FMU Non-Profit Leadership Institute graduates 8th class

Florence, SC - From Francis Marion University

FLORENCE, SC – Eighteen South Carolina residents participated in commencement exercises for the eighth class of the Non-Profit Leadership Institute at Francis Marion University recently.

Remarks were given by Bradley Callicott, executive director of the Drs. Bruce & Lee Foundation. Institute participants were each presented with a certificate.

The institute is a seven-month training program for leaders of non-profits. Topics included leadership; program development and delivery; human resource development, including board members and volunteers; effective financial resource development and management; programmatic and organizational issues related to data collection and reporting; visibility, including managing external relations; and case studies.

Funded initially with multi-year grants from the Drs. Bruce & Lee Foundation, the institute now receives major support from FMU, along with a grant from the PSARAS Foundation.

Fred Sheheen, former commissioner and executive director of the S.C. Commission on Higher Education, is director of the FMU Non-Profit Leadership Institute.

The class will be conducted again during the 20010-2011 academic year. For more information, contact Elizabeth C. Bonnoitt, Non-Profit Leadership Institute liaison, at 843-661-1199 or visit the NPLI website at

Participants in the Non-Profit Leadership
Institute at Francis Marion University

Aiken: Carmen Landy, Helping Hands, Inc.

Columbia: Gwen Baker, Erin Johnson and Carol Singletary, S.C. Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy; Heyward Hornsby, Lutheran Central South Carolina Non-Profit; Beth Singletary, Richland County First Steps; Anne Walker, Alston Wilkes Society; Ginny Waller, Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands

Darlington: Suzan Orrico, Trinity Collegiate School; Brenda Savage, B&L Homework and Learning Center

Florence: Bryan Chapman, Pee Dee Community Fellowship; Steve Cooper, Paladin Training, Inc.; Francie Dunlap, Friends of the Florence County Library; Daphine Tedder, Manna House

Hemingway: Jannie Cooper, Rural Area Leadership Institute (RALI)

Kingstree: Jeanne Nisley, Springbank Retreat; Robert Welch, Vital Aging of Williamsburg County

Marion: Gordon Harper, Habitat for Humanity of Marion County; Dianne Owens, City of Marion Recreation Association