Fred R. Sheheen Award

Excellence in Non-Profit Leadership


In 2017, the Award for Nonprofit Leadership was renamed to honor Fred Sheheen, founder of the Non-Profit Leadership Institute at Francis Marion University, and a pssionate advocate for the nonprofit community and excellence in leadership.

This leadership award recognizes a graduate of Fred R. Sheheen Non-Profit Leadership Institute at Francis Marion University or a Together SC member who has excelled in the management of their organization through organizational and resource development.

This award is sponsored by the Fred R. Sheheen Non-Profit Leadership Institute at Francis Marion University and Together SC.

Recipients receive:
  • $500 cash award by Francis Marion University
  • A distinguished award to proudly display in their office
  • Registration to the FMU NPLI Alumni Training Day on May 15, 2020
  • Registration to the 2021 Nonprofit Summit hosted by Together SC
  • Local and statewide recognition through FMU and Together SC communications.
  • Listing on the Excellence in Nonprofit Leadership page on the Together SC website.
Application Timeline:

NOTE: The 2020 Fred R. Sheheen Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Leadership has been suspended due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. Look for information in the fall of 2020 about nominations for the 2021 Award.

Apply using FMU's online form located here.

Or submit via email following these instructions:

Click Here for nomination Form and Instructions

For Questions: Contact Chuck MacNeil at Francis Marion University at 843.250-5088 or Chuck.MacNeil@fmarion.edu


2019 Recipient

Nicole Echols, Harvest Hope Food Bank Florence


Past Recipients:

2019

Nicole Echols, Harvest Hope Food Bank, Florence

2018  

Chris Manley Rebuild Upstate ,Greenville

2017

Carl Humphries Hope Health, Inc., Florence

2016

Tricia Richardson SC Thrive, Columbia

2015

Christina Jackson Sea Haven, Little River

2014

Sharon Clemmons Thomas Helping Hands of Georgetown, Georgetown

2013

Ginny Waller Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands, Columbia

2012

Cecilia Meggs Lighthouse Ministries, Florence

2011

Denise Holland Harvest Hope Food Bank, Columbia 

2010

Fay Brown Foothills Alliance, Anderson

2009

Kristi King Brock Anderson Interfaith Ministries, Anderson

2008

Jennie W. Peze Pee Dee Land Trust, Florence 

2007

Deborah Francis Lexington-Richland Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council, Columbia