Eastern Carolina Community Foundation is governed by a volunteer Board of Trustees representing a broad range of the Pee Dee’s interests, professions, and geography.
The ultimate responsibility for every aspect of the Foundation’s work rests with the Board of Trustees who are responsible for setting policies and priorities to carry out the Foundation’s mission.
Tom Ewart, Chair – Florence , SC
Tom is Chief Banking Officer and Florence Market President for First Reliance Bank. He is active in the revitalization efforts of historic downtown Florence through his work with the Downtown Development Corporation.
Floyd recently retired from Santee Electric where he served as their CEO for over 20 years. He serves as a Trustee for Francis Marion University and is on the Board of Directors for the William Penn Harrison Scholarship Fund at ECCF.
Kappie is active in the Cheraw community serving on the boards for St. David’s Cemetery Association and Mercy in Me Free Medical Clinic.
Mary Wood worked as an Ombudsman for incarcerated people under Governors Riley and Campbell and served our state as First Lady with Governor David Beasley.
Holly is director of Florence Convention and Visitors Bureau which is the designated marketing agency for tourism promotion in the city and county of Florence, SC. She is passionate about heritage tourism, networking, and dogs – particularly boxers.
Charlie is an attorney with The Finklea Law Firm. He served as County Attorney for Florence County from 2003 to 2006 and was the interim County Administrator for Florence County in 2005.
Lucy retired from public school teaching after 30 years of service to Conway High School as an English and French teacher. She is active in the Florence Chapter of the League of Women Voters, the Pee Dee Chapter for Colonial Dames of America and St. Catherine’s Episcopal Church.
Paul DeMarco — Marion, SC
Paul is a general internist for HopeHealth at FMU where he also serves as director for Rural Community Health. He has served on the Board for Marion County Habitat for Humanity since 1994 and is also a trustee for the Marion County Library System.
Lola is a realtor with Burt Jordan Real Estate . Since 2003, she has served on the South Carolina State Museum Commission upon appointment by both Gov. Mark Sanford and Gov. Nikki Haley, as well as serving the Foundation for the State Museum.
Ashley is an attorney with Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd in Florence where she specializes in taxation and estate planning. She is a graduate of Clemson University, the Charleston School of Law and New York University School of Law.
Evans is founder and manager of Pearce Land Company, LLC, a family owned and operated commercial real estate development company headquartered in Florence.
Thomas Kennedy works as a relationship manager with Signature Wealth Strategies. A native of Pamplico, he is a recent graduate of The Citadel, where he majored in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting.
Mike is president of the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce. He is the former publisher of both the Winston-Salem Journal and the Florence Morning News. He served as a trustee for The Winston-Salem Foundation while living in North Carolina.
Sarah is active in historic preservation in Cheraw having led her community’s efforts to revitalize the colonial era downtown.
Zip is the treasurer and controller of Superior Machine Company in Florence. Active in church and Florence Rotary, Zip is originally from Lynchburg.