ARPA All-Member Briefing

Wednesday, January 19, 2022
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)
via Zoom
Category: Speaking Together

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for nonprofits to receive  support and investment from the State

Register Now for Call

Join us for a special All-Member Briefing on our sector's unified proposal to the SC Legislature to invest $100 million (of the state's American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) $2.5 billion allocation) in the work of nonprofits across the state, in partnership with the Department of Commerce.

We'll walk you through the proposal and answer all your questions so you and  your colleagues can reach out to your legislators and take action together. 

Here's How To Help

1. Sign Letter of Support
See who's already signed and add your organization's name to this unified letter of support to be delivered to House and Senate leadership, as well as the Governor's office.

Read the full letter and add your organization's name.   Deadline is January 21st!

2. Contact Legislators
E-mail your legislator directly and encourage them to invest in our state's nonprofits. Find your legislator and copy/paste our letter into your email, or reach out personally.

Building Our Unified Voice

We are thrilled that the following partner organizations are collaborating with us on this call and on the work:

  • SC Grantmakers Network
  • United Way Association of SC
  • Arras Foundation, Lancaster
  • Community Foundation of the Lowcountry, Beaufort, Hampton, Jasper and Colleton counties
  • Greenville Partnership for Philanthropy & Nonprofit Alliance (NPA), Greenville
  • Frances P. Bunnelle Foundation, Georgetown
  • Self Foundation, Greenwood
  • United Way of the Piedmont, Spartanburg

Together, we can make it happen.

Attendees (113)

Alana Stroker

Manager, Corporate Social Responsibility

Unum|Colonial Life

Alecia Klauk

Executive Director

Chapin We Care Center

Amber Pendergraph-Leak

Interim Executive Director


Amy Breault

Executive Director

Horry County First Steps

Amy Holbert

Chief Executive Officer

Family Connection of SC

Andrew Boozer

Executive Director

Senior Resources

A'Netra Hardy

Regional Outreach Paralegal

SC Legal Services

Angela Rodriguez

Executive Director

SC Spinal Cord Injury Association

Ashley Whitt

Senior Program Officer

Spartanburg County Foundation

Barbara Black


Lydia's Bowels of Mercy Home, Inc

Becca Smith

Executive Director

Sustainable Midlands

Belle Zeigler

Executive Director

Eastern Carolina Community Foundation

Beth De Santis


Fact Forward

Beverly Hardin

Chief Executive Officer

Carolina Youth Development Center

Beverly Hutchison

Executive Director/CEO

The Dee Norton Lowcountry Children's Center

Brianna Pee

211 Regional Coordinator

United Way Association of SC

Caprice Atterbury


Origin SC

Carol Reeves

Executive Director

Just Say Something

Caroline T. Robertson

Executive Director

Greer Relief and Resources Agency, Inc.

Carolyn Rivers

The Sophia Institute

Cary Plummer

Executive Director


Catherine Puckett

Program Director

Nonprofit Alliance

Catie Hutchison

AmeriCorps Program Director

Palmetto Conservation Foundation

Catriona Carlisle

Executive Director

Meals on Wheels Greenville County

Cayci Banks

Vice President of Strategy & Communications

1000 Feathers

Cheryl O'Donnell

Executive Director

Florence Crittenton Programs of SC

Colleen Bozard


Rape Crisis Center of Horry & Georgetown Counties

Crystal Campbell

Executive Director

Dorchester County First Steps

Cynthia Curtis

Arras Foundation

Dale Douthat

President & CEO

United Way of the Lowcountry

Daniel Prohaska

President & CEO

Lions Vision Services

Danielle LaVia

Founder/Executive Artistic Director

Charleston Playhouse

Darlene Paradise

Director of Development

Dickerson Children's Advocacy Center

David Green

Director of Business Development

Osprey Village Inc.

Dean Hybl

Executive Director

Ten at the Top

Dodi Hodges

Executive Director

Palmetto Literacy Council

Duchett Polite Hylton

Executive Director

Jasper County First Steps

Elizabeth Roser

Grant and Donor Relations Manager

United Way of Greenville County

Ernest Brown


North Central Family Medicine

Geales Sands

Executive Director

Frances P. Bunnelle Foundation

Gina Blohm

Community Foundation of Greenville

GP McLeer


Pecan Public Relations

Heather Perry

Director of Philanthropy

Life Resources

Holly Vega


Military Hearts Matter

Jamie Moon


Institute for Child Success

Janie Lauve

Interim Director

Carolina Wildlife Center

Jeff McCormack

Executive Director

SC Physicians Care Charity

Jennifer Robinson

Executive Director

Empowered to Heal

Jessica Harrell

Senior Director, Programs & Services

USTA South Carolina

Joe Kunkel

Executive Director

Neighbor to Neighbor of South Carolina

Johanna Haynes


Careteam, Inc.

John Hart

Executive Director

Good Samaritan Medical Clinic, Inc.

Jonathan Pettis

Director of Finance & Administration

Pendleton Place

Kabrina Bass

Executive Director

Midlands Mediation Center

Karen Mott

Administrative Manager

Camp Discovery

Karen Quadrio

Chief Development Officer

Tri-County Cradle to Career Collaborative

Kathryn Harvey


Neue South Collective

Katie Reams

Community Impact Manager

United Way Association of SC

Kevin McCray

Community Building & Grants Manager

Frances P. Bunnelle Foundation

Kim Huey

Director of Operations


Laura Gassler

Executive Director

Habitat For Humanity for Georgetown County South Carolina Inc.

Lauren Luneckas

Executive Director

Children's Museum of the Upstate

Macy Whitener

Communications Coordinator

Arras Foundation

Madeleine McGee


Together SC

Marcheita Cockfield

Reception and Information Assistant

Senior Resources

Maya Pack

Executive Director

South Carolina Institute of Medicine & Public Health

Molly Fortune

Executive Director

Newberry Opera House Foundation

Nancy Lee

Executive Director

Habitat for Humanity South Carolina

Naomi Zeiset

Grants Manager

Trident United Way

Oakley Dickson

Executive Director

Youth Corps

Omme-Salma Rahemtullah

Policy and Advocacy Consultant

FoodShare SC

Pat Votava

Development Director

Neighbors Together

Perry Bradley

Executive Director

Building Better Communities

Robert S Hervey

Executive Director

Trident Habitat for Humanity, Inc.

Rufus Pinckney

Board Chair

Mather Interpretive Center

Sam Clements

Executive Director

Doors To Dream

Shelli D Quenga

Director of Programs

Palmetto Project, Inc.

Steven Burritt

Executive Director

Mothers Against Drunk Driving

Susan DeVenny


Arras Foundation

Tabitha James

Strategic Developer

Rural Area Leadership Initiative-Dillon County

Tammie Collins

Executive Director

Anderson Free Clinic

Tatjana Beylotte

Executive Director

Charleston Jazz

Teresa Goodman

Executive Director

Community Initiatives, Inc.

Terri Towle

Director of Fund Development

Leeza's Care Connection

Tina Belge

Advocacy and Community Engagement Manager

CommunityWorks Carolina

Tom Swanciger

Executive Director

Father to Father, Inc.

Wallace Daniel

VP of Development

Carolina Youth Development Center

Winn Fitzgerald

Executive Vice President

Lions Vision Services

Yolanda Anderson

Development/Donor Manager

Midlands Mediation Center

Yolanda McCray

President & CEO

Black River United Way

23 Other Registered Attendees

For More Information:

GP McLeer

GP McLeer

Partner, Pecan Public Relations