Advocacy Allies - June 25 Call

Thursday, June 25, 2020
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (EDT)
Zoom Call - Register to receive Call-In Info
Category: Advocacy Allies

Advocacy Allies is Together SC's peer network that seeks to harness the collective power of its member organizations who are advancing the greater good through public policy and advocacy efforts.

Is your organization active in developing or affecting public policy? Then this call is for you!

Thursday, June 25th, 1:00- 2:30 - 90min Zoom Call

Grassroot Lessons in Advocacy

Grassroot organizations, and the individuals that lead them, work on the front line of the battle against inequity and have always been important. But in this current time, the real work to make our communities stronger is being done by those who understand their communities best.

Advocacy organizations working at the regional, state, or even county and city levels, can sometimes overlook the vital role these groups have on how equity and justice are achieved.

This virtual forum will lift up the voices of three grassroots organizations and individuals who are putting their words into action when it comes to racial equity and support for those unjustly impacted by today’s “normal”.

Guest Speakers 


Marilyn L Hemingway

President/CEO, Gullah Geechee Chamber of Commerce

Co-Chair, Environmental & Climate Justice Committee, SC Conference of NAACP


Councilwoman Shaterica Neal

Town of Gray Court, SC

SC Lead Organizer, Working Families Party


Maribel Acosta & Lydia Cotton

Art Pot Multicultural Center (Hanahan, SC)



Attendees (71)

Amber Hewitt

Manager of Community Impact

United Way of the Lowcountry

Amber Stewart

Program Associate

SC Association for Community Economic Development

Amber Williamson

Program Officer

Coastal Community Foundation

Amy Splittgerber

Executive Director

Healthy Learners

A'Netra Hardy

Regional Outreach Paralegal

SC Legal Services

Angela Rodriguez

Executive Director

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Ann Timberlake

Timberlake Communications Inc

Ann Warner


Women's Rights and Empowerment Network

Ashley Crary Lidow

Associate Director of Policy and Government Rel.

Women's Rights and Empowerment Network

Barbara Rackes


SC Women in Leadership

Betty Gardiner

Director of Grantmaking and Development

South Carolina First Steps

Catherine Puckett

Program Director

Nonprofit Alliance

Chelsi Conaway

Executive Director

The Human Services Alliance of Greater Prince William

Cheryl O'Donnell

Executive Director

Florence Crittenton Programs of SC

Chris Bishop

Executive Director of Regional Expansion

Nurse-Family Partnership

Chynna A. Phillips

Senior Director of Policy and Research

Sisters of Charity Foundation of SC

Courtney Thomas

Director of Communications

Women's Rights and Empowerment Network

Darrin Goss

President & CEO

Coastal Community Foundation of SC

David Burden

Director of Nonprofit Recruiting

The Newell Group

David Green

Director of Business Development

Osprey Village Inc.

Djuanna Brockington

Executive Director

People Against Rape

GP McLeer

Executive Director

South Carolina Arts Alliance

Heather Witt

Vice President of Community Impact

United Way of the Piedmont

Hiller Davenport

Sisters of Charity Foundation of SC

Jamie Moon


Institute for Child Success

Jeffrey Fleming

Chief Operating Officer

Palmetto Project, Inc.

Joe Kunkel

Executive Director

Neighbor to Neighbor of South Carolina

Justin Stokes

Deputy Chief Conservation Officer - Nat'l Office

Audubon South Carolina

Katy Smith

Executive Director

Piedmont Health Foundation

Kendall Biga

Program Coordinator

Charleston Hope

Larry Hembree Hembree

Executive DIrector

Columbia Children's Theatre

Lauren Gellatly

Director of Operations

Lowcountry Local First

Leslie Lee

Executive Director

Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County

Madeleine McGee


Together SC

Megan Wildebour

Managing Director

PURE Theatre

Nora Farrell

Community Impact

American Heart Association

Paige Stephenson

President & CEO

United Way of the Piedmont

Rosland Powell

Impact Services Manager

United Way Association of SC

Sally McClellan

SC Association for the Education of Young Children

Sandee Jackson

Communications Director

Joseph H Neal Health Collaborative

Sara Barber

Executive Director

South Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

Tish McCutchen


Jolley Foundation

29 Other Registered Attendees

Co-Presented by our Session Leaders:

Chynna A. Phillips, Research & Policy Director

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GP McLeer,

Mayor of Fountain Inn, SC

and Executive Director,

For More Information:

Chynna A. Phillips

Chynna A. Phillips

Senior Director of Policy and Research, Sisters of Charity Foundation of SC

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