Local Red Cross Women Philanthropists from SC Meet Trace Adkins

Trace Adkins
I am proud to see local women from our community making a difference every day down the street and across the country

Six local members of the American Red Cross Tiffany Circle Society of Women Leaders attended the seventh annual Women’s Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C. where they attended a private concert given by All-Star Celebrity Apprentice winner, country singer and Red Cross supporter, Trace Adkins.

The summit, which gathered more than 200 women philanthropists from across the nation who support the lifesaving mission of the Red Cross, featured guest speakers, educational sessions and one of country music’s biggest stars, Trace Adkins.

Trace Adkins is a Red Cross National spokesperson and recently took home the title of All-Star Celebrity Apprentice. Through participation in the show, Adkins raised more than $1.5 million for the Red Cross. This season featured 14 returning celebrities as contestants to compete with the goal of raising money for their charity of choice.

“I am proud to see local women from our community making a difference every day down the street and across the country,” said Louise Welch Williams, regional chief executive officer, American Red Cross, Palmetto SC Region. “It is because of our financial donors that we are able to touch 1 in 12 lives in our community each year. We are very excited that Trace Adkins competed for the Red Cross this season on All-Star Celebrity Apprentice and are grateful for his investment in the important work of the Red Cross.”

The Tiffany Circle is a society of women leaders and philanthropists from across the country that support the important work of the Red Cross. The Tiffany Circle was founded in 2006 and has over 900 members in the U.S, plus members in Canada, Great Britain and France. Since inception, the Tiffany Circle has raised over $51 million for the Red Cross.

For more information on becoming a Tiffany Circle member, call (803) 540-1220 or email Adrienne.Bellinger@redcross.org.

The American Red Cross, Palmetto SC Region is comprised of seven Red Cross chapters that span across 35 of the 46 counties in South Carolina, serving 3.3 million people. The Red Cross provides food, shelter and emotional support after disasters, assists members of our armed forces and their families, teaches lifesaving skills and supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood.

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org/CarolinaLowcountry or join our blog at http://crredcross.wordpress.com/.