One of the state’s biggest helping hand organizations has a new helping hand. The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina has named Donna Waites its new program director.
Waites most recently served as director of philanthropy for Providence Hospital Development Foundation.
In her new role, she will oversee program management and capacity building for the foundation’s Collaboration for Ministry initiative and will coordinate the annual conference of Women Religious. She also will facilitate the foundation’s responsive grant making efforts through Caritas and Community Enrichment grants.
Waites earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communications from the University of South Carolina and completed a Principles and Techniques of Fundraising Course through the University of Indiana Fundraising School.
The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina, a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System since 1996, addresses the needs of the poor and underserved throughout the state.
Girl Scouts board additions
Two Columbia women are among four recently named to the board of Girl Scouts of South Carolina – Mountains to Midlands.
Barbara Barton is the shareholder in the Barton Law Firm, P.A. She received a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of South Carolina and a law degree from USC’s law school. She is certified as a specialist in bankruptcy law by the American Bankruptcy Institute and the S.C. Supreme Court. Barton is a member of S.C. Women Lawyers and previously served as board president.
Linda Salane is CEO of WNN Consulting and Executive Coaching. She received bachelor’s, masters and doctoral degrees in education from USC. She serves on the boards of Palmetto Center for Women, Women in Philanthropy, The Cooperative Ministry and as the board treasurer of Sandhills. She volunteers with Transitions and St. Lawrence Place.
Barton and Salane were joined on the board by Laura Allen of Spartanburg and Lillian Brock Flemming of Greenville.
The Mountains to Midlands council serves a 22-county area.