Director of Partnerships and Civic Engagement

Sheila L. Snoddy, Ph.D. is the Director of Partnerships and Civic Engagement at The Spartanburg County Foundation.

Mrs. Snoddy works alongside the Foundation’s Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director of the Robert Hett Chapman III Center for Philanthropy in implementing the Foundation’s strategic programming, partnerships and initiatives.

She is responsible for overseeing and implementing the Foundation’s grantmaking program and community leadership activities. She develops strategies for the Foundation’s community leadership activities and establishes and maintains relationships with area not-for-profit organizations and donors. Mrs. Snoddy also leads the Foundation’s special initiatives and participates in collaborative projects and works to ensure that the Foundation’s annual program of work is effectively carried out while working closely with the executive management team, staff, the Board of Trustees, and volunteers.

Sheila’s previous professional experiences include: Director of Community Action for the Coalition to Transform Advanced Care (C-TAC), Regional Director for the Girl Scouts of South Carolina, Associate Dean at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Executive Director of the Academic and Career Achievement Partnership Consortium for a multi-entity, four-county service area in South Carolina. Additionally, as a veteran officer in the United States Army, acquiring the rank of Major, Sheila served in the Gulf War in Saudi Arabia.

Sheila has done extensive work in the inter-faith community to strengthen relationships and develop partnerships with community-based entities to address complex issues in the areas of health and wellness, education, housing, teen pregnancy prevention, race relations, and poverty.

Sheila resides in Spartanburg with her husband, Pastor Benjamin Snoddy.  She enjoys international travel, participating in diverse cultures, eating ethnic cuisines, visiting small towns in America, participating in civic engagement initiatives, and having multi-generational conversations around human and societal change issues.

Contact for:

  • Community Leadership
  • Partnerships
  • Civic Engagement