Making Broadband a Team Sport

A virtual call for nonprofits and ISPs on expanding broadband in SC

Wednesday, August 10, 2022
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (EDT)
via Zoom
Category: Leading Together

As part of the SC Broadband Advisory Council, Together SC has joined with the SC Broadband Office, within the State Office of Regulatory Staff (ORS), and the SC Association of Community Economic Development (SCACED) to host a session connecting nonprofits who are working to aid communities with broadband adoption with the Internet Service Providers (ISP) who are applying to the SC Broadband Office for infrastructure grant dollars to expand broadband access for all. 


Who Should Attend:
  1. Internet Service Providers (ISP) interested in strengthening their grant applications by partnering with local nonprofits, CDCs, and other community groups 
  2. Nonprofits and philanthropic partners across the state, especially those working in the target areas marked in red and pink on the map below:


  1.  Welcome & Objectives
  2. Overview of Broadband work in SC and Application Process - Jim Stritzinger, ORS
  3. Panel of Internet Service Providers to share with nonprofits their needs and perspectives
    • Moderator: Jim Stritzinger
    • Panel Representatives from: Comcast, West Carolina Rural Telephone Co-op and Carolina Connect
  4. Panel of Nonprofit and Community Leaders to share with ISPs their needs and perspectives
    • Moderator: Bernie Mazyck, SCACED
    • Nonprofit Panel: 
      • Kathy Schwarting, MHA, CEO, Palmetto Care Connections
      • Phyllis Martin, CEO, Tri-county Cradle to Career
      • Paola A. Gutíerrez, MHA, Rural Health Action Plan Lead Strategist, Office of Rural Health
  5. Q & A



Attendees (82)

Carla Angus

Executive Director of Dramatic Coffee Beans

Lake City Creative Alliance

Mary Butz

Administration & Office Coordinator

Tri-County Cradle to Career Collaborative

Alana Jordan

Development & Membership Director

Together SC

Phyllis Martin

Executive Director

Tri-County Cradle to Career Collaborative

Madeleine McGee


Together SC

Mamie Nicholson


The Self Family Foundation

Emilee O'Brien

Director of Advocacy

United Way of the Piedmont

Mauricio Orozco

IT Business Analyst | Data Privacy Liaison | Information Security Liaison

SC Commission for Minority Affairs

Mindy Popovich


United Way of Sumter, Clarendon & Lee Counties

Daniel Prohaska

President & CEO

Lions Vision Services

Karen Quadrio

Chief Development Officer

Tri-County Cradle to Career Collaborative

Cindi Rourk


Climb Fund

Langley Shealy

Steering Committee

South Carolina Grantmakers Network

Jeff Smith


Greenwood County Community Foundation

Paige Stephenson

President & CEO

United Way of the Piedmont

Andrew Stevenson

Manager, Legal Affairs


Desmonies White

Events & Program Manager

Together SC

65 Other Registered Attendees

Jim Stritzinger

Director, SC Broadband Office



Bernie Mazyck

President & CEO, SC Association for Community Economic Development

For More Information:

Madeleine McGee

Madeleine McGee

President/CEO, Together SC

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