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Nikki Haley rejoins her SC charity’s board after leaving the UN

Nikki Haley: There will always be a part of me in the Carolinas

Former South Carolina Gov. and current United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley was named the 2018 Citizen of the Carolinas on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 in Charlotte, NC. Haley expressed her love for the two Carolinas during her acceptance speech.
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Former South Carolina Gov. and current United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley was named the 2018 Citizen of the Carolinas on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 in Charlotte, NC. Haley expressed her love for the two Carolinas during her acceptance speech.

Now that she is out of public office, Nikki Haley is turning part of her attention back to South Carolina.

On Tuesday, the Original Six Foundation — the charity founded by Haley — announced the former S.C. governor and U.N. ambassador would be rejoining the organization as the chair of its board.

Haley is part of a new board and other Original Six Foundation staffers rolled out Tuesday. Haley helped run the charity, focused on helping rural South Carolina, throughout her time as governor. But she had to step away when she was named President Donald Trump’s U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.

Haley left the U.N. at the end of 2018, and now is rejoining her charity as a private citizen, even as she and her family continue to live in New York.

The Original Six Foundation currently is focused on programs assisting school children with homework at Richard Carroll Elementary School in Bamberg County, Manning Junior High School in Clarendon County, and Jonesville Elementary and Middle School in Union County.

“South Carolina’s children are our state’s future leaders,” Haley said in a statement. “That’s why it’s so important that every single child feels they have the support system and resources they need to succeed. Regardless of where they are born, we want these kids to know all of us are here to lift them up and help them achieve greatness.”

Nikki Haley announced her plans to resign as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations on October 9, 2018. She plans on staying at her post through the end of the year.

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Bristow Marchant is currently split between covering Richland County and the 2020 presidential race. He has more than 10 years’ experience covering South Carolina. He won the S.C. Press Association’s 2015 award for Best Series on a toxic Chester County landfill fire, and was part of The State’s award-winning 2016 election coverage.
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