Center for Women names Brennan as new executive director

Staff Report
Published Aug. 22, 2013

Amy Brennan has been named the new executive director for the Center for Women. (Photo/provided)An executive with more than two decades’ experience in the nonprofit and community development sector has been named to lead the Center for Women.

Amy Brennan will replace Jennet Robinson Alterman, who resigned her post in May to start a consulting business.

“My passion has always been in helping others to succeed through community development while partnering with caring donors to achieve our united vision,” Brennan said in a news release announcing her appointment.

Brennan most recently served with at The Citadel Foundation as director of development for the Krause Center for Leadership & Ethics. Before moving to Charleston in 2012, Brennan was executive director for the Georgetown County Family YMCA, where she worked for eight years, managing a $1.3 million budget. During her time, she raised $6 million to construct a new facility for the YMCA.

“Amy’s passion for supporting women aligns well with the center’s focus on advancing economic and leadership opportunities for South Carolina women,” said Jane Perdue, president of the Center for Women’s board of directors and founder/CEO of Braithwaite Innovation Group.

The Center for Women is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that works to help women achieve personal and professional success, the center said. Originally offering counseling and support groups, the Center for Women has grown into a resource and development organization for women in South Carolina.

In 2011, the center received a five-year, $750,000 U.S. Small Business Administration grant to develop a statewide system of Women’s Business Centers to counsel, train and assist female entrepreneurs and small-business owners.

Today, the Center for Women operates sites in Charleston and the Upstate, with programming beginning in September in Myrtle Beach.

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