Posh Hats at The Ready! Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce Announces a New Event to Raise Money for Their Education Foundation

Flyer(Greer, SC) The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce a new event called Derby Day! Join us on Saturday, May 7th, from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Historic Greer Depot in downtown Greer, SC. The event is generously sponsored by this year’s Presenting Sponsor, Greenville Federal Credit Union. Proceeds will support the Greater Greer Education Foundation.

"We are excited to introduce our newest annual fundraising event, Derby Day, which will benefit the Greater Greer Education Foundation. The funds raised from this event will support the Foundation’s mission to gather resources and provide support to enrich and extend educational opportunities in the greater Greer area. I hope you can join us for a fun-filled afternoon of horse races, mint juleps, big hats, and bowties!" said Hannah Mahaffey, Vice-Chair of the Program and Events Committee at the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce.

Derby Day tickets will be sold through the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce website and in person at 111 Trade Street, Greer, SC. Tickets cost $100 and will include heavy hors d’oeuvres, drink tickets, cash prizes for the best Derby Day hats/bow ties, and more! This fun-filled night will benefit scholarships and teacher resources through the Greater Greer Education Foundation.

“We are excited to create an environment that will be a lot of fun and support a great cause,” said David Merhib, President and CEO of the Greater Greer Chamber. “The Education Foundation has been providing resources for more than a decade, and this new event will add to this tradition of support.”

For more information about the event visit https://www.greerchamber.com/ or follow us on social media @greerchamber

The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce is a voluntary, non-profit organization that represents approximately 500 businesses in the Greer area. The mission of the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce is “To Champion Economic Prosperity for our members and the greater Greer community.” For more information on the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce, call 864-877-3131 or visit www.greerchamber.com.

The Greater Greer Education Foundation was created in 2009 when the Executive Board of the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce voted to create a not-for-profit 501 C (3) with a focus on Education. Margaret Burch, an education advocate who served the Greer area on the Greenville County School Board for 20 years, was asked to serve as the first Executive Director. In 2011 she was elected chairman of the Board, a position she held until 2015. Through Margaret’s leadership, the Foundation serves 27 schools in Greenville and Spartanburg Counties. Each year, the Foundation gives nearly $20,000 in grants and scholarships to students and teaches advancing education either through the classroom or continuing education.

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