Governor’s Awards

Established in 1991, the Governor’s Awards in the Humanities recognize outstanding achievement in humanities research, teaching, and scholarship; institutional and individual participation in helping communities in South Carolina better understand our cultural heritage or ideas and issues related to the humanities; excellence defining South Carolina’s cultural life to the nation or world; and exemplary support for public humanities programs. Seventy-four individuals and organizations have received awards from 1991 to 2016.

2017 Governor’s Awards in the Humanities

Honoring

Auntie Karen

The Auntie Karen Foundation (Karen Alexander)

Dr. Vernon Burton

Dixie Goswami

Dr. Dixie Goswami

Betty Jo Rhea

The Hon. Betty Jo Rhea

You are invited

Governor’s Awards in the Humanities Luncheon

Thursday, October 19, 2017

11:30AM Reception
12:30PM Luncheon & Awards Program

Hilton Columbia Center
924 Senate Street, Columbia SC 29201

Tickets are $50 per person; sponsorships are also available.

RSVP by October 12, 2017

Tickets will be held at the door in the name of the purchaser.

Sponsors

Introducing our

Executive Level Sponsor

Clemson University Office of the Provost

$1,500 Cabinet Level

Harry M. Dalton
In honor of Betty Jo Rhea

$1,000 Director’s Level

Arts Council of York County
Charleston to Charleston Literary Festival

$500 Supporting Level

Auntie Karen
All Caregivers

Ed and Louise Barnes

Brookgreen Gardens
Burkett Burkett & Burkett

The Burton Family

Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts at Coastal Carolina University

Judy and Sig Huitt

THE PUMP HOUSE

The Rhea Family

Rock Hill Coca-Cola logo with disc
SC Academy of Authors
South State Bank
The Springs Close Foundation
willoughbyhoefer
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Other Support

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough L.L.P.

Sponsorship Opportunities

  • $2,500 Executive Level Presenting Sponsor(s)
    2 tables if desired, opportunity to give a welcome from podium, other benefits as listed with most prominent recognition available; can post signage or a banner at the event
  • $1,500 Cabinet Level
    1 or 2 tables (sponsor’s preference), benefits as listed below but bigger typeface and prominent placement, named and thanked as reception sponsor
  • $1,000 Director’s Level
    1 table, benefits as listed below PLUS informational listing in program about your business/foundation, etc. if desired
  • $500 Supporting Level
    1 table for eight, listing in program, on website, in annual report and mention from podium

The Governor’s Awards in the Humanities Annual luncheon will be held Thursday, October 19, 2017 at Hilton Columbia Center. All sponsors are highlighted in promotional materials—press releases, annual report, web invitation and announcements and the e-newsletter distributed to more than 2,000 readers. Each table seats eight people.

Our 2017 award honorees are The Auntie Karen Foundation (Karen Alexander), Dr. Vernon Burton, Dr. Dixie Goswami and The Hon. Betty Jo Rhea.

Now celebrating its 26th anniversary, the Governor’s Awards in the Humanities recognize outstanding achievement in humanities research, teaching, and scholarship; institutional and individual participation in helping communities in South Carolina better understand our cultural heritage or ideas and issues related to the humanities; excellence defining South Carolina’s cultural life to the national or world; and exemplary support for public humanities programs.

Become a Sponsor

Contact Judy Bynum at 803-315-4411 or judy@schumanities.org

Past Recipients of the Governor’s Awards in the Humanities