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Annual Online Giving Day Supports Local Nonprofits

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By now, many people are aware of two things involving the nonprofit sector: they have been hit particularly hard by the global pandemic and today is their annual online giving day, when they raise millions of dollars enabling them to continue to do the good work they do.

Mike Switzer interviews JoAnn Turnquist, president and CEO of Central Carolina Community Foundation, the host of today’s event entitled Midlands Gives

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After almost 20 years, Mike Switzer retired from Wells Fargo Securities in 2001 as Senior Vice President/Investment Officer and Certified Portfolio Manager. In 1999, he and his wife, Maggie, purchased and operated for eight years the Baskin Robbins ice cream store on Forest Drive in Columbia. They grew the store from a bottom-tier operation in the Baskin Robbins franchise system to one in the top 5% nationwide within three years, tripling sales along the way. While operating the ice cream store, Mike and Maggie received patents for a portable ice cream sink and fold-down sneezeguard they invented and in 2002 started Magnolia Carts, an ice cream cart manufacturing company, which they sold in 2013.