Verhonda Crawford is a native of Chesnee SC. Before she graduated from Gardner-Webb University in 2012, Crawford ran for City Council in Chesnee and became one of the youngest-elected government officials in the state of South Carolina. Because of her contributions to the community, Crawford was inducted into the 2016 Gardner-Webb Gallery of Distinguished Alumni. Receiving her MBA from Gardner-Webb in 2017, she was selected in 2020 as a member of the GWU Board of Trustees.
Since 2015, she has also owned VC Consulting, LLC. in Chesnee, which is a public relations consulting firm that specializes in graphic designing, event management, and social media needs. She is also a resident artist of Mayfair Artisan Lofts through Chapman Cultural Center as the owner and designer of Designs by Verhonda and Verhonda Crawford Collection, a custom bridal and pageant gown company.
She served as the Director of Marketing/Exploring Assistant for Boy Scouts of America in Spartanburg from 2016 until 2020. During the Covid-19 pandemic, Verhonda joined the Limestone University team as their Director of Major Gifts. Crawford assisted the University in reaching its fundraising goals by identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding major gifts from private donors and foundations. Now, Verhonda is the Program Officer of Economic Mobility and Civic Engagement at the Spartanburg County Foundation where she works in economic development for minority business owners and non-profits to improve their financial and social impact within Spartanburg County.
- Economic Mobility
- Civic Engagement