Curtis M. Loftis, Jr. is a native of Lexington County and a graduate of University of South Carolina. He is a business owner, and the founder and benefactor of The Saluda Charitable Foundation.
The State Treasurer is the “private banker” for South Carolina. He is responsible for the investment, cash management, and safekeeping of the State’s general and restricted funds and the assets of the South Carolina Retirement Systems.
Away from the office, the Treasurer is busy serving others. In 2000, he founded and is the benefactor of The Saluda Charitable Foundation. The Foundation focuses its giving on the education, nutrition and medical care of children, especially those with disabilities. Saluda Charitable has served more than 300,000 meals, built a church, renovated schools and hospitals, sponsored medical missions and food pantries.
Curtis is in avid outdoorsman. He enjoys spending time hiking, fly fishing, rock climbing, hunting, and clearing his land. His love of travel has taken him all over the world and led him to establish his philanthropic organization to help people in less developed countries.