Charlie Thornton Jr.

We, and the Anderson community, lost a thoughtful and kind man in January.  Charlie Thornton, Jr. was a part of our New Foundations family as a long-time Board member and Treasurer.

Charlie was the treasurer on the New Foundations Board of Directors and oversaw so many developments as the organization has grown and changed. Our staff relied heavily on Charlie to guide us in our service and oversight of New Foundations – he had been quietly serving behind the “curtain” for over 4 decades.

Charlie was a true “Communitarian” as the United Way recently honored him. He served on many local boards, such as ours and the United Way of Anderson County. Additionally he was an AnMed Trustee and Chairman of the board. Others who were able to take advantage of his expertise and service include Tri-County Technical College Foundation, YMCA board, Haven of Rest, Innovate Anderson, Downtown Development Corporation, South Carolina Heritage Corridor, Sertoma Club, Optimist Club, FBC housing ministry and FBC Deacon and long-term Treasurer.

Charlie is was much a part of the “fabric” of New Foundations, and the Anderson community, as anyone. His wisdom and quiet manner will be missed.


4 days and 3 nights at the The Honey Hole Cabin

A mountain getaway to enjoy everything the upcountry wilderness has to offer. The Honey Hole Cabin, located on the Little Eastatoee Creek in the beautiful Eastatoee Valley in upstate South Carolina sits next to a creek and in front of the mountains! The Eastatoee Valley is a serene place, surrounded by 50,000+ acres of beautiful public land, including the Jocassee Gorges, forests, rivers, waterfalls, and more.  Perfect for a nature getaway!

6 tickets to City Scape Winery’s Winemaker’s Behind the Scenes tour including a 1.5 hour guided tour of the vineyards and production areas, a glass of wine, and souvenir wine glass to take home.

NASCAR Driver for a day!

Enjoy a package for two that provides classroom training AND the ability to drive real NASCAR Monster Energy Cup cars on a professional superspeedway track (Atlanta or Charlotte Motor Speedways).

There is no lead car to follow and no instructor riding with you. Personal racing instructors communicate with you using 2-way radio racing electronics, as well as be your spotter, coaching you during the racing sessions and helping you achieve fast speeds safely. Passing is allowed — pass the slower cars as you catch them, putting the pedal to the metal and seeing if you have what it takes to be a NASCAR driver!

Family photos are so precious! 

Bid on an hour photo session with Ashleigh Coker and receive full access to all edited photos!