With a passion to help others in need, Doug’s charitable work has touched many people in the Greenville area.
Years ago, Doug began organizing fashion shows and silent auctions for Safe Harbor, a Greenville shelter for domestically abused women. Many sponsors came together to donate clothing and refreshments for the event, and Studio 1 styled the models’ hair. Eventually renamed “Fashion with a Passion,” Doug’s idea has become an annual Safe Harbor event. Doug is passionate about the work done by this organization, and he has loved helping young women regain confidence and self-esteem through a new, gorgeous hairstyle.
Doug’s love of the Greenville Symphony led him to hold a fashion show in their honor as well as host a Meet the Conductor party. He was privileged to open up his home for three days during the 1994 Symphony Tour of Homes, the organization’s largest fundraiser.
American Lung Association
In 2012, local celebrities and professional dancers from Arthur Murray Dance Studio participated in a local Dancing with the Stars segment, the 2012 Upstate Oxygen Ball presented by the American Lung Association. Doug danced his way to second place, raising funds for the ALA.
Susan G. Komen Foundation
In support of the Susan G. Komen Foundation, Doug held a fashion show at the Commerce Club in 1995. The night included a silent auction, WYFF’s Carol Goldsmith as announcer and Dr. Mary Rippon, surgical oncologist at Greenville Health System, as the night’s keynote speaker.