Saul Alexander


At 16, Saul Alexander emigrated from the Russian Ukraine to New York without knowing a word of English or possessing any money. Four years later, he moved to Summerville, SC and opened the successful Saul Alexander Drygoods Store. He was respected by townspeople for his integrity, kindness, humility and generosity, and became a wealthy man by the time of his death in 1952. A gentleman bachelor, he left most of his estate to create The Saul Alexander Foundation, which will forever support Jewish and other charitable causes in Summerville and greater Charleston.