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Colliers | South Carolina and LCK offices pledge $100,000 to United Way

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Colliers and LCK offices across South Carolina participated in a “Turning the Page on Literacy in South Carolina” United Way campaign to raise dollars, collect books and volunteer for local communities

Charleston/Columbia/Greenville/Spartanburg, SC – Colliers | South Carolina and LCK staff and associates and the companies have pledged $100,000 in contributions to Trident United Way, United Way of the Midlands, United Way of Greenville County and United Way of the Piedmont. The pledges reflect a per capita contribution of $685.

This year, Colliers’ and LCK’s campaign theme was “Turning the Page on Literacy in South Carolina,” a giving campaign aimed at helping young children and older youth who struggle with reading and learning. In addition to dollars raised, the company’s employees collected 1,578 books for local organizations: Trident United Way’s African American Leadership Council in Charleston, United Way of the Midlands’ Be a Book Bunny Initiative and Transitions Homeless Center in Columbia, and Upstate Family Resources & Boys and Girls Club of the Upstate in Greenville and Spartanburg. 

Additionally, the company held a Day of Service in which 56 staff members participated for a total of 140 community service hours. The Charleston office gardened with the Green Heart Project, the Columbia office performed yard work for Epworth Children’s Home, and the Greenville and Spartanburg offices recorded a virtual storytime and made Christmas cards for Upstate Family Resources.

“I am incredibly proud of our team members this year for showing just how generous they are,” said John  W. Folsom, President and CEO of Colliers | South Carolina. “At Colliers and LCK, one of our core values is ‘Community’. We show compassion for those in need and we value and respect each others’ differences and individuality. Together, we can take action that will help create better tomorrows by improving health, education and financial stability for our neighbors in need.”

The two-week giving campaign was kicked off by a virtual meeting of the four offices and the release of a video produced in-house that features Colliers and LCK staff. The video showcases the company’s collaboration, creativity and commitment to serving local communities:

As part of the campaign, the company’s marketing team wrote and illustrated a children’s book, “Cody the Colliers Collie”. To read, visit:

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John Folsom

President and Chief Executive Officer


I have served as the President and CEO of Colliers | South Carolina (CISC) for over twenty-eight (28) years. CISC is the largest commercial real estate firm in SC with sales and leasing transactions exceeding $1 billion in 2021. I am responsible for the administration of the firm, including finance and human resources, client development, and our service platforms, including commercial real estate brokerage and management services, corporate solutions, project management and healthcare solutions. I also devote considerable time to client development.

Along with our senior management team, I strive to establish a solid foundation from which our Colliers staff can grow and enjoy success in their careers. I strongly believe our platform is unparalleled in the commercial real estate industry in our markets and has played a huge role not only in the success of our company, but most importantly, the accomplishments of our professionals and their clients.

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