Our history

The I'On Trust

Neighborhoods like I'On just don't happen. Creating a vital, sustaining community takes effort, planning and a group of committed neighbors willing to contribute their time, talents, experiences, and resources. We believe that by engaging people, offering fun and educational experiences, we build and sustain community spirit.

Together we are The I'On Trust, and together we make possible many of the events and happenings that make I'On such a special place to live. From cultural, educational, and holiday events to volunteer opportunities, we are always busy bringing neighbors together.

  The Trust Is The Keeper of the Spirit of I'On

We are dedicated to providing quality experiences where neighbors have a chance to learn, have fun and help their community.

The Trust promotes Volunteerism

Our neighbors are who make all these things possible. We encourage volunteerism in the neighborhood. Volunteers are the lifeblood of our community and we would be delighted to talk with you about volunteering.

The Trust fosters Grassroots Activities through its Grants Program

Our funding has encouraged neighbors' interests and passions to flourish and expand. Included among our grant recipients are the I'Onissimo Singers, the Community of I'On Artists, The I'On ConservatI'on Corps, and the Community Garden.

The Trust collaborates with Community Groups to bring a Variety of Offerings

Among our partners have been the Charleston Symphony, The Charleston Ballet, Creative Spark Center for the Arts, Fort Moultrie, The College of Charleston, The Halsey Art  Institute,  The Gibbes Museum, The Charleston Jazz Society, The Village Theatre, Adopt-A-Highway and Chamber Music Charleston.

 The I'On Trust adds Value to those living in I'On

The creators of I'On founded the Trust to serve as the 'vision keeper' for the advancement of neighborhood principles and traditions, ie to create community!  Our neighbors enrich the quality of life for anyone who lives in I'On.


Our Board of Directors

The I'On Trust Board of Directors consists of individual volunteers who share a desire and a commitment to enhance the quality of life, especially in regards to cultural and civic opportunities in I'On. Members share the responsiblity for guiding the overall direction of The Trust and helping The Trust carry out its mission to connect neighbors with the community by providing cultural and civic activities and promoting volunteerism.

  • Brooke Niznik

  • Heather Emrich

  • Megan Farr

  • Jodie Cochran

  • Lydia Engelhardt

  • Joan Zaleski

  • Mary Ellen Raphael

  • David Vermeland

  • Annie Henderson

  • George Grantham

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