The Deep Well Project:
Islanders Helping Islanders for Over 40 Years
The Deep Well Project was founded in 1973. Since then, it has been supported by individuals, businesses, religious institutions, foundations, clubs, schools and various other organizations. It is the island's charity — truly islanders helping their neighbors in need — and reflects the caring community in which we live.
WHAT ALL THE
EXCITEMENT IS ABOUT
THE RBC HERITAGE
The RBC Heritage golf tournament presented by Boeing through the Heritage Classic Foundation is a significant donor to our programs, as well as other area charities. Take a look and see how excited we all are!
HOW WE HELP
FEEDING THE HUNGRY
NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Longtime Island Packet advertising executive is named Deep Well Project's new director
Sandy Gillis, of Hilton Head Island, will succeed Betsy Doughtie, who is retiring after 22 years as Deep Well's Executive Director. They will work together closely for 30-60 days to ensure a smooth transition.
Sandy has worked at The Island Packet and The Beaufort Gazette for 29 years in a variety of capacities, including as vice president of advertising.
She also has served on a variety of nonprofits boards and industry organizations including Leadership Hilton Head and its Board of Regents, The United Way of Beaufort County, the Zonta Clubs of both Hilton Head and Bluffton, the Hilton Head Ad Club, the Hilton Head Hospitality Association and the Mid Atlantic Newspaper Advertising and Marketing Executives. For the past five years, she has served on the Deep Well Board of Directors and chaired its public relations and marketing committee.
Sandy and her husband, Bubba Gillis, have twin daughters and are active in St. Andrew By-the-Sea United Methodist Church.
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