Philanthropic Partners: Passing Gear Philanthropy - Meeting the Moment

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Wednesday, September 16, 2020
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM (EDT)

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Join John Simpkins, the new president of MDC, as he shares with South Carolina’s grant-makers his vision of the Thriving South that we could be possible in this generational moment.

“The South is a place of promise, but it has a past that it still hasn’t fully reckoned with,” said Simpkins, who grew up in Lexington, South Carolina. “I can’t think of a better way to go back to where I was planted than with MDC—a ‘think tank with muddy boots’ that’s committed to equity and economic mobility. Because at this moment, equity and economic mobility are essential for driving the South into a new post-COVID reality.”

Through its State of the South report, Growth for Impact strategies, and the Equity-Centered Leadership approach exemplified by Passing Gear Philanthropy, MDC is engaged in the deep work of systems design for systems change to promote racial equity through economic mobility.

By reading reality truthfully, rigorously analyzing data, and promoting individual and organizational transformation, MDC is building on its half-century commitment to lasting change in leadership, community development, and economic security.     

Presented by:

Guest Speaker:

John L.S. Simpkins,

President, MDC

Facilitator:

Darrin Goss,

President & CEO, Coastal Community Foundation

Allison Safford
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Allison Safford Strategic Initiatives Officer Hollingsworth Funds
Amanda Dow
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Amanda Dow Duke Energy Foundation
Angel Johnson-Brebner
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Angel Johnson-Brebner Executive Vice President Coastal Community Foundation
Ann Warner
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Ann Warner CEO WREN
Ashley Whitt
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Ashley Whitt Senior Program Officer The Spartanburg County Foundation
Betty Gardiner
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Betty Gardiner Director of Grantmaking and Development South Carolina First Steps
Chris Collins
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Chris Collins Associate Director Health Care The Duke Endowment
Darrin Goss
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Darrin Goss President & CEO Coastal Community Foundation of SC
Debbie Cooper
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Debbie Cooper Director of Donor Services Community Foundation of Greenville
Donna Waites
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Donna Waites Vice President of Programs Sisters of Charity Foundation of SC
Edie Blakeslee
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Edie Blakeslee Vice President, Grantmaking & Community Leadership Coastal Community Foundation of SC
Ericka Wooten
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Ericka Wooten Sisters of Charity Foundation of SC
Erika Kirby
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Erika Kirby Executive Director BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Foundation
Geales Sands
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Geales Sands Frances P. Bunnelle Foundation
Hannah Jarrett
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Hannah Jarrett Director of Financial Stability Strategy United Way of the Piedmont
Heather Witt
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Heather Witt Vice President of Community Impact United Way of the Piedmont
Jennifer Evins
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Jennifer Evins President & CEO Chapman Cultural Center
JoAnn Turnquist
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JoAnn Turnquist President/CEO Central Carolina Community Foundation
Kaela Hammond
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Kaela Hammond Program & Compliance Manager Coastal Community Foundation of SC
Katy Sides
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Katy Sides Knowledge Management Officer Hollingsworth Funds
Katy Smith
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Katy Smith Executive Director Piedmont Health Foundation
Keisha Gray
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Keisha Gray Program Director, Early Childhood Development Mary Black Foundation
Kevin McCray
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Kevin McCray Community Building & Grants Manager Frances P. Bunnelle Foundation
Laila Bell
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Laila Bell The Duke Endowment
Langley Shealy
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Langley Shealy Steering Committee SC Grantmakers Network
Madeleine McGee
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Madeleine McGee President/CEO Together SC
Mamie Nicholson
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Mamie Nicholson President The Self Family Foundation
Marc Pitman
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Marc Pitman CEO The Concord Leadership Group
Marisel Losa
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Marisel Losa President & CEO United Way of Greenwood and Abbeville Counties
Mary Dell Hayes
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Mary Dell Hayes Project Manager, SC Counts 2020 United Way Association of SC
Megan Seiner
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Megan Seiner Executive Director SC Bar Foundation
Michelle Shain
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Michelle Shain Senior Director of Development United Way of Greenville County
Molly Talbot-Metz
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Molly Talbot-Metz President Mary Black Foundation
Naomi Lett
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Naomi Lett President / CEO United Way Association of SC
Natalia Valenzuela Swanson
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Natalia Valenzuela Swanson Program Director, Healthy Eating & Active Learning Mary Black Foundation
Patricia Wright
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Patricia Wright Program Associate Coastal Community Foundation of SC
Quinn Hayes
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Quinn Hayes Midlands Branch Development Specialist Harvest Hope Food Bank
Richard Puffer
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Richard Puffer Executive Director The Byerly Foundation
Susan B Bankson
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Susan B Bankson Wells Fargo
Susan DeVenny
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Susan DeVenny Arras Foundation
Tamela Spann
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Tamela Spann Vice President, Strategic Initiatives Hollingsworth Funds
Tannesha Clements
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Tannesha Clements Executive Director/ COO Lydia's Bowels of Mercy Home, Inc
Terri Lottchea
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Terri Lottchea Operations Manger Frances P. Bunnelle Foundation
Tish McCutchen
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Tish McCutchen Program Officer Jolley Foundation
Veronica Hemmingway
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Veronica Hemmingway Southern Lowcountry Director Coastal Community Foundation of SC
19 Other Registered Attendees

For More Information:

Madeleine McGee
Madeleine McGee
President/CEO Together SC (803)929-0399x11

 

Monthly Calls Hosted by:

 

Chris Steed,

Fullerton Foundation, Executive Director

SC Grantmakers Network, Chair

 

Naomi Lett,

United Way Association of SC, President & CEO

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Madeleine McGee,

 Together SC, President