Grantmakers and Nonprofit Leaders Call: A Conversation About Broadband

Wednesday, June 17, 2020
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM (EDT)

Facilitated by:

Sara Fawcett

Sara Fawcett, CEO

United Way of the Midlands

Sara Fawcett, president and CEO of the United Way of the Midlands, will facilitate a robust conversation with SC broadband experts to provide attendees with a basic understanding of broadband, its importance to our state, and the actions that communities can take to make access a reality.


Jim Stritzinger, Founder, President & CEO

Revolution D, Inc.

Jim Stritzinger, president and CEO of Revolution D, will share information on the availability of broadband data resources by county. This powerful mapping tool provides communities with the ability to easily identify their gaps allowing for meaningful conversations around solutions.

Catherine Cantey, Consultant

Consultant, Catherine Cantey will describe how Kershaw County effectively used this data source, brought together a community-wide coalition and successfully secured broadband funding.

Pamela LackeyFormer President

AT&T of SC

Pam Lackey, former president of AT&T South Carolina, will highlight AccelerateSC’s broadband recommendations and how proposed CARES Act funding allocations will impact broadband in the short term. She will encourage grantmakers and nonprofit leaders to develop short- and long-term plans for improving broadband access in their communities.

Attendees (107)

Susan B Bankson

Wells Fargo

Kabrina Bass

Executive Director

Midlands Mediation Center

Susan Bill

Executive Director

Magnolia Memory Care, INC

Barbara Black


Lydia's Bowels of Mercy Home, Inc

LaVanda Brown

Executive Director

YWCA Greater Charleston

Jessica Burgoyne

Executive Director

Edisto Habitat for Humanity

Catherine Cantey


Catherine Cantey LLC

Julie M Capaldi


United Way of Pickens County

Phillip Clark

CEO/Executive Director

Just Say Something

Ashley Crary Lidow

Associate Director of Policy and Government Rel.

Women's Rights and Empowerment Network

Leah Crosby

Program Office Manager/Literacy Outreach Coord.

Charleston County First Steps

Craig Currey

Chief Executive Officer

Midlands Housing Alliance

Cynthia Curtis

J. Marion Sims Foundation

Susan DeVenny


J. Marion Sims Foundation

Dale Douthat

President & CEO

United Way of the Lowcountry

Regina Eargle

Program Coordinator

Newberry County First Steps

Sally Ehrenfried

Principal, Government Relations


Brandi Elkins

Membership Manager

Together SC

Tanika Epps

CEO - Midlands

Communities In Schools of the Midlands

Sara Fawcett


United Way of the Midlands

Sherry Feggins

Chief Executive Officer

Empowering Seniors

Kerri Forrest

Lowcountry Program Director

Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelley Foundation

Betsy Goodale

South Carolina Bar Pro Bono Program Director

South Carolina Bar

Kaela Hammond

Program & Compliance Manager

Coastal Community Foundation

A'Netra Hardy

Regional Outreach Paralegal

SC Legal Services

Lilyn Hester


Amber Jackson

Executive Director/CEO

United Way of Lancaster County, Inc.

Jamie Jayroe


The Bunnelle Foundation

Natasha Jenkins

Fund Development Coordinator

United Way of Sumter, Clarendon & Lee Counties

Angel Johnson-Brebner

Executive Vice President

Coastal Community Foundation of SC

Carmen Julious



Lelia King

Executive Director

Build Carolina

Alecia Klauk

Executive Director

Chapin We Care Center

Lana Kleiman

Executive Director

Charleston Legal Access

Maurice Lawyer

Chief of Operations

The Legacy Foundation of SC

Michele Lineberger

Executive Director

The Springs Close Foundation

Donn Mack

Executive Director

South Carolina Community Health Worker Association

Tory Mackey

Executive Director


Meredith Mathews

Program Manager

Sisters of Charity Foundation of SC

Vince Matthews

Executive Director

Joseph H Neal Health Collaborative

Pete Mazzaroni

Executive Director

Marion County Healthcare Foundation

Sally McClellan

SC Association for the Education of Young Children

Jeff McCormack

Executive Director

SC Physicians Care Charity

Kevin McCray

Community Building & Grants Manager

Frances P. Bunnelle Foundation

Yolanda McCray

President & CEO

Black River United Way

Ronald McInnis

Helping Hands of Georgetown

Rebecca Melton


United Way of York County, SC

Jamie Moon


Institute for Child Success

Debbie Nelson

President and Founder

DNA Creative Communications

Mamie Nicholson


The Self Family Foundation

Donna V.S. Ortega

Community Investment Officer

J. Marion Sims Foundation

David Platts

South Carolina Arts Commission

Cary Plummer

Executive Director


Duchett Polite Hylton

Executive Director

Jasper County First Steps

Mindy Popovich


United Way of Sumter, Clarendon & Lee Counties

Kate Pratt

VP, Operations

SC Association for Community Economic Development

Daniel Prohaska

President & CEO

Lions Vision Services

Richard Puffer

Fmr. Executive Director

The Byerly Foundation

Kevin Russell

Interim President

United Way of Florence County

Karen Salerno

Executive Director

Taylors Free Medical Clinic

Geales Sands

Executive Director

Frances P. Bunnelle Foundation

Michelle Shain

Senior Director of Development

United Way of Greenville County

Langley Shealy

Steering Committee

SC Grantmakers Network

Jeff Smith


Greenwood County Community Foundation

Katy Smith

Executive Director

Piedmont Health Foundation

Paige Stephenson

President & CEO

United Way of the Piedmont

Pam Temple

Program Director

J. Marion Sims Foundation

Ann Timberlake

Timberlake Communications Inc

JoAnn Turnquist


Central Carolina Community Foundation

Donna Weston

Executive Director

Discovery Therapies, Inc

Megan Wildebour

Managing Director

PURE Theatre

Heather Witt

Executive Director

United Way of the Piedmont

Ericka Wooten

Sisters of Charity Foundation of SC

34 Other Registered Attendees

Co-Presented by:

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United Way Association of South Carolina |

Here are some great links to visit before the presentation:

  1. SC DIGITAL DRIVE - To get their local county maps, please visit and use the pre-release password REVD to enter the site.  Congressman Clyburn has agreed to host a launch event on June 23 at 11am and the password will be removed at that time. Over 200 SC broadband maps are available on the site including current versions for all 46 counties.  All maps are FREE and your attendees just place the map(s) they want into a shopping cart and checkout. It’s basically iTunes for broadband maps and this is the first broadband map store in the US! Upon checkout, a download link will be issued and each order results in the delivery of a high resolution PowerPoint slide which can be immediately used in a presentation.


  1. SPEEDTEST – To learn how to test the speed of your network, your attendees can download the free app “Speedtest by Ookla” (highly recommended) or visit By pressing GO, a user sees their current Internet speed in about 30 seconds. This is extremely useful and strategically, every time a Speedtest is executed, our SC broadband maps get smarter! I’ll explain more about this in my presentation.