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TMCNet:  DeLoach to chair TEACH Foundation Board [The Messenger, Hartsville, S.C.]

[December 15, 2013]

DeLoach to chair TEACH Foundation Board [The Messenger, Hartsville, S.C.]

(Messenger, The (Hartsville, SC) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Dec. 12--HARTSVILLE, S.C. -- The TEACH Foundation, the administrative organization that oversees the day-to-day operations of the PULSE initiative, has announced that Harris E. DeLoach, Jr. has joined the board as chairman.


Outgoing board chairman Charlie Hupfer said it is exciting to see DeLoach taking the helm of the not-for-profit foundation.

"The PULSE program is a direct result of Harris' commitment to the future of Hartsville and our young people," said Hupfer. "He was instrumental in establishing PULSE, and providing the necessary resources to improve academic and personal outcomes for our students." Although retired from Sonoco, DeLoach still serves as the company's executive chairman of the board. In 2011, while he was still chief executive officer, Sonoco provided the five-year, $5 million funding for the PULSE initiative. The money finances a five year pilot of the Comer School Development Program at four Hartsville elementary schools, and the Accelerated Learning Opportunities (ALO) program at Hartsville High School. During the last three years, the Darlington County School District (DCSD) has received numerous accolades for progress in education. Most recently, the DCSD was recognized for having the highest graduation rate in the state.

In addition to serving on Sonoco's board of directors, DeLoach is a member of The Byerly Foundation board of directors in Hartsville, and serves on the boards of Duke Energy and Milliken & Company, and is a trustee of the Duke Endowment and The Palmetto Institute Board. He also has served on the boards of directors of several other public companies and chaired numerous business and industry associations.

___ (c)2013 The Messenger (Hartsville, S.C.) Visit The Messenger (Hartsville, S.C.) at www2.scnow.com/community/messenger/ Distributed by MCT Information Services

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