Thursday, January 3, 2013

Dick Elliott, President and Founder of Maverick Southern Kitchens, Makes $100,000 Match Pledge to TTC

l-r Mrs. Zucker, Mr. Elliott, Ms. Moore, Dr. Thornley.
On November 16, 2012, Trident Technical College and the Charleston Area Convention & Visitors Bureau hosted a luncheon for hospitality leaders celebrating "Charleston's Number 1 Designation". The keynote speaker, finance magnate Darla Moore, spoke on "Retaining and Leveraging #1."

Luncheon host, Dick Elliott, president and founder of Maverick Southern Kitchens, announced the Maverick Southern Kitchens was making a donation of $100,000 to Trident Technical College, the largest donation Maverick Southern Kitchens has made to the Charleston community.

“Trident Technical College graduates are critical to the Lowcountry economy,” said Mr. Elliott. “They touch every part of our lives. They care for our children, repair our cars, manage our restaurants, design our websites, and keep our streets safe. We support Trident Tech because Trident Tech supports our community.”

Through the “Maverick Match” for Trident Technical College, Maverick Southern Kitchens will match dollar for dollar any new pledge from the hospitality industry to the TTC Foundation’s Building Opportunity capital campaign, up to $100,000. The pledge has already generated $70,500 in matching donations from the community.

Mr. Elliott has served on the Trident Technical College Foundation Board of Trustees since 2006 and has seen up close the needs at the growing college and the importance of further education to the community. Inspired by a personal conviction to help others through the arts, education and economic development, he is extensively involved with the community, active in many civic and charitable efforts throughout the region. Mr. Elliott was most recently honored with the Joseph P. Riley Leadership Award by the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce and also honored as a Distinguished Alumnus from the University of South Carolina School of Journalism and Mass Communications.

Apparently Ms. Moore was inspired by the enthusiam of Mr. Elliott, Dr. Mary Thornley, and Mrs. Anita Zucker, former member and chair of the TTC Foundation Board of Trustees, as she added a personal pledge of $100,000.  

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