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With a purpose to help create vibrant communities by uniting people and investing resources, Coastal Community Foundation (CCF) manages more than $280 million in total assets (among the top 100 community foundations in the nation) and awarded more than $17 million in grants in 2017. (Click here to download a one-page overview of our purpose, core values, and strategic framework.)

We were founded in 1974 with a gift of $9,000 from the Historic Rotary Club of Charleston, and are deeply rooted in the community. CCF has more than four decades of experience working with people and organizations who want to make a lasting difference through permanent, endowed funds for philanthropic impact. Our proactive approach to donor services, fund flexibility and community engagement, plus our expertise within the nonprofit community, make us the partner of choice for hundreds of donors across coastal South Carolina.

We invest millions of dollars through grantmaking, impact investing, and scholarships, and lead several initiatives in collaboration with the community and other funders such as our Civic Engagement and Place-Based Impact Investing work. We are known for understanding and acting upon the dynamic and changing needs of the communities we serve, with recent examples such as our disaster response efforts during Hurricane Matthew, and the creation of the Lowcountry Unity Fund in the wake of the Mother Emanuel massacre. We proudly embody the core values of stewardship, integrity, inclusion with equity, and courage.

CCF is affiliated with the Southeastern Council of Foundations and serves nine counties across coastal South Carolina: Charleston, Beaufort, Berkeley, Colleton, Dorchester, Georgetown, Hampton, Horry and Jasper. We maintain office locations in Charleston and Beaufort.

What We Do

At Coastal Community Foundation, our focus on donors is led by the Development & Stewardship team, while our Grantmaking & Community Leadership staff run grant programs, initiatives and other community activities.

Development & Stewardship

Our personalized support and proactive outreach help donors make a difference through our tailored advice, special project opportunities and deep connections with local nonprofits.

Grantmaking & Community Leadership

Our annual grantmaking programs give out millions of dollars each year to nonprofits supporting many different causes, as well as college scholarship programs. We carry out our commitment to community leadership through special project support, stakeholder convening, research and thought leadership through the Civic Engagement Agenda and more.

Contact Us

Main Office

(843) 723-3635

Beaufort Regional Office

(843) 379-3400

Fax

(843) 577-3671

Email

[email protected]

Main Office

635 Rutledge Avenue, Suite 201
Charleston, SC 29403

Beaufort Regional Office

One Beaufort Town Center
2015 Boundary Street, 2nd Floor
Beaufort, SC 29902

Office Hours

8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Monday–Thursday; 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Friday

Affiliates

As a separate legal entity and with its grants determined by an autonomous governing board, an affiliate foundation (supporting organization) allows you to retain control of all of your giving without handling the extensive legal and financial paperwork needed to create and run a private foundation. Coastal Community Foundation also handles asset management for, provides grantmaking and technical assistance to,and offers all nonprofit information needed to ease giving decisions to its supporting organizations.

For questions about supporting organizations, please contact Angel Johnson-Brebner at [email protected] or (843) 723-3635.

The following are Coastal Community Foundation’s Affiliate Foundations:

Hide Mission Jewish Endowment Foundation of Greater Charleston (1996)

To encourage donors to endow their support of Jewish causes, the Jewish community and the Charleston Jewish Federation.

Hide Mission Saul Alexander Fund (1997)

To provide grants in the areas and proportions stipulated by Mr. Alexander in his will: 50% to Jewish causes, 15% to charitable causes in Summerville, and 35% to general charitable causes in Charleston County and Summerville.

Hide Mission Frances P. Bunnelle Foundation (2000)

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Dedicated  to strengthening and supporting charitable causes serving Georgetown County, South Carolina. Founded by its namesake prior to her death in 2000, the Foundation embodies her vision of a community with abundant opportunity for healthy, safe and sustainable living.

Hide Mission Waccamaw Community Foundation (2015)

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Since its inception in 1999, WCF’s mission has been to connect donors and philanthropists in Horry and Georgetown Counties with the causes they care about most, and ensure their contributions will continue to grow our communities far into the future.

People

Office of The President

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    Darrin

    Darrin Goss, Sr.
    President & CEO
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    Darrin Goss, Sr. (President & CEO)

    Phone Number

    (843) 723-3635

    Email Address

    [email protected]coastalcommunityfoundation.org

    Darrin Goss, Sr. (President & CEO)

    Along with the Board, Darrin sets and implements the strategic vision for Coastal Community Foundation. Since Feb. 2016, Darrin has led the team at the Foundation.

