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

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

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:




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)

Attendees (37)

Bree Bess

Program Officer

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Foundation

Edie Blakeslee

Vice President, Grantmaking & Community Leadership

Coastal Community Foundation of SC

Debbie Cooper

Director of Community Impact

Community Foundation of Greenville

Susan DeVenny


J. Marion Sims Foundation

Amanda Dow

Duke Energy Foundation Manager- SC

Duke Energy Foundation

Mary Finklea

Board Chair

Eastern Carolina Community Foundation

Kaky Grant


Capital Development Services

Amanda Lawrence

AVP, Community Engagement, HCA Healthcare

Trident United Way

Marisel Losa

President & CEO

United Way of Greenwood and Abbeville Counties

Tory Mackey

Executive Director


Meredith Mathews

Program Manager

Sisters of Charity Foundation of SC

Tish McCutchen


Jolley Foundation

Bob Morris

Community Foundation of Greenville

Debbie Nelson

President and Founder

DNA Creative Communications

Donna V.S. Ortega

Community Investment Officer

J. Marion Sims Foundation

Chynna A. Phillips

Senior Director of Policy and Research

Sisters of Charity Foundation of SC

Caroline Rakar

Steering Committee


Jeff Smith


Greenwood County Community Foundation

Tamela Spann

Vice President, Strategic Initiatives

Hollingsworth Funds

Donna Waites

Vice President of Programs

Sisters of Charity Foundation of SC

Ericka Wooten

Sisters of Charity Foundation of SC

16 Other Registered Attendees


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


For More Information:

Madeleine McGee

Madeleine McGee

President/CEO, Together SC

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