Leadership

Meet the Board

The South Carolina Planned Giving Council is governed by professionals from the industry who believe in serving their peers and helping to improve the resources and education for planned giving professionals across the state.

Executive Committee
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Bill Yaeger

President

Sr. Director of Donor Legacy Planning
The Citadel Foundation

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Lisa DeFrietas

Secretary

Director of Gift Planning
Wofford College

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Sam Head

Immediate Past President

Financial Advisor
Ameriprise Financial Services

President-Elect

Peggy Cieslikowski

President-Elect

Executive Director of Planned Giving
College of Charleston

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Dana Taylor

VP for Programs

Director of Gift & Estate Planning
Clemson University

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Francis Schodowski

Treasurer

Executive Vice President
Columbia College

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Gina Turcotte

VP for Membership

Regional Director of Philanthropy
Spartanburg Regional Foundation

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Beth Wingard

President Emeritus

Senior Major Gift Officer
Lexington Medical Center

Directors
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Clay Grayson

Attorney
Grayson Firm

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Michelle Hardy

VP for Advancement
Central Carolina Community Foundation

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Lauren Ward

Attorney
A Business Law Firm

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Daniel Prohaska

CEO
Lions Vision Services

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Wes Daniels

Director of Gift Planning
University of SC

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Benita Hopkins

Associate Vice Chancellor for Development
USC Upstate

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Kimberly Borts

Charitable Giving Director
Bishop Gadsden

Melissa Levesque
Melissa Levesque

Coastal Community Foundation

Council Executive
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Nancye Bailey, CAE
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