Thornwell Named One of the “Best Places to Work” in South Carolina

August 11, 2023

The award recognizes “best-in-class” examples of positive workplace cultures producing results.

Thornwell, a nonprofit organization committed to serving children and families in need across South Carolina, Florida, and Georgia, is honored to be named one of the Best Places to Work in South Carolina, ranking 24th in the medium employer category in its first year of submission. The distinction honors the best employers in the Palmetto State based on employee-driven research highlighting company best practices, programs, and culture.

Since 1875, Thornwell has been a leading expert in child and family well-being in South Carolina, Florida, and Georgia. As its 147-year history demonstrates, Thornwell has worked to better the lives of countless children and families, made possible by the passion and dedication of its nearly 130 employees spanning three states who share a commitment to empowering communities in which all people can experience both life and love in abundance.

“Earning a spot on the list of South Carolina’s Best Places to Work reinforces what I’ve long known to be true – our team at Thornwell is comprised of faithful stewards that are trustworthy, responsible, steadfast, and ethical. I am proud to recognize the men and women who do this hard and holy work, often without thanks, but never without the desire to make a difference,” said Thornwell President Myron Wilkins. “We are humbled by this recognition and energized to keep chipping away at our valuable mission in service to children and families who need us most.”

2023 marks the eighteenth consecutive year of the annual awards program, created by SC Biz News in partnership with the Best Companies Group. Companies from across the state entered the two-part survey process to determine winners, including an employee survey to measure the employee experience. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration and survey process, analyzed the data, and determined the final rankings.

The ranked companies were recognized at an in-person awards ceremony on August 10, 2023, at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. The rankings will be published in an upcoming issue of SCBIZ magazine. For more information on the Best Places to Work in South Carolina program, visit

About Thornwell

Founded in 1875, Thornwell is a diverse Non-Profit ministry across South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida that serves to prevent child abuse and neglect, to build up and reunite families, and to support healthy communities in the name of Jesus Christ. Thornwell believes family changes everything in a child’s life. Thornwell addresses the well-being of children not as a singular event but as a comprehensive, ongoing cycle of services and support designed to help children and families, no matter what stage of life they’re in. Thornwell is a Platinum award recipient for financial transparency by Candid and a 4-star charity by Charity Navigator. Thornwell believes in maintaining the highest levels of financial transparency and accountability. In 2022, 76% of every dollar went to programs directly serving children and families. Learn more about Thornwell and its services for children and families in need at