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33 participate in Non-Profit Leadership Institute at FMU

FLORENCE, S.C. – Thirty-three South Carolina residents are participating in the seventh class of the Non-Profit Leadership Institute at Francis Marion University. The 33 participants are from 13 different cities and represent 33 different non-profit organizations. 

    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.  

    The opening session of the seven-month training program is Friday, Sept. 12. Additional sessions are scheduled for Oct. 16-17, Nov. 20-21, Jan. 8-9, Feb. 20, March 6, March 20 and April 23-24. 

    Topics include leadership; program development and delivery; human resource development; engaging 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. 

    Fred Sheheen, former commissioner and executive director of the S.C. Commission on Higher Education, is director of the FMU institute. A native of Camden, he is a graduate of the Kershaw County public schools, Duke University, and the Institute for Education Management at Harvard University. He began his professional career as a journalist and publisher and has served in a variety of positions in state government. He is currently a senior fellow at the Institute for Public Service and Policy Research at the University of South Carolina.  

       For more information about the Non-Profit Leadership Institute, contact Julian Young, Non-Profit Leadership Institute liaison at 843-661-1199. 


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

(Organization City: Participant name, Organization)

Anderson: Laurie Ashley, Anderson County Meals on Wheels; Carol D. Loyd, United Way of Anderson County; Quenton Tompkins, Partners for a Healthy Community 

Charleston: Sharon Clemmons Dean, Parents Anonymous of South Carolina, Inc.; Kathleen Masanotti, Charleston Area Community Development Corp.; Lenore McKenna, Charleston Area Community Development Corp.; Laura Stefanelli, Respite Care Ministries at St. Matthews Lutheran Church 

Columbia: Rachel E. Cambre, S.C. Trooper’s Association; Nan Binnarr Carter, Palmetto Health Foundation; Felicia Sullivan Easterlin, Cardinal Newman School; Kathy Hill, United Way of the Midlands; Marga McKee, Interfaith Community Services of S.C.; Theresa J. Wallace, The Humanities Council 

Darlington: Patricia Shepard, Caring Hearts of the Pee Dee

Florence: G. Kathy Andrews, Francis Marion University; Michelle Bailey, Health Facilities Federal Credit Union; Veyounder R. Brown, Lighthouse Ministries; Aubrey B. Carroll, Friends of the Florence County Library; Joyce G. Ford, The Naomi Project, Inc.; Cecily Lilly, Junior League of Florence; Margaret Love, Florence Habitat for Humanity; Mulamba Lunda, Hope Health; Anita L. Throwe, The Care House

Fort Mill: JoAnna DiPastena, WARP Robotics 

Georgetown: Jesse M. Walker, Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments

Kingstree: Clara Faye Dozier, Williamsburg County Disabilities & Special Needs Board

Marion: Charles M. Wiegert, The Historic Marion Revitalization Association

Myrtle Beach: Amy Gary, Autism Advocate Foundation; Kathy Heustess, The Coastal Samaritan Counseling Center Inc.; Laura Suprano, Habitat for Humanity of Horry County 

North Charleston: Patricia E. Buckley, Non-Profit Trainer/Consultant 

Ridgeland: Letisha N. Scotland, The ACCESS Network, Greater Faith International Ministries 

Seneca: Alena Pelfrey, Collins Children’s Home & Family Ministry

#27 /9-12-08


Last Published: September 29, 2008 10:29 AM
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