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Central Carolina Community Foundation welcomes new additions to Board of Trustees

CRBR Biz Wire //September 5, 2023//

Central Carolina Community Foundation welcomes new additions to Board of Trustees

CRBR Biz Wire //September 5, 2023//

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Four Midlands business leaders have been added to Central Carolina Community Foundation’s Board of Trustees:

• Susan Kenney Cotter, President and CEO, SKC Consulting, LLC
• Robert R. Ruff, Senior Vice President, Group Voluntary Benefits Division, Aflac
• Jonathan M. Robinson, Managing Partner, Smith Robinson
• Nancy D. Tolson, Assistant Director, Department of African American Studies, University of South Carolina

Cory E. Manning, partner at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, will serve as chair of the board. Scott Graves, president of the private business division at BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, will serve as vice chair, and Derrick L. Williams, attorney at Williams & Roche, LLC, will serve as secretary and treasurer.

The Community Foundation stewards over $200 million in assets and has awarded over $255 million in grants and scholarships since its inception in 1984. The new board members will join current board members and Community Foundation staff in working to increase the impact of philanthropy throughout the Midlands region of South Carolina and beyond.

“We are fortunate to add this group of community-minded individuals to our board of trustees,” says JoAnn Turnquist, president and CEO of Central Carolina Community Foundation. “The new members’ knowledge of our region and aptitude for service will help guide the Foundation’s investments in our community.”

The Foundation also expresses appreciation to its retiring trustees for their service: Scott McClelland and Candace C. Shiver.

Visit to view a full list of Central Carolina Community Foundation’s board members.

About Central Carolina Community Foundation

Central Carolina Community Foundation, the Midlands’ leader in collaborative philanthropy, is a nonprofit organization serving 11 counties in the Midlands of South Carolina by distributing grants and scholarships and linking the resources of donors, nonprofits and area leaders to communities in need. Major initiatives include the online giving challenge Midlands Gives, Connected Communities grants, the One SC Fund and annual scholarships. For more information about the Foundation, visit or call (803) 254-5601.