Charitable Foundation

Building Industry. Charitable Foundation


2024 Building Industry Charitable Foundation Scholarships

The 2024 Scholarship Application period is closed.

The BICF Board of Trustees will announce the 2024 Scholarship recipients in June of this year.


Questions? Contact Bin Wilcenski at the BIA
Call or Text (803) 525-1120

2023 Building Industry Charitable Foundation Scholarships

Over the past 24 years, the Building Industry Charitable Foundation has awarded $833,000 in scholarships to children of association members and other students who meet criteria set for the program. This month, the Building Industry Charitable Foundation awarded an additional $77,500 to 50 students. The scholarship program is funded by annual events, including the annual BIA Golf Classic presented by 84 Lumber and through private contributions to the Foundation.

2022 Building Industry Charitable Foundation Scholars

Congratulations to our 2023 Scholarship Recipients:
– Madison Andrews, Clemson University
– Nates Brabham, University of South Carolina
– Matthew Bukszar, The Citadel
– Jordan Bumgarner, Midlands Technical College
– John David Cate, Clemson University
– Bailee Clark, Midlands Technical College
– West Clifton, Clemson University
– Chase Creel, University of South Carolina
– Riley Davis, College of Charleston Honors College
– Molly Evatt, Wofford College
– Brooke Federspiel, University of South Carolina
– Brogdon Galloway, The Citadel
– Emily Garris, University of South Carolina
– Jordan Goings, Anderson University
– Charlie Griffin, Clemson University
– Mills Grimsley, Clemson University
– Karson Henzler, Clemson University
– Katie Horton, College of Charleston Honors College
– Darcee Jacobs, University of South Carolina Beaufort
– Lawson Kingery, Clemson University
– Matt Lacoste, University of South Carolina
– Grace LaFitte, Clemson University
– Lillian Lindler, Clemson University
– Madison Litton, Clemson University
– Sullivan Longshore, University of South Carolina
– Finn McDonnell, University of South Carolina
– Campbell McKenzie, Clemson University
– Camden Meetze, College of Charleston
– Kenna Morrison, Clemson University
– Jacob Myers, University of South Carolina
– Olivia Nix, Anderson University
– Sallie O’Connor, Clemson University
– Charlotte Peacock, Clemson University
– Kendall Quinn, Midlands Technical College
– Kaitlyn Quinn, Lander University
– Gracin Riddle, University of South Carolina
– Tucker Riddle, Clemson University
– Heriot Sadler, University of South Carolina
– Gavin Small, University of South Carolina
– Skylar Steelman, Clemson University
– Kevin Steelman, College of Charleston
– Logan Stephenson, Clemson University
– Katelynn Stephenson, University of South Carolina
– Fletcher Sterne, University of South Carolina
– Hill Teas, Clemson University
– Rachel Twine, University of South Carolina
– Thomas Walker, University of South Carolina
– Andrew Wilkie, University of South Carolina
– Catie Willm, College of Charleston Honors College


The Building Industry Charitable Foundation was established in 1993 under bequest from the Building Industry Association of Central SC, which provided the initial funding. The Foundation was established for the purpose of providing assistance to those less fortunate, or otherwise deserving, for the betterment of the community. The Foundation accomplishes its purpose by assisting individuals, programs and organizations in need.

Building Industry Association members serving on the Board of Trustees are David Clark, Clark’s Services (President); Kim O’Quinn, Mungo Homes (Vice President); John Covert, Covert Homes, LLC (Secretary); Bin Wilcenski, Building Industry Association (Executive Secretary/Treasurer); Kim Branham, Synovus; Amy Caskey, Irmo Lock Company/The Modern Locksmith; Jimmy Derrick, Coldwell Banker Realty; Charles Grimsley, Grimsley Builders; Jennifer Harding, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World; Scott Heron, Precision Property; Earl McLeod, Honorary Member; Tammi Nieri, Great Southern Homes; and Zeke Riddle, Coldwell Banker Realty.

The work of the Building Industry Charitable Foundation provides assistance to programs benefiting young and old alike. The Foundation, in its work, highlights the commitment and generosity of the building industry to a better quality of life for all residents of the Midlands of South Carolina. To request aide, write to the Building Industry Charitable Foundation at 625 Taylor St., Columbia, SC 29201.  (803) 256-6238.

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