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Wednesday, December 16, 2020
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM (EST)

Event Details

Rhett Mabry, president of The Duke Endowment  since 2016, will join us for our final Philanthropic Leaders Talking Together session of 2020. What better way to close out this difficult year than by focusing on what we’ve learned and looking ahead. 

Rhett will share the journey the Endowment’s staff and board have taken over the past two years as they worked to listen, understand and plan for tackling issues of systemic racism at work in North and South Carolina. 

Since 1924, The Duke Endowment has helped people and strengthen communities in North Carolina and South Carolina by nurturing childrenpromoting healtheducating minds and enriching spirits. Recent findings include realizing more can be done to support organizations run by and serving communities of color.  

Join us as Rhett shares what he’s learned along the way and how that might inform the work of other SC philanthropic and nonprofit organizations as we too aim to advance racial and social equity. 

Guest Speaker:

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Rhett Mabry, President

The Duke Endowment

Alicia Kokkinis
Alicia Kokkinis Grants Officer Charleston County School District
Anne Weston Sass
Anne Weston Sass Grants Director Roper St. Francis Foundation
Antonio Boyd
Antonio Boyd President and CEO Think Tank Consulting Group, LLC
Ashley Redmond
Ashley Redmond Executive Director/Chief Development Officer Roper St. Francis Foundation
Betty Gardiner
Betty Gardiner Director of Grantmaking and Development South Carolina First Steps
Bob Morris
Bob Morris Community Foundation of Greenville
Daniel Prohaska
Daniel Prohaska Director of Development Lions Vision Services
Erin Johnson
Erin Johnson Vice President for Community Investment Central Carolina Community Foundation
Jaclyn Cobosco
Jaclyn Cobosco Development Officer Greenville Tech Foundation, Inc.
Jennifer McCormack
Jennifer McCormack ED, Corp. and Foundation Philanthropy College of Nursing - Light the Dome!
Jennifer Moore
Jennifer Moore VO of Community Impact United Way of the Midlands
Kaky Grant - 1
Kaky Grant - 1 Principal Grant Philanthropic Advisors
Katy Smith
Katy Smith Executive Director Piedmont Health Foundation
Lesa Kastler
Lesa Kastler The Community Foundation of Greenville Board Chair
Megan Reilly
Megan Reilly Development Director Charleston Pro Bono Legal Services
Theresa Bowles
Theresa Bowles Board Chair Angels Charge Ministry
Tish McCutchen
Tish McCutchen Program Officer Jolley Foundation
Winn Fitzgerald
Winn Fitzgerald President/CEO Lions Vision Services
8 Other Registered Attendees

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