Requesting Support from the Lowcountry Strong Foundation

Lowcountry Strong Foundation


An investment professional previously with Crown Growth Partners, Geoff Block draws on his extensive investment experience to oversee RLB Squared, a real estate investment and development company. In addition to this, Geoff Block oversees the Lowcountry Strong Foundation, a charitable organization that he started.

The Lowcountry Strong Foundation works to improve the lives of families and individuals living within Jasper and Beaufort Counties. Focusing on helping families affected by Hurricane Matthew, the organization offers grant support to local nonprofits that provide medical, shelter, and food services.

Individuals can also request assistance from the foundation as long as they are full-time residents of Jasper or Beaufort Counties and have a combined annual of income of less than $85,000. Eligible applicants must demonstrate that they have a critical financial need resulting from significant damage that affected their primary residence or resources.

All qualified individuals must submit an application and the necessary documentation to the Lowcountry Strong Foundation before they can be considered for assistance. Submitted applications are reviewed by the Foundation’s advisory board. Selected applicants may receive support up to $15,000 and any assistance that is offered is paid directly to the necessary vendors or nonprofit organizations that are providing necessary services.

The Career of Knicks’ Legend Patrick Ewing


Patrick Ewing pic

Patrick Ewing

The recipient of a bachelor’s in business management from Tulane University, Geoff Block is an experienced financial professional who previously managed Crown Growth Partners. An avid sports fan, Geoff Block enjoys following his favorite NBA team, the New York Knicks.

Although the Knicks haven’t won a championship since the 1972-73 season, the team has since had its share of talented players, including Hall of Famer Patrick Ewing. A native of Kingston, Jamaica, Ewing played college basketball at Georgetown University and was made the first overall pick by the Knicks in the 1985 NBA Draft. The 7-foot, 240-lb power forward exerted his dominance immediately as he averaged 20 points, nine rebounds, and 2.1 blocks per game during the 1985-86 season and was awarded NBA Rookie of the Year.

An 11-time All-Star, Ewing averaged at least 20 points, eight rebounds, and two blocks for the next 12 seasons. In 1998-99, he helped lead the team to the NBA Finals, but New York came up short against the San Antonio Spurs. He was traded to the Seattle SuperSonics in 2000 as part of a four-team trade and retired two seasons later. Ewing was inducted into the NBA Hall of Fame in 2008 and is the Knicks’ career leader in 20 different statistical categories, including points, rebounds, and blocks.