Palmetto Dunes Cares Seeks Advisory Council Applications

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Palmetto Dunes Cares Seeks Advisory Council Applications

Published April 30, 2020

Give a little, get a lot!  Your community charitable fund, Palmetto Dunes Cares, is looking for interested applicants to join our advisory council.

The Hilton Head community needs Palmetto Dunes Cares’ assistance and we need you.   With the many impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic, we are looking for innovative ideas and local non-profits need our engagement more than ever.

We have a dedicated and creative advisory council – but this year, three members will roll off and we are looking for new property owners to join and provide a fresh perspective and insight as we continue our endeavors.

Interested applicants will meet with the Palmetto Dunes Cares nominating committee in late May.   Those chosen will serve a 3-year term starting on July 1, 2020.   We are planning these as video or phone interviews rather than in-person meetings to ensure everyone’s safety and compliance with current state and local requirements.

If you are interested and would like to be considered, please submit your resume and a short statement of purpose to Ben Kinnas at   Deadline for submissions is Monday, May 18.  We promise, this will be an informal meeting in order to get better acquainted with each other.

Not able to make a 3-year commitment, but want to help Palmetto Dunes Cares by volunteering? We always welcome helping hands and new ideas.

Don’t have the time, but want to contribute?   Donations can be made at

Palmetto Dunes Cares is proud of our success!! In the two years since our inception,  we have donated over $58,000 to the Hilton Head community.   All funds have been raised within the generous Palmetto Dunes community.   Read more about us at

If you have any questions, please contact us at or feel free to reach out to your neighbors that are current advisory council members (listed below).

For more information about the Nominating Committee, procedures, and selection process please click here.

Current Palmetto Dunes Advisory council members:

  • Ben Kinnas – Chair
  • Joe Maggi – Chair Grants Committee / Treasurer
  • Phyllis Napoli – Chair Events Committee
  • Cindy Strickland – Secretary
  • Dr. Raymond Cox
  • Kerry Case
  • Lauri Davis
  • Neil Hilson
  • Lenore Gleason
  • Kathy Sanders – Communications Liaison
  • Abby Wells – Greenwood Representative
  • Andrew Schumacher – PDPOA Representative

Palmetto Dunes Cares mission is to support the charitable interest for all those who live, invest, work, and play in the Palmetto Dunes community. Our purpose is to provide resources and grants which benefit the greater Hilton Head Island area.

Our goal is that a charitable fund will create a closer sense of community among our full-time residents, investment property owners, and commercial businesses. Our aim is to show that Palmetto Dunes Cares through contributions to the greater needs of our community.

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