Summit Prep & Legislative Update

Friday, February 17, 2023
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EST)

A new legislative session has begun in Columbia, and there have been a lot of changes.

Join fellow Advocacy Allies, Bernie Mazyck and Amber Stewart from the SC Association for Community Economic Development (SCACED), and GP McLeer (Advocacy Allies Facilitator) for a conversation about the new Legislative Session and insights into what to expect at the 2023 Nonprofit Summit+.

Get up to speed on what's going on at the State House, who the key players are, and what issues are rising to the top in preparation for the Summit.

Wednesday (March 8) is all about policy and partnerships. Gain insights into what to expect, including state house visits, nonprofit recognition by the Legislature, and session overviews.

After a twenty year hiatus, Together SC is once again hosting a Legislative Reception during this year's Summit.

While all legislators will receive invitations, and the event is already on the official State House calendar, an invitation from you - their constituents - is what they really care about.

Help us invite every legislator by sending them the official invitation (at link below) and asking them to meet you at the reception on March 8 at the Columbia Museum of Art!

Many Thanks to SCACED for helping host this session.

Attendees (54)

Marcia Bacon


Richland First Steps

Jacquie Berger

Executive Director

Lowcountry Local First

Jessica Boylston

Senior Consultant

Solutions for the Greater Good

Jeannine Brown

Consulting Associate

HDH Advancement Group, LLC

Andrea Clements

HR Consultant

Harper Human Resources Consulting

Leah Crosby

Program Office Manager/Literacy Outreach Coord.

Charleston County First Steps

Dawn Darby

Executive Director

The Therapy Place, Inc.

Melissa DeClue


Amplify Missions

Lynne Ford

Associate Director

Helping Hands of Georgetown

Jessica Gaines

Development Manager

Pride Link

Jen Gibson

Chair, Board of Directors

Trident Literacy Association

Cynthia Haddad

Director of Outreach and Community Affairs

SC Commission for Minority Affairs

Kathryn Harvey


Neue South Collective

Abby Harwell

Director of Communications

United Way of the Piedmont

Heather Hu

Principal Consultant/Founder

HDH Advancement Group, LLC

Jaye Jones Elliott

President and CEO

Dorchester Habitat for Humanity, Inc.

Andrea Lance

Public Affairs Chair

Junior League of Columbia

Carmen Landy

Founder & CEO

Landy Dynamic Solutions

Millicent Lann

Development & Outreach Coordinator

Justice 360

Maurice Lawyer

Chief of Operations

The Legacy Foundation of SC

Nancy Lee

Executive Director

Habitat for Humanity South Carolina

Alicia D. Long


I Am My Sisters Bra Foundation, Inc

Michelle Mapp



Rachel McBride

Executive Director

The Helianthus Project

Sally McClellan

Executive Director

SC Association for the Education of Young Children

Lynn McCollum-Lasher

Executive Director

Let's Walk

Jeff McCormack

Executive Director

SC Physicians Care Charity

Madeleine McGee


Together SC

Viktoria McKenna

Development Director

Ezekiel Ministries

Jessica Mendieta

Policy Associate

National Council of Nonprofits

Sandy Morckel

President & Change Agent for Inspired Philanthropy

Solutions for the Greater Good

Emilee O'Brien

Director of Advocacy

United Way of the Piedmont

Cheryl O'Donnell

Executive Director

Florence Crittenton Programs of SC

Chynna A. Phillips

Senior Director of Policy and Research

Sisters of Charity Foundation of SC

Daniel Prohaska

President & CEO

Lions Vision Services

Keona Prude

Director of Operations & Communications

Pride Link

Brooke Robertson

Director of Marketing & Communications

Neue South Collective

Thetyka Robinson

Executive Director

Enough Pie

Luanne Rodgers

Chief Philanthropy and Mission Advancement Officer

Windwood Family Services

Laurie Rovin

Nonprofit Consultant/Interim Executive Director

Laurie Rovin, LLC

Catherine Schumacher


Public Education Partners

Justina Siuba

Project Director

South Carolina Institute of Medicine & Public Health

Abigail Snow

Admissions & Programs Coordinator

Children's Museum of the Upstate

Meg Stanley

Executive Director


Amber Stewart

Program Associate

SC Association for Community Economic Development

Kendra Thorpe

CEO of Royal Rebel Nation

Royal Rebel Nation

Vivian Weatherby

Executive Director

Mary Sunshine House

Travis Wharton


Hollingsworth Funds

Andrea White

Executive Director

Food Bank of Greenwood County

Desmonies White

Events & Program Manager

Together SC

Nicholas Wolff

Program Coordinator

Pride Link

Mikayla Woods

Neue South Collective

2 Other Registered Attendees

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