The Spinx Company founder, Stewart Spinks, and his wife Martha, were recently awarded “Individual Philanthropist of the Year” by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), an association dedicated to generating philanthropic support for a wide variety of charitable institutions.
“We are so honored to accept the award for Individual Philanthropist of the Year,” Stewart Spinks said. “Being a good neighbor and supporting the communities that help support us is extremely important to my family and the Spinx Company.”
The award was presented on National Philanthropy Day. Since 1986, Nov. 15th has been recognized as National Philanthropy Day, to honor donors, volunteers, leaders, foundations and others who participate in philanthropy.
Founded in 1972, the Spinx Company operates 82 convenience retail stores throughout South Carolina with approximately 1,400 employees. Stewart Spinks is involved in a variety of philanthropic organizations including the American Cancer Society, FAVOR Greenville, March of Dimes and others. He also founded his own charitable organization, The Spinks Family Foundation, which focuses on growing healthy kids where we live, work and play, by partnering with programs that focus on improving health, education, wellness, and moral growth for the children of South Carolina.