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The Harvey Hubbell Foundation Donates $25,000 To Make-A-Wish South Carolina

Jan 24, 2019 10:37AM ● By Kathleen Maris

Make-A-Wish South Carolina was the chosen recipient of a major gift from The Harvey Hubbell Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Hubbell, Inc., parent company of Greenville-based Hubbell Lighting and Columbia-based Hubbell Power Systems.

On Wednesday, January 23, Garth Warner, Hubbell Lighting’s vice president of human resources presented the gift to Make-A-Wish South Carolina at Hubbell Lighting’s headquarters in Greenville. Accepting on Make-A-Wish South Carolina’s behalf were wish kid David Spracher; Misty Farmer, vice president of advancement; and Kea Wade, corporate development manager.

Through a year-long partnership, Hubbell Lighting and Hubbell Power Systems have provided considerable charitable support above and beyond the monetary donation. Kevin Potts, vice president of integration at Hubbell Power Systems, served on Make-A-Wish South Carolina’s board of directors from 2017 to 2018 and is currently a volunteer wish granter. Hubbell Lighting provides direct assistance for wishes by donating goods and services, including new LED lighting for a wish kid’s room makeover.

The cumulative support from Hubbell Lighting and Hubbell Power Systems is pivotal in helping create renewed energy for wish kids, giving them the strength to fight harder.

“Make-A-Wish South Carolina does so many wonderful things for children that are going through extremely difficult challenges,” said Kevin Potts. “Hundreds of times a year, Make-A-Wish South Carolina delivers on a prescription of hope, joy, and inspiration for the children, families, and communities they serve. The Harvey Hubbell Foundation is honored to be able to be a part of that team."

With this donation, Make-A-Wish South Carolina will be able to grant approximately three and half additional wishes to children in the state battling critical illnesses to restore hope and strength to their lives.

“We are so grateful to have Hubbell as partners in wish-granting for the tremendous wish kids of South Carolina,” remarked Farmer. “Hubbell’s generous charitable investment will provide encouragement and healing for many children facing critical illnesses. Their corporate impact will transform lives.”

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