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Fred R. Sheheen Award for Excellence in Non-Profit Leadership

Posted By Cheri Richardson , Monday, February 5, 2018


In 2017, the Award for Nonprofit Leadership was named in the memory of Fred Sheheen, founder of the Non-Profit Leadership Institute at Francis Marin University.

The purpose of the leadership award is to recognize a graduate of Fred R. Sheheen Non-Profit Leadership Institute at Francis Marion University or a Together SC member who has excelled in the management of their organization through organizational and resource development. This award is sponsored by the Fred R. Sheheen Non-Profit Leadership Institute at Francis Marion University.

Recipients receive:

  • $500 cash award given by Francis Marion University.
  • A distinguished award to proudly display in their office
  • Registration for the award recipient at Together SC’s SC Nonprofit Summit
  • Recognition through NPLI website and newsletter(s)
  • Statewide recognition through Together SC communications with nonprofit, business, and foundation sectors
  • Local recognition through the organization’s newspaper media outlets

The 2018 Fred R. Sheheen Award for Excellence in Non-Profit Leadership will be presented in Hilton Head at the 2018 SC Nonprofit Summit.

Deadline for submission:  Friday, February 9, 2018

Apply for the 2018 Fred R. Sheheen Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Leadership today!

Click Here for Submission Form and Instructions

For questions about nominations, please contact Cheri Richardson with the Francis Marion University Education Foundation office by emailing  crichardson@fmarion.edu or calling 843-661-1199. 

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SC Future Minds Launches New Online Platform, Inspire A Career

Posted By Caroline Mauldin, executive director of SC Future Minds, Wednesday, August 30, 2017

When I was five or six, a childhood friend had her birthday party on Mr. Knozit’s television show.  The jovial host, who became an institution in South Carolina educational programming, had a favorite question, and I couldn’t WAIT to answer it. “What will YOU do when you grow up?” he asked. I piped up with unbridled enthusiasm: “A cheerleader for the Carolina Game-cops [sic]!” Obviously.

It didn’t take long into my adolescence for me to realize that I didn’t quite have the chops for professional cheerleading. But it was also during those formative years that I was watching my dad build a local cable company and my mom build a retail company that helped artisans in Mexico. I was a lucky kid. Though I didn’t think much of it at the time, it was undoubtedly my exposure to their non-traditional, entrepreneurial paths that gave me the courage to pursue a unique career in public service.

A young person’s imagination is a powerful thing; but I daresay it is—often to our collective detriment—limited by what we know: the people, jobs, lifestyles, and communities we’re exposed to in our formative years. 

That’s why SC Future Minds is proud to partner with LeadershipSC on a new online platform, Inspire A Career. We want to expose South Carolina’s students, many of whom live in isolated communities, to what they may not know—the expansive universe of job opportunities that await them around our state.

The website, developed by LeadershipSC and hosted by SC Future Minds, serves as a matchmaking service for South Carolina professionals and public schools whose students will benefit from learning about different career paths. 

Through a simple online registration process, we will connect professionals in our database to schools and classrooms for career days or other job-oriented events. 

But the platform can’t work without you! 

We need professionals from all industries and backgrounds to offer their stories and adventures with classrooms around the state. The process takes three minutes, and you can even indicate how far (or short) you’re willing to travel. 

I encourage you to sign up today, and, like Mr. Knozit and my parents, help stoke the imagination and ambition of our future workforce. You, too, can Inspire A Career.

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Caroline Mauldin is the Executive Director of SC Future Minds, a statewide nonprofit connecting private resources to public education as a cornerstone of social and economic progress in South Carolina.  Learn more about their work at scfutureminds.org. 

Tags:  Inspire A Career  LeadershipSC  SC Future Minds  Together SC 

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