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Alston Wilkes Foundation

To seek funds that will provide interest only income to the programs of the Society.

The Foundation is governed by the Board of Trustees  who are elected by the Foundation Board. Each Trustee
serves without compensation.

Funds are invested in sound securities, within the limits prescribed by the Constitution of the Foundation. All officers
who handle funds are bonded.

Gifts may be made in cash, life Insurance, stocks, bonds, real or personal property of any kind.

In a living trust you set aside a definite sum of money, property or securities and provide that the Income may be
used for a stated purpose for a given length of time. A trust may be either revocable or irrevocable. Variations are
many and a trust can provide for almost every situation. Trust instruments may be properly drawn by legal
authorities, and Foundation personnel can assist.

To obtain a copy of the Codicil, please click here.

Your financial support, through the Alston Wilkes Foundation, is needed to continue and expand this vital work. Your generosity would be greatly appreciated. If further information or assistance is needed, please click here to contact us.


Robert Barber, Jr. 

Charleston, S.C.

Owner, Bowens Island Restaurant
Former S.C. State Legislator 

David "Ken" McColl
Vice Chairman

Greenville, S.C.

Retired Vice President, Wachovia Bank  

Sophie Segera

 Columbia, S.C.

Retired- President of Columiba Silica Sand Company

 Russell Cann

Columbia, S.C. 

Founder & Chairman, Elauwit Network 
 Walter Chastain

Columbia, S.C. 

Retired Investment Banker 
 Mary Clark

Camden, S.C. 

Former Mayor of Camden 

 Parker Evatt

 Chapin, S.C.

Former Executive Director, Alston Wilkes Society
Retired, S.C. Commissioner of Corrections

William "Bill" McDonald

Winnsboro, S.C. 

Retired, The State Newspaper 
 Ken McKellar

Chapin, S.C. 

 Retired, International Prison Security Consultant
Jeanne Owen 

 Camden, S.C.

Owner, Fair Croft Farm 

 Jan Rivers

Isle of Palms, S.C. 

Retired, S.C. Dept. of Probation, Parole & Pardon Services 

Rallie Seigler

Columbia, S.C. 

 Retired Warden, S.C. Dept. of Corrections
Retired U.S. Probation Officer

 Samuel Tenenbaum

Lexington, S.C. 

President, Palmetto Health Foundation 

Past AW Foundation Chairs:

Ray Matthews*

Rhett Jackson*

Samuel Tenenbaum

David "Ken" McColl

To download a copy of the AWS Codicil, please click here.

The 1962 Legacy Society:

The 1962 Legacy Society was founded in 2008 to give donors an ongoing opportunity to help grow The Alston Wilkes Foundation Charter Members began by donating a gift of $2,000.00 by December 31, 2009 and thereafter making an annual gift of a minimum of $1,000.00. 

Please consider joining our Charter Members and
make your contribution online or mail it in today!

Contact us to learn how you can help!

Founded in memory of Betty McKellar, the first female President of The Alston Wilkes Society Board of Directors, by her son, Ken.


Robert Barber  •  Jan Rivers  •  Ben DeSollar  •  Bill Rogers  •  Nancy & *Dunbar Godbold  •  Sophie Sagrera  •  Jeff Hanson The Schafer Foundation  •  Brenda & Davis Hook  •  Charyl & Raymond Schroeder  •  Ken McColl  •  Samuel Tenenbaum   *Betty McKellar  •  Marty Vaughn  •  Ken & Barbara McKellar  •  Anne Walker & *David Evans  •  Jeanne Owen


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