Why Color-Blind Philanthropy Leads to More Blind Spots

Wednesday, November 10, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EST)
Via Zoom
Category: Learning Together

The Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Access (IDEA) Committee of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Lowcountry Chapter, in conjunction with Together SC, is hosting a meeting of the minds to continue the discussion of last year’s webinar- Why Color-Blind Philanthropy Creates More Blind Spots. The panel discussion will encourage a candid dialogue about the blind spots that exist in fundraising and what has changed since last year. In addition, the conversation will unpack the required steps needed to navigate a new and improved path forward. Panelists will share their varied experiences as a donor, board member, and as innovators within small grass-roots nonprofit organizations.

Participants will gain a new perspective for fundraising that promotes inclusion and diversity while recognizing the gaps that currently exist in fundraising.



Quinetha Frasier, Funding Strategist and Deal Maker for Good


Herbert L. Drayton, III

General Partner, HI Mark Capital

Chair, Coastal Community Foundation

Herbert Drayton is the Chair of the Coastal Community Foundation Board of Directors. He has served on the board since 2016 and has served as a member of the Investment Committee and Chair of the Grantmaking & Community Leadership Committee.

Professionally, Herbert is the managing partner of HI Mark Capital. Based in North Charleston, HI Mark Capital invests in Black-owned, women-owned and other minority-owned businesses in the Southeast, seeking both a financial return as well as a social impact. He has enjoyed 20 years of experience establishing, buying, and managing businesses in a variety of industries including healthcare, IT, SaaS, and corporate training. Herbert served honorably in the US Air Force and the US Marine Corps Reserves. He received a Bachelor of Science in Business degree from the University of Phoenix and an Associate of Applied Sciences degree from the Community College of the Air Force.

As a Charleston native, Herbert is passionate about community service and civic leadership in this region. He serves on the Board of Directors of Roper St Francis Hospital Foundation, Palmetto Goodwill, the Social Justice Racial Equity Collaborative, St. Francis Hospital, Association of Black Foundation Executives, and Fresh Start Visions. He is an Advisory Board member for the School of Business at Charleston Southern University and Past Chair of the Board of One80 Place.

AJ Davis

CSC Strategist

AFP Lowcountry Chapter IDEA Fellow

Anjene Davis creates and drives strategies for programs that improve equity, community engagement, citizen values, and organizational effectiveness establish strong external partnerships for the promotion of racial and social equity and inclusion, advance equity through thoughtful community engagement, strategic partnerships, and innovative
program development, assist community partners during all phases of their projects to build healthier communities, support clients in promoting positive social change
through coalitions, partnerships, and collaborations.

Attendees (61)

Nancy Appel

Development Director

Coastal Conservation League

Tatjana Beylotte

Executive Director

Charleston Jazz

LaTonya Boyd

Executive Director

Chester County First Steps

Tia Brewer-Footman

Executive Director

Community FaithWorks

Benjamin Bullock

Vice President & COO

Together SC

Kim Clark

Americorps VISTA member

Tri-County Cradle to Career Collaborative

Theresa Counts-Davis

James M. Hinton Foundation

Maddi Currier

Director of Development

Hope Center for Children

Simone Davis

Annual Giving Coordinator

One80 Place

Beth De Santis


Fact Forward

Kaky Grant


Grant Philanthropic Advisors

Abby Harwell

Director of Communications

United Way of the Piedmont

Frances Hefka

Resource Specialist

Palmetto Project, Inc.

Jane Horetsky

Director of Philanthropy

Trident Literacy Association

Elizabeth Houck

Strategic Initiatives Associate

Central Carolina Community Foundation

Kayla Huff

Volunteer Manager

Charleston Parks Conservancy

Kimberly Humphrey

GCS Relations Associate

Richland County Government and Community Services

Mariah Johnson

Operations Administrator

Greenville Housing Fund

Alana Jordan

Development & Membership Director

Together SC

Audrey Lane - Customer

Executive Director

Lane Equity Enterprises

Phyllis Martin

Executive Director

Tri-County Cradle to Career Collaborative

Britney Mazyck

Operations Manager

Community Initiatives, Inc.

Ryann McCall

Donor Engagement Associate

United Way of the Piedmont

Alyssa McKenzie

Development Officer

Chapman Cultural Center

Jamie Moon


Institute for Child Success

Debbie Nelson

Chief Learning Officer

Together SC

Joyce Nesmith

Executive Director

Beyond Our Walls at BOWs Meeting Place

Karen Quadrio

Chief Development Officer


Amanda Richardson

VP for Resource Development

United Way of the Piedmont

Brooke Robertson

Director of Marketing & Communications

Neue South Collective

Alexandria Russell

Development Manager

Charleston Legal Access

Tiffany Santagati

VP. Operations

Greenville Housing Fund

Kendra Snipe

YWCA Greater Charleston

Sherrie Snipes-Williams


Charleston Promise Neighborhood

Paige Stephenson

President & CEO

United Way of the Piedmont

Brett Wadford

Chief Partnerships Officer

Center for Heirs' Property Preservation

Donna Waites

Vice President of Programs

Sisters of Charity Foundation of SC

Heather Witt

Executive Director

United Way of the Piedmont

23 Other Registered Attendees