Oscar and Mona Sokol

Oscar and Mona Sokol, both immigrants, opened a grocery store upon arriving in Charleston. They poured countless hard working hours into the store until Oscar became interested in real estate development, a field that he would become very successful in. He was responsible for the filling in of the marsh on the western side of the Charleston peninsula, a partner in Springfield Subdivision, part owner of Castle Pinckney Inn and founder of Falcon Capital Corporation, an SBA sponsored business to help small businesses. 

Mona Sokol spent many hours as a volunteer worker at Roper Hospital and was honored for her tireless efforts in the children’s division at Roper. She was active in Hadassah, Sisterhood at BSBI, and the National Council for Jewish Women. 

The Sokols were childless, but made their legacy through charity. Mona established the Oscar and Mona Sokol Charitable Trust which contributes annually to over 18 secular and non-secular projects including the College’s Jewish Studies Program, local hospitals, the synagogues, Addlestone Hebrew Academy, and many other needy projects in the Charleston community. The auditorium at the Jewish Community Center honors their names.