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Non-Profit Leadership Institute graduates tenth class

FLORENCE, S.C. – Thirty-one South Carolina residents participated in commencement exercises for the tenth class of the Non-Profit Leadership Institute at Francis Marion University, recently.    

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 2012-2013 academic year. 

For additional information, contact Elizabeth C. Jones, Non-Profit Leadership Institute liaison, at 843-661-1199 or visit the NPLI website at  

Participants in the Non-Profit Leadership Institute at Francis Marion University
(Organization City: Participant name/Title, Organization)  

Aiken: Tammy Davis (coordinator of development and quality assurance) Helping Hands, Inc.; Lisa Tindal (executive director) Mental Health America of Aiken County

Allendale: Beth McNeer (regional director) Friends of AHJ Regional Library 

Anderson: Carol Burdette (chief professional officer), United Way of Anderson County; Teresa Lott (resource development director) Anderson Interfaith Ministries 

Bennettsville: Grace Jennings, (executive director) Marlboro Area Arts Council 

Blackville: Evelyn Coker (executive director), Blackville Community Development Corporation (CDC) 

Camden: Kristin Cobb (executive director), Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County 

Columbia: Tracy Bender (President/CEO), Souper Bowl of Caring; Sarah Conrad (program coordinator, Strengthening Communities Initiative and Communications and Collective Voice Manager) South Carolina Association of Nonprofit Organizations (SCANPO); Lynn Hazel, (community relations and development director) Palmetto Health Foundation; Cindy NeSmith, (secretary/treasurer) South Carolina Planned Giving Council; Karen Oliver (senior director of community resource) United Way of the Midlands; Katherine Swartz (executive director) Columbia Opportunity Resource 

Darlington: Dianne Dennis (development director) Billie Hardee Child & Family Services 

Florence: Jeannette Glenn (board of directors, chairperson) Minerva Center Foundation; Glenda Hyman-Singletary (human resource, employee relations administrator) Florence County Disabilities and Special Needs Board; Laura Mitchell (director of clinical services) HopeHealth; Stephanie Navarro, (community resource manager) United Way of Florence County; Andrew Stout (executive director) Florence Museum 

Greenville: Nancie Stover-Nicholson, (health professions student coordinator) Upstate Area Health Education Center (AHEC) 

Greenwood: Barbara Turnburke, (executive director and volunteer coordinator) Food Bank of Greenwood County 

Lake City: Dickie Guerry (secretary/treasurer), Lake City Community Foundation, Inc. and Lake City Partnership Council; Skee McAllister (member board of directors), Greater Lake City Chamber of Commerce 

Laurens: Sandra Owens (administrative assistant to the executive director) Laurens County First Steps 

Myrtle Beach: Kelly Callahan (director), United Way of Association of South Carolina; Sara Faucher (executive director/CEO), Mercy Care; Chris Long (program service director) Careteam; Sarah Pope (executive director) SOS Health Care, Inc. 

Ridge Spring: Paul Bartley (director of operations), Recovery Works                       

West Columbia: Lisa Livingston (executive director and chief fundraiser) Agapé Senior Foundation 


Last Published: June 7, 2012 1:31 PM
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