1007, 2020

J. Marion Sims Foundation Becomes Arras Foundation

July 10th, 2020|

The J. Marion Sims Foundation announced today it is changing its name to the Arras Foundation following a two-year planning process. The word “arras” means a diverse tapestry. The new name reflects the Foundation’s 25-year history of weaving together community assets to build healthier communities in Lancaster County, Great Falls, and Fort Lawn, S.C.

2907, 2020

CN2 – Public Health: Former SC DHEC Director On What Needs To Be Done To Stop COVID-19

July 29th, 2020|

By CN2 https://www.cn2.com/public-health-former-sc-dhec-director-on-what-needs-to-be-done-to-stop-covid-19/ LANCASTER, S.C. — The former director of DHEC spoke in Lancaster earlier this week on how a history of pandemics play a role in the fight against the current Coronavirus pandemic. The Arras Foundation, formerly known as the J. Marion Sims Foundation, is hosting

2307, 2020

The Lancaster News – Expert: Avoid long exposure to unmasked, close crowds

July 23rd, 2020|

Expert: Avoid long exposure to unmasked, close crowds By Greg Summers Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 2:00 am (Updated: July 22, 2:00 am) https://www.thelancasternews.com/content/expert-avoid-long-exposure-unmasked-close-crowds Amid the tug-of-war between politicians and public-health professionals, Earl Hunter says the right course is clear – listen to the experts. Hunter, a Heath Springs

1507, 2020

The Lancaster News – Editor’s Column: A choice about what we venerate

July 15th, 2020|

I am old enough to remember racially segregated water fountains side-by-side on Lancaster’s Main Street. The movie theater had a separate entrance that took black patrons up a narrow staircase to the balcony. Our doctor’s office had two waiting rooms – one with upholstered chairs and magazines for white families, one with flat wooden benches for black families.

1007, 2020

The Lancaster News – The search for a logo

July 10th, 2020|

The Arras logo isn’t a random green doodle on a piece of paper. Yaxi Xiao, a Chinese student at New York City’s School of Visual Arts, designed the logo last spring after the Arras Foundation’s branding project was selected for the school’s free marketing program in a worldwide competition.

1007, 2020

The Lancaster News – New name rebrands an anchor institution

July 10th, 2020|

Lancaster’s leading philanthropy changed its name Friday, separating itself from a years-old controversy that has become more intense in the current national debate over memorials linked to slavery. The J. Marion Sims Foundation will now be the Arras Foundation. Arras (AIR-us), a Middle English word meaning diverse tapestry, pays homage to the area’s textile-weaving roots, said foundation President Susan DeVenny.

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