- Pat Conroy Literary Center -


On behalf of the Pat Conroy Literary Center board of directors, honorary board, advisors, volunteer ambassadors, and staff—and the Conroy family–we are enormously grateful to Pat Conroy’s extraordinary readers and beloved friends who have given so generously to establish out Pat Conroy Literary Center as a living legacy in Pat’s honor. We are so grateful to the hundreds of donors who contributed to our 2016 founding year campaign in order to have their names inscribed in the Center’s Leather Founders Journal. Your support and encouragement mean everything.

We also want to thank the many foundations, organizations, and corporate sponsors that have awarded us gifts and grants in generous commitment to our growth and our programming benefitting readers and writers alike. We cannot do this without you.

A heartfelt thank you to our dedicated Bronze Founders Circle of donors. Your gifts inspire and sustain us, and we are forever grateful to you.

  • Barbra Streisand Foundation – Woodland, CA

  • Henry Kaiser Charitable Organization – Menlo Park, CA

  • The Ginn Family Foundation – San Bruno,  CA

  • The Estate of Robert Handler (from American Endowment Foundation – Hudson, OH)

  • Freels Family Foundation – Madera, CA

  • Bertelsman Corporate Foundation (Penguin/Random House) – New York, NY

  • Hootie & the Blowfish Foundation

  • Litchfield Books – Pawley Island, SC

  • South Carolina Humanities – Columbia, SC

  • Unites States Health & Housing Foundation, Inc. – Birmingham, AL

  • Stuart S.  Applebaum Giving Foundation – New York, NY

  • Literacy for All – Columbia, SC

  • Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta – Atlanta, GA

  • Gail and Edmund Craft Family Charitable Trust

  • Business Network Consultants, LLC – Beaufort, SC

  • Central Carolina Community Foundation – Columbia, SC

  • Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelley Foundation – Chicago, IL

  • The Reba & Dave Williams Foundation for Literature and the Arts – Greenwich, CT

  • Renee and John Grisham – North Garden, VA (Bronze Circle)

  • Dorothea and Peter Frank – Montclaire, NJ (Bronze Circle)

  • Deborah B. and John E. Kemper – Richmond, VA (Bronze  Circle)

  • Schuyler Huntoon – Fairfield, CT (Bronze  Circle)

  • Harvey Benenson – New York, NY (Bronze  Circle)

  • Lauren Houston – Tulsa, OK (Bronze Circle)
  • Mary Alice Monroe – Isle of Palms, SC

  • Stephanie and David Morrill – Denver, CO (Bronze Circle)

  • Elizabeth Dickey – Cedar Rapids, IA (Bronze Circle)

  • Erin C. and Matthew B. Devlin –  Toronto, Ontario (Bronze Circle)

  • Donna Keel Armer – Beaufort, SC (Bronze Circle)

  • Lynn Tripson – Hoschton, GA (Bronze Circle)

  • Carol A. and Edmund F. Conroy – Naples, FL (Bronze Circle)

  • Kathleen B. and Dennis F. Hayward – Knoxville, TN (Bronze Circle)

  • Ursula and Richard Smith – Columbia, SC (Bronze Circle)

  • Whitney and Anthony Horton – Davenport, FL (Bronze Circle)