Prospective Board Member Open House

We’re seeking dynamic leaders to serve on our board for the 2020-2023 term. Join us for an open house to learn about board openings, tour our facility, and meet current board members and leadership!

Prospective Board Member Open House
Thursday, September 19 from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
19 Saint Margaret Street, Charleston, SC 29403

For more than 120 years, FCP has been serving one of the most vulnerable populations in South Carolina: pregnant/parenting girls and at-risk young women. Last year, we provided safe housing, educational services, career development opportunities, and life skills training to more than 80 young women. The next several years promise to be exciting ones as we expand programming to meet the changing needs of our clients. The Board of Directors will play a central role in this important work.

Board Member Qualities

  • demonstrate strength in analyzing and forecasting financial information: we have major capital needs that require sound financial planning
  • have an understanding of the impacts of trauma and poverty on the community we serve
  • adhere to the non-political, non-religious focus of our work
  • approach their roles as strategic thinkers helping to guide the future of the organization and its
    programming
  • influence giving and contributions of major donors

Board Member Commitment

The board meets 6 times per year, with committee meetings in the off months. Committees include Development/Events, Executive, and Finance. Board members are expected to attend and support 3 annual special events. Board members are expected to prioritize giving to FCP and contribute generously based on their individual ability.

We believe that having directors of diverse gender, race, and ethnicity, along with varied skills and experiences, contributes to a balanced and effective Board. We strongly encourage former FCP program participants and others with a connection to our program to attend the open house.

FCP is one of 26 members of the National Crittenton organization. Member agencies work collaboratively on national research, communication, and advocacy efforts designed to improve the well-being of girls and young women through more effective policy and practices. The family of agencies have served more than 10 million people since the beginning of the Crittenton social welfare movement in 1883.

Please contact Cheryl O’Donnell with questions, codonnell@florencecrittentonsc.org.

Oyster Roast Tickets on Sale Now!

Don’t miss out on one of the season’s best family events!  Oyster Roast and Chili Cook-Off tickets are on sale now.

  • $45 – Adults 21+
  • $15 – Ages 13-20
  • FREE – children 12 and under

Online ticket sales are closed.  You are still able to purchase tickets at the door.

Oyster Roast & Chili Cook-Off Sponsorship

Sponsorship Opportunities are Available!

The 7th Annual Oyster Roast & Chili Cook-Off benefiting Florence Crittenton Programs is a family-friendly event reaching over 300 attendees from around the Lowcountry — a perfect marketing opportunity for any business!

ENTERTAINMENT SPONSOR $1,500
4 tickets, corrugated signage, logo website placement with hyperlink, premier logo placement on all promotional materials, and social media recognition

KID ZONE SPONSOR $750
3 tickets, corrugated signage, logo placement on all promotional materials and website, and social media
recognition

HABANERO LEVEL $500
3 tickets, website and social media recognition, and logo
inclusion on all promotional materials

JALAPENO LEVEL $250
2 tickets, name on promotional materials, website, and
social media

POBLANO LEVEL $125
1 ticket, name on promotional materials, website, and
social media

Sponsorship opportunities are limited!  Reserve your sponsorship today!

For more information, contact events@florencecrittentonsc.org or all 843-722-7526.

Calling All Cooks!

Think you have the best chili?

Earn your bragging rights at the 7th Annual Oyster Roast & Chili Cook-Off!

Sunday, September 29, 2019, 2-5pm at Alhambra Hall in Mt. Pleasant

Cookin’ Rules

  • You may enter as an individual or as a team of 2. No entry fee!
  • Chili must be prepared from scratch.
  • Arrive by 1:15 pm to set up.

What to Bring:

  • 2-3 gallons of chili in your own crock pot or warming serving-ware.
  • Power strip and extension cord.
  • Any fixings to add to your chili, with serving-ware.
  • An 8-1/2″ x 11″ sign with the name of your chili and a brief description.

We will provide each cook with a table and tablecloth, tasting bowls, spoons, napkins, and a voting box.

The 7th Annual Oyster Roast & Chili Cook-Off is presented by South Atlantic Bank. There will be a $1.00 donation per bowl, with proceeds to support Florence Crittenton Programs mission to help at-risk, young women and mothers in need.