MEET THE TEAM

Our staff is a group of professionals who specialize in connecting individuals to opportunities throughout Spartanburg County. We base our work on community data, which allows us to provide expertise on identifying and solving the needs of Spartanburg County. We not only help donors maximize their charitable giving, but we also support nonprofits and individuals who seek additional opportunities to make Spartanburg a better place to live, work, and play.

If you are unsure which staff member to contact, please feel free to send us a message or call the Foundation office at (864) 582.0138.

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TROY M. HANNA

President & CEO

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MARY L. THOMAS

Chief Operating Officer

Heather Ailstock

HEATHER A. AILSTOCK

Contributions Manager

Contact for: Fundholder support, Fund Disbursements

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NEILI AKRIDGE

Executive Administrative Assistant

Contact for: Executive Management, Trustee Relations, HR/Administration

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KIM ATCHLEY

Communications Officer

Contact for: Marketing, Communications, Special Events/Outreach

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KAT HANOLD

Director of First Impressions & Logistics

Contact for: Reservations for meeting rooms in the Robert Hett Chapman III, Center for Philanthropy, The Gallery of Philanthropy, and Incubator Office leasing

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RANDY F. JONES

Director of Finance

Contact for: Financial Management and Investment Controls

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EVAN McLEOD

Program Officer for Education & Quality of Life

Contact for: Grant applications, Nonprofit Connect, and Nonprofit technical assistance

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KAREN NICHOLS

Stewardship Officer

Contact for: Establishing a fund, Scholarship funds, and Donor Opportunities.

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VERHONDA CRAWFORD

Program Officer for Economic Mobility & Civic Engagement

Contact for: Grantmaking; Economic Mobility; Civic Engagement

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Administrative Assistant

Contact for: General Information, Scheduling, Internships

Ashley Whitt

ASHLEY T. WHITT

Director of Grants & Community Impact

Contact for: Grant Strategy, Community Partnerships, and Impact Initiatives

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CHRISTY FERNANDEZ

Finance Associate

Contact for: Accounts Payable, Grant Expenses

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Staff Accountant

Contact for: Accounts Payable; Budgets