Women Who Are Changing South Carolina Communities

Today we join the global celebration of the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women on International Women’s Day. From the world’s stage to local communities, women are a driving force behind social and systemic changes at every level. Yet, there are many whose voices are not heard, ideas are not valued and achievements are not recognized. In order for us to gain equality and gender parity, we must work together; we must stand as women, United, for one another.

United Way Association of South Carolina celebrates the voices, ideas and achievements of women who are leading the cause as they fight for the health, education and financial stability of every person in their communities. We celebrate the women who leading the work of United Ways across the state of South Carolina and driving social and systemic changes in the communities they call home as CEOs, Executive Directors, Board Members and staff. 


Women CEOs at United Ways in South Carolina

Megan Barp, United Way of Greenville County

Wendy Bird, United Way of Florence County

Deborah Boulware, United Way of Lancaster County

Carol Burdette, United Way of Anderson County

Kelly Callahan Cruise, United Way Association of South Carolina

Julie Capaldi, United Way of Pickens County

Joann DeLong, United Way of Hartsville

Kristin Fairfax, United Way of Chester County

Sara Fawcett, United Way of the Midlands

Tina Gentry, United Way of the Lowcountry

LaShauna Harrison, United Way of Oconee County

Marisel Losa, United Way of Greenwood-Abbeville (incoming)

Dianne McLellan, Dillon County United Way

Rebecca Melton, United Way of York County

Margaret Plettinger-Mitchell, United Way of Chesterfield County

Mindy Popovich, United Way of Sumter, Clarendon, and Lee

Sharon Rodgers, United Way of Aiken County

Genie Sherard, United Way of Horry County

Paige Stephenson, United Way of the Piedmont

Lucy Woodhouse, Black River United Way