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INITIATIVES

Recent Updates & Activities

The Foundation supports a variety of initiatives important to Andy - Education, Conservation, Community Enrichment, Veterans, Animals and Veterinary Schools.  A few of our past and current initiatives include:

The Andy Quattlebaum Outdoor Education Center aka “Andy’s” - Clemson University

The Foundation’s support of the Clemson Outdoor Education Center, lovingly called “Andy’s” by students and staff, sustains a partnership to make a variety of outdoor adventure activities accessible to students and the Clemson community.  It is the Foundation’s hope that this beautiful facility and its wealth of recreational opportunities will help others learn about, appreciate and love the outdoors as Andy did. 

Andy Quattlebaum Complex - Smoky Mountain Service Dog Veteran/Canine Training Center

Andy had a great appreciation for those who serve our country. Each year, the Foundation makes it possible to present a mobility assistance service dog to a wounded Veteran in memory of Andy and his prized yellow lab “Oak.”

The Andy Quattlebaum Distinguished Chair In Infectious Disease Research -  College of Veterinary Medicine at North Carolina State

The Foundation’s endowment of the distinguished chair dedicated to infectious disease research honors Andy’s dedication to animals and his beloved companion Oak, a recipient of care from CVM at NC State.

Andy’s Sanctuary - Selah Carefarm / Miss Foundation

The Foundation’s support helps the Selah Carfarm community, its animals, and beautiful farmland, provide grieving families sanctuary and support.  Take a virtual tour here.

The Village Group

The Foundation provides support to The Village Group, a non-profit organization where Andy volunteered.  The Village Group provides summer and afterschool programs for children living in Georgetown County, South Carolina.

Andy Quattlebaum Coastal Apprenticeship Program - South Carolina Waterfowl Association

Through the Andy Quattlebaum Apprentice Fellowship program at Clermont Plantation near Georgetown, apprentices learn all aspects of land management including waterfowl, deer, quail, turkey, dove, and fisheries habitat management.  This program prepares apprentices of all backgrounds to make a long-term positive impact through conservation and land management.

Miss Ruby’s Kids

The Foundation offers core support to the Georgetown County School district’s literacy and mentorship program and makes it possible for Miss Ruby’s Kids to expand and impact more families.

Andy’s Cottage at the Belle W. Baruch Institute of Coastal Ecology and Forest Science - Clemson University College of Agriculture, Forestry & Life Sciences

Designed and engineered by Clemson University students, this dorm cottage will provide housing to students as they explore the state’s coastal environment and study conservation at the Institute.


Andy Quattlebaum and William Blackwell Wellness Center - Through the Andy Quattlebaum and William Blackwell Wellness Center students are able to receive care on campus for health issues, and counselors are available to talk to during times of need.  This honors Andy's core value of caring for and helping others.


The Andy Quattlebaum Warrior Hunt 

Sponsored by The Andy Quattlebaum and Blackwell Family Foundation. In association with the South Carolina Waterfowl Association, and Smoky Mountain Service Dogs where Veterans came from across the United States to the historic Santee Delta to participate in a weekend duck hunt.  Please watch the 2023 video here.

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