Office of the President
Melissa LevesqueSenior Vice President & Chief Strategy Officermelissa@coastalcommunityfoundation.org (854) 222-3464
As Sr. Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, Melissa oversees the alignment of the Foundation's strategy across all departments, with direct oversight of the Development & Stewardship and Marketing & Communications departments.
C.T. BurtonDirector of Executive Operationsct@coastalcommunityfoundation.org (843) 723-3635
As Director of Executive Operations, CT is responsible for providing day-to-day strategic support and management, coordinating actions, functions, and duties across CCF’s organizational departments and supporting organizations.
Cindy SemonisExecutive Administrative Assistantcindy@coastalcommunityfoundation.org (843) 723-3635
As Executive Administrative Assistant to the Office of the President, Cindy is responsible for supporting the President & Chief Executive Officer and the Director of Executive Operations by providing departmental assistance, scheduling, and board support.
Development & Stewardship
Helen WolfeSenior Director of DevelopmentHelen@coastalcommunityfoundation.org (854) 222-3458
As Sr. Director of Development and Stewardship, Helen manages the day-to-day operations of CCF's Development and Stewardship department, which serves donors, professional advisors and strategic partners. Additionally, Helen leads our work with next-generation legacy planning and family philanthropy.
Emily WingfieldExecutive Assistant, Strategy, Development & Communicationsemily@coastalcommunityfoundation.org (854) 222-3467
Emily provides administrative support to the SVP and Chief Strategy Officer, and to the Development and Stewardship and Marketing and Communications teams. Her responsibilities include committee management, research, preparing reports, project management, and executive calendar management.
Wanda WillisDevelopment Database ManagerWanda@coastalcommunityfoundation.org (854) 222-3465
Wanda is responsible for establishing an exceptional understanding of the organization’s technology. She supports the Development & Stewardship team's use of foundation information systems, processes all gifts contributed to CCF, and manages donor data.
Victoria BluntStewardship Officervictoria@coastalcommunityfoundation.org (843) 793-6027
Victoria works to cultivate and deepen relationships with current donors, prospective donors and professional advisors. Through stewardship, service and education, she helps donors realize their philanthropic objectives and create a plan for achieving those objectives. Victoria is also the main contact for CCF’s Donor Portal.
Virginia HenneberryDevelopment & Stewardship Officervirginia@coastalcommunityfoundation.org (843) 641-7770
Based out of our Beaufort office, Virginia works to advance the growth, development, and reputation of CCF in the Southern Lowcountry counties of Beaufort, Jasper, Colleton, and Hampton. She works to cultivate and deepen relationships with current and prospective donors, plus create new donor and field of interest funds in this region. Through stewardship, service, and education she helps donors realize their philanthropic objectives and create a plan for achieving those objectives.
Marketing & Communications
Todd LohrenzSenior Director of Marketing & Communicationstodd@coastalcommunityfoundation.org (843) 793-6123
Todd oversees communications strategy across CCF's service areas, for both external and internal audiences. His role includes heading up strategic communications, marketing, advertising, and crisis communications.
Mayci McLeodSenior Marketing & Communications Officermayci@coastalcommunityfoundation.org (854) 222-3463
Mayci executes strategic communications initiatives which highlight our work and impact across the region. She is responsible for creating video content, managing social media platforms, and writing articles for the website and newsletters. Mayci leads CCF’s media relations efforts and is the contact for all media inquiries.
Grantmaking & Community Leadership
Veronica HemmingwaySouthern Lowcountry DirectorVeronica@coastalcommunityfoundation.org (854) 222-3468
Based out of our Beaufort office, Veronica directs the grantmaking and leadership work for the Foundation in the Southern Lowcountry counties of Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton, and Jasper counties. Her grantmaking portfolio includes The Beaufort Fund’s family of programs, N.E.W. Fund, and Winthrop Family Fund.
Caroline RakarDirector of Grantmaking & ScholarshipsCaroline@coastalcommunityfoundation.org (843) 793-6120
Caroline works directly with students through scholarship programs, leads the Reverend Pinckney Scholars Program, and oversees the implementation of the Reverend Pinckney College Readiness Program and all the foundation’s scholarships. She also manages a grantmaking portfolio that includes the Volvo Cars USA Grants Program and Griffith-Reyburn Lowcountry Artist of the Year.
Tori HyderExecutive Assistant, Grantmaking & Community Leadershiptori@coastalcommunityfoundation.org (843) 996-4056
As the Executive Assistant to Grantmaking & Community Leadership, Tori provides administrative support to the VP and other department members which include creating meetings, strategic planning, data entry, and assisting other projects.
Kristi WallaceGrants & Compliance Managerkristi@coastalcommunityfoundation.org (854) 222-3462
Kristi provides primary administrative and technical support for all the Foundation’s online grantmaking and scholarship programs, as well as data entry and processing of grant requests for select Funds and other Fund-activities. She oversees the day-to-day legal and compliance processes for the Foundation’s overall grantmaking.
