Sydney is a patient and selfless giver of her time, energy and love. Sydney volunteers at both Wando High School and Belle Hall Elementary, has served as Belle Hall PTA president and still serves the school in many ways, including during staff appreciation. She also currently serves as board president for HALOS, which provides support and advocacy to abused and neglected children and kinship caregivers so those children can stay with family members rather than enter foster care. With one son in elementary school, one in high school and one in college (Clemson), she divides her time and spreads her love and support across the Lowcountry and across the state. Always one to bring a new Mount Pleasant neighbor a dish or plate of cookies, she wants everyone to feel welcome in our community. This spring, she even opened our home to a Navy serviceman finishing up nuclear power school in Goose Creek while he was preparing for his final exams, before he steps into a submarine leadership role protecting our country.
SYDNEY DELANTY | Nominated by Dan Delanty, spouse
My mom is the best mom in the world! After a life that gave her many punches, she has gracefully overcome every obstacle and become a very successful businesswoman. Before meeting my stepdad, she raised my brother, sister and me on her own with a salary barely above minimum wage. She taught us to be kind, believe in ourselves, love with everything we have and take every legitimate adventure, all while believing in your faith. When you are younger, you always hope you will grow up to be just like your mom! I am still striving for that every day. She is one tough lady, and I am so proud to be her daughter!
ELIZABETH COLBERT-BUSCH | Nominated by Catherine Wilhoit, daughter