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Secretary of State Mark Hammond Encourages Donors to Support Local Charities, Give Wisely in Local Fundraising Drives

(Columbia, SC)— In advance of South Carolina-based fundraising initiatives this week, Secretary of State Mark Hammond has issued a statement…

South Carolina and North Carolina Secretaries of State Make Friendly Wager on NCAA Women’s Final Four Matchup

(Columbia, SC) — In the spirit of camaraderie and friendly competition, South Carolina Secretary of State Mark Hammond and North Carolina Secretary…

South Carolina Secretary of State’s Website Receives 2023 Notable State Document Award

(Columbia, SC) —Today, the Secretary of State’s Office received the 2023 Notable State Document Award from the South Carolina State Library for its…

Secretary of State’s Website Recognized as 2023 Notable State Document by South Carolina State Library

(Columbia, SC) — Secretary of State Mark Hammond is pleased to announce that the Secretary of State’s website has been recognized by the South…

SC Secretary of State Mark Hammond Announces Charity Fraud Awareness Week and Releases Wise Giving & Professional Solicitor Report for 2022-2023

(COLUMBIA, SC) – Today Secretary of State Mark Hammond joined other state, federal, and international charities regulators to announce Charity Fraud…

South Carolina Secretary of State Mark Hammond Announces Angels for 2023

View 2023 Angels here (COLUMBIA, SC) – Today South Carolina Secretary of State Mark Hammond announced the Angels of 2023. Secretary Hammond…

Secretary of State Mark Hammond Joins Attorney General Alan Wilson in Announcing Multistate Settlement Agreement with Safeguard Metals

Precious metals dealer alleged to have targeted retirees in $68 million fraud (COLUMBIA, S.C.) – Attorney General Alan Wilson and Secretary of State…

SC Secretary of State Mark Hammond Honors Peter Sam Kobes with NASS John Lewis Youth Leadership Award for Church Cemetery Restoration Project

(SPARTANBURG, SC)—On October 15, 2023, South Carolina Secretary of State Mark Hammond presented Spartanburg County resident Peter Sam Kobes with the…

SCAM ALERT: SC Businesses Targeted with Solicitation for Certificates of Status and Other Documents

(COLUMBIA, SC)—Today South Carolina Secretary of State Mark Hammond issued a scam alert to businesses warning them of a bogus solicitation letter…

SC Secretary of State Mark Hammond Invites Nominations for 2023 Angels

(Columbia, SC) – South Carolina Secretary of State Mark Hammond announced today that his office will accept nominations of charitable organizations…