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Non-Profit Leadership Institute graduates fifth class

    FLORENCE, S.C. – Thirty-two South Carolina residents participated in commencement exercises for the fifth class of the Non-Profit Leadership Institute at Francis Marion University, April 20.

    Remarks were given by Bradley Callicott, executive director of the Drs. Bruce and Lee Foundation, and FMU president Fred Carter. Institute participants were each presented with a certificate.

    The institute is a seven-month training program for leaders of non-profits. Topics included leadership; program development and delivery; human resource development, including board members and volunteers; effective financial resource development and management; programmatic and organizational issues related to data collection and reporting; visibility, including managing external relations; and case studies.

    Funded initially with multi-year grants from the Drs. Bruce and Lee Foundation, the institute now receives major support from FMU, along with a grant from the PSARAS Foundation. 

    Fred Sheheen, former commissioner and executive director of the S.C. Commission on Higher Education, is director of the FMU Non-Profit Leadership Institute.

    The class will be conducted again during the 2007-2008 academic year. For more information, contact Cheri Richardson, Non-Profit Leadership Institute liason at 843-661-1229.

Participants in the Non-Profit Leadership Institute at Francis Marion University

 {Hometown of Participant: Name, Organization (city of organization)}

Aiken: Christine Gordon, Hope Health (Aiken)

Anderson:  Lucy Hall, Anderson Literacy Volunteers (Anderson); Kristi King-Brock, Anderson Interfaith Ministries (Anderson)

Bishopville: Shelia Capps, CareSouth Carolina (Hartsville)

Charleston: Tammie Hoy, LowCountry Housing Trust (Charleston); Christian King, Seventh-Day Community Development (Charleston)

Columbia: Amy Coward, Palmetto Health Foundation (Columbia); Mason Hardy, SCANPO (Columbia); Andrenette Hudley, Communities in Schools (Columbia); Brenda Kneece, S.C. Christian Action Council (Columbia)

Effingham: Cecilia Meggs, Lighthouse Ministries (Florence)

Florence: Clare Callicott, St. John’s Episcopal Church (Florence); Lillian Coleman, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (Columbia); Yvonne Davis, Health Care Partners (Florence); Debbie Hyler, The School Foundation (Florence); Gary “Mike” Keith, Marion-Dillon County Board of Disabilities and Special Needs (Marion); Kimberly Roberts, Florence Symphony Orchestra (Florence); Randy Shell, SouthEastern Medical International (Florence); Denise Stanley, Palmetto State Law Enforcement Officer’s Association (Florence); Thomas Witt, Florence County Disabilities and Special Needs Board (Florence)

Goose Creek: Danny Gilbert, Eagle Harbor (Summerville)

Hampton: Gwen Bampfield, ACCESS Network (Hampton)

Mount Pleasant: Lori Cook, Custom Development Solutions (Mount Pleasant); Roberta Pinckney, St. James-Santee Family Health Center (McClellanville); Kathleen Rodgers, Exchange Club Center (North Charleston)

North Charleston: Henrietta Woodward, LowCountry Housing & Economic Development (Charleston)

Pawley’s Island: Johnny Ford, Teach My People (Pawley’s Island)

Sullivan’s Island: David Geer III, Family Services (North Charleston)

Timmonsville: Ron Lyles, Leadership Ministries Worldwide (Florence)

Union: Linda Parker, Union CountyFirst Steps (Union)

West Columbia: Denise Holland, Harvest Hope Food Bank (Columbia); Marisa Merchant, Palmetto Place Children’s Emergency Shelter (Columbia)

#176 / 4-20-07
Last Published: April 25, 2007 2:28 PM
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