A way of life


The integrity and deep commitment to improving lives I see in each Palmetto GBA associate is humbling. Day in and day out, your care for each other, the communities in which we live, and the many social and public health issues we touch inspires awe. Your kindness and generosity are the fabric of who we are and are fundamental to our every success. I am proud to walk this journey with you.
— WALTER J. JOHNSON, President & COO


In 2017, the Palmetto GBA team collectively made a difference to more than 30 organizations. We met a variety of needs by collecting items for the homeless, volunteering our time and donating our resources to organizations and events like American Heart Association, Palmetto Place Children’s Shelter, United Way and American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.




organizations reached by Palmetto GBA team members


donated to local organizations where we work and live



families adopted through Families Helping Families


meals and 3,770 bottles of water provided to nourish those in need



donated to United Way


school supplies donated to children’s organizations and schools



2017 Best of Philanthropy Awards

To honor and recognize associates’ admirable commitment to community service, Palmetto GBA developed two awards — Gifts of Time & Talent and Gifts of Treasure — allowing winners to grant $3,000 to the charities of their choice.


The 2017 Best of Philanthropy Award Gifts of Time & Talent winner is the Augusta Operations’ Relay for Life Team. This team shared their time volunteering throughout a 24-hour American Cancer Society fundraising event. They also used their baking and food sale talents to raise money for the organization. The team also chose to help local children by donating their grant money to The Boys and Girls Club of Augusta.


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The 2017 Best of Philanthropy Award Gift of Treasure winner is Support Services’ Foster Care Bay Drive. This division collected duffel bags, backpacks and small suitcases for foster care children who otherwise travel from foster home to foster home with their belongings in a paper grocery bag. Continuing their support of children they divided their grant money between Palmetto Place Children’s Shelter in Columbia and Sacks of Love in Kershaw County.


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