In’ Aug. 15

Shepeard Community Blood Center is seeking blood donors to help offset its summer shortage by hosting the Blood Give In blood drive on Aug. 15 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Augusta, at 3500 Walton Way Extension.

Shepeard supplies blood to several local hospitals in Georgia and South Carolina.  The blood bank is in need of all types, but particularly O-positive and O-negative donors.

Donors will receive a free homemade chicken dinner as well as other giveaways throughout the day. Donors must be in good health, weigh at least 110 pounds, be at least 17 years old (or 16 with written parental consent) and have a photo ID or Shepeard donor card.

Unisys establishes Mark L. Cohn research fund

Unisys Corp. announced it has established the Mark L. Cohn Research Fund, a charitable initiative created to honor the career and legacy of the recently deceased chief technology officer of Unisys Federal.

Formed under the auspices of the Professional Services Council Foundation, the fund will promote innovation through research, with a primary focus on research related to cybersecurity and emerging technologies. The initiative will invite researchers from accredited graduate and post-graduate programs, as well as non-profit entities, to submit proposals to obtain funding for technology research programs to benefit government and industry.

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ADP helps United Way ‘Stuff the Bus’

ADP Augusta employees and families recently contributed more than 25,000 school-supply items to the United Way of the CSRA’s 11th annual Stuff the Bus School Supply Collection Drive.

The contributions, which will be distributed to United Way agencies for distribution to Richmond and Columbia County schoolchildren, filled two full-sized buses. United Way estimates47% of Georgia children go to school unprepared with basic supplies.

ADP has participated in the past five Stuff the Bus drives.

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