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    Patty

    Patty Durham
    Executive Assistant
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    Patty Durham (Executive Assistant)

    Phone Number

    (843) 723-3635

    Email Address

    [email protected]coastalcommunityfoundation.org

    Patty Durham (Executive Assistant)

    Patty works closely with the President & CEO, managing his calendar, interacting with the Board, managing the Foundation’s Charleston office, and creating a positive office environment for donors, community leaders, and staff.

Development & Stewardship

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    Melissa

    Melissa Levesque
    Vice President of Development & Stewardship
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    Melissa Levesque (Vice President of Development & Stewardship)

    Phone Number

    (843) 723-3635

    Email Address

    [email protected]coastalcommunityfoundation.org

    Melissa Levesque (Vice President of Development & Stewardship)

    As VP of Development & Stewardship Melissa oversees donor development, donor stewardship, and new fund creation and also creates engagement events for donors and professional advisors.

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    Sheffield

    Sheffield Webb
    Director of Development
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    Sheffield Webb (Director of Development)

    Phone Number

    (843) 723-3635

    Email Address

    [email protected]coastalcommunityfoundation.org

    Sheffield Webb (Director of Development)

    Sheff connects donors to the Foundation through the Community Partnership Program. He also works with our corporate partners to help them achieve their charitable goals through CPP or corporate advised funds.

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    Gloria

    Gloria Duryea
    Stewardship Officer
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    Gloria Duryea (Stewardship Officer)

    Phone Number

    843-379-3400

    Email Address

    [email protected]coastalcommunityfoundation.org

    Gloria Duryea (Stewardship Officer)

    Based out of our Beaufort Office, Gloria works with donors, their families, and professional advisors in the Southern Lowcountry to help them realize their philanthropic goals and also focuses on donor stewardship.

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    Helen

    Helen Wolfe
    Stewardship Officer
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    Helen Wolfe (Stewardship Officer)

    Phone Number

    (843) 723-3635

    Email Address

    [email protected]coastalcommunityfoundation.org

    Helen Wolfe (Stewardship Officer)

    With a focus on stewardship, Helen works with donors and their families to help them with philanthropic goals and leaving lasting legacies through endowments. Helen also supports the Bridge Philanthropists, CCF’s next generation of leaders.

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    Tiffany

    Tiffany Fortune
    Development Assistant
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    Tiffany Fortune (Development Assistant)

    Phone Number

    (843) 723-3635

    Email Address

    [email protected]coastalcommunityfoundation.org

    Tiffany Fortune (Development Assistant)

    Tiffany processes all gifts made by donors and fund establishers and also manages donor data. She keeps donor and gift information accurate and up-to-date.

Grantmaking & Community Leadership

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    Edie

    Edie Blakeslee
    Vice President of Grantmaking & Community Leadership
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    Edie Blakeslee (Vice President of Grantmaking & Community Leadership)

    Phone Number

    (843) 723-3635

    Email Address

    [email protected]coastalcommunityfoundation.org

    Edie Blakeslee (Vice President of Grantmaking & Community Leadership)

    As VP of Grantmaking & Community Leadership, Edie leads many of CCF’s key community initiatives while overseeing grantmaking. Edie is also responsible for the Foundation’s new Civic Engagement Agenda.

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    Caroline

    Caroline Rakar
    Program Officer
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    Caroline Rakar (Program Officer)

    Phone Number

    (843) 723-3635

    Email Address

    [email protected]coastalcommunityfoundation.org

    Caroline Rakar (Program Officer)

    Caroline leads CCF grantmaking programs in the Northern Lowcountry, including Open Grants, Giving Back to Berkeley, and the Home Telecom Funds, and manages the Foundation’s scholarships, including the Rev. Pinckney Scholars Program.

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    Veronica

    Veronica Hemmingway
    Program Officer
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    Veronica Hemmingway (Program Officer)

    Phone Number

    (843) 723-3635

    Email Address

    [email protected]coastalcommunityfoundation.org

    Veronica Hemmingway (Program Officer)

    Leading CCF’s competitive grantmaking programs in the Southern Lowcountry, including the Beaufort Fund and the Winthrop Family Fund, Veronica connects nonprofit organizations and resources. She is also responsible for managing the Neighborhoods Energized to Win (N.E.W.) Fund.

