SCC Names New Foundation Director

Monday, August 23rd, 2021

Southeastern Community College (SCC) has named Terrie Priest as the new director of the Southeastern Community College Foundation. The Foundation raises and manages funds that support the College’s mission.

“We are excited about the future,” said Joe Hooks, Foundation President. “Terrie brings great leadership to the foundation board and I know she will continue that great work that had been laid by past Foundation members and board directors.”

Priest, who will assume the role on October 1, 2021, will be responsible for managing fundraising and financial operations for the Foundation, including coordinating fundraising events and working with individuals, grantors, organizations, and businesses that support the College.

“As a development professional, I have always looked up to the SCC Foundation,” Priest shared.  “It is a shining example of a well-managed development organization, and I am thrilled to serve as the new director. I look forward to honoring the past success of the Foundation while building on the excitement that is brewing at SCC.”

Priest has extensive experience in the fundraising and development industry serving as Executive Director of the Columbus Regional Healthcare System Foundation for 16 years. During that time, she managed all aspects of the CRHS Foundation organization including board management, fundraising activities, donor relations, and accounting requirements for the foundation. She directed multiple fundraising campaigns for both community and employee, including a 14-year run with the CRHS Hospital Gala.

Before joining SCC in January of this year as Executive Assistant to the President, Priest served as the Foundation Director for the Lower Cape-Fear Lifecare (LCFL) in Wilmington. During her time at LCFL, she was accountable for the execution of the agency development plan which fundraised for a 7-county area.

“We are confident that Terrie is the right person to lead the SCC Foundation toward continued growth and support of the College’s mission,” said Dr. Chris English, President. “She brings extensive knowledge, experience, and passion to take the Foundation to the next level as we continue to serve our students and community as we work to help them achieve their goals.”

Founded in 1968, the SCC Foundation is comprised of a 31-member board that awards more scholarships to students. The foundation receives and administers private gifts, bequests, and donations to benefit SCC. Gifts to the foundation support programs, activities, and student scholarships.

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