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.

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.

Recipients receive:
  • $500 cash award given by Francis Marion University
  • A distinguished award to proudly display in their office
  • Registration for the award recipient at Together SC’s SC Nonprofit Summit
  • Recognition through NPLI website and newsletter(s)
  • Statewide recognition through Together SC communications with nonprofit, business, and foundation sectors
  • Local recognition through the organization’s newspaper media outlets

The 2020 Fred R. Sheheen Award for Excellence in Non-Profit Leadership will be presented in Columbia at the 2020 SC Nonprofit Summit.

Apply now:

Deadline:  February 7, 2020

The 2020 Fred R. Sheheen Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Leadership will be presented on March 5 or 6, 2020 at the Nonprofit Summit in Columbia. 

Click Here for Submission 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:

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

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