November 14, 2016 (Columbia, SC) – Erin Johnson has joined Central Carolina Community Foundation in the newly created position of Vice President for Community Investment.
In this new position, Johnson will lead the Foundation’s efforts to increase our impact in the Midlands of South Carolina. She will play a leadership role across the region by promoting and facilitating effective philanthropy. She will also oversee competitive grantmaking, scholarship programs, and program-related initiatives such as Connected Communities and implement community engagement strategies that help connect community needs and opportunities with available resources.
Johnson previously served as the Chief Community Investment Officer for South Carolina Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy. She’s also held positions with Baylor University and South Carolina Department of Health and Environment Control. She received a bachelor degree in Physical Education, Exercise and Sport Science from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Master of Public Health from University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.
“We are delighted to have found someone with Erin’s level of experience,” says JoAnn Turnquist, Foundation President and CEO. “Her previous work as a grantmaker and community convener makes her eminently qualified to fill this vital role, a role that will allow us to better serve as the vehicle for philanthropy in the Midlands and beyond.”
The Community Foundation invites community members and nonprofit organizations to meet Erin Johnson at a Dessert Drop-in on Tuesday, November 29th from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM. The drop in will take place at the Kittrell Center Courtyard, 2711 Middleburg Drive, Columbia 29204.
About Central Carolina Community Foundation:
Central Carolina Community Foundation — the Midlands’ expert on philanthropy — is a nonprofit organization serving 11 counties in the Midlands by distributing grants and scholarships and linking the resources of donors, nonprofits and area leaders to communities in need. Major initiatives include the Midlands Gives 24-hour online giving challenge, Connected Communities grants, the One SC Fund, the Best of Philanthropy Awards, annual scholarships, and more. For more information about the Foundation, visit www.yourfoundation.org or call 803.254.5601.