The Spinx Co. founder Stewart Spinks and his wife Martha were recently awarded “Individual Philanthropist of the Year” on National Philanthropy Day. The Spinkses were given the honor by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), an association dedicated to generating philanthropic support for a wide variety of charitable institutions. Since 1986, Nov. 15 has been recognized as National Philanthropy Day, which is set aside to honor donors, volunteers, leaders, foundations and others who participate in philanthropy.
“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 Co.”
Stewart Spinks is involved in a variety of philanthropic organizations including the American Cancer Society, FAVOR Greenville and March of Dimes. He also founded his own charitable organization, The Spinks Family Foundation, which partners with programs that focus on improving health, education, wellness and moral growth for the children of South Carolina.
Founded in 1972 in Greenville, South Carolina, The Spinx Co. operates 82 convenience retail stores throughout South Carolina, and with approximately 1,400 employees, it is the largest privately held retailer headquartered in the state.