COLUMBIA, SC – April 1, 2009 – Tom Keith, president of the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina, will receive the Distinguish Contributions to Community Life Award from Clemson University Institute on Family & Neighborhood Life today in Greenville.
The award, presented at the Institute’s 10th anniversary celebration, honors leadership, creativity, wisdom and personal commitment to serve others. Additionally, the award honors Keith’s leadership in strengthening grassroots leadership, especially among faith-based organizations, in South Carolina. Keith is one of 10 Distinguish Contributions to Community Life award recipients.
In addition to his role at the Foundation, Keith serves on the Healthy Learners and the Southeastern Council of Foundations boards, as chairman of the South Carolina Center for Grassroots and Non-Profit Leadership and is a member of Grantmakers in Health. He is a founding member and former chairman of the South Carolina Grantmakers Network, a group of 40 grantmaking foundations from across the state. In 2007, Keith was appointed by Supreme Court Chief Justice Jean Hoefer Toal to serve on the South Carolina Access to Justice Commission.
Keith has over 30 years experience in nonprofit management in five states. He earned a Bachelors of Arts degree in communications from Marshall University and a master’s in business administration from Winthrop University.
About the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina
The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina, established in 1996, is a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System. The Foundation is committed to addressing the needs of the poor and underserved in all 46 South Carolina counties by addressing the root causes of poverty, nurturing the growth of healthy communities, emphasizing youth and family and measuring the outcomes of these efforts.
Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina