On August 14th, Coastal Community Foundation will welcome two new staff members! These individuals come to us with unique backgrounds and new areas of expertise that will enhance the Foundation’s services.
Please help us extend a warm welcome to Christa Divis, our new Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer; and Veronica Hemmingway, our new Program Officer.
Our Vice President of Finance & Chief Financial Officer, Christa Divis, is the primary business operations and financial strategist for the Foundation. Christa’s broad leadership experience in the nonprofit, public accounting, construction, manufacturing, and transportation sectors brings a breadth of knowledge to CCF. Most recently, Christa served as the Chief Financial Officer for Trident United Way. She holds an M.B.A. from the University of Nebraska Omaha, and is a Certified Public Accountant and a Chartered Global Management Accountant. When she’s not working to protect and expand the Foundation’s assets, Christa enjoys “stewarding” her neighborhood Little Free Library and caring for her ever-expanding collection of orchids.
Our Program Officer, Veronica Hemmingway is the lead grantmaking and community leadership contact for nonprofits in the Southern Lowcountry. Through her years of service as a Philanthropic Consultant, Program Director and community volunteer, her every day is made up of conversations with community members. Most recently, Veronica served as the first paid Executive Director of ACTS METRO in Columbia, a nonprofit that empowers families in crisis. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Management from Clemson University and a Master of Arts in Public Administration from North Carolina Central University. When she’s not working with the staff of Southern Lowcountry nonprofits, she’s presenting on philanthropy in communities of color at locations like Duke University Sanford School of Public Policy, and trying out all the Lowcountry eats that her new region has to offer!
We are excited to have Christa and Veronica join us this August. Stay tuned for more information on how to get in contact with these new members of the team!