Board & Committees

A Board of Directors Dedicated to Greenville

The Community Foundation is governed by a Board of Directors which reflects the diversity of our community. Officers and Directors are chosen for their extensive knowledge of the community’s educational, cultural, civic and charitable needs. Directors serve on a volunteer basis and are elected for three-year terms. They meet bi-monthly to discuss community issues, set policy, oversee investments, and make final decisions on grants.

Officers

Lesa Kastler, Chair
Liz Seman, Vice Chair
Jon Good, Secretary
Marie Monroe, Assistant Secretary
Doug Kroske, Treasurer
Bill Bridges, Assistant Treasurer
Sue Priester, Past Chair
J. Tod Hyche, Legal Counsel

Legal Counsel

J. Tod Hyche

Board Members

Van Broad
Charles Chamberlain
Susan Cinquemani
Mark Cooter
Hal Crosswell
Stan Davis
Kay Hill
Daniel Hughes
Adela Mendoza
Ben Norwood
Frank O’Brien
Carlos Phillips
H. P. Rama
Russell Smart
Steve Spinks
Christy Thompson
Caroline Van Hook
Bogue Wallin
Beverly Ward
Patrick Weston
Nancy Whitworth

Community Foundation Committees

Our donors, directors and members volunteer their time and make lasting contributions to the future of the Greenville area through participation on committees. These committees build on the assets of the community, respond to opportunities and devise strategies for growth and positive development.

Executive Committee

Lesa Kastler, Chair
Liz Seman, Vice Chair
Jon Good, Secretary
Marie Monroe, Asst. Secretary
Doug Kroske, Treasurer
Bill Bridges, Asst. Treasurer
Tod Hyche, Legal Counsel
Sue Priester, Past Chair

Finance & Investment Committee

Doug Kroske, Chair
Bill Bridges, Vice Chair
Jon Good
Tracy Hardaway
Lesa Kastler
Martha Louise Lewis
Charlie Mickel
Ben Norwood
H.P. Rama

Development Committee

Mark Cooter, Chair
Charles Chamberlain
Daniel Hughes
Tod Hyche
Russell Smart
Caroline Van Hook
Patrick Weston

Capacity Building Grants Review Committee

Marie Monroe, Chair
Rita Bolt Barker
Kate Dabbs
Stan Davis
Skip Gordon
Whitney Hanna
Kay G. Hill
Beverly Lambert
Jamie Moon
Terri Owen
Leigh Anne Patterson
David White
Cheryl Wiggins

Public Relations Committee

Liz Seman, Chair
Van Broad
Susan Cinquemani
Adela Mendoza
Frank O’Brien
Carlos Phillips
Steve Spinks
Christy Thompson
Beverly Ward

Margaret Southern Endowment Fund Committee

Lesa Kastler, Chair
Emily Bridges
Hal Crosswell
Rick Cunningham*
Trey Gardner
Rick Harris
Julio Hernandez
Beverly Lambert
Marie Monroe
Frances Patterson
Emilyn Sanders*
Elaine Sherard
Charles Thomas
Caroline Van Hook
Nancy Whitworth

*denotes Greenville Humane Society committee member

Audit Committee

David Massey, Chair
Frances Ellison
Marie Monroe

Strategic Planning Committee

Sue Priester, Chair
Gina Blohm
Stan Davis
Jo Hackl
Daniel Hughes
Lesa Kastler
Adela Mendoza
Bob Morris
Carlos Phillips
Russell Smart
Katy Smith
Bogue Wallin
Nancy Whitworth

Enriching our Philathropic Palette

Howard Einstein comes from a long line of people who believe in the power of philanthropy to transform lives.

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Foundation News

2018 Charitable Giving Awards honors Merl Code with the Visionary Leadership Award!

In partnership with TOWN Magazine and presented by Elliott Davis, we celebrated this year's recipients of the Charitable Giving Awards. Award recipients include Merl Code, Dr. Burke Royster, Dr. Larry Gluck, Tracy Hardaway, United Community Bank, and Upstate Forever.

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