1510, 2020


October 15th, 2020|

Press Release OCTOBER 14, 2020 Media Contact Macy Whitener mwhitener@arrasfoundation.org GIVE LOCAL LANCASTER 2020: “SEASON OF GIVING” ANNOUNCED ON MONDAY OCTOBER 12 LANCASTER, S.C. – On Monday, The Arras Foundation announced that the community’s annual giving campaign, Give Local Lancaster, will run from Sunday, November

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.

2509, 2020

Carolina Gateway – Arras seeks Horizon grant applicants

September 25th, 2020|

By Carolina Gateway https://www.carolinagatewayonline.com/content/arras-seeks-horizon-grant-applicants The Arras Foundation is seeking applicants for its Horizon education grants, which promote collaboration between educators, parents and students in shared projects and activities. The grants can be used to enhance teaching and learning to broaden students’ educational journey from preschool through college.

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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