After a distinguished 16 year tenure with The Spartanburg County Foundation, John H. Dargan has retired effective December 31, 2013. Dargan has served as President and CEO of the Foundation since March 1997.
The Spartanburg County Foundation has experienced tremendous growth since Dargan took the reins in 1997. During his tenure as CEO, Foundation assets have more than tripled from $37 million to more than $143 million. At the beginning of 1997, the Foundation housed 320 funds; today the Foundation manages more than 900 funds.
“We have been fortunate to have a leader with John’s insight, leadership and passion for the Spartanburg community,” said Rob Gregory, chairman of The Spartanburg County Foundation Board of Trustees. “He’s contributed much to the organization, and in turn to the community. As only the fifth CEO since the establishment of The Spartanburg County Foundation in 1943, John has built on a strong foundation and tradition of service to the people of Spartanburg County. The Board of Trustees is grateful for his service, and we wish him the best as he plans the next chapter in his life.”
“From a personal perspective, I am in good health and very happy in my work. I eagerly anticipate what may come next in my life. From a professional perspective, the Foundation is on a solid footing and a strong trajectory,” stated Dargan.
John was honored at the 2014 Annual Meeting, held Tuesday, March 25, 2014, at the Spartanburg Marriott.