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Oct 11, 2022

Dorchester County Economic Development hires marketing chief

Dorchester County Economic Development hired Anna McSwain as its marketing and investor relations administrator. In her new role, McSwain is charged with guiding the marketing and communication efforts of the county to facilitate new business and economic expansion while supporting the vitality of existing industry in the county, according to a news release. Additionally, she […]

Oct 4, 2022

The Beach Co. and its owners donate $1M to Emanuel Nine Memorial

The Beach Co., along with its owners, the Darby and Way families, have pledged $1 million to the Emanuel Nine Memorial. The Mother Emanuel Memorial Foundation Board, which manages the fundraising, construction, endowment and outreach for the memorial, made the announcement today.   The Darby and Way families have [...]

Oct 3, 2022

Boeing commits $2M to hurricane relief

Boeing is committing $2 million to assist with on the ground disaster recovery and relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian in Florida. The pledge includes a $750,000 donation to the Volunteer Florida Foundation, the state's lead agency for volunteer and national service that directly manages the Florida Disaster Relief fund. "The destruction left behind in the wake of […][...]

Sep 28, 2022

Longtime Charleston-area executive stepping down

North Charleston-based nonprofit HALOS is on the search for a new executive director. Kim Clifton, who has led the organization for the past 17 years, is transitioning from the nonprofit, according to a news release. Clifton will continue to serve while a nationwide search for a new executive director occurs through the executive search firm, […]

Sep 12, 2022

Summerville nonprofit hires key executive

The Summerville Orchestra has announced that DeAnndra Glenn is the inaugural director and education coordinator for the new Summerville Orchestra Youth Philharmonic and education program. Glenn has taught strings students of all ages in the Charleston area since 2005 and has performed with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, the North Charleston POPS! and with Mannheim Steamroller, […]

Sep 8, 2022

Charleston nonprofit hires new executive director

Dustin Daniels is the new executive director of Charleston Coalition for Kids, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the improvement of public education in Charleston County School District. Daniels, who replaces Josh Bell, was selected for the role because of his knowledge of educational transformation and his experience in political strategy and campaign communication, according to a […][...]

Aug 24, 2022

Software company Blackbaud purchases Kilter

Blackbaud, a cloud software company based in Charleston, has acquired activity-based engagement platform Kilter.   The acquisition will allow Blackbaud to expand activity-based peer-to-peer fundraising engagement and grow the ways individuals can connect with the causes they care about through activities they love, according to a news release.  Blackbaud will leverage Kilter to support activity-based fundraising […[...]

Aug 22, 2022

Tonney resigns from Trident United Way

Trident United Way President and CEO Chloe Knight Tonney has announced her retirement, effective Sept. 15, concluding a 35-year career in philanthropy. “With 17 years of experience at the National Foundation for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Chloe served in the nonprofit sector through five pandemics,” Board Chair Wendy Kopp said in a […]

Aug 1, 2022

CRDA names treasurer and secretary for 2022 board

William A. Russell III, principal with the Charleston-based accounting and business advisory firm Jarrard Nowell & Russell LLC, will serve as treasurer and secretary and finance committee chair for the Charleston Regional Development Alliance 2022 Board of Directors.This is Russell’s third year serving on the board of the CRDA. In his new post, he will […]

Jun 23, 2022

Southeastern Wildlife Exposition names new leader

John Powell, current executive director of the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition, has been named the nonprofit organization’s next president and CEO, effective July 1. Powell will succeed Jimmy Huggins, who will retire and transition into a consultant role for the staff and board, according to a SEWE news release. Powell ha[...]

May 27, 2022

Gallery: Lowcountry Diversity Leadership Awards

Honorees from SC Biz News’ inaugural Lowcountry Diversity Leadership Awards, presented by Furman University’s Riley Institute, gathered on May 12 at a celebratory luncheon at the Harbour Club at WestEdge. The event, sponsored by Nephron Pharmaceuticals and South Carolina Federal Credit Union, celebrated 11 organizati[...]

May 26, 2022

IAAM receives $250,000 programming grant from TD Bank

The International African American Museum has received a $250,000 grant from TD Bank to sponsor onsite and online programming. The TD Bank Program Series will feature nine major community events and programs from 2022 to 2024 aimed at multi-generational audiences. It will feature noted national speakers, panels and dialogues cen[...]