The Charleston Chapter was established in 2006 by John Stephens and former class and team mates from The Citadel. This group advocated for The Citadel to retire Marc Buoniconti’s football team jersey. The Chapter is currently led by Volunteer Regional Director Denise Mills. The Chapter hosts signature events such as an Enchanted Evening, wine tastings and an annual Tailgate Party.
The annual Tailgate Party hosted by the Chapter has become a favorite. The event began in partnership with The Citadel at Johnson Hagood Stadium, and has been hosted next to the stadium at a private home since 2009. The party features local BBQ, Firefly cocktails & craft beer, and live entertainment, with many of Marc Buoniconti’s former class and team mates as well as the Charleston community in attendance.
Chapters of The Buoniconti Fund were established in 1992 in an effort to enhance the research efforts of the scientists at The Miami Project. Led by volunteer regional director(s), each Chapter is made up of its own volunteer committee members who donate their time and energy into garnering support for their local events. Committee members provide the grass roots efforts in their respective communities by spreading the message of The Miami Project, its ongoing research and its message of hope.
We thank our Volunteer Chapters for their hard work and loyalty! It doesn’t matter how small the gift or activity, the outcome is measured with gratitude and perseverance. GET INVOLVED TODAY, there’s no better time to become involved and make a difference!
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