FLORENCE, S.C. – Twenty-eight South Carolina residents are participating in the fourth class of the Non-Profit Leadership Institute at Francis Marion University. The 28 participants come from 17 locations across the state, and represent 24 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 second session of the seven-month training program will be Oct. 20-21. Additional sessions are scheduled for Nov. 17-18, Jan. 19-20, Feb. 17, March 24, and April 20-21.
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.
“We are particularly pleased that working non-profit executives continue to enroll in our nine-month program on the Francis Marion campus,” said Sheheen. “This year’s class comes from all geographical areas of the state and includes executives from large and small non-profit organizations. Particularly striking is the wide variety of service activities in which these organizations are engaged. The interchange of ideas among these folks will be stimulating and interesting as they improve their professional talents and skills.”
For more information about the Non-Profit Leadership Institute, contact the FMU Foundation at 843-661-1481.
Participants in the Non-Profit Leadership Institute at Francis Marion University
(Hometown: Name, Organization)
Bishopville: Sytricia Price, Communities in Schools
Camden :Kimberley Edmond-Jordan, Kershaw County First Steps
Columbia: Andy Pope, Communities in Schools; Eunika Simons, Communities in Schools-Berkeley County; Mary Pat Baldauf, Keep the Midlands Beautiful Inc.; Shannon Willis Scruggs, S.C. Bar Foundation; Carol Wyatt, Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands
Darlington: Wayne Gates Chapman, Billie Hardee Home for Boys; Jennie Williamson, Pee Dee Land Trust
Dillon: Dean Page, Successful Afterschool Sites Inc.
Florence: Decar Brown, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Pee Dee Area; Derek Brown, HopeHealth Inc.; Tami R. Glasco, New Life Rescue Ministries; Cub S. Berrian, The REALTOR Association of the Greater Pee Dee
Georgetown: Lynne B. Ford, Service Over Self Inc.
Greenville: Caroline Robertson, Safe Harbor Inc.; Ann Griffith, Upstate Area Health Education Center
Greenwood: Jason L. Williams, Upper Savannah Care Consortium
Hartsville: Terri Pignone, Black Creek Arts Council; Ron G. Skipper, Darlington County Habitat for Humanity; Judi G. Elvington, Hartsville Downtown Development Association
Hilton Head Island: Maxine Uttal, Heroes on Horseback
Marion: JoAnne Pike, National Autism Association
Mount Pleasant: Patricia Goss, United Methodist Relief Center
Myrtle Beach: Jonathan Kresken, Waccamaw Community Foundation
Quinby: John T. DeLung Jr., Windy Hill Volunteer Fire Department
Saluda: Sharon Lone, Communities in Schools of Saluda County
Summerville :Jenny Horne, Communities in Schools of Dorchester County
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