Staff & Board of Directors
Geales Sands | Executive Director | firstname.lastname@example.org
Geales joined the Foundation in 2004 as its Executive Director and first employee. Previously, she worked in volunteer recruitment and placement as well as in development for nonprofits. She enjoys connecting people and organizations. She is a Riley Fellow and a Senior Fellow with the Waccamaw American Leadership Forum. She holds a B.A. in Art History from Louisiana State University.
Contact Geales for:
• Public speaking • Overview of nonprofit organizations in Georgetown County • Information on Georgetown area nonprofits • General consultation for nonprofits
Jamie Jayroe | Operations & Technology Associate | email@example.com
Jamie joined the Foundation in 2012 after working as both a bookkeeper in the private sector and as a supervisor for an afterschool program (funded by the Bunnelle Foundation). Jamie provides technology support to Foundation staff and users of the Bunnelle meeting spaces, while also managing the operations and office logistics of the Bunnelle Foundation. He holds a B.S. in Accounting from Coastal Carolina University.
Contact Jamie for:
• Scheduling a meeting with a Staff member • Technology Assistance • Help with Posting on CICT Forum • Meeting Space Setup • Updating Grantee Directory Information • Billing Inquiries
Ashley Nelson | Communications & Events Manager | firstname.lastname@example.org
Ashley joined the Foundation in 2014 after working in the telecommunications industry. Ashley leads marketing and communications efforts for the Foundation while also serving as Project Manager on all Foundation events. Ashley is the lead in our Education to Career (E2C) Initiative work. She holds an MBA in Human Resources Management from Strayer University and a B.S. in Integrated Marketing Communications from Winthrop University.
Contact Ashley for:
• Reserving a Bunnelle Meeting Space • Palmetto Giving Day • Education to Career Initiative • Pathways to Possibilities Career Expo • Bunnelle Foundation Youth Board • Showcasing your nonprofit’s events through Bunnelle social media
Amanda Young | Grants & Program Manager | email@example.com
Amanda joined the Foundation in 2012 after doing social service work for the state of South Carolina for several years. As the Grants and Program Manager, Amanda provides grantmaking oversight and technical assistance for the Foundation’s grants programs. She holds a B.A. in Sociology and minored in Social Work at the University of South Carolina.
Contact Amanda for:
• General information about eligibility requirements • Status of grant requests • Questions about grant applications or site visits • Information on Georgetown area nonprofits • Advice on proposal ideas • General consultation for nonprofits
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Robert E. Jewell | Board Chair
Carol Jayroe | Director | Reside Realty
Michelle Mapp | Director | South Carolina Community Loan Fund
Larry Mercado | Director | Mercado Holdings, LLC
Charles Swenson | Director | Coastal Observer