Black Nonprofit Leaders Symposium: Mentors, Mentees: Growing Together

Mentors, Mentees: Growing together as nonprofit leaders

Friday, February 26, 2021
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EST)

Let's dive into why mentor/mentee relationships are so important to both participants and explore how to cultivate these meaningful relationships in a virtual world.

Whether or not you have been a mentor or mentee before, there will be something for you to take away from this session.

Our special guest, Senator Maggie Wallace Glover will share her thoughts on mentorships and the impact she has seen during her decades of ground breaking service to our state. 

Attendees will leave the session with:

  • steps for making such relationships worthwhile for both mentors and mentees;
  • recommendations for determining if you would benefit from having a mentor, or mentoring another; and, 
  • ideas for increasing opportunities for BIPOC nonprofit leaders through mentorships.

Symposiums are free and open to all who have signed up for Together SC's Black Nonprofit Leadership Group (BNLG). Symposium design an dcontent is currated by the BNLG Leadership Team and their consultant Jessica Sharp. 


Maggie Wallce Glover
Senator Maggie Wallace Glover

Maggie Wallace Glover has earned widespread recognition for achieving a string of “firsts” in South Carolina.  In 1983, the former schoolteacher became the first African-American woman elected to serve on the Florence District One School Board.  In 1988, she ran as a Democrat and achieved another “first” being the first African-American woman elected from the Sixth Congressional District to the State House of Representatives.  She served two terms in the House and in January 1993, Maggie Glover made history as the first African-American woman to ever serve in the South Carolina Senate.  She served until 2004 and it would unfortunately take another decade to elect its second African-American female senator. 

Over her 17 years in the General Assembly, Senator Glover became an icon in the state as a voice for the poor, the elderly, women and children.  She was an outspoken pioneer who was the primary or co-sponsor to well over 50 bills, many of which garnered national attention: i.e. the first proposed route for Interstate-73, Dr. King’s State Holiday and the Confederate flag.

Attendees (130)

James Alston

Executive Director

Beyond Housing SC

Selena Anderson

Director, Human Resources

Girl Scouts of South Carolina - Mountains to Midlands

Crishell Bass

Career Counselor

SC Department of Education

LaTonya Boyd

Executive Director

Chester County First Steps

Ernest Brown


North Central Family Medicine

LaVanda Brown

Executive Director

YWCA Greater Charleston

Michael Brown

Executive Director

Sustaining Way

Dymon Bryant



Tiffany Byrd

Health Systems Manager

New Morning Foundation

Crystal Campbell

Executive Director

South Carolina First Steps To School Readiness Board of Trustees

Trimease Carter

Program Officer

Eat Smart Move More South Carolina

Tannesha Clements

Executive Director/ COO

Lydia's Bowels of Mercy Home, Inc

Bonita Clemons

Executive Director

South Carolina Community Health Worker Association

Ashley Cook


Darkness to Light

Gaynelle Johson Dantzler

Executive Director

Extra Mile Club of the Lowcountry

Shonette Dargan Richardson

Shelter Director

Pee Dee Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Assa

Les Echols

Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce

Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce

Nicole Echols

Director of External Affairs

Harvest Hope Food Bank

Tanika Epps

CEO - Midlands

Communities In Schools of the Midlands

Joyce Ford

Executive Director

The Naomi Project

Latorrie Geer

Chief Executive Officer

CommunityWorks Carolina

Scott Gibbs

Vice Chairperson

Beaufort Arts Council

Sherry Gilliam

Executive Director

Charleston County First Steps to School Readiness


Finance Director

Catawba Area Agency on Aging

Jannie Harriot

Executive Director

SC African American Heritage Foundation

Quinn Hayes

Program & Grants Manager

Harvest Hope Food Bank

Tamara Herring

Executive Director

Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage

Cassandra Hicks-Brown


South Carolina Pharmacy Association

Lauren Hopkins

Social Impact Consultant

Prepared to Impact, LLC

Lynn Hutto

HR/Management Consultant

Greater Columbia Community Relations Council

Carletta Isreal

Program Officer

South Carolina First Steps

Tabitha James

Strategic Developer

SHE Is Me Mentoring Program

Erin Johnson

Vice President for Community Investment

Central Carolina Community Foundation

Maurice Lawyer

Chief of Operations

The Legacy Foundation of SC

ReZsaun Lewis

Executive Director

Lowcountry Youth Services

Donn Mack

Executive Director

South Carolina Community Health Worker Association

Britney Mazyck

Operations Manager

Community Initiatives, Inc.

Charlene McKnight

Executive Director

Four Giving Hearts

Linda Mitchell Johnson

Executive Director

Senior Citizens Association in Florence County

Mamie Nicholson


The Self Family Foundation

Miko Pickett


Pick 42 Foundation

Brooke Robertson

Director of Marketing & Communications

Neue South Collective

Schrendria Robinson

Executive Director

Killingsworth, Inc.

Samantha Scott

Corporate Relations Manager

Charleston Parks Conservancy

Spencer Scott

Executive Director

Florence County First Steps

Jessica Sharp

Nonprofit Consultant with Sharp Brain Consulting

Junior League of Greenville, SC

Jermaine Singletary

CEO, Binding Ties, inc.

Binding Ties, Inc.

Sherrie Snipes-Williams


Charleston Promise Neighborhood

James Thompson

President of Land Trust

Bon Secours St. Francis Health System/Sterling Hope Center

Andrea Tucker


Children's Trust of SC

LaQuinta West

Executive Director

Dorchester Seniors, Inc.

Travis Wharton

Community Investments Officer

United Way of Greenville County

Angelina Williams

AmeriCorps Program Director

Trident United Way

Garcia Williams

Executive Director

The Medi Community Resource Center

Janie Williams


Reid Chapel AME Church/V.V. Reid School

Rochelle Williams

Executive Director

Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities Foundation

Travis Williams

Founder & Executive Director

African American Prosperity Network

73 Other Registered Attendees

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Rodney White, Jr

Rodney White, Jr

Social Work Intern