Grassroots Leadership Alumni Association

More than 300 individuals have graduated from the Grassroots Leadership Development Institute (GLDI) since its inception in 2004 and are serving the GLDIlogo031312community in various leadership roles.

The purpose of the Grassroots Leadership Alumni Association (GLAA) is to continue to engage Grassroots Leadership Development Institute graduates by creating opportunities for networking and collaboration, connecting Alumni to leadership positions within the community, keeping them informed of pressing community needs, and providing continued leadership training. The GLAA holds four leadership training sessions and at least one social networking event per year.  Additionally, the Alumni Association keeps Alumni connected and informed using email, Facebook, a list serve, and an e-newsletter.

Alumni Events
The Grassroots Leadership Alumni Association has many exciting events planned.  These events are open to all Grassroots Leadership Development Institute Alumni and are FREE to all Grassroots Leadership Alumni Association members!  A fee of $15 per event will be charged to Alumni who are not members of the Alumni Association.  View the Events Schedule


Become a Member of the Alumni Association TODAY!

Have you registered to become a member of the Alumni Association?  If not, sign up today and stay connected with this energetic group of leaders who are makingGLAA2 a DIFFERENCE in this community and throughout the region!

The Grassroots Leadership Alumni Association is open to all graduates of the Grassroots Leadership Development Institute.  The annual membership fee is $25.

Membership Benefits

  • Invitation to attend FREE quarterly leadership development sessions to increase your leadership skills and stay informed about important issues within the community  (lunch is provided)
  • A variety of networking opportunities with other Alumni and community leaders throughout the year
  • Access to opportunities to serve the community through Nonprofit Board and Committee appointments
  • Ongoing updates through Facebook and an e-newsletter
  • A members only list serv to build your network and connections with all GLDI Alumni
  • A FREE TSHIRT to wear while you are out in the community!

To become a GLAA member, please complete the form below and click submit.

Grassroots Leadership Alumni Association Membership Form

Please complete this form and submit along with your $25 membership fee.


GLAA Membership Dues:



If you would prefer to mail your membership form and dues, please fill out the GLAA Membership Form and mail it, along with your $25 membership fee, to:

 Attn: Grassroots Leadership Alumni Association
The Spartanburg County Foundation
424 E. Kennedy Street
Spartanburg, SC  29302

Please make checks payable to The Spartanburg County Foundation and include “GLAA Membership” in the memo.


Meet Your Class Coordinators
The Grassroots Leadership Alumni Association has appointed two class coordinators from each of the graduating GLDI classes to assist in connecting with you!  Review the class coordinators.

Class of 2004 – Joan Moore and Benjamin Wright

Class of 2005 – Andre McCullough and Margie Salters     

Class of 2006 – Dr. Princess Porter and Danny Shelton

Class of 2007 – Loreta Dylgjeri and Evelyn Parks

Class of 2008 – Kelley Ezell and Ruth Littlejohn

Class of 2009 – Kathy Buckson-Fullenwider and Delbert Means

Class of 2010 – Leah Pruitt and Antiwan Tate

Class of 2011 – Martha Pearson and Margaret Swindler

Class of 2012 – Sarah Butler and Lawyer Watson

Class of 2013 – Kathy Pool and Ethan Wofford

Class of 2014 – Allison Caulk and Kelly Newman

We encourage you to reach out to them if you have questions or ideas!


Stay Connected…Update Your Contact Information

Stay connected by updating your contact information!  Even if you are not part of the Alumni Association, this will assist us in connecting with you periodically as information becomes available that we feel would benefit you.

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