A Virtual Forum with Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg

Friday, January 8, 2021
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EST)

Join us for a virtual forum with the Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg for Charleston nonprofit leaders!

Presenters will share:

  • Highlights from the Riley Center's survey on conditions impacting nonprofits in Charleston, followed by a few brief presentations by nonprofit leaders.

Mayor Tecklanburg's remarks will include:

  • His response to information leaders have shared  

  • 2021 A-Tax and Community Assistance Grant Funding 

  • AmeriCorps VISTA 

  • Update on the City's Special Commission on Equity, Inclusion and Racial Conciliation and the 2021 MLK Celebration 

    • Response to your questions


      Mayor John Tecklenburg,

      City of Charleston

      Bob Kahle, Ph.D.

      Bob Kahle,

      Managing Director, Kahle Strategic Insights, LLC

      (Former Associate Director, Riley Center for Livable Communities)


      Charleston Nonprofits are Invited to Apply
      to Host AmeriCorps VISTA Members

      The City of Charleston will be submitting its AmeriCorps VISTA Renewal Application in February 2021 and, in advance of that, will be selecting the VISTA host sites for the upcoming member year.  To that end, they seek applicants to host a VISTA for a one-year term of service.  The VISTA will work full time with your organization to build capacity for your organization to meet client needs.

      • AmeriCorps VISTA is…the national service program of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) designed specifically to fight poverty. The program supports local efforts by engaging members in a one-year, full-time service year with a local organization.  All VISTA projects seek to build the capacity and sustainability of local organizations and agencies to serve their clients more effectively. Visit the AmeriCorps VISTA website for more information.
      •  A Virtual Informational Meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 6, 9:00-10:30 AM.  Please email Mindy Sturm at to register.  It is strongly recommended that a representative from your organization attend if you plan to apply, particularly if you will be a new applicant
      • Applications are due January 22, by 5:00 PM.  Applications are to be submitted electronically to

      Attendees (100)

      Sara Perry

      Executive Director

      Respite Care Charleston

      Alissa C. Lietzow

      Executive Director

      Pro Bono Legal Services, Inc.

      Marie-Louise Moreto


      Mount Pleasant Community Arts Center Committee

      Crystal Campbell

      Executive Director

      Dorchester County First Steps

      Beth De Santis


      Fact Forward

      Kaela Hammond

      Program & Compliance Manager

      Coastal Community Foundation of SC

      Amanda Lawrence

      Trident United Way

      Elmire Raven

      East Cooper Community Outreach

      Bob Kahle

      Managing Director

      Kahle Strategic Insights

      Kendall Biga

      Program Coordinator

      Charleston Hope

      Mindy Sturm


      City of Charleston- Mayor's Office for Children, Youth and Families

      Caroline Byrd

      VP of Corporate Development

      Trident United Way

      Stephanie Barrow

      Relationship Manager

      Trio Solutions Inc. (TRIO)

      Brett Wadford

      Director of Development

      Center for Heirs' Property Preservation

      Sam Clements

      Doors To Dream

      Amy Brennan

      Executive Director

      Dragon Boat Charleston

      Tatjana Beylotte

      Executive Director

      Charleston Jazz

      Hannah Charney

      Development Coordinator

      Charleston Symphony Orchestra

      Dan Daniel

      Director of Development and Communications

      Charleston Parks Conservancy

      Kristy Danford

      CJCC Project Director

      Charleston County Criminal Justice Coordinating Council

      C. Michael Bowman

      President, BOD

      Father to Father, Inc.

      Samantha Alcozer

      Conservation Coordinator

      The Nature Conservancy

      Kate Pratt

      VP, Operations

      SC Association for Community Economic Development

      Grace Gasper

      Executive Director

      Friends of Coastal South Carolina

      Caprice Atterbury


      Origin SC

      Angie Reynolds

      Director of Education

      Trident United Way

      Marie Elana Roland


      The Navigation Center

      Amanda Nadel

      Prosperity Center Operations Specialist

      Trident United Way

      Tarsha Wheaton

      EHS-CCP Program Director

      Charleston County First Steps EHS-CCP

      Sherry Gilliam

      Executive Director

      Charleston County First Steps to School Readiness

      Stephanie Cook

      Program Coordinator

      Berkeley County First Steps

      ReZsaun Lewis

      Executive Director

      Lowcountry Youth Services

      Nichole Myles

      Executive Director

      Children's Museum of the Lowcountry

      Lynn Hutto

      Interim Executive Director

      Greater Columbia Community Relations Council

      Renee Linyard-Gary

      Director of Health

      Trident United Way

      Stacey Denaux


      One80 Place


      South Carolina Arts Alliance

      Amy Wilson

      Chief Compliance Officer

      One80 Place

      Acecily Alexander

      Community Manager

      Enough Pie

      Jeffrey Fleming

      Chief Operating Officer

      Palmetto Project, Inc.

      Dorothea Bernique

      Executive Director

      Increasing H.O.P.E Financial Training Center

      Emily Bartels


      Reach Out and Read - Carolinas

      Lisa Hart

      Carolina Teen Center

      Cynthia Swenson

      Project OKURASE

      Shayne Kinloch

      Director of Operations

      Joseph H Neal Health Collaborative

      Beverly Hardin

      Chief Executive Officer

      Carolina Youth Development Center

      Jennifer Ross

      Director of Development

      Gibbes Museum of Art

      David Platts

      South Carolina Arts Commission

      Amelia Holcombe

      Program Associate

      Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelley Foundation

      Phyllis Martin

      Executive Director

      Tri-County Cradle to Career Collaborative

      GP McLeer

      Executive Director

      South Carolina Arts Alliance

      Sherrie Snipes-Williams


      Charleston Promise Neighborhood

      Gillian Zettler

      Executive Director

      Charleston Wine + Food

      47 Other Registered Attendees


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