Committees and Councils

Volunteers for Trident United Way are thought leaders on the board of directors or serve on committees and councils as decision-makers about community investments and strategies. Committee and council volunteers are selected through a Nominating Committee process. Thank you to every individual committee and council member for dedicating your time and talent to help guide Trident United Way's efforts to improve education, financial stability and health outcomes in the Tri-County area.

If you are interested in volunteering on a committee or council email volunteer@tuw.org.

Board Members holding signs that spell live united

 

Boards and Committees

The Trident United Way Board of Directors (the Board) is solely responsible for determining the organization’s policy, approving the annual budget and determining the goals of the organization. It is legally and morally responsible for all activities of the organization.  

Board members act as ambassadors for the organization, exercise strategic thinking and planning over the course of their term and become familiar with nonprofit oversight and governance principles.  
 

Board Chair

Tim Grow, Elliott Davis

Immediate Past Chair/Nominations Chair

Steve Polston, AstenJohnson

Incoming Board Chair

To be determined

Advancement Committee Chair

Wendy Kopp, FineMark National Bank and Trust

Audit Chair

Christopher Glenn, Roper St. Francis Healthcare

Campaign Cabinet Chair

David Burt, LS3P Associates Ltd.

Community Impact Chair

Brad Davis, Community Volunteer

Finance Chair

Mark Lewis, TechCXO

Investment Chair

Dan Gallagher, Ingevity

Marketing & Communications Chair

Elizabeth Rogers, Chernoff Newman

Board Members

  • Ricardo Agnelli, Bosch Charleston

  • Ernest Andrade, Charleston Digital Corridor

  • Wendy Brewer, Wells Fargo Private Bank

  • P.J. Browning, Evening Post News

  • Dondi Costin, Ph.D., Charleston Southern University

  • Dan Curia, City of Charleston

  • Sara DeWolf, J.D., Community Volunteer

  • Jesse Dove, Investment Advisory Center, Inc. 

  • Rebecca Engelman, Select Health of South Carolina

  • Bob Fei, Life Cycle Engineering

  • Anne Forrest, Seacoast Supply

  • Todd Gallati, Trident Health System

  • Greg Habib, City of Goose Creek

  • John Harvey, BP Cooper River Plant

  • Scott Howell, Ground Swell Capital

  • Deon Jackson, Berkeley County School District

  • Fran Johnson, Johnson & Johnson Insurance, Inc

  • Julie Kornahrens, Dorchester School District Two

  • Todd Lant, Blackbaud

  • Ken Lott, Santee Cooper

  • Janine McManus, Sonepar USA

  • Barbara Melvin, South Carolina Ports Authority

  • Lauren Nilan, Elliott Davis LLC

  • Marcela Rabens, Universal Latin News

  • Arnold Singleton, D.B.A., Santee Cooper

  • Stephanie Singleton, The Movement

  • Reeves Skeen, First Citizens Bank

  • Ken Smith, Womble Bond Dickinson

  • Melanie Stith, Roper St. Francis Healthcare

  • Peter Tecklenburg, Charleston County Government

  • Fran Welch, Ph.D., College of Charleston

  • Ed Woodcock, Ingevity

  • Bill Zobel, Banks Construction

The Advancement Advisory Council helps to create, implement and evaluate strategies to achieve Trident United Way’s (TUW) Campaign and New Funding/Investment Goals. Attainment of these goals make it possible for TUW to fulfill its mission.

Advancement Advisory Council members have the opportunity to engage various high-level community members to advance TUW’s work and gain unique networking opportunities as a result. 
 

