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