Focus on The Palmetto State

November 2014 9:30AM

Segment one features Felicia Douglas, CEO of The Legacy Group.  As many of us face tough decisions about our retirement, her company helps us to determine how to face the many choices that will impact our financial future such as when to retire and how much money to set aside.  She also shared information about the current Medicare enrollment window.

In segment two we speak with Ryan Thackray, the Director of Development at The Meyer Center which serves children with special needs and disabilities.  They are celebrating their 60th anniversary this year and have their upcoming annual fundraising holiday luncheon in December.  This event helps raise funds to ensure that no child is ever denied their services based on their inability to pay. 

Up next we meet Bill Tiller, President and CEO of Make-A-Wish South Carolina.  Their mission is to grant one true wish to children who are facing life-threatening medical issues.  They want to offer hope, strength and joy to these kids and their families who are facing such a tough road.  This past year they granted 155 wishes ranging from simple things like adopting a pet to grand wishes such as attending the Olympics.

In our last segment we speak with Russell Stall of the Greenville Rotary Club. Once again they are sponsoring the Roper Mountain Holiday Lights.  This annual event starts on Thanksgiving night and runs through December 24. 

Roper Mountain Holiday Lights is a volunteer-driven, not-for-profit organization co-managed by the Rotary Club of Greenville and the Roper Mountain Science Center Association.  Through the admission fees of our visitors, and the generosity of our sponsors, Holiday Lights ultimately generates funds for Rotary Charities and educational programming for the Roper Mountain Science Center. The 2013 event generated $130,000 which was distributed to Rotary Charities and the Science Center Association. Since its beginning in 1992, Roper Mountain Holiday Lights has given back $2,066,000 to the community to help people, organizations, and education.