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

  Volunteers interview clients and confirm information

Volunteers interview clients and confirm information

FEEDING THE HUNGRY

  Frank Soule of Rotary Club of hilton head delivers food

Frank Soule of Rotary Club of hilton head delivers food

 

NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

 Photo courtesy of The island packet

Photo courtesy of The island packet

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.


 

 

 

 

YEAR END REPORT

 

 

LIVABLE HOUSING

  Volunteers work every week doing repairs for those in need

Volunteers work every week doing repairs for those in need

CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

  Providing school uniform shirts is one of our children's programs

Providing school uniform shirts is one of our children's programs