Each February, The Wexford Foundation hosts its annual Grants Awards Luncheon at the Wexford Clubhouse. Grant recipients are invited to attend the luncheon to receive their awards. Wexford Foundation donors are also invited together with our business sponsors so they are aware of the charities we have supported and the work that they do for the community.
This year, The Wexford Foundation will distribute $368,000 in annual sustaining grants to over 35 organizations based in the local area. The Wexford Foundation extends a very special thanks to Howell Chase Heating & Air and Island Environments Inc. who are generously sponsoring the 2023 Awards Luncheon.
To date, the Foundation has awarded over $2 million since its founding in 2012.
The Wexford Foundation celebrated its 10th Anniversary with an elegant, black-tie dinner attended by 130 Wexford owners. A live auction, conducted by well-known local auctioneer Sonny Huntley, and a raffle featuring jewelry from Heritage Jewelers and a bourbon basket, generated almost $70,000 in contributions to the 2022 fundraising campaign. Introductions and appreciation for all who organized and attended this event were made by the Foundation Chair Fred Noonan. The keynote speaker Jim Hicks, who started the Wexford Foundation in 2012, spoke about the early days and how, through the commitment and support of so many generous Wexford owners over the past 10 years, the Foundation has been able to donate $2,000,000 to over 40 charities in the local area.
Hospital Auxiliary Tournament – Closest to the Pin
In conjunction with the Hospital Auxiliary Tournament held at Wexford and Harbourtown, Wexford sponsors a closest-to-the-pin putting contest raising thousands of dollars each year for charity.
Send a Hero
The Wexford Foundation’s “Send a Hero” program provided members and families of the military, first responders and the Sheriff’s Department the opportunity for a day of fun and adventure. Through donations and the generosity of Roger and Pam Freedman, local heroes and their families were provided complimentary tickets to enjoy Aerial Adventure Hilton Head.
Starting in 2019, Wexford member Jon Shaver donated 20th century hickory shafted clubs and a trophy for golfers to participate in the “Hickory Challenge”. Members enjoyed a round of golf using the special clubs and competed for the Low Round Awards and generously donated to the Wexford Foundation.