DPP Blog - Philanthropy

Sparking joy: Our holiday family

Our DPP family has a tradition of sponsoring a family for the holidays through the local program, Midlands Families Helping Families. This holiday our family is a grandmother whose three teenaged grandchildren came to live with her. As we reviewed the list of needs, we discovered that beds were needed for each of the children. […]

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Celebrate Earth Day! Recycle Your Cell Phone

Did you know Americans dump over $60 million in gold and silver every year? Sixty million dollars of gold and silver laying waste in our landfills. That doesn’t include the copper, palladium and other precious metals also used in manufacturing our electronic gadgets.¹ That’s the economic story. E-waste also impacts our health.  The e-waste in […]

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What Happens When We Pull Our Blue Jeans On

We all have those dress down days. Reasons vary. The weather’s beautiful and we just want to lay back. Or the weather’s miserable and comfort is the ticket. Or everything is in the laundry or at the cleaner’s. Whatever the reason, it’s a day to wear jeans. At DPP, that’s one of our prerogatives, but […]

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Barbara & Roger Blau to Receive Fundraising Award

DP Professionals is pleased to announce that Barbara and Roger Blau have been selected for the Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser Award by the Central SC Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP). They will be honored during a luncheon at the Capital City Club on November 20th. Barbara and Roger Blau have been instrumental in […]

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What does giving thanks mean to you?

Halloween has passed and Thanksgiving is just around the corner.  With Thanksgiving comes the start to the hectic holiday season.  During this time, people are pulled in many directions trying to meet the needs of family, work, school and community events.  Many tend to feel the pressure of meeting end of year deadlines, budgeting for […]

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Sharing the love of reading

What was your favorite book as a child? Can you imagine not having books in your home? Millions of children in the US do not have access to books in their homes. They don’t get the experience of sitting on a parent’s lap, or snuggling in bed with their very own book, and being read to. […]

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Look for the Helpers

A 3-Year Old Learns about Giving I am sure you know about the tragedy at Sandy Hook where twenty children were killed along with six teachers in Connecticut.  As it turns out, one of the teachers who survived and has been hailed as a hero, Maryrose Kristopik, was once a music teacher of mine. Shortly […]

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Giving thanks through our actions

It’s Thanksgiving, and amid the flurry of family, dinner preparations, and even Black Friday, we’d like to pause, and think of those who have suffered setbacks this year. At DPP, giving is a priority. Each month we donate to various charities in the area. Over the past 10 months, our staff has contributed $855 to […]

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Palmetto Chapter Honors Roger and Barbara Blau in an evening focused on the Hearts and Heroes of JDRF

COLUMBIA, SC – February 13, 2012 – JDRF will honor Roger and Barbara Blau at their 15th annual Wings of Love Gala on Saturday March 3, 2012 at the Medallion Center. Each year JDRF presents the Living and Giving Award to individual(s) or a company in the community that embody the spirit of giving through […]

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