The Other C - Compassion

Growing Community Through the Support of Charitable Causes

Our passion for building a thoughtful community extends far beyond our members and events. Our mission is to make a positive impact through the support of the following initiatives.

Women & Girls Health - Leadership - Education - Empowerment

The Southern C donates annually to local charities and national causes tied to our hometown communities and the communities that play gracious host to our annual events.

Additionally, The Southern C established the annual Phyllis Hoffman DePiano Scholarship in 2024.

Southern C Summit Attendees wearing red

American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women 2024 attendees rock their red on the final day and a percentage of each ticket is donated to this worthy cause.

Phyllis Hoffman DePiano Scholarship

There is one person near and dear to us that embodied all of these traits throughout her career – Phyllis Hoffman DePiano, the Founder of Hoffman Media. When Phyllis passed away earlier in 2023, the world lost a passionate entrepreneur, a fiercely devoted friend and mentor to many, and most importantly a dedicated mother to one of TSC’s dearest friends – Brian Hart Hoffman.
It is with great love and appreciation, that we announce the annual Phyllis Hoffman DePiano TSC Summit Scholarship sponsored by The Southern Coterie.

The Phyllis Hoffman DePiano Scholarship aims to award a female entrepreneur whose passion and drive echoes the qualities that made Phyllis a powerful voice of creativity and love.

Details of Scholarship

1 – Full access ticket to attend the TSC Summit 2024*
1 – Year of TSC Membership, stay connected with the TSC Community 24/7/365

Congratulations Kristen Chester of Casa Danu
for being the first recipient in 2024.

(Pictured: Cheri Leavy, Brian Hart Hoffman, Kristen Chester and Whitney Long)

Local Charities

We support local causes in Georgia’s Golden Isles where our annual TSC Summit is held such as:

  • 707 Girl’s Breakfast Bash with Author Kari Kampikas sponsored by The Southern C. Weekly faith based gathering for girls grades 6 – 12 under the leadership of The Gathering Place.
  • Beloved Friendsgiving with Author Kari Kampikas sponsored by The Southern C and Beloved Ministries, a faith based organization that serves single moms bringing them together in community. 
  • TSC sponsors The Golden Isles Children’s Business Fair – a one-day community event where kids can launch a business.