FLORENCE, S.C. – Thirty-one South Carolina residents participated in commencement exercises for the seventh class of the Non-Profit Leadership Institute at Francis Marion University, April 24.
Remarks were given by 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 2009-2010 academic year. For more information, 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; 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; 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