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    Kaela

    Kaela Hammond
    Program Associate & Compliance Manager
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    Kaela Hammond (Program Associate & Compliance Manager)

    Phone Number

    (843) 723-3635

    Email Address

    [email protected]coastalcommunityfoundation.org

    Kaela Hammond (Program Associate & Compliance Manager)

    Kaela manages the compliance processes for all of CCF’s grantmaking, ensuring that grants comply legally as well as follow the donors’ wishes. She leads several grantmaking programs including The Blackbaud Fund, the Webb Croft Endowment, and the Realtors Housing Fund.

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    Amber

    Amber Williamson
    Program Assistant
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    Amber Williamson (Program Assistant)

    Phone Number

    (843) 723-3635

    Email Address

    [email protected]coastalcommunityfoundation.org

    Amber Williamson (Program Assistant)

    Amber processes all of CCF’s grants while maintaining our nonprofit partners’ data. Amber also helps train nonprofits on how to use our online grants portal.

Finance & Investment

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    Christa

    Christa Divis
    Vice President of Finance & Chief Financial Officer
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    Christa Divis (Vice President of Finance & Chief Financial Officer)

    Phone Number

    (843) 723-3635

    Email Address

    [email protected]coastalcommunityfoundation.org

    Christa Divis (Vice President of Finance & Chief Financial Officer)

    In addition to directing all finance and accounting functions of the Foundation, Christa is responsible for the stewardship of CCF’s assets. Christa oversees CCF’s investment portfolio and leads CCF’s new Place-Based Impact Investment Initiative.

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    Herman

    Herman Goins
    Controller
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    Herman Goins (Controller)

    Phone Number

    (843) 723-3635

    Email Address

    [email protected]coastalcommunityfoundation.org

    Herman Goins (Controller)

    Herman is the primary accounting and tax manager for CCF and its supporting organizations. He manages our internal and external financial reporting including financial statements, tax work, audit, and more.

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    Tess

    Tess Martin
    Finance Officer
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    Tess Martin (Finance Officer)

    Phone Number

    (843) 723-3635

    Email Address

    [email protected]coastalcommunityfoundation.org

    Tess Martin (Finance Officer)

    Tess leads the funds management activities of CCF through fiscal review and monitoring of fund balances, and oversees quarterly fund reports.

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    Cherie

    Cherie Brown
    Finance Manager
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    Cherie Brown (Finance Manager)

    Phone Number

    (843) 723-3635

    Email Address

    [email protected]coastalcommunityfoundation.org

    Cherie Brown (Finance Manager)

    Cherie is responsible for supporting the management of finance and accounting activities, including accounts payable and compliance processes, for the Foundation and its supporting organizations.

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    David

    David Galvin
    Human Resources & Operations Officer
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    David Galvin (Human Resources & Operations Officer)

    Phone Number

    (843) 723-3635

    Email Address

    [email protected]coastalcommunityfoundation.org

    David Galvin (Human Resources & Operations Officer)

    David develops policies and practices that enhance CCF’s positive workplace culture, whether that is through managing day-to-day operations or through his human resources management.

Operations

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    Angel

    Angel Johnson-Brebner
    Executive Vice President
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    Angel Johnson-Brebner (Executive Vice President)

    Phone Number

    (843) 723-3635

    Email Address

    [email protected]coastalcommunityfoundation.org

    Angel Johnson-Brebner (Executive Vice President)

    Angel leads the day-to-day operations of the Foundation’s supporting organizations while serving as the internal champion for the collaboration with staff, Board, and the Foundation’s partners.

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    Angel

    Angel Rose Tinnirello
    Marketing & Events Associate
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    Angel Rose Tinnirello (Marketing & Events Associate)

    Phone Number

    (843) 723-3635

    Email Address

    [email protected]coastalcommunityfoundation.org

    Angel Rose Tinnirello (Marketing & Events Associate)

    Angel Rose assists in telling the Foundation’s story through various communication channels. She also plans all donor and partner engagement events for CCF and manages the CCF art gallery and artist programs.

