FLORENCE, S.C. – Thirty-five South Carolina residents are participating in the fifth class of the Non-Profit Leadership Institute at Francis Marion University. The 35 participants come from 14 locations across the state, and represent 34 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. 19-20. Additional sessions are scheduled for Nov. 16-17, Jan. 18-19, Feb. 23, March 23, and April 19-20.
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 seven-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 843-661-1229.
Participants in the Non-Profit Leadership Institute at Francis Marion University
(Hometown: Name, Organization)
Aiken: Christine Gordon, Hope Health
Anderson: Lucy Hall, Anderson Literacy Volunteers; Kristi King-Brock, Anderson Interfaith Ministries
Charleston: Tammie Hoy, Lowcountry Housing Trust; Rev. Christian King, Seventh Day Community Development, Education, Service Outreach Ministries (P.I.N.K. House); Henrietta Woodward, Lowcountry Housing and Economic Development Foundation
Columbia: Lillian Coleman, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication; Amy Coward, Palmetto Health Foundation; Mason Hardy, SCANPO; Denise Holland, Harvest Hope Food Bank; Andrenette Hudley, Communities in Schools of South Carolina; Brenda Kneece, S.C. Christian Action Council; Marisa Merchant, Palmetto Place Children’s Emergency Shelter; Jeff Moore, S.C. Sheriff’s Association
Dillon: Mike Keith, Marion-Dillon County Board of Disabilities and Special Needs
Florence: Clare Callicott, St. John’s Episcopal Church Vestry; Yvonne Davis, Health Care Partners of South Carolina; Debbie Hyler, The School Foundation; Ron Lyles, Leadership Ministries Worldwide; Cecilia Meggs, Lighthouse Ministries; Kim Roberts, Florence Symphony Orchestra; Randy Shell, International Medical Missions; Denise Stanley, Palmetto State Law Enforcement Officer’s Association; Tom Witt, Florence County DSN Board
Hampton: Gwen Bampfield, ACCESS Network
Hartsville: Shelia Capps, Vantage Point-Area Agency on Aging
Mount Pleasant: Lori Cook, Custom Development Solutions; Drew English, Custom Development Solutions; Roberta Pinckney, St. James-Santee Family Health Center
Myrtle Beach: Cathie Coons, Billie Hardee Home for Boys
North Charleston: David Geer III, Family Services; Kathleen Rodgers, Exchange Club Center
Pawleys Island: Johnny Ford, Teach My People
Spartanburg: Linda Parker, Union County First Steps
Summerville: Danny Gilbert, Eagle Harbor
#48 / 10-6-06