POSTPONED--2020 Georgetown County Women's Hall of Fame Luncheon SOLD OUT!Name: POSTPONED--2020 Georgetown County Women's Hall of Fame Luncheon SOLD OUT!Date: March 17, 2020Time: 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM EDTRegistration: Register NowEvent Description:DUE TO GOVERNOR MCMASTER'S RECOMMENDATION THAT WE NOT CONVENE GROUPS LARGER THAN 100, WE HAVE POSTPONED THE WOMEN'S HALL OF FAME PROGRAM. WE WILL BE IN TOUCH WITH NEW PLANS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING.
SOLD OUT! Join us for a special 10th anniversary program honoring the contributions of women to Georgetown County. The 2020 honoree is Georgetown County philanthropist Frances Peace Bunnelle.
Guest speakers include:
- Jim Dumm, Executive Director, Tara Hall Home for Boys and Chairman of the Georgetown County School Board
- Doug Eggiman, Fire Chief, Midway Fire Department
- Brenda Stroup, Retired Executive Director of Tidelands Hospice
- Geales G. Sands, Executive Director, Frances P. Bunnelle Foundation
“Frances Bunnelle was a firm believer that people should care for one another according to their means,” said Geales Sands, executive director of the Bunnelle Foundation.
Thanks to an inheritance from her first husband, Charlie Peace, whose family owned the Greenville News-Piedmont Co., Bunnelle’s means were quite significant. After Peace’s death in 1958, the widow received stock in the newspaper, which became a media conglomerate when it was sold in 1995. She later married Robert Bunnelle, who died in 1988.
During her life, Bunnelle went about her good works discreetly, quietly giving assistance to the disenfranchised and disadvantaged, because she believed in the importance of community, Sands said.
Sands will be among a panel of special guests who will discuss Bunnelle during the induction luncheon. Also serving on the panel will be Jim Dumm, executive director of Tara Hall Home for Boys and Chairman of the Georgetown County School Board; Doug Eggiman, Chief of Midway Fire-Rescue (formerly the Pawleys Island-Litchfield Rescue Squad); and Brenda Stroup, retired executive director of Tidelands Hospice.
Mrs. Bunnelle kept the spotlight on the causes rather than her as the donor. “Our panel will shed some more light on who Frances Bunnelle was, as well as delving into how greatly she has impacted our community,” Stedman said. “I really hope members of the community will take the opportunity to attend the induction luncheon and learn more about this great woman, who continues to give to Georgetown County 20 years after her death.”
The program celebrates Women’s History Month. March is annually declared the month that highlights the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society.
Please register by March 10, 2020.
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