Coastal Community Foundation Announces Leadership Transition

President and CEO George Stevens steps down, Richard Hendry to assume interim role as board initiates executive search

Charleston, SC: April 10, 2015 – Coastal Community Foundation, a grantmaking institution dedicated to serving coastal South Carolina, today announced that President and CEO George Stevens has resigned, effective immediately.
“Due to differences in vision, George has decided to step down and we will begin the search for new leadership,” said Coastal Community Foundation board chair Bill Medich.
“With George’s help, Coastal Community Foundation has grown in every imaginable way. We’re proud of what we’ve achieved and see incredible potential for the future. We look forward to building on the momentum George helped us create and wish him all the best.”
During the transition, day-to-day operations will be overseen by interim President Richard Hendry. Community Foundation board member Paul Kohlheim leads the search committee and will present the board with candidates for the permanent position.
“It has been a great honor to serve the community,” said Stevens. “A principled discussion of direction is a sign of the relevancy and strength of Coastal Community Foundation. I am proud to have been in the conversation.”

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