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Mission Statement

The Veterans' Trust Fund of South Carolina was established to serve the Veterans of South Carolina by initiating and assisting established Veteran-supported programs to enhance the quality of life of our Veterans and their families. The Veterans’ Trust Fund Board of Trustees emphasizes the education of South Carolina citizens of the values of patriotism and service to our Nation, for Veterans’ sacrifices made on behalf of our freedom. In so doing, provides financial assistance through the awarding of grants for worthy causes that benefit the Veterans of South Carolina.

Board Members

  • Todd B. McCaffrey, Executive Director
  • Dale F. Ellenburg, Chairman
  • Melvin Poole, Vice Chairman
  • Jimmy E. Hawk, Immediate Past Chairman
  • Shawn T. Pinkston, Parliamentarian
  • Mark A. Singleton
  • Nick Mesenburg
  • Dr. Ada D. Stewart
  • Brenda L. Stewart
  • Nancy B. Dunn
  • Dr. Nikki Wooten
  • Stephen L. Jones, DHA
  • Major David E. Finley
     Secretary with VTF board members

How will South Carolina Veterans benefit from the Veterans Trust Fund?

The Veterans' Trust Fund strives to fund partnerships with charitable organizations, Veteran service organizations, and county directors of Veterans' affairs to fund improved assistance and support for South Carolina veterans and their families. Grants from the Veterans' Trust Fund may assist Veterans in obtaining federal Veterans benefits and pensions earned by virtue of their service and sacrifice.

Veterans      Family of Veteran

For tax purposes, donations to the Veterans' Trust Fund are considered 'charitable contributions.' The definition of 'charitable contributions' in the Internal Revenue Code (26 USC 170(c)(I)) includes contributions to state governments that are used for public purposes. A gift or donation to the Veterans' Trust Fund is tax deductible just like, and to the same extent as, any charitable contribution. See IRS Publication 526 (charitable contributions).


Veterans’ Trust Fund of South Carolina
1800 St. Julian Place, Suite 305
Columbia, South Carolina 29204
Phone: (803) 734-0200