About Us

Spartanburg Nonprofit Leaders

Together SC serves the thousands of South Carolinians dedicated to community service, leadership, and caring through nonprofit and philanthropic organizations. 

Together SC is comprised of 800+ member organizations that consist of thought leaders, agents of change, and trusted, vital community advocates.  It is the only statewide membership organization focused on bringing together South Carolina's leaders and partners to strengthen the state's entire nonprofit community. 

Constantly adapting to the changing landscape of the nonprofit world, Together SC empowers S.C’s nonprofits and their allies to become integral partners in successfully building vibrant, equitable communities.

We believe that well-managed and responsibly governed nonprofits result in stronger, healthier communities. 

OUR MISSION
We strengthen, unite, and advance
South Carolina’s nonprofit and philanthropic community.
OUR VISION
We envision a future in which SC’s nonprofits and their allies are
integral players in successfully building vibrant, equitable communities.
OUR CORE VALUES
  • Partnering: We work in collaboration with others.
  • Excellence: We encourage mutual accountability and strive to excel.
  • Equity: We embody and champion diversity, inclusion and equity.
  • Re-imagining: We innovate in the face of change.
  • Social Impact: We focus on measurable positive impact.

OUR  HISTORY

In 1997, Together SC (known then as South Carolina Association of Nonprofit Organizations (SCANPO) began operating with 67 chartered member organizations, providing regional meetings and workshops. One year later, a toll-free hotline was created to offer timely assistance to the growing membership.

Over the next 20+ years, Together SC would expand our diverse network, strengthening the state’s nonprofit community and bringing together leaders from organizations who believe in Together SC's vision to have a united, trusted, and effective nonprofit community working to enrich the lives of all South Carolinians.

20-Year History (published 2017)

Past Board Chairs & Executives

  • Mac Bennett

    Mac Bennett

    Nonprofit Sector Consultant, Beam and Hinge

    1997-98, 1998-99, 2000-01

  • Art Bjontegard

    Art Bjontegard

    Retired, SC Independent Colleges and Schools

    1999-2000

  • Joan Hoffman

    Joan Hoffman

    Chief Operating Officer, Children's Trust of SC

    2001-02

  • Rick Noble

    Rick Noble

    Retired, Richland County First Steps

    2002-03

  • Russell Harris

    Russell Harris

    Retired, Partners for a Healthy Community

    2003-04

  • S. Anne Walker

    S. Anne Walker

    President & CEO, Alston Wilkes Society

    2004-05

  • David Barr

    David Barr

    Deceased, United Way of Florence County

    2005-06

  • Bill Harrell

    Retired, CareTeam

    2006-07

  • June Bradham

    June Bradham

    Principal, Change Develop Move

    2007-08

  • Denise Holland

    Denise Holland

    Retired, Harvest Hope Food Bank

    2008-09

  • Antonio Boyd

    Antonio Boyd

    President and CEO, Think Tank Consulting Group, LLC

    2009-10

  • Carol Burdette

    Carol Burdette

    United Way of Anderson County

    2010-11

  • Graham Adams

    Graham Adams

    CEO, SC Office of Rural Health

    2011-12

  • Ann Wright

    Ann Wright

    Vice President for Advancement, Greenville Tech Foundation, Inc.

    2012-13

  • Jill Bramblett

    Jill Bramblett

    Retired, McLeod Health Foundation

    2013-14

  • Lynn Greer

    Lynn Greer

    Retired, Bridges for End-of-Life

    2014-15

  • Ted Hendry

    Ted Hendry

    Retired, United Way of Greenville County

    2015-16, 2016-17

  • Forrest Alton

    Forrest Alton

    President, 1000 Feathers

    2017-18, 2018-19

  • Melanie Huggins

    Melanie Huggins

    Executive Director, Richland Library - C

    2019-20

  • Monroe Free

    Monroe Free

    President and CEO, Habitat for Humanity of Greenville County

    2020-22

  • Erin Pate

    Erin Pate

    President, EHP & Associates

    Executive Director - 1998 - 2005

  • Mason Hardy

    Mason Hardy

    Executive Director - 2005 - 2010

  • Colleen Bozard

    Colleen Bozard

    President, ccbozard consulting

    Interim Executive - 2005 and 2010