Office of the President

Darrin Goss, Sr.President & Chief Executive Officer
(843) 723-3635
Darrin has led Coastal Community Foundation since 2016. Along with the Board, Darrin sets and implements the strategic vision for the organization.
Patty DurhamExecutive Assistant
(854) 222-3467
Patty works closely with the President & CEO, managing his calendar, interacting with the Board and creating a positive office environment for donors, community leaders and staff.
Prenita MackProjects Manager
(854) 222-3459
Prenita provides analytical and strategic support to the Foundation and acts as a primary resource for projects led by the President and CEO.

Operations

Angel Johnson-BrebnerExecutive Vice President
(843) 793-6027
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.

Development & Stewardship

Melissa LevesqueVice President of Development & Stewardship
(854) 222-3464
As Vice President of Development & Stewardship, Melissa oversees donor development, donor stewardship, new fund creation and complex gift planning. She also creates engagement events for donors and professional advisers.
Sheffield WebbDirector of Development
(843) 793-6123
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 the Community Partnership Program, corporate-advised funds, and our full menu of philanthropic funds that allow individuals, families and businesses to partner with CCF.
Gloria DuryeaStewardship & Events Officer
(843) 379-3400
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.
Helen WolfeStewardship Officer
(854) 222-3458
With a focus on stewardship, Helen works with donors and their families to help them with philanthropic goals and leaving lasting legacies through endowments, as well as with next-generation legacy planning. Helen also supports the Bridge Philanthropists, CCF’s next generation of leaders.
Wanda WillisDevelopment Assistant
(854) 222-3465
Wanda 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.

Communications & Marketing

Abigail DarlingtonCommunications Officer
(854) 222-3463
Abigail leads communication and media relations for the Coastal Community Foundation and the Waccamaw Community Foundation. She develops and implements the organizations’ communication strategy, manages branded social media accounts and coordinates media coverage.

Grantmaking & Community Leadership

Edie BlakesleeVice President of Grantmaking & Community Leadership
(843) 793-6031
As Vice President of Grantmaking & Community Leadership, Edie leads and implements many of CCF’s key community leadership initiatives while overseeing all grantmaking. Edie is also responsible for the Foundation’s new Civic Engagement Agenda.
Veronica HemmingwayProgram Officer
(854) 222-3468
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.
Caroline RakarProgram Officer
(843) 793-6120
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.
Amber BrownProgram Officer
(854) 222-3456
Amber is responsible for research and analysis of emerging opportunities for the Foundation and project management of special initiatives selected. She also oversees reporting related to grantmaking and grant programs, and other Foundation related activities dealing with impact measurement. Amber also manages a small grantmaking portfolio including the Stanley B. Farbstein Endowment and the Lowcountry Unity Fund.
Zahra GauthierStudent Success & Scholarship Manager
(854) 222-3457
Zahra leads the Rev. Pickney College Readiness Program. This program serves high school juniors and seniors in Charleston, Beaufort, and Jasper counties by providing them with high-quality college counseling and preparing them to succeed in their academics after high school graduation. Zahra also helps to manage the Foundation's scholarships.
Kaela HammondProgram & Compliance Manager
(854) 222-3469
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 Cooper River Bridge Fund, the Webb Croft Endowment, and the Realtors Housing Fund.
Kristi WallaceGrantmaking Administrative Assistant
(854) 222-3462
As the Grantmaking Administrative Assistant, Kristi helps manage CCF databases, processes grant recommendations for CCF and all supporting organizations and provides support to the Grantmaking and Community Leadership Team.
Patty WrightProgram Associate
854-222-3470
Patty provides primary administrative support for the Grantmaking & Community Leadership Department, as well as, the preparation of materials and record-keeping for CCF’s Board and Committees.

Finance & Investment

Jane LitzChief Financial Officer & Vice President of Finance
(843) 793-6034
As Chief Financial Officer, Jane is responsible for financial management, investments, controls, and long-range financial strategy for CCF and its supporting organizations. Jane also oversees human resources and information technology programs.
Herman GoinsController
(843) 793-6125
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.
Tess MartinFinance Officer
(843) 793-6122
Tess leads the funds management activities of CCF through fiscal review and monitoring of fund balances, and oversees quarterly fund reports.
LaQuista DempseyFinance Manager
(854) 222-3462
LaQuista acts as the point person for key finance responsibilities for Coastal Community Foundation and affiliate organizations. She manages accounts payable, processes bank deposits, and performs select accounting and compliance responsibilities as part of the Finance team.
David GalvinHuman Resources & Operations Officer
(843) 793-6032
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.
Tiffany FortuneOperations Coordinator
(843) 793-6121
Tiffany serves as the first point of contact for visitors and stakeholders to Foundation offices. She also assists in the maintenance of facilities, office services, and related functions while providing general office support with a variety of clerical activities and tasks related to the business of the Foundation.

Social Venture Partners Charleston

Lara LeRoyExecutive Director
(843) 793-6124
Lara oversees the Social Venture Partners Charleston program of Coastal Community Foundation. She carries out the strategic vision for the program, works with nonprofit organizations and investment partners.