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Welcoming New Staff

December 1, 2017 by CCF

Coastal Community Foundations extends a warm welcome to three new staff members who share a passion for community, humanity, and service to others. With unique backgrounds and a plethora of expertise, they will continue to enhance our work throughout the community.

Join us in welcoming Melissa Levesque, Director of Development; Helen Wolfe, Stewardship Officer; and Prenita Mack, Executive Assistant to senior management.

Melissa Levesque brings twenty years of experience in the philanthropic sector to her role as Director of Development. During her career, she has served as a development consultant, financial services executive, and philanthropic planner with groups such as SunTrust Bank’s Endowment & Foundation Services Division, Council on Foundations, Cornerstone Philanthropic Advisors, and several national grantmaking public charities. Melissa holds a B.A. from Queens University of Charlotte and a Masters and J.D. from the University of Georgia. She lives in Mt. Pleasant, SC with her husband and son. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, long distance running and photography.

Helen Wolfe joins Coastal Community Foundation as Stewardship Officer after nearly 10 years in development for arts and cultural institutions in Charleston. She is passionate about community engagement, and learning and educating donors about regional nonprofit needs. Originally from Lincoln, Nebraska, she has a B.S. in Theatre Management from the University of Evansville (Indiana). She is an active member of the Junior League of Charleston and board member for the Association of Fundraising Professionals – Lowcountry Chapter. Outside of work, Helen enjoys sewing, working out, and spending time outside with her husband, Glenn, newborn daughter, Anna Kathryn, and miniature dachshund, Harper.

Prenita Mack is a Walterboro native and a graduate of Furman University with a B.A. in Political Science. She joins the Foundation as 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.

We are thrilled to have our new team members join us this giving season!

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