Making a Difference

6 Women Who Care

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With the year coming to an end, spirits are lifted, presents are gifted, and hearts are shifted.
The holidays bring out the giving spirit, but we found some ladies who are
dedicated to keeping spirits high all year round.

We are pleased to introduce you to these amazing leaders of just a few of the
Lowcountry’s finest organizations, all led by women.

Over the next six pages, enjoy learning and feeling the spirit of giving through caring souls,
advocacy and adoration for the Lowcountry and the people who live here.


Click Each Name Below to Read All About
Them and Their Organizations!


BD Jody1221Jody L. Levitt

Charitable Organization:
The Children’s Center

The Children’s Center provides affordable, high quality, early childhood education and childcare services for working families. We strive to be the standard of excellence for child education, development and care in the Lowcountry, while supporting our community, enabling parents to fully participate in the local workforce and ensuring every child is ready to achieve success upon entering kindergarten.


BD Annie1221Anne Caywood

Lowcountry Legal Volunteers

To provide free, critical, legal services to low-income individuals living in Beaufort, Jasper and Hampton Counties.


BD Janie1221Janie Ephland

Charitable Organization:
Born To Read (BTR)

To promote early childhood literacy and oral language development, while helping new parents understand their critical role as their child’s first and most important teacher.

BD DebCopeland1221Deb Copeland, MABC

Celebrate Recovery (CR) and Recovery Church

“The U.S. recorded its highest number of drug-overdose deaths
in a 12-month period, eclipsing 100,000 for the first time…”
—Wall Street Journal, 11/18/2021

Mission: Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered, 12-step recovery program for anyone struggling with hurts, habits, hang-ups, pain, or addiction of any kind. Celebrate Recovery is a safe place to find community and freedom from the issues that are controlling our life. Recovery Church is a church service created by the recovery community for the recovery community.

BD BeckyGrothe1221Becky Grothe

Charitable Organization:
Junior Service League of Beaufort (JSLB)

Support and enrich the lives of women, children and families in our community. Together we have a greater impact than we do individually.

BD Franny1221Franny Gerthoffer

Charitable Organization:
Hilton Head Humane Association

To improve the lives of homeless dogs and cats while also working to substantially lower the number of animals reproduced or relinquished.

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