Talking Together with Philanthropic Partners: Dept of Employment & Workforc

Wednesday, April 29, 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.

April 29th:

The SC Department of Employment and Workforce

Thank you to our guest speakers!

Michelle Paczynski

Assistant Executive Director, SC DEW - Workforce Development

Grey Parks

Assistant Executive Director, SC DEW - Workforce Operations

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 minutes early 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 29
9:00 AM Welcome
9:05 AM SC Department of Employment and Workforce Presentation
9:25 AM Debrief Monday's Call with Congressman Jim Clyburn
9:40 AM Other Information / Stay Strong

Attendees (33)

Amanda Dow

Duke Energy Foundation Manager- SC

Duke Energy Foundation

Amber Jackson

Executive Director/CEO

United Way of Lancaster County, Inc.

Betty Gardiner

Director of Grantmaking and Development

South Carolina First Steps

Blakely Roof

President & CEO


Caroline Rakar

Steering Committee


Chynna A. Phillips

Senior Director of Policy and Research

Sisters of Charity Foundation of SC

David Platts

South Carolina Arts Commission

Debbie Cooper

Director of Donor Services

Community Foundation of Greenville

DeLana Dameron

Founder / Chief Strategist

Red Olive Creative Consulting

Donna V.S. Ortega

Community Investment Officer

J. Marion Sims Foundation

Donna Waites

Vice President of Programs

Sisters of Charity Foundation of SC

Jeff McCormack

Executive Director

SC Physicians Care Charity

Julie M Capaldi


United Way of Pickens County

Kaky Grant


Grant Philanthropic Advisors

Karen Franklin

Senior Director of Foundation Relations

Clemson University

Kimberly Davis

Senior Community Relations Consultant

Wells Fargo

Lindsey Shealy

Development Associate

Cure Sanfilippo Foundation

Marisel Losa

President & CEO

United Way of Greenwood and Abbeville Counties

Mary Woodiwiss

Director of Grants and Projects

Greenwood County Community Foundation

Michele Lineberger

Executive Director

The Springs Close Foundation

Molly Talbot-Metz


Mary Black Foundation

Pam Temple

Program Director

J. Marion Sims Foundation

Pete Mazzaroni

Executive Director

Marion County Healthcare Foundation

Susan DeVenny


J. Marion Sims Foundation

Suzanne Gardner

Chief of Staff

United Way of Greenville County

Tory Mackey

Executive Director

Chapin Foundation

Yarley Steedly

Government Relations Director

American Heart Association

6 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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