 

Members

  • Wendy Kopp, Finemark National Bank and Trust
  • David Burt, LS3P Associates Ltd
  • Deb Campeau, Community Volunteer
  • Lonnie Carter, Community Volunteer
  • Larry Collett
  • Rebecca Collett, WCBD-TV 2
  • Brad Davis, Community Volunteer
  • Stanfield Gray
  • Bill Finn, Community Volunteer
  • Greg Habib, City of Goose Creek
  • Todd Lant, Blackbaud
  • Tom Leonard, Trident CEO Council
  • Mark Lewis, TechCXO
  • Marc Marchant, LS3P Associates Ltd
  • Aiyana Mathews, Gardner-Mathews Global Management
  • Barbara Melvin, SC Ports Authority
  • Ford Menefee, Bank of South Carolina
  • Christine Owens, Community Volunteer
  • Bobby Pearce, Pearce Roberts Business Law, LLC
  • Pam Pearce, Truist
  • Steve Polston, AstenJohnson
  • Michael Samuel, Truist
  • Arnold Singleton, Santee Cooper
  • Reeves Skeen, First Citizens Bank
  • Ken Smith, Womble Bond Dickson (US) LLC

The primary purpose of the audit committee is to provide oversight of the audit process.

Members

 

  • Christopher Glenn, Roper St. Francis Healthcare, Chair

  • Mark Lewis, TechCXO

  • Tim Grow, Elliott Davis LLC

The Campaign Cabinet helps guide the strategy of and attainment of Trident United Way’s (TUW) annual campaign goal. Attainment of this goal makes it possible for TUW to fulfill its mission.

Campaign Cabinet members have an opportunity to engage various high-level community members in TUW’s campaign and gain unique networking opportunities as a result.
 

Members

  • David Burt, LS3P Associates Ltd., Chair

  • Lisa Van Burgen, Professional Nonprofit Solutions

  • Mark Dickson, Roper St. Francis Healthcare

  • Germone Gadsden, Gadsden & Associates

  • Kearney Gregory, Santee Cooper

  • David Hamilton, Truist Bank

  • Sonia Hanson, South State Bank

  • Virginia Jamison, North Charleston City Council

  • Wendy Kopp, FineMark National Bank & Trust

  • Tom Leonard, Trident CEO Council

  • Michael Samuel, Truist Bank

  • Reeves Skeen, First Citizens Bank

The Community Impact Committee (CIC) provides strategic direction to the organization for all matters relating to community impact and investment, including, but not limited to, TUW initiatives and strategic investment, partner investments, policy, strategic planning, CI Networks, product development and partner relationships, as well as Investment Review Teams responsibilities/operations.

 

Members

  • Brad Davis, Community Volunteer, Chair

  • Samuel Bellamy, Community Volunteer

  • Deb Campeau, Community Volunteer

  • Natasha Chatman, Fetter Health Care Network

  • Patricia Ferguson, SC Department of Commerce

  • Germone Gadsden, Gadsen & Associates

  • Christopher Harmon, City of Goose Creek

  • Will Hopkins, Trident Dermatology

  • Courtney Howard, College of Charleston

  • Anna Lewin Hamilton, Community Volunteer, Public Policy Council Chair

  • Arnold Singleton, Santee Cooper

  • Don Smith, Hendrick Automotive

  • Cindi Solomon, Community Volunteer

  • Erica Taylor, Charleston County School District

Trident United Way’s Diversity and Inclusion Council’s (DIC) mission is to provide advice and consultation to Trident United Way to advance diversity, inclusion and equity within Trident United Way and in the work of Trident United Way.

The DIC’s purpose is to provide evaluation and direction for all matters related to diversity and inclusion in support of Trident United Way, its board, and constituent committees. In doing so, the DIC advances TUW’s Diversity and Inclusion Policy, provides a Diversity and Inclusion lens to the work of Trident United Way, identifying successes and opportunities for improvement in D&I relative to the work of TUW and within TUW.
 

 

Members

  • Renee Linyard-Gary, Chair, Trident United Way
  • Amber Brown, Coastal Community Foundation
  • Amy Maciariello, Trident United Way

The role of the finance committee is primarily to provide financial oversight for the organization.

 

Members

  • Mark Lewis, TechCXO, Chair

  • Preston Bankston, First National Bank

  • Wendy Cockerham, Thorne

  • Shawan Gillians, J.D., Santee Cooper

  • Christopher Glenn, Roper St. Francis Healthcare

  • Eva Greenwood, Medical University of South Carolina

  • Bill Hamilton, Ingevity

  • Stefanie Henry, The InterTech Group

  • Tyson Hoff, Samet Corporation

  • Bonnie Karst Ciuffo, South Carolina Financial Solutions, LLC

  • Bob Lowe, Exec HQ

  • Melissa Pridemore, The Lincoln Electric Company

  • Nicole Santanna, Nucor

  • Ashley Smith, Berkeley County School District

  • Dawson Smith, Jear Logistics

The role of the investment committee is to oversee the long term investments of Trident United Way (TUW). 

