Federal Legislative Briefing with Sen. Tim Scott's Office

Update on Federal issues impacting nonprofits

Friday, July 29, 2022
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (EDT)
Please Register for Zoom Link
Category: Advocacy Allies

Together SC members join us for a federal legistaive update focusing on nonprofit-specific issues, including the Universal Charitable Tax Deduction, ERTC expansion for nonprofits, Opportunity Zone-related topics, and more.

GP McLeer and Chynna Phillips, facilitator and Leadership Team Chair respectively for Together SC's Advocacy Allies, will host Luis Reyes, the Deputy Legislative Assistant for Senator Tim Scott.

We've allocated a full 90 minutes to this discussion, so please bring your questions.

As a Peer Network event, this call is only open to those who work with Together SC member organizations. You must be logged on to register for this Zoom call.


Luis Reyes


Mr. Reyes works on Small Business issues for Senator Scott and has been working in the office since 2020. He received a Master’s Degree from George Washington University. He is originally from Southern California, where he attended the University of California, Irvine for his bachelors and began his career working for former Congresswoman Mimi Walters (CA-45).

Attendees (79)

Alayna Wells

Special Projects Coordinator

CommunityWorks Carolina

Alecia Klauk

Executive Director

Chapin We Care Center

Alex Tovar

Hispanic Affairs Program Coordinator

SC Commission for Minority Affairs

Amy Holbert

Chief Executive Officer

Family Connection of SC

Andrea White

Executive Director

Food Bank of Greenwood County

Andrew Wylam


Pandemic Patients

Angelina Hunt

Director of Operations

Freedom Readers

Benjamin Bullock

Vice President & COO

Together SC

Bett Williams

Children's Trust of SC

Beverly Hardin

Chief Executive Officer

Carolina Youth Development Center

Brenda Shaw

Chief Development Officer

Lowcountry Food Bank

Brett Wadford

Director of Development

Center for Heirs' Property Preservation

Brooke Robertson

Graphic Designer | Developer

Neue South Collective

Carmen Levitt

Director of Administrative Affairs

Spartanburg Academic Movement

Catherine Schumacher


Public Education Partners

Catie Hutchison

AmeriCorps Program Director

Palmetto Conservation Foundation

Charlene Cheeks


Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Upstate

Cheryl O'Donnell

Executive Director

Florence Crittenton Programs of SC

Chet Tucker

Executive Director

SC Alliance of YMCAs

Chynna A. Phillips

Senior Director of Policy and Research

Sisters of Charity Foundation of SC

Dana McConnell

Executive Director

Center for Developmental Services (CDS)

Daniel Prohaska

President & CEO

Lions Vision Services

David Thompson

National Council of Nonprofits

Debra Buffkin

Executive Director

Winyah Rivers Alliance

Devon Andrews

Director of Policy and Partnerships

Charleston Parks Conservancy



Heart Of Life

Dodi Hodges

Executive Director

Palmetto Literacy Council

Donna Waites

Vice President of Programs

Sisters of Charity Foundation of SC

Dylan Gunnels

Executive Director

Haven Home Foundation (Haven Home)

Emilee O'Brien

Director of Advocacy

United Way of the Piedmont

GP McLeer


Pecan Public Relations

Greta Young

Executive Director

The Parenting Place

Hannah Dixon



Henrietta Woodward

Executive Director

Community First Land Trust

Henry Well

Executive Director

South Carolina Cancer Alliance

Jabari Bodrick

Director, Education and Resiliency

United Way of the Midlands

Janie Lackman

Director of Development

Good Neighbor Free Medical Clinic of Beaufort

Kathryn Harvey


Neue South Collective

Katie Reams

Community Impact Manager

United Way Association of SC

Katy Smith

Executive Director

Greater Good Greenville

Kimberly Humphrey

GCS Relations Associate

Richland County Government and Community Services

Kimberly Witherspoon

Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A.

La Ruchala Murphy

Arts Industry Director

South Carolina Arts Commission

Lauren Gellatly

Director of Operations

Lowcountry Local First

Lindy Studds

Executive Director

Rape Crisis Center of Horry & Georgetown Counties

Lowndes Macdonald

Chief Development Officer

New Morning

Luanne Rodgers

Chief Philanthropy and Mission Advancement Officer

Windwood Family Services

Madeleine McGee


Together SC

Marie-Louise Moreto


Mount Pleasant Community Arts Center Committee

Maurice Lawyer

Chief of Operations

The Legacy Foundation of SC

Meg Stanley

Executive Director


Meghan Daniel

Marketing & Development Manager

Trent Hill Center for Children and Families

Melissa Huff

Executive Director


Michelle Mapp

Equal Justice Works Law Fellow

American Civil Liberties Union of SC Foundation

Millicent Lann

Development & Outreach Coordinator

Justice 360

Nancy Lee

Executive Director

Habitat for Humanity South Carolina

Natalia Valenzuela Swanson

Program Director, Healthy Eating & Active Learning

Mary Black Foundation

Nate Barber


SC Community Loan Fund

Nicole Sheppard

Triple P Director

Greenville First Steps

Phillip Ford

Advocacy & Policy Consultant


Richard Moses

Chief Community Relations Officer

SC Thrive

Richard Reams

Director of Marketing and Development

Palmetto Community Care

Sally Ehrenfried

Principal, Government Relations


Sandy Furnell

Grant Writer

Miracle Hill Ministries

Sarah Kelley

Chief Operating Officer

New Morning

Sarai Melendez

Advocacy and Public Policy Director

Hispanic Alliance

Shelli D Quenga

Director of Programs

Palmetto Project, Inc.

Stig Rasmussen

Compliance Manager

Fact Forward

Sue Martin

Executive Director

Bleeding Disorders of South Carolina

Susan DeVenny


Arras Foundation

Tanya Rodriguez-Hodges

Executive Director

Latino Communications CDC

Terri Lottchea

Operations Manger

Frances P. Bunnelle Foundation

Tiffany Gourley-Carter

Policy Counsel

National Council of Nonprofits

Viktoria McKenna

Development Director

Ezekiel Ministries

Whitney Nicholson

Director of Programs & Community Development

Food Bank of Greenwood County

4 Other Registered Attendees
Chynna A. Phillips

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