People ofColor Nonprofit Leaders Symposium:Nonprofits+HBCUs-Career Pipeline

Strategies to increase Black representation in the giving sectors.

Wednesday, March 4, 2020
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EST)
* Registration open until 3/4/20 at 4:00 PM (EST)

Nonprofits + HBCUs: Teaming up to Create a Pipeline of Young Black Professionals Into the Nonprofit & Philanthropic Sectors

As Black students begin to consider viable careers, the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors often go unmentioned by advisers. Many view the nonprofit field as low-paying and stagnant, and countless others still think of the sectors as volunteerism. This event seeks to turn that notion on its head. Black professionals from the nonprofit and philanthropic fields will introduce students to Professional Giving as a lucrative, multi-faceted, and lasting career choice.

  • A Call-to-Action will be issued during this event, highlighting the importance and significance of the HBCU experience and urging the audience to support HBCUs - even if they did not matriculate through one.
  • High-level HBCU representatives will be on hand to share knowledge and strategies with the nonprofit sector centered around attracting young Black professionals into an overwhelmingly undiversified field.
  • Philanthropic and Nonprofit agents will learn how they can both partner with HBCUs and actively recruit young Black professionals.
  • Students will be introduced to the many career paths available to them within the giving sectors.

This event is brought to you by the Together SC Black Nonprofit Leaders Group and is being offered during the 2020 SC Nonprofit Summit. Please click here to register for the Summit.

**The Symposium is a public, no-cost event. You do not have to register or attend the Summit to gain entry, but we hope you will!** 

Refreshments will be served



3:30 pm - Registration Opens; Refreshments available
4:00 pm - Welcome and Opening Remarks
4:20 pm - Keynote Address - Darrin Goss
4:40 pm - Panel I (w/ Audience Q&A)
                  Making the Connection: Successfully Navigating the Path Less Traveled
5:35 pm - Networking Marketplace
5:50 pm - Panel II (w/ Audience Q&A)
                  Forge The Future: Partnering to Construct a Fulfilling, Lucrative, and Boundless Career Pathway
6:50 pm - Closing Remarks
7:00 pm - Departure





Attendees (153)

Shayne Kinloch

Program & Operations Manager

Together SC

Rosland Powell

Impact Services Manager

United Way Association of SC

A'Netra Hardy

Regional Outreach Paralegal

SC Legal Services

Vince Matthews

Executive Director

Joseph H Neal Health Collaborative

Veronica Hemmingway

Southern Lowcountry Director

Coastal Community Foundation of SC

Chynna A. Phillips

Director of Research and Policy

Sisters of Charity Foundation of SC

Jennifer Robinson

Executive Director

Empowered to Heal

Madeleine McGee


Together SC

Nancy Morgan

Executive Director

Helping Hand Center, Inc.

Maurice Lawyer

Chief of Operations

The Legacy Foundation of SC

Prischilla Ramsey

University of South Carolina

Rhonda Young



Djuanna Brockington

Executive Director

People Against Rape

Tenelle Jones

People Against Rape

Kenneth Smith


Dillon County Long Term Recovery Group

Gaynelle Johson Dantzler

Executive Director

Extra Mile Club of the Lowcountry

Deloris Young

Executive Director

Agape Family Life Center

Ponchitta Young

Associate Director

Agape Family Life Center

Teresa Goodman

Executive Director

Community Initiatives, Inc.

Rodney White, Jr

Social Work Intern

Community Initiatives, Inc.

Duchett Polite Hylton

Executive Director

Jasper County First Steps

Nicole Echols

Pee Dee Branch Executive Director

Harvest Hope Food Bank

Darrin Goss

President & CEO

Coastal Community Foundation of SC

Herbert Drayton

One80 Place

Les Echols

Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce

Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce

Joyce Ford

Executive Director

The Naomi Project

Sherrie Belton

Community Engagement Specialist

Columbia Museum of Art

Lawrence Terry

Founder & CEO

Support For Superstars

Tabitha James

Rural Area Leadership Initiative-Dillon County

Felicia C Patrick

Executive Director

Williamsburg County First Steps

DeAndria Hardy

Executive Director

BattleBetty Foundation

JoAnn Turnquist


Central Carolina Community Foundation

Betty Washington

Executive Director

Beaufort County First Steps

Dwana Doctor

Executive Director

Hampton County First Steps

Victor Durrah, Jr

Executive Director

Brothers Restoring Urban Hope, Inc.

Adrienne Troy-Frazier

Executive Director

Berkeley County First Steps

Kevin Patten

Vice President for Finance & Administration

Central Carolina Community Foundation

Sherry Gilliam

Executive Director

Charleston County First Steps

Zakiya Esper

Executive Director

Sowing Seeds into the Midlands

Rick Joye

Executive Director

Sustaining Way

Brent Kossick

Senior Special Initiatives Officer

United Way Association of South Carolina

Ronald McInnis

Helping Hands of Georgetown

Kimberly Love

Board Chair

Killingsworth, Inc.

Patricia Hall

Executive Director

Allendale County First Steps

Anne Manner McLarty

President & Lead Donor Recognition Strategist


108 Other Registered Attendees


Darrin Goss
President & CEO,
Coastal Community Foundation of South Carolina


Speakers, Panelists, and Contributors

Herbert L. Drayton, III
President & CEO,
Vertical Holdings

Nicole Echols
Executive Director,
Harvest Hope - Pee Dee

Vareva Evans-Harris
Asst. Dir. of Fin. Aid&Scholarships,
Benedict College

Anthony J. Ghoston
President, CEO & CCO,
Dividend Assets Capital, LLC

Veronica Hemmingway
Program Officer,
Coastal Comm. Foundation of SC

Samuel Hinton
Founder & CEO,

Tondaleya G. Jackson
ED Career Pathways Init. & SLP,
Benedict College

Chynna A. Phillips
Research and Policy Director,
Sisters of Charity Foundation of SC

Emmanuel Lalande
VP for Enrollment Management,
Benedict College
Les Echols
Director of Community & Minority Enterprise,
Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce

Shayne Kinloch
Program & Operations Manager,
Together SC





Please note that registration for the Summit does not automatically grant access to this event.  Each attendee must register to attend for this specific Symposium, as space is limited.

Refreshments will be served.

* Shuttles will be on hand to transport attendees to the 2020 SC Nonprofit Summit Opening Plenary, featuring national speaker and best-selling author Dr. Jennifer Eberhardt.  The Plenary takes place immediately after the Symposium.