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.
C.T. BurtonDirector of Executive Operations
(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.
Chanel LeachSpecial Assistant to the President & CEO
(854) 222-3459
Serving as Special Assistant to the President & CEO, Chanel provides executive-level support to the Office of the President team. As principal manager of the CEO’s calendar, Chanel coordinates meetings, constructs presentations, sends follow-up correspondence and completes tasks supporting the CEO. In addition to her administrative responsibilities, Chanel also serves as the primary Board contact for CCF.
Melissa LevesqueSenior Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer
(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.

Development & Stewardship

Helen WolfeSenior Director of Development
(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.
Chandler MoeniusDirector of Gift Planning
As a senior member of the Foundation’s Development and Stewardship team, Chandler is responsible for working with donors and professional advisors throughout our nine-county service area to develop complex and deferred gifts.
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.
Wanda WillisDevelopment Database Manager
(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.
Allan BunchDevelopment & Stewardship Officer
(854) 222-3471
Allan works with the Development & Stewardship team to deepen relationships with existing donors, community members, and fund-holders. He also works with new donors and professional advisors to help them work towards and achieve their philanthropic goals.
Victoria BluntStewardship Officer
(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.
Emily WingfieldExecutive Assistant, Development & Stewardship
(854) 222-3467
Emily provides administrative support to the SVP and Chief Strategy Officer, as well as to the full Development and Stewardship department. Responsibilities include data entry, conducting research, preparing reports, handling information requests and performing clerical functions such as preparing correspondence, arranging conference calls and scheduling meetings.

Marketing & Communications

Todd LohrenzSenior Director of Marketing & Communications
(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 Officer
(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

Edie BlakesleeVice President of Grantmaking & Community Leadership
(843) 793-6031
As Vice President of Grantmaking & Community Leadership, Edie leads strategy and direction for grantmaking and leadership opportunities, shapes how grantmaking resources are deployed, created the civic engagement framework and provides leadership on strategic partnerships.
Veronica HemmingwaySouthern Lowcountry Director
(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 & Scholarships
(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.
Kaela HammondProgram Officer
(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.
Kristi WallaceGrants & Compliance Manager
(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.
Samuel Bellamy Program Officer
(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.
Lateria JamesScholarship & Program Manager
(843) 277-2905
Lateria is responsible for the implementation, project management, and coordination of the newly established college readiness and scholar program in Allendale County, Allendale College Readiness Program. She helps students, their families, and supporters prepare for, research, evaluate and ultimately select which college is right for them. She also assists with general scholarship offerings and support for the foundation’s current readiness and scholars programming.

Finance & Operations

Jane LitzSenior Vice President & CFO
(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.
Staff member, Andria Bell
Andria "Rose" BellExecutive Assistant to the CFO
(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 & Treasury
(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.
Chris BalladDirector of Finance & Controller
(843) 793-6125
As Director of Finance & Controller, Chris has the primary accounting responsibility for Coastal Community Foundation, including for the annual audit, tax, and monthly financial reporting processes.
Shanta WashingtonFinance Specialist
(843) 723-3635
As the Finance Specialist, Shanta performs key finance tasks, monitors the financial aspects of individual funds, and performs select accounting responsibilities.
Aaliyah GethersPayroll & Accounting Specialist
(843) 277-2903
As the Payroll and accounting specialist, Aaliyah handles payroll processing as well as staff accounting duties such as reconciliation, audit prep, financial reporting, and other financial duties.
David GalvinVice President of Talent & Operations
(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.
Kristie CooperTalent & Operations Assistant
(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 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. She also maintains the Charleston office building and manages other operational items.