Nonprofit Leaders call with Dan Ellzey of SC Dept of Employment & Workforce

Tuesday, May 12, 2020
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
Category: Speaking Together

With leadership from United Way of the Midlands, and in collaboration with the SC Grantmakers Network, and the United Way Association of SC, Together SC is pleased to host SC DEW's Dan Ellzey.

The call will be facilitated by Sara Fawcett (United Way of the Midlands), as Dan joins us for a conversation with nonprofit, community and philanthropic leaders. This is an executive-oriented call and is most appropriate for high-level staff.

We will focus on the issues our state faces with significant Covid-19 related unemployment that is averaging 16-19% currently. It will offer a window into the current and future workforce situation for South Carolina. 

Nationally, the unemployment rate rose to 14.7% in April, according to the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics (pdf). That rate, and the 10.3% increase from March, represented the highest rate and the highest month-over-month increase since the Bureau began collecting data in 1948!

We will cover:

  • Current Unemployment Conditions, Demographics and Trends
  • Partnering to Meet Immediate Needs
  • Partnering to Get People Back to Work

Register and Join us Tuesday, May 12th

11:00 am to 12:00 pm
The lines will open at 10:45. We will start the meeting right at 11:00am.


Dan Ellzey, Executive Director

SC Department of Employment and Workforce

Read the SC DEW "Welcome back to Work" letter.

Attendees (112)

Alecia Klauk

Executive Director

Chapin We Care Center

Alissa C. Lietzow

Executive Director

Pro Bono Legal Services, Inc.

Amanda Dow

Duke Energy Foundation Manager- SC

Duke Energy Foundation

Amber Hewitt

Manager of Community Impact

United Way of the Lowcountry

Amber Stewart

Program Associate

SC Association for Community Economic Development

Anne Carpenter

Executive Director

Florence County Disabilities Foundation

Beth De Santis


Fact Forward

Beverly Hardin

Chief Executive Officer

Carolina Youth Development Center

Brett Lindahl

Director of Resource Development

United Way of York County, SC

Caroline T. Robertson

Executive Director

Greer Relief and Resources Agency, Inc.

Cary Plummer

Executive Director


Catherine Puckett

Program Director

Nonprofit Alliance

Catriona Carlisle

Executive Director

Meals on Wheels of Greenville

Craig Currey

Chief Executive Officer

Midlands Housing Alliance

Daniel Prohaska

President & CEO

Lions Vision Services

David Platts

South Carolina Arts Commission

Deb Richardson-Moore

Retiring Executive Director / Pastor

Triune Mercy Center

Debbie Nelson

President and Founder

DNA Creative Communications

Debra Jaillette

Executive Director

Lancaster County Council of the Arts

Donna V.S. Ortega

Community Investment Officer

J. Marion Sims Foundation

Donna Waites

Vice President of Programs

Sisters of Charity Foundation of SC

GB Olsen

VP, Resource Development

United Way of the Midlands

James Orlick

Director Foundation Relations Equity & Inclusion

Director Clemson University Foundations and Grant Writer for Inclusion and Equity

Jeff McCormack

Executive Director

SC Physicians Care Charity

Jeffrey Fleming

Chief Operating Officer

Palmetto Project, Inc.

Jennie Beaudine

Executive Director

Servants for Sight

Jill McHugh

Executive Director

Palmetto Place Children & Youth Services

Julie Ann Avin

Executive Director

Mental Illness Recovery Center, Inc. (MIRCI)

Julie M Capaldi


United Way of Pickens County

Kathy Jenkins

Executive Director

New Directions of Horry County, Inc

Katy Smith

Executive Director

Piedmont Health Foundation

Kevin Russell

Interim President

United Way of Florence County

Kim Parsons

Executive Director

family justice center

Kimberly Davis

Senior Community Relations Consultant

Wells Fargo

Lana Kleiman

Executive Director

Charleston Legal Access

Langley Shealy

Steering Committee

SC Grantmakers Network

Larry Hembree Hembree

Executive DIrector

Columbia Children's Theatre

Lesa Kastler

Community Foundation of Greenville

Leslie Lee

Executive Director

Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County

Lynn Stockman

Executive Director

Newberry County Council on Aging

Madeleine McGee


Together SC

Mamie Nicholson


The Self Family Foundation

Marc Pitman


The Concord Leadership Group

Mary Hipp

Board Chair

Feed & Seed

Michelle Shain

Senior Director of Development

United Way of Greenville County

Mindy Popovich


United Way of Sumter, Clarendon & Lee Counties

Natalia Valenzuela Swanson

Program Director, Healthy Eating & Active Learning

Mary Black Foundation

Norma Jean Suarez

Executive Director

Unity Health on Main

Paige Stephenson

President & CEO

United Way of the Piedmont

Pam Temple

Program Director

J. Marion Sims Foundation

Phillip Clark

Associate Director

Just Say Something

Rachael Fulmer

SC Business Developer

Lutheran Services Carolinas

Sharon Rodgers


United Way of Aiken County, Inc.

Shelley Price

Executive Director


Shelli D Quenga

Director of Programs

Palmetto Project, Inc.

Susan DeVenny


J. Marion Sims Foundation

Tanika Epps

CEO - Midlands

Communities In Schools of the Midlands

Tara L. Burgess

Director, Finance & Grants

Children's Attention Home

Tish McCutchen


Jolley Foundation

Tory Mackey

Executive Director

Chapin Foundation

Tracy Bailey

Chief Executive Officer

Freedom Readers

51 Other Registered Attendees
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