Town of Bluffton receives $20,000 donation from resident

BLUFFTON, SC (WCBD) – A recent $20,000 donation to the Bluffton Police Department Charitable Fund has motivated the city of Bluffton to create three new charitable funds.

Bluffton resident Samantha “Sam Boyd” donated $20,000 to the Bluffton Police Department Benevolence Fund. She dedicated $10,000 specifically to the Bluffton K-9 program. The remaining $10,000 will go to various police programs.

“After seeing a post on Facebook about a civic group specifically donating to the K-9 program, I was inspired to support this program which supports our community’s first responders and our community’s overall public safety,” said Boyd said.

According to city officials, the donation served as motivation to create the Bluffton Police Department Benevolent Fund and other funds to support public parks, public art and the Lutzie 43 scholarship program. from the city.

The Bluffton Police Department Benevolent Fund supports the department’s mission and programming.

Donations to the city’s parks and public art fund support the development and improvement of arches and public art.

The Lutzie 43 Scholarship Fund awards annual scholarships to students who are ambassadors for safe driving habits.

The new charitable funds were created in partnership with the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry.

“Sam’s donation has opened the doors for Bluffton to establish the necessary funds to support its additional programs, such as its annual Christmas toy drive, scholarships for student ambassadors of safe driving habits, and other projects and programs. city-related but not city-funded,” City Manager Stephen Steese said.

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