Our experienced professional staff makes it easy for you to make a difference in Greenville.
Robert W. (Bob) Morris
Bob moved to Greenville in December of 1999 to become President of the Community Foundation of Greenville. Bob attended Wake Forest University, earned his JD/MBA in 1986, and became a member of the North Carolina Bar. He began his career in Trust Banking before joining the Foundation For The Carolinas as its Vice President for Development in 1996.
Bob is a member of the Greenville Downtown Rotary Club, the Greenville Estate Planning Council, and is a Paul Harris Fellow. He is a volunteer for the OnTrack Greenville Middle Grades Success Initiative, Triune Mercy Center, and the CEO Build Task Force for Habitat for Humanity. Bob is a graduate of Leadership Greenville and the Diversity Leadership Institute. He has been recognized in the Upstate Business Journal’s “Who’s Who” of Greenville.
Chief Financial & Operations Officer
Sharon has lived in Greenville since 1990 after being born and raised in New York City. She earned Bachelor of Arts degrees from Queens College in three separate majors: Accounting, Economics, and Computers. She became a licensed CPA in 1989 while working at Coopers & Lybrand (now PriceWaterhouseCoopers). Prior to becoming CFO/COO of the Foundation in July 1998, she worked for Bon Secours St. Francis Health System and Babies R Us.
In addition to owning her own business, Sharon has been involved with numerous South Carolina nonprofits in the area of animal welfare, rescue, and rehabilitation. She has served on the Board of the Greenville Humane Society as Treasurer and has previously served on the boards of Dining for Women and Pet Tender Angels Rescue & Rehabilitation. Sharon is a Hull Fellow, having completed this Southeastern Council of Foundations professional development program in 2011.
Deborah G. (Debbie) Cooper
Director of Community Impact--Grants & Scholarships
Debbie joined the Community Foundation team in 2000 and is the Director of Community Impact – Grants and Scholarships. Debbie received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Limestone College and a Masters of Human Resource Development from Clemson University. Her career and experiences have included a wide range of positions in the philanthropic, nonprofit, and corporate sectors. Debbie is a Leadership Greenville Alumni and a Philanthropy Southeast 2013 Hull Fellow. Debbie is active in the community and has served on numerous boards, such as United Ministries, Greenville Literacy Association, and Greenville Hospital System Children’s Hospital Development Council.
Debbie is a South Carolina native. She is married to Randy; they have one son, Brent, daughter-in-law, Kristen, and three grandchildren. Debbie gets her daily inspiration from a very spoiled Yorkie named Bentley who meets each day with enthusiasm, positivity, and unconditional love.
Director of Development
Gina joined our staff in September 2014 as the Director of Development. She helps individuals and families with their charitable giving by helping them establish donor-advised funds, endowment funds, and arrange legacy gifts. She also works to increase unrestricted contributions to the Community Foundation so that the Foundation can be responsive to the community’s greatest and evolving needs. Gina oversees the marketing and public relations efforts for the Foundation. Previously, she worked as a development officer at Greenville Health System.
Gina earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Marketing from The Ohio State University and has lived in Greenville since 2005. She serves on the Board for Greenville Women Giving, Greenville First Steps, and Greater Good Greenville and is a Sustainer in the Junior League of Greenville. She is a graduate of Leadership Greenville Class 43 and received her Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) credential in 2013.
Director of Donor Services
Pam and her family have called Greenville home since 1993, after residing in Louisiana, Texas and North Carolina. Pam, a Louisiana native, earned her Bachelor of Science in Business from Louisiana State University. Prior to joining the Community Foundation, she worked for Northwestern Mutual as Office Manager handling accounting, payroll, human resources, compliance, and facility management.
Pam has been involved with various non-profit organizations in both North Carolina and South Carolina, mostly involving children and child welfare, and has actively participated in the parent organizations at the schools her four sons have attended. Additionally, she handles bookkeeping for Northwestern Mutual financial representatives in her spare time.
Kaye Lindler joined our staff as the Office Administrator in 2017. She assists with all functions of the office including operations, donor services, and development. Kaye is originally from North Carolina but calls Greenville her home. Kaye and her husband Tim have lived in Tennessee, North Carolina, and Arizona before returning to Greenville. They have adult twin daughters Katie in Houston, TX and Holly in Rock Hill, SC.
Prior to joining the Community Foundation, Kaye worked for J.B. Lacher in sales and marketing, she and her husband also owned Schlotzsky’s Deli on Augusta for 16 years as well as MaggieMoos Ice Cream & Treatery. Prior to that time she worked in advertising with The Asheville Citizen and The Greenville News. She received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and Marketing from Clemson University.
Emily joined the Community Foundation team in July 2022 as Marketing Associate. Her primary responsibilities include managing our website, social media, print and digital media, and events.
Emily has a Master of Arts in Nonprofit Management and Leadership from the University of Georgia and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Auburn University. She is a Class of 2021 graduate from the Georgia Center for Nonprofit’s Emerge Nonprofit Leadership Development program. Prior to coming to the Community Foundation, she worked for various nonprofits managing programs and volunteers. Emily currently serves on the board of Greenville First Steps.