Thank you for your interest in On the Table. We've included questions to the most common questions below. If you have additional questions, please email us at onthetable@yourfoundation.org

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+ WHAT IS ON THE TABLE AND WHY SHOULD I PARTICIPATE?

On the Table is a one-day opportunity to gather over mealtime conversations to build personal connections and explore how we can work together to make our communities stronger.

On Wednesday, October 24, 2018, residents of Richland and Lexington Counties will come together to share ideas for improving our region. You are invited to gather with your family, neighbors, colleagues, and friends to pull up a chair, share a meal, and discuss the ways in which we — as individuals and as a collective — can, and do, work to make our communities stronger.

By participating in On the Table, you'll be part of an exciting initiative to discuss not only what's great about our community, but also ways to make it even better — more generous, vibrant, and engaged. You'll be part of shaping the future of our community.

+ WHAT IS THE GOAL OF ON THE TABLE?

At Central Carolina Community Foundation, we know that big ideas can spring from small conversations and that people invest in what they help create. On the Table conversations are meant to bring a diversity of voices to the discussions of who we are, our vision for the community, and what we can do to get there. What issues and opportunities should we address? And, what actions can we take together to make our communities better places for all residents?

The initiative aims to better connect people to each other and make all voices heard. Many cities across the nation, including Chicago, the founding city, have seen the initiative inspire a number of community improvements. We know that our future depends on us coming together as one community and hope you will join us!

+ HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED?

We're currently recruiting hosts and participants from across Richland and Lexington Counties. Visit our registration page to sign up!

+ WHAT IS THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION?

Central Carolina Community Foundation, the Midlands' local center for philanthropy, is a nonprofit organization serving 11 counties in the Midlands of SC by distributing grants and scholarship and linking the resources of individuals, families, corporations, nonprofits and area leaders to community needs. We were founded in September 1984 by business leaders who wanted to establish a permanent endowment that would enhance the lives of citizens in the Midlands. In addition to On the Table, the Foundation leads the Midlands Gives online giving challenge, Connected Communities grants, the One SC Fund, annual scholarships,and more.

For more information, visit www.yourfoundation.org or call 803.254.5601.

+ WHERE CAN I FIND MORE INFORMATION ABOUT ON THE TABLE?

Updated information for On the Table will be posted regularly on this website. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and can subscribe to our emails in the footer of this website.

Additionally, you can send us an email at onthetable@yourfoundation.org or call us at 803.254.5601 to have one of our team members contact you with more information.