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    Prenita

    Prenita Mack
    Executive Assistant
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    Prenita Mack (Executive Assistant)

    Phone Number

    (843) 723-3635

    Email Address

    [email protected]coastalcommunityfoundation.org

    Prenita Mack (Executive Assistant)

    Prenita is a Walterboro native and a graduate of Furman University with a B.A. in Political Science. She joins the Foundation as the new Executive Assistant to the Senior Management Team, which includes the Executive Vice President, Vice President of Grantmaking & Community Leadership, Vice President of Finance & CFO, and Vice President of Development & Stewardship. She provides executive-level support to the senior management team and general administrative support and management of special projects. She lives in Summerville with her husband, Jeffrey, son, Dallas, and Golden Doodle, Luke.

    Trying to schedule a meeting with one of our VPs? Prenita is happy to assist you.

Board 2018-2019

  • C. Michael Branham, Esq., Chair

    Young Clement Rivers, LLP

  • Paul Kohlheim, Incoming Chair

    Civic Leader

  • Paul K. "Kip" Hooker, Jr., Secretary/Treasurer

    Dixon Hughes Goodman

  • Todd Abedon

    Chartwell Holdings

  • J. Elizabeth Bradham

    Civic Leader

  • Ronda Dean

    Afaxys, Inc.

  • Herbert Drayton

    Vertical Holdings, LLC

  • Anthony J. Ghoston

    Dividend Assets Capital, LLC

  • Shawan Gillians

    Santee Cooper

  • Steven E. Goldberg

    Steinberg Law Firm

  • Gordon Granger

    Civic Leader

  • Larry Mercado

    Mercado Holdings, LLC

  • Robert A. Nigro

    Private Investor

  • Dawn H. Robinson

    First Citizens Bank

  • Bill Stanfield

    Metanoia

  • Colleen Troy

    Touchpoint Communications

  • Angelia Washington

    Solvay

  • Anita Zucker

    The InterTech Group

Active Past Chairs

  • David C. Jensen

    2016-2017

  • Wade H. Logan, III

    1985-1987

  • Henry B. Smythe, Jr.

    1988-1991

  • Linda G. Ketner

    1991-1992

  • J. Conrad Zimmerman, Jr.

    1992-1993

  • Thomas P. Anderson

    1994-1995

  • Anita Zucker

    1995-1996

  • Bruce D. Murdy

    1999-2000

  • John H. Tiencken

    2000-2001

  • Wilbur E. Johnson

    2001-2002

  • Linda M. Plunkett

    2002-2004

  • Charlton DeSaussure, Jr.

    1993-1994

  • Burton R. Schools

    2007-2009

  • Henry J. Blackford

    2004-2005

  • Stephen McLeod-Bryant

    2009-2011

  • Edward G.R. Bennett

    1998-1999

  • Elizabeth H. Warner

    2011-2013

  • William G. Medich

    2013-2015

Volunteers

  • Laura Zucker
  • Andrea Zucker
  • Jamie Phillippe
  • Victoria Rae Moore
  • Christie Wootton
  • Mildred Kitchell
  • Tim Koch
  • Zoe Davis
  • Dennis Sacha
  • Courtney Champion
  • Vicki Verity
  • Blaine Ewing
  • Quinetha Frasier
  • Jan Gonzalez
  • Ruell Hicks
  • Jim Marks
  • Melanie Mathos
  • Bernie Mazyck
  • Larry Mercado
  • G.P. Diminich
  • Thetyka Robinson
  • Ronda Dean
  • Kathie Smith
  • Lica Colwell
  • Sykes Wilford
  • Sarah Windham

Financial Highlights

June 30, 2015 June 30, 2016 June 30, 2017
Consolidated Assets
Foundation Funds $137,922,770$142,766,811$166,488,157
Charitable Trusts $2,526,822$2,394,610$2,764,119
Supporting Organizations
Frances P. Bunnelle Foundation $42,284,920$37,977,937$40,447,738
Waccamaw Community Foundation N/A$24,696,055$31,713,358
Other Supporting Organizations $16,047,959$16,897,182$16,643,487
Total $198,782,471$224,732,595$258,056,859
5 Year Investment Return 10.5%4.9%8.2%
Consolidated Income & Expenses
Contributions Received $22,305,894$29,926,750$24,889,443
Grants Made $19,939,521$17,239,689$17,671,080
Other Program Expenses $845,452$671,592$713,285

The audited financial statements and IRS Form 990s of Coastal Community Foundation are available for download. Older copies of the audited financial statements and Form 990s are available upon request.

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