Talking Together: Why Color-Blind Philanthropy Creates More Blind Spots

Wednesday, November 18, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EST)

The Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Access (IDEA) Committee of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Lowcountry Chapter, in conjunction with TogetherSC, is hosting a meeting of the minds to discuss Why Color-Blind Philanthropy Creates More Blind Spots. The panel discussion will encourage a candid dialogue about the blind spots that exist in fundraising and steps we all can take to move in a new and improved direction. Panelists will share their varied experiences as a donor, grant funder, and small grass-roots nonprofit.

Participants will gain a new perspective for fundraising that promotes inclusion and diversity while recognizing the gaps that currently exist in fundraising.


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Quinetha Frasier

Fundraising Strategist and Deal Maker for Good


Reaching Beyond our Walls | Love Inc.

Joyce Maybin Nesmith,

Executive Director, Beyond Our Walls

Herbert L. Drayton, III,

Business Leader & Philanthropist

Mamie Nicholson,

President, The Self Family Foundation

Attendees (126)

Karen Addy

Development Coordinator

Palmetto Animal Assisted Life Services (PAALS)

Samantha Alcozer

Conservation Coordinator

The Nature Conservancy

Argentini Anderson

Executive Director

Dress for Success Columbia

Nancy Appel

Development Director

Coastal Conservation League

Susan B Bankson

Wells Fargo

Pat Baxley

Grants/Development Manager

Girl Scouts of Eastern South Carolina

Bree Bess

Program Officer

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Foundation

Tatjana Beylotte

Executive Director

Charleston Jazz

Mack Bigby

Executive director


Mandy Black

Executive Director

Little Steps

Becca Bosch

Program Sustainability AmeriCorps VISTA

NAMI Greenville

C. Michael Bowman

President, BOD

Father to Father, Inc.

Jennifer Bozard

Chief Operating Officer

One80 Place

Amy Breault

Executive Director

Horry County First Steps

Ernest Brown


North Central Family Medicine

David Burden

Director of Nonprofit Recruiting

The Newell Group

Eileen Chepenik

Executive Director

Trident Literacy Association

Lorraine Chow

Communications Specialist

South Carolina Environmental Law Project

Marti Colucci

Leeza's Care Connection

Debbie Cooper

Director of Donor Services

Community Foundation of Greenville

Marco Corona

Chief Development Officer

One80 Place

Kelsey Crum

Executive Director

Carolina Dance Collaborative

Craig Currey

Chief Executive Officer

Midlands Housing Alliance

Beth De Santis


Fact Forward

Stacey Denaux


One80 Place

Kena Dill

Leeza's Care Connection

Erin Fisher

Global Engagement - South Carolina

The Boeing Company

Lauren Gellatly

Director of Operations

Lowcountry Local First

Kaky Grant


Grant Philanthropic Advisors

Keisha Gray

Program Director, Early Childhood Development

Mary Black Foundation

Sara Green

Executive Director

SC Wildlife Federation

Quinn Hayes

Program & Grants Manager

Harvest Hope Food Bank

Vanessa Hill

Assistant ED for Operations

University of South Carolina Alumni Association

Elizabeth Houck

Strategic Initiatives Associate

Central Carolina Community Foundation

Julie Hussey


Civic Communications LLC

Lauren Johnson

Director of Major Gifts

Roper St. Francis Foundation

Debbie Jones

Executive Director

Social Emotional Learning for South Carolina

Lenora Lefew

Volunteer and Development Coordinator

Harvest Hope Food Bank

Tina Marshall

Community Relations Officer

Palmetto Goodwill

Caroline Mauldin

Southern Equity Collective

Kati McArdle

Grants Manager

Coastal Conservation League

Madeleine McGee


Together SC

Bob Morris

Community Foundation of Greenville

Tes Myrie

Major Gift Officer

Coastal Conservation League

Joyce Nesmith

Executive Director

Beyond Our Walls at BOWs Meeting Place

Wanda Newkirk

Executive Director

Nazareth House

Mamie Nicholson


The Self Family Foundation

Katie Norris

Senior Client Account Manager


Karen Oliver

ECAC Program Manager

United Way of the Midlands

Donna Ortega

Founder and Owner


Marc Pitman


The Concord Leadership Group

Daniel Prohaska

President & CEO

Lions Vision Services

Richard Puffer

Fmr. Executive Director

The Byerly Foundation

Barbara Rackes


SC Women in Leadership

Elmire Raven

East Cooper Community Outreach

Ashley Redmond

Executive Director/Chief Development Officer

Roper St. Francis Foundation

Megan Reilly

Development Director

Charleston Pro Bono Legal Services

Luanne Rodgers

Chief Philanthropy and Mission Advancement Officer

Windwood Family Services

Jennifer Ross

Director of Development

Gibbes Museum of Art

Laurie Rovin

Nonprofit Consultant/Interim Executive Director

Laurie Rovin, LLC

Samantha Scott

Corporate Relations Manager

Charleston Parks Conservancy

Minor Mickel Shaw


Daniel-Mickel Foundation

Samantha Shirley

Director of Business Development


Meg Stanley

Executive Director

Eat Smart Move More SC

Paige Stephenson

President & CEO

United Way of the Piedmont

Justin Stokes

Deputy Chief Conservation Officer - Nat'l Office

Audubon South Carolina

Cynthia Swenson


Tina Ujcich

HR & Volunteer Resources Coordinator

Charleston County Parks Foundation

Brett Wadford

Director of Development

Center for Heirs' Property Preservation

Donna Waites

Vice President of Programs

Sisters of Charity Foundation of SC

Ann Warner



Lakita Watson

Executive Director

Richland County Recreation Foundation

Rodney White, Jr

Social Work Intern

Together SC

Amy Wilson

Chief Compliance Officer

One80 Place

Heather Witt

Executive Director

United Way of the Piedmont

Henrietta Woodward

Executive Director

Community First Land trust

Ericka Wooten

Sisters of Charity Foundation of SC

49 Other Registered Attendees

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