Charitable Foundation

* If you would like to make a memorial in the name of Frank Clark, please send a check payable to Building Industry Charitable Foundation to 625 Taylor St., Columbia, SC 29201 (Memo: Clark Memorial) or contact Ruth Ellen Hardee (803-256-6238) to use a credit card. You will receive a letter acknowledging your contribution and notification will be given to the family. * 

    The Building Industry Charitable Foundation was incorporated under S. C. Law in 1993 under bequest from the Home Builders Association of Greater Columbia (now the Building Industry Association of Central SC) which provided the initial funding. The Foundation was established for the purpose of the betterment of the community. The Foundation accomplishes its purpose by assisting individuals, programs and organizations in need.

    The work of the Foundation crosses county lines and provides assistance to programs benefiting young and old alike. The Foundation, in its work, highlights the commitment and generosity of the building industry to a better quality of life for all residents of the Midlands of South Carolina. 

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 2018 Board of Trustees

 Building Industry Charitable Foundation, Inc.


Michael Nieri, Great Southern Homes

Vice President/Treasurer

Ernie Magaro, Jr.


Kim O'Quinn, Mungo Homes

Executive Secretary

Earl E. McLeod, Jr., BIA of Central SC  Contact




David Clark, Clark's Services


John Covert, Covet Homes, LLC


Chandler Coggeshall, Home Pest Control


James Derrick, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage


Zeke Riddle, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage


Jennifer Harding, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage 


Jim Evatt, Palmetto Construction & Renovations


Kenneth E. Ormand, Jr., Kenneth E. Ormand, Jr., LLC