About Us

The Hilton Head Island/Bluffton Civitans are a pre-chartered chapter of Civitan International currently working to establish a local organization in the Lowcountry.

Civitan International has been serving and improving local communities since 1917. In the 1950’s, Civitan adopted a special emphasis on helping people with developmental disabilities. Civitan was one of the major supporters of Special Olympics International, and thousands of Civitans still support these local events.

The Hilton Head Island/Bluffton chapter is striving to motivate residents to participate in their local community. There is need for a civic organization that caters to demands of working individuals of all ages. There has been a constant decline in participation with civic organizations since the 1980’s. We know there are people who want to help, but have a difficult time meshing their busy schedules with existing organizations. We are creating a group that embraces the social aspects of island life with the relentless demands of our work and personal lives. We want the opportunity to give back to our community through philanthropic projects.