Removing Our Blinders: How to Avoid White Savior Fundraising

Wednesday, December 1, 2021
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM (EST)
via Zoom
Category: Removing Our Blinders

Join Lizzie Bebber, executive director of United Ministries, and Mark Steenback, the chief resource officer at Habitat for Humanity of Greenville County, as they share how their organizations are transitioning from event-driven fundraising to a relationship-focused model. Focusing on clients as people of strength and offering donors the opportunity to be part of long-term solutions is key to this transition. Learn how their organizations have elevated the voices of their clients, how they tell their stories, and how they approach discussions of race when fundraising.

Lizzie Bebber

CEO, United Ministries

Mark Steenback

Chief Resource Officer, Habitat for Humanity of Greenville County

Attendees (74)

Karen Addy

Development Coordinator

Palmetto Animal Assisted Life Services (PAALS)

Abigail Appleton

Chief Project Officer

Charleston Animal Society

Taylor Atkinson

Interim Director

Union County Library System

Tami Barlow

Director of Operations

Charleston Promise Neighborhood

Claire Bennett

Senior Public Policy Analyst

Arras Foundation

Andrew Boozer

Executive Director

Senior Resources

Justin Borrero


SOS Care

LaTonya Boyd

Executive Director

Chester County First Steps

Amy Breault

Executive Director

Horry County First Steps

Molly Chappell-McPhail

Director of Advocacy and Expansion


Rosemarie Clarke

Executive Director

Revival Ministry Inc.

Beth De Santis


Fact Forward

Rena Dixon

Interim CEO / Director of Health Services

Fact Forward

Laura Gassler

Executive Director

Habitat for Humanity Georgetown County

Kaky Grant


Grant Philanthropic Advisors

Abby Harwell

Director of Communications

United Way of the Piedmont

Mary Dell Hayes

Principal Consultant

StopGap Solutions

Frances Hefka

Resource Specialist

Palmetto Project, Inc.

Larry Hembree

Executive DIrector

Columbia Children's Theatre

Jennifer Henderson


330 Partners

Kimberly Humphrey

GCS Relations Associate

Richland County Government and Community Services

Kathy Jenkins

Executive Director

Orangeburg County First Steps

Mariah Johnson

Operations Administrator

Greenville Housing Fund

Alana Jordan

Development & Marketing Director

Together SC

Maura Langston

Director of Sales


Lauren Luneckas

Executive Director

Children's Museum of the Upstate

Tory Mackey

Executive Director

Chapin Foundation

Leann Malone

Executive Director

Lancaster County First Steps

Lyndsey Marchman

Grants Development Coordinator

Children's Trust of SC

Barbara Martin

VP of Development

Children's Museum of the Upstate

Tonya Matthews

President and CEO

International African American Museum (IAAM)

Rebecca Melton


United Way of York County, SC

Beth Messick

Executive Director

Jasmine Road

Bob Morris

Community Foundation of Greenville

Cheryl O'Donnell

Executive Director

Florence Crittenton Programs of SC

Karen Oliver

ECAC Program Manager

SC First Steps to School Readiness

Heather Perry

Director of Philanthropy

Life Resources

Anne Reid

Chief Development Officer

Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired SC

Brooke Robertson

Director of Strategic Communication & Member Experience

Neue South Collective

Laurie Rovin

Nonprofit Consultant/Interim Executive Director

Laurie Rovin, LLC

Alexandria Russell

Development Manager

Charleston Legal Access

Samantha Scott

Corporate Relations Manager

Charleston Parks Conservancy

Heather Singleton

Principal Consultant

Strategic Public Relations Consulting

Paige Stephenson

President & CEO

United Way of the Piedmont

Alana Stroker

Manager, Corporate Social Responsibility

Colonial Life

Aaron Stroud-Romero

VP of International Operations

OneWorld Health

LaQuinta West

Executive Director

Dorchester Seniors, Inc.

Dawn Wilkinson

Executive Director

Humane Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

Ericka Wooten

Sisters of Charity Foundation of SC

Isabelle Wyerman

AmeriCorps VISTA

Charleston Promise Neighborhood

Greta Young

Executive Director

The Parenting Place

Samantha Zimmerschied

Executive Director

The Advanced Institute for Development and Learning

22 Other Registered Attendees