 

Members

  • Dan Gallagher, Ingevity, Chair

  • Wendy Brewer, Wells Fargo Private Bank

  • Stacy Cannon, South State Bank

  • Kari Davids, Cummins Turbo Technologies

  • Ben DeWolf, Caleum Capital Management, LLC

  • Kathryn Diminich, South State Bank

  • Wendy Kopp, FineMark National Bank & Trust

  • Hugh Lane, The Bank of South Carolina

  • David Lobeck, First Citizens Bank

  • Terry Scipio, Scipio Financial Group

  • Brenda Szymanowski, AstenJohnson

  • John Winthrop,  John Winthrop & Co.

The purpose of the Marketing Advisory Council (MAC) is to support Trident United Way Marketing and Communications leadership and team by actively championing the strategies and efforts to further the mission of the organization. 

 

Members

  • Elizabeth Rogers, Chernoff Newman, Chair

  • Kelsi Brewer, SC Ports Authority

  • Lisa Garcia, HCA/South Atlantic Division

  • Wendy Kopp, FineMark National Bank & Trust

  • Erika LeGendre, College of Charleston

  • Nina Magnesson, BoomTown!

  • Aiyana Mathews, Gardner-Mathews Global Management

  • Elaine Reed, AstenJohnson

The Public Policy Committee (PPC) is committed to providing strategic direction for all matters related to public policy and advocacy in support of the Agenda for Community Impact at Trident United Way (TUW).

Members

  • Anna Hamilton-Lewin, Community Volunteer, Chair

  • Craig Ascue, Community Volunteer

  • Bryan Boroughs, Institute for Child Success

  • Greg Bulanow, City of North Charleston

  • Alyssondra Campaigne, Engage Strategies

  • Sara DeWolf, J.D., Community Volunteer

  • Don Gordon, The Riley Institute at Furman University

  • Dwayne Green, MPG Consulting Group

  • Shayna Howell, Community Volunteer

  • Elaine Morgan, Berkeley County Chamber of Commerce

  • Charles Patrick, Richardson, Patrick, Westbrook & Brickman, LLC

  • Jerome Tilghman, Ernest E. Kennedy Center

  • LaTisha Vaughn-Brandon, Tri-County Cradle to Career Collaborative

  • Kathryn Whitaker, Burr & Forman LLP

Investment Review Councils

The Program Investment Review Council (PIRC) provides review, recommendations and monitoring for program investment applicants and funded partners. Members participate in activities to learn about Trident United Way’s investment strategy and priority areas that will inform the applicant review process. The PIRC is responsible for ensuring donor contributions are invested efficiently in programs that have longitudinal outcomes that align with priorities identified in the education, financial stability and health collective impact efforts.  

The Basic Needs Investment Review Council (BRC) provides review of applications and recommendations to the Community Impact Committee for the basic need investment funds. Members participate in activities to learn about Trident United Way’s investment strategy and priority areas that will inform the applicant review process. The BRC is responsible for ensuring donor contributions are invested efficiently in programs that address barriers to education, financial stability and health and provide immediate and/or short term assistance helping individuals and families access basic needs, stabilize or recover from an emergency situation. 

Trident United Way is seeking individuals to serve on our Review Council for the Community Engagement Investments. Council members have the unique opportunity to review grant applications for TUW’s Community Engagement Investments.  Review Council volunteers play an essential role in ensuring that donor dollars are used to achieve the greatest impact in community engagement efforts around our focus areas of Education, Financial Stability and Health.

The Finance Review Council (FRC) provides financial and fiscal health review, recommendation and monitoring for Program Investment and Basic Needs applicants and funded partners. Members participate in activities to learn about Trident United Way’s investment strategy and priority areas that will inform the applicant review process. The FRC is responsible for ensuring TUW donor contributions are invested efficiently by applying and supporting a high standard of financial evaluation and accountability.