April 3, 2017
Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina Vice President of Initiatives and Public Policy Stephanie Kripa Cooper-Lewter was recently in Washington, D.C., meeting with lawmakers to educate them about the foundation’s work and about philanthropy in general as part of the 2017 Foundations on the Hill event. Foundations on the Hill is an annual two-day event that brings together foundation leaders from across the country for meetings with Congress about key issues of importance to foundations and philanthropy.
Dr. Cooper-Lawton joined other members of the SC Grantmakers Network during the Congressional visits, including Edie Blakeslee, Coastal Community Foundation; Frank Wideman, Self Family Foundation; and Angela McCrae, The Springs Close Foundation.
Foundations on the Hill is presented by the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers, in partnership with the Alliance for Charitable Reform and Council on Foundations. Foundation trustees and staff work with their regional association to schedule meetings on Capitol Hill to personally discuss their work with members of Congress.
The purpose is to:
- Inform and educate Congress about philanthropy
- Create visibility for foundations and philanthropy on Capitol Hill
- Advocate on issues affecting foundations
- Encourage Congress to view foundations as resources on key public policy issues
Pictured is Vice President of Initiatives and Public Policy Stephanie Kripa Cooper-Lewter from the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina as she meets with lawmakers and Southeastern Council of Foundations President Janine Lee.
The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina is a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System.