About Us

Greenville Partnership for Philanthropy maximizes the impact of philanthropy on our community by connecting grantmakers of diverse backgrounds and experience to share and increase knowledge, improve practice, and pursue opportunities for positive change—together.

Fluor’s Golf for Greenville team gathers at Fluor Field with representatives from The Family Effect, Safe Harbor, Goodwill Industries, and Meals on Wheels.

A Community of Givers, Now Working Together.

In the spring of 2013, leaders from local government, nonprofit organizations, business, healthcare, and other sectors met to discuss Greenville County’s history of philanthropic impact and to identify big issues that still face our community.

We recognized that philanthropy—from private foundations, corporate giving, and individual donors—has played a huge role in our community’s success. We noted, however, that Greenville has fewer philanthropic assets per capita than other up-and-coming counties in our nation—and that most of our community funding sources have few or no staff persons.

The Greenville Partnership for Philanthropy (GPP) was catalyzed by our desire to harness the power of philanthropy in Greenville County, SC. By helping funders get to know each other, learn more about community problems and those working to solve them, and best practices in private and corporate philanthropy, GPP is helping funders make the most of their giving and of their partnerships in the community.

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History and Progress

Since 2014, philanthropic funders have worked together to make Greenville County, SC a better place for all.

Steering Committee


Melissa Albergotti

SVP, Upstate SC Market Manager, Local Markets Organization, Bank of America

Keri Geary

Outreach Director, Grace Church

Derek Lewis

Executive Director, Greenville County First Steps

Tish McCutchen

Program Officer, Jolley Foundation

Deborah McKetty

Vice President of Community Impact, United Way of Greenville County
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Bob Morris

President, Community Foundation of Greenville

Tracey Mulvaney

Elbert W. Rogers Foundation

Tamela Spann

Vice President, Strategic Initiatives
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Katy Pugh Smith

Staff & Facilitator, Greenville Partnership for Philanthropy