Stories

South Carolina

  • Welcome our new Associate Network Officer

    The board and staff of the Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation are pleased to welcome Scott Edmonds as our newest Associate Network Officer. In his new role, Edmonds will help manage existing Foundation relationships and identify new ones in specific parts of the South. Eventually he will administer a portfolio of grants.

    Edmonds is no stranger to the work of the Foundation or to social...

  • Charting a new Future for the Foundation 

    As if 2020 weren’t already slated to be a year of turbulence and opportunity, the Babcock Foundation is undergoing some significant shifts this year. We are excited about the changes – including two open staff positions – and we are asking our partners across the South to help us spread the word.

    As you may recall, we launched a search for a new Program Director last year. In all...

  • Job Announcement: Chief Equity and Learning Officer

    The Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation seeks a highly collaborative, discerning, mission-driven social change leader committed to taking on entrenched challenges to be its first Chief Equity and Learning Officer (CELO). This person will have roles on the equity, program and management teams and report to the Executive Director. The CELO will lead the Foundation's efforts to promote ...

  • Community Economic Development in South Carolina: Our History, Our Progress, Our Future

    In 1994, the South Carolina Association of Community Development Corporations was established by four local community development corporations to advance the interests of their industry. But the state’s community economic development industry truly got its start when residents rallied to help each other rebuild after devastation. The organization has since renamed itself South Carolina...

    Bernie Mazyck
  • Community Economic Development is Social Justice at Work

    All too often, economic development excludes community members from the decisions affecting where they live, strains local resources and siphons financial returns to outside developers with no accountability to the community. There is a better way, one that provides communities with the infrastructure and support they need to access capital, address their needs, grow thriving businesses, build...