Talking Together with Philanthropic Partners: With Director Leach of SC DSS

Wednesday, May 20, 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 to 9:45am.

May 20th:

The Department of Social Services will join us to discuss issues of child care, federal resources and gaps, and family and child protection issues in our state.

Guest Speaker:

   SC DSS website will be down starting Friday

Micheal Leach, Executive Director

SC Department of Social Services

Facilitated by:

JoAnn M. Turnquist – Central Carolina Community Foundation

JoAnn Turnquist, President & CEO

Central Carolina Community Foundation

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:



Attendees (81)

Yarley Steedly

Government Relations Director

American Heart Association

Mamie Nicholson


The Self Family Foundation

Heather Witt

Vice President of Community Impact

United Way of the Piedmont

Tish McCutchen

Program Officer

Jolley Foundation

Minor Mickel Shaw


Daniel-Mickel Foundation

Michele Lineberger

Interim Executive Director (as of 9/01/2020)

The Springs Close Foundation

Madeleine McGee


Together SC

JoAnn Turnquist


Central Carolina Community Foundation

Kevin McCray

Community Building & Grants Manager

Frances P. Bunnelle Foundation

Donna V.S. Ortega

Community Investment Officer

J. Marion Sims Foundation

Molly Talbot-Metz


Mary Black Foundation

Pam Temple

Program Director

J. Marion Sims Foundation

Derek Lewis

Executive Director

Greenville First Steps

Barbara Rackes


SC Women in Leadership

Amy Holbert

Chief Executive Officer

Family Connection of SC

Meg Stanley

Executive Director

Eat Smart Move More SC

Blakely Roof

President & CEO

United Way of Horry County

Kaky Grant - 1


Grant Philanthropic Advisors

Teresa Baxter

Human Resources Manager

A Child's Haven

Catherine Puckett

NPA Staff

Greenville Partnership for Philthanthropy

Debbie Cooper

Director of Donor Services

Community Foundation of Greenville

Chris Bishop

Executive Director of Regional Expansion

Nurse-Family Partnership

Erin Johnson

Vice President for Community Investment

Central Carolina Community Foundation

Sue Berkowitz


S.C. Appleseed Legal Justice Center

Debbie Nelson


DNA Creative Communications

Coraretta Smalls

Assistant Clinical Director

A Child's Haven

Mindy Popovich


United Way of Sumter, Clarendon & Lee Counties

Kendall Biga

Program Coordinator

Charleston Hope

Bethany Vause

SC Executive Director

Lutheran Services Carolinas

Rachael Fulmer

SC Business Developer

Lutheran Services Carolinas

Betty Gardiner

Director of Grantmaking and Development

South Carolina First Steps

Karen Oliver

Sr. Director, Community Resources

United Way of the Midlands

Amanda Dow

Duke Energy Foundation

Bree Bess

Program Officer


Amber Hewitt

Manager of Community Impact

United Way of the Lowcountry

Mary Finklea

Board Chair

Eastern Carolina Community Foundation

Brandi Elkins

Membership Manager

Together SC

Langley Shealy

Steering Committee

SC Grantmakers Network

Susan B Bankson

Wells Fargo

Susan DeVenny

J. Marion Sims Foundation

Keisha Gray

Program Director, Early Childhood Development

Mary Black Foundation

Debbie Robertson

Chief Partnership Officer

South Carolina First Steps

Julie M Capaldi


United Way of Pickens County

Katy Motsinger

Community Resource Director

Children's Attention Home

Emily Parrish

Executive Director

Children's Attention Home

Naomi Lett

President / CEO

United Way Association of SC

Michelle Shain

Senior Director of Development

United Way of Greenville County

Adrienne Troy-Frazier

Executive Director

berkeley county first steps

Katy Smith

Executive Director

Piedmont Health Foundation

Natalia Valenzuela Swanson

Program Director, Healthy Eating & Active Learning

Mary Black Foundation

Cary Plummer

Executive Director


Jeff McCormack

Executive Director

SC Physicians Care Charity

Marcia Bacon


Richland County First Steps

Amanda Lawrence

Trident United Way

27 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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