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Locals participate in Non-Profit Leadership Institute at FMU

    FLORENCE, S.C. – Thirty-two South Carolina residents are participating in the third class of the Non-Profit Leadership Institute at Francis Marion University.

    Funded by a grant from Drs. Bruce and Lee Foundation and the PSARAS Foundation of Columbia, the institute provides leadership training for non-profit groups in South Carolina.

    The first session of the seven-month training program was held Sept. 17. Additional sessions are scheduled for Oct. 21-22, Nov. 18-19, Jan. 20-21, Feb. 18, March 25, and May 5-6.

    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.

    For more information, contact the FMU Foundation at 843-661-1481.


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

(Hometown: Name, Organization)

Barnwell: Gail Ness Richardson, Greater Savannah River Community Foundation

Bennettsville: Ken Harmon, Bennettsville Downtown Development Association

Bishopville: Alexis Pipkins, Lee County First Steps

Charleston: Shelli D. Quenga, Carolina’s Children Charity; Lynn C. Greer, Carolina Medical Assessment Center

Columbia: Dawn G. Patton, Harvest Hope Food Bank; Bessie LeGrand, S.C. Community Builders; Mary S. Eaddy, PRO-Parents of S.C.; Irma Santana, Acercamiento Hispano de Carolina del Sur; Paula Millen, S.C. Humanities Council

Conway: Melissa A Norris, Shoreline Behavioral Health Services; Karen S. Cardone, Horry County Literacy Council; Bill Harrill, Southern Baptist Convention; Amy N. Breault, Horry County First Steps

Darlington: Reba Hull Campbell, Governor’s School for Science and Math Foundation

Florence: Deena Hilton, Hope Health Inc.; Anita Case, Hope Health Inc.; Helen Davis, Florence County DSN Board

Georgetown: Carol Daly, Georgetown County First Steps

Hartsville: Mamie Bostic, Darlington County First Steps; Mark Sobiski, CareFIRST Carolina Foundation

Kingstree: Lillie C. McGill, Williamsburg Home Town Chamber of Commerce

Lake City: Retha S. Brown, Lake City Development Corp.

Latta: Robyn Richardson, Camp Debbie Lou

Longs: Teresa Lipscomb, SOS Health Care

Manning: Ann B. Hemingway, Clarendon County Council on Aging; Blanche G. Odom, Clarendon County Council on Aging

Myrtle Beach: Caren Whittier, SOS Health Care

Newberry: Constance Clark Rinehart, Gift of Life Trust Fund

Pawley’s Island: Elizabeth R. Marlow, Miss Ruby’s Kids; Mary Fortuna, Miss Ruby’s Kids

Sumter: Deborah K. Smith, Sumter County DSN Board

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Last Published: September 27, 2004 7:25 AM
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