Foundation for Leadership Education hosts first Lowcountry Lifetime Achievement Awards

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Lowcountry Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Herbert and Harriet Keyserling, and accepted by family. Photo by Jasmina Kimova

The Foundation for Leadership Education hosted the first Lowcountry Lifetime Achievement Awards ceremony on Saturday evening at Tabby Place in downtown Beaufort, honoring twelve local citizens and their lifetime contributions to the Lowcountry.

The honorees were joined by approximately 300 family members, friends, and community supporters.lowcountry lifetime achievement awards

Following a cocktail hour and dinner catered by Hamby Catering & Events, guests were treated to an awards presentation ceremony narrated by Beaufort’s own Rich Forschner and hosted by Charles Tumlin, President of the Foundation for Leadership Education and board member Alice Beddingfield Moss.

The 2018 Lowcountry Lifetime Achievement Awardees are:

Dr. Charles S. Aimar, Sr.
Dr. Emory S. Campbell
Henry C. Chambers
Charles E. Fraser
Richard & Joyce Gray
W. Brantley Harvey, Jr.
Russell L. Jeter
Dr. Herbert and Harriet Keyserling
Dr. Lawrence S. Rowland
Agnes C. Sherman
Laura M. Towne
Dr. Elijah Washington, Sr.

The the elegant ceremony was designed by Katie Huebel and WED-Wedding Event Design and was followed by a fantastic dessert prepared by Brenna Chiaviello.

To help nurture future leaders in the Beaufort Community, and to recognize those who have set an example for area youth, a group of prominent community leaders in Beaufort County came together and created The Foundation for Education Excellence last August. The Foundation’s primary objectives are to support leadership education, promote leadership awareness and to maintain the Lowcountry Lifetime Achievement Awards program. 

In it’s first year, board members are W. Charles Tumlin, Dan Durbin, Alice Beddingfield Moss, Michael Harmon, Bruce Kline,  Roland Gardner, Virginia Henneberry and Rebecca Bekemeyer.

Find out more about the Foundation for Leadership Education at

For hundreds of photos of the ceremony, visit this link.

Photography by Jasmina Kimova

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Foundation for Leadership Education 2018 Lowcountry Lifetime Achievement Awards ceremony. Photo by Jasmina Kimova

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