SC's Philanthropic Leaders COVID-19 - Weekly Zoom Call

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Wednesday, April 8, 2020
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM (EDT)

Event Details

United Way Association of SC, SC Grantmakers Network and Together SC are joining together to host weekly calls for our philanthropic colleagues.

Our goal is to share what's happening across the state and to lift up and inspire philanthropic partnerships, locally and statewide.

Weekly calls will happen each Wednesday from 9:00 am to 9:45 am.

Registration Process

Please register so we can send you the recording or any materials afterwards. 

Registering will also allow you to add each call to your calendar with the zoom call in number. 

We encourage participants to join 5 to 10 minutes early for networking and so that we can begin on time.  As soon as you join, please be sure to mute your line and enter your name & organization in the chat box.

After each weekly call, we will send out a follow-up email with the recording and other provided resources, as well as the link to register for the following week.

The Zoom details will remain the same for all calls, and is included in each event header, It will will also be provided upon registering for each call.

If you do not already have a profile in our database, be sure to set yours up when you register.  It will make registering for future events go much quicker, and will help provide you with further resources. 

If you have trouble, let Brandi Elkins know:



Amanda Dow
Amanda Dow Duke Energy Foundation
Amanda Lawrence
Amanda Lawrence Trident United Way
Bob Morris
Bob Morris Community Foundation of Greenville
Bree Bess
Bree Bess Program Officer BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Foundation
Caroline Rakar
Caroline Rakar Steering Committee coa
Chynna A. Phillips
Chynna A. Phillips Director of Research and Policy Sisters of Charity Foundation of SC
Debbie Cooper
Debbie Cooper Director of Donor Services Community Foundation of Greenville
Debbie Nelson
Debbie Nelson President DNA Creative Communications
Donna V.S. Ortega
Donna V.S. Ortega Community Investment Officer J. Marion Sims Foundation
Donna Waites
Donna Waites Vice President of Programs Sisters of Charity Foundation of SC
Edie Blakeslee
Edie Blakeslee Vice President, Grantmaking & Community Leadership Coastal Community Foundation of SC
Ericka Wooten
Ericka Wooten Sisters of Charity Foundation of SC
Jeff Smith
Jeff Smith President Greenwood County Community Foundation
Kaky Grant
Kaky Grant Senior Counsel Capital Development Services
Marisel Losa
Marisel Losa President & CEO United Way of Greenwood and Abbeville Counties
Mary Finklea
Mary Finklea Board Chair Eastern Carolina Community Foundation
Meredith Mathews
Meredith Mathews Program Manager Sisters of Charity Foundation of SC
Susan DeVenny
Susan DeVenny J. Marion Sims Foundation
Tamela Spann
Tamela Spann Vice President, Strategic Initiatives Hollingsworth Funds
Tish McCutchen
Tish McCutchen Program Officer Jolley Foundation
Tory Mackey
Tory Mackey Executive Director 2002
16 Other Registered Attendees


April 8
9:05 AM Our Collective Philanthropic Efforts Overview of funds raised and identified. We will review a list for fund tracking.
9:10 AM Sharing What's Working - Kerri Forrest Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelley Foundation's efforts to restructure grantmaking
9:20 AM Understanding the Need & Response to Food Insecurity Across the State Several food banks will share their resources and response efforts
9:40 AM Update on Federal Loan Programs SC Community Loan Fund Survey (extended to Fri, April 10)

For More Information:

Madeleine McGee
Madeleine McGee
President/CEO Together SC (803)929-0399x11


Weekly Calls Hosted by:


Chris Steed,

Fullerton Foundation, Executive Director

SC Grantmakers Network, Chair


Naomi Lett,

United Way Association of SC, President & CEO



Madeleine McGee,

 Together SC, President