Talking Together with Philanthropic Partners: Update with Dept of Education

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Wednesday, April 22, 2020
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM (EDT)

Event Details

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 22nd:

The SC Department of Education will discuss and provide us with updates on feeding and e-learning efforts in our state's schools.

Thank you to our guest speakers!

Ron Jones (Director of Health and Nutrition)

Ron holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Foodservice Management Associates Degree in Culinary Arts from Johnson and Wales University. Ron currently serves as Director of the Office of Health and Nutrition at the South Carolina Department of Education.  Previously, Ron was the Culinary Specialist and Procurement Specialist for Greenville County Schools Food and Nutrition Services. Ron also held the title of Director of Foodservice for Spartanburg District Seven Schools and Director of Foodservice for the Monroe County Florida Schools in the sunny Florida Keys. Ron also has extensive experience in culinary education having formerly taught culinary arts at the high school level. Ron served as Director of Operations and Education for the Atlantic Culinary Academy, a le Cordon Bleu program offering Associate degrees in Culinary Arts.

Stephanie DiStasio (Director of Personalized Learning)

Stephanie DiStasio is Director of the Office of Personalized Learning for the South Carolina Department of Education. Throughout her career at the elementary, middle and high school level, Stephanie has focused on meeting the needs of all learners through a student centered approach.  She draws on her varied experiences as a teacher, curriculum coordinator, and principal, and parent as she leads a team dedicated to challenging the status quo in teaching and learning.  She now has the privilege of supporting educators across South Carolina implementing personalized, competency based education. 

Registration Process

Please register so we can send you the recording or any materials afterwards. 

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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.

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If you have trouble, let Brandi Elkins know: brandi@togethersc.org.

   


 

Amanda Dow
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Amanda Dow Duke Energy Foundation
Betty Gardiner
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Betty Gardiner Director of Grantmaking and Development South Carolina First Steps
Blakely Roof
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Blakely Roof President & CEO UNITED WAY OF HORRY COUNTY INC
Bree Bess
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Bree Bess Program Officer BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Foundation
Caroline Rakar
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Caroline Rakar Steering Committee CCF
Cassie Barber
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Cassie Barber Early Childhood Advisory Council Program Manager South Carolina First Steps
Catherine Puckett
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Catherine Puckett NPA Staff Nonprofit Alliance
Chris Collins
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Chris Collins Associate Director Health Care The Duke Endowment
Chynna A. Phillips
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Chynna A. Phillips Director of Research and Policy Sisters of Charity Foundation of SC
David Platts
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David Platts South Carolina Arts Commission
Debbie Cooper
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Debbie Cooper Director of Donor Services Community Foundation of Greenville
Debbie Nelson
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Debbie Nelson President DNA Creative Communications
DeLana Dameron
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DeLana Dameron Founder / Chief Strategist Red Olive Creative Consulting
Donna V.S. Ortega
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Donna V.S. Ortega Community Investment Officer J. Marion Sims Foundation
Erika Kirby
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Erika Kirby Executive Director BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Foundation
Jamesha Shackerford
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Jamesha Shackerford Program Associate Central Carolina Community Foundation
Jeff McCormack
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Jeff McCormack Executive Director SC Physicians Care Charity
Julie M Capaldi
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Julie M Capaldi President United Way of Pickens County
Kaky Grant - 1
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Kaky Grant - 1 Principal Grant Philanthropic Advisors
Karen Oliver
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Karen Oliver Sr. Director, Community Resources United Way of the Midlands
Kendall Biga
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Kendall Biga Program Coordinator Charleston Hope
Kimberly Davis
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Kimberly Davis Senior Community Relations Consultant Wells Fargo
Mac Bennett
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Mac Bennett Senior Counsel Capital Development Services
Mamie Nicholson
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Mamie Nicholson Program Officer The Self Family Foundation
Marisel Losa
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Marisel Losa President & CEO United Way of Greenwood & Abbeville Counties
Mary Finklea
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Mary Finklea Board Chair Eastern Carolina Community Foundation
Michele Lineberger
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Michele Lineberger Administrative Director The Springs Close Foundation
Mindy Popovich
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Mindy Popovich President United Way of Sumter, Clarendon & Lee Counties
Pam Temple
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Pam Temple Program Director J. Marion Sims Foundation
Rachael Fulmer
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Rachael Fulmer SC Business Developer Lutheran Services Carolinas
Sally Ehrenfried
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Sally Ehrenfried Principal, Government Relations Blackbaud
Sharman Poplava
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Sharman Poplava Executive Director TEACH Foundation
Suzanne Gardner
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Suzanne Gardner Chief of Staff United Way of Greenville County
Tara L. Burgess
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Tara L. Burgess Director, Finance & Grants Children's Attention Home
Tish McCutchen
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Tish McCutchen Program Officer Jolley Foundation
Tory Mackey
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Tory Mackey Executive Director Chapin Foundation
Winn Fitzgerald
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Winn Fitzgerald President/CEO Lions Vision Services
17 Other Registered Attendees

Agenda

April 22
9:00 AM WELCOME Benchmarks & Weekly Dashboard
9:05 AM COLLECTIVE PHILANTHROPIC EFFORTS Update on funds raised
9:10 AM TOPIC 1 Update from SC First Steps
9:15 AM TOPIC II SC Department of Education will discuss feeding updates and e-learning
9:35 AM TOPIC III Advocacy Update and call with Representative Clyburn
9:40 AM NEXT STEPS Stay strong and adjourn

For More Information:

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

 

Weekly 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