About the Society

The Palmetto Society of Charleston was founded in July 2004 in the spirit of establishing, for young professionals, an opportunity for organized, progressive, and sustaining involvement in the local Charleston community. The ideals of leadership, dedication, and vision were instrumental in shaping and guiding the organization into the viable entity that it has become, and are evidenced in each of its members. Looking towards the future, these same ideals will surely continue to guide the Society’s involvement in effecting positive change in the lives of its members and throughout the Lowcountry.

To date, the roster of the Society boasts almost 80 members. The membership consists of young professionals representing local industries including Real Estate, Development, Banking, Financial Planning, Accounting, Marketing, Advertising, Hospitality, Food and Beverage, Medicine, Law, International Trade, Publishing, and other fields.


Community Involvement

The synergies created through the professional and social networks within the Society have a far-reaching influence to create real impact within the community. Legally formed as a nonprofit entity a year after its inception, the Society has given tens of thousands of dollars to local charities including:

  • Save the Light — Dedicated to saving the historic Morris Island Lighthouse
  • Happy Days and Special Times — Helping local children diagnosed with cancer
  • Shriner’s Hospital — Helping child burn victims throughout the world
  • Communities in Schools — Local dropout prevention program
  • Joe’s Reef — Memorial artificial reef project
  • Tello Vasquez Scholarship Fund — Memorial Citadel scholarship fund initiative
  • Yes Carolina- Teach entrepreneurship to young South Carolinians
  • Coastal Community Foundation of SC- empowers individuals, families, and organizations to make a lasting impact



Jamie Hill


Blake Adams

Vice President

Adam Dukes


Matthew Bennett


Member Companies

Arnett Construction logo
e-vos logo for Palmetto Society website

Wando family logo


Event Calendar

November  2014
  • New Member Cookout
    Starts: 2:00 pm
    Ends: November 2, 2014 - 6:00 pm
    Location: 330 Concord St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
    Description: Come enjoy good fellowship with burgers, brats, and cold beer!
  • Happy Hour
    Starts: 5:30 pm
    Ends: November 5, 2014 - 8:00 pm
    Location: Prohibition, 547 King St, Charleston, SC 29403, United States
    Description: Member Happy Hour- come enjoy with a bar tab for the first round or two of cocktails
  • Folly Road Trash Pickup
    Starts: 8:00 am
    Ends: November 8, 2014 - 9:00 am
    Location: Sweetwater Cafe, 801 Folly Rd, Charleston, SC 29412, United States
    Description: Meet at Sweetwater Cafe at 8am- only lasts an hour or so. New members are strongly encouraged to attend.
  • B to B breakfast
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: November 13, 2014 - 12:00 am
    Location: Marina Variety Store Restaurant, Lockwood Drive, Charleston, SC, United States
    Description: Come talk local business with the membership.
  • Annual Oyster Roast
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: November 22, 2014 - 12:00 am
    Location: Charleston Visitor Center (Bus Shed)