Kaela HammondProgram OfficerKaela@coastalcommunityfoundation.org (854) 222-3469
Kaela leads the Northern Regional portfolio of programs in the Tri-County region that include Open Grants, Home Telecom Funds, Giving Back to Berkeley County Fund, Dorchester County Fund, and the REALTORS Housing Opportunities Fund. Her specialty-focused portfolio includes youth-focused programs such as the Blackbaud Fund and Webb-Croft Endowment.
Samuel Bellamy Program Officersamuel@coastalcommunityfoundation.org (854) 222-3457
Samuel manages a portfolio of programs that includes Bakker Family Fund, Disaster Relief & Recovery fund, Lowcountry Unity Fund, N.E.W Fund, Saul Alexander Foundation and Stanley B. Farbstein Endowment, as well as providing technical assistance, capacity building, and outcomes management to nonprofit organizations through the Facebook Grant for Sustaining Black Communities.
Latresha "Tresha" Drummond College Success Managerlatresha@coastalcommunityfoundation.org (843) 723-3635
As College Success Manager, Tresha leads the Reverend Pinckney Scholars Program. Her role includes building and maintaining relationships with scholarship recipients to assist in their academic success, personal growth, and professional development.
Monisha "Mo" BrownStudent Success Manager, Beaufortmonisha@coastalcommunityfoundation.org (843) 996-4055
Monisha serves as the manager and coordinator of The Reverend Pinckney College Readiness Program for the following Southern Lowcountry counties: Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton, and Jasper Counties. Her purpose is to provide high school juniors and seniors (and their families), with the necessary support, resources, and skills to navigate their search, evaluation, and eventual selection of their college of choice. This program serves as a precursor to the Reverend Pinckney Scholars Program.
Alexis “Lexi” BurgessStudent Success Manager, Charlestonalexis@coastalcommunityfoundation.org (854) 222-3461
Lexi Burgess serves as the Student Success Manager of The Reverend Pinckney College Readiness Program, for high school juniors and seniors in the Charleston area. Lexi supports and prepares students as they begin the college application process. Her position includes developing relationships with students, providing Charleston students with academic resources, and assisting with college research and selection. This program serves as a precursor to the Reverend Pinckney Scholars Program.
Angel ConnellScholarship & Program Manager, Allendale Countyangelc@coastalcommunityfoundation.org (843) 459-2721
Angel serves as the Scholarship & Program Manager of Allendale College Readiness Program in Allendale County. She provides 11th and 12th graders with the resources and skills necessary to research and select a college of their choice while tracking the program's outcome and maintaining donor relations.
Nivia CollinsProgram Assistantnivia@coastalcommunityfoundation.org (854) 222-3460
Nivia serves as the Program Assistant for the Tri-County region and provides administrative support to the Program Officers. She conducts field research and organizes site visits. She oversees the financial requests for fiscal sponsors and school funds, prepares grantmaking reports, and manages program calendars.
Amy PageProgram Assistantamy@coastalcommunityfoundation.org (854) 999-3741
Based out of the Beaufort office, Amy provides administrative support to the Southern Lowcountry Director and assists with non-profit capacity building and community activities, meetings, and events. She coordinates and attends site visits with potential grantees, conducts field research and produces reports on grantmaking programs within Beaufort, Hampton, Jasper, and Colleton counties.
Finance & Investment
Jane LitzSenior Vice President & CFOJane@CoastalCommunityFoundation.org (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.
Andria "Rose" BellExecutive Assistant to the CFOandria@coastalcommunityfoundation.org (854) 222-3470
As the Executive Assistant for Finance & Operations, Andria Rose provides administrative support and strategic planning to the SVP & Chief Financial Officer and other leaders within the Finance & Operations Team.
Tess MartinDirector of Impact Investing & TreasuryTess@coastalcommunityfoundation.org (843) 793-6122
Tess oversees CCF’s Place-Based Impact Investing (PBII) program and leads the Foundation’s investment goals from a community impact perspective. She also serves as a strategic advisor regarding investments, treasury & liquidity, and oversees funds management activities.
Talent & Operations
Kristie CooperTalent & Operations Assistantkristie@coastalcommunityfoundation.org (854) 222-3456
Kristie provides daily administrative duties to support the Talent & Operations Team, as well as providing executive-level support to the VP of Talent and Operations, including serving as the key point of contact for the team, maintaining oversight and timeline of all projects and working with VP to post new positions, schedule interviews, help with onboarding and review/track document compliance with all new and existing staff members.
LaQuista DempseyProcurement & Operations ManagerLdempsey@coastalcommunityfoundation.org (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. She also maintains the Charleston office building and manages other operational items.
Carol HeinleReceptionist/Office Coordinatorcarol@coastalcommunityfoundation.org (843) 723-3635
Carol serves as the first point of contact for visitors and stakeholders to the Foundation headquarters. She assists in office operations while providing general administrative support to the VP of Talent & Operations, Procurement & Operations Manager, and the Talent & Operations Assistant.