Waccamaw Community Foundation hires Brakefield as new Program Manager

April 6, 2023

Waccamaw Community Foundation, the only community foundation serving Horry and Georgetown counties, appointed Jean Ann Brakefield as its new Programs Manager.

In the Foundation’s efforts to support the Waccamaw Region’s nonprofit organizations, Brakefield will provide support and day-to-day management for WCF’s competitive grantmaking and scholarship programs. She will also serve as the external point-person for community programs focused on capacity building for agencies in Horry and Georgetown counties. Brakefield reports to Executive Director Mike Mancuso.

“The Program Manager position is absolutely essential to the Foundation’s mission to support our area nonprofit organizations. Jean Ann has deep understanding of our area’s needs and will collaborate with our nonprofit leaders to address these critical concerns,” said Mancuso.

Brakefield comes to WCF from Coastal Carolina University where she acted as Director of Stewardship and, prior to that, Director of Alumni Relations. She also served as Vice President of the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce. Brakefield earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Coastal Carolina University.


About the Waccamaw Community Foundation

Since 1999, local philanthropists have turned to Waccamaw Community Foundation to effectively manage their giving and meet community needs. The organization serves many people who share a common concern: improving quality of life in Horry and Georgetown counties.

WCF makes charitable giving simple and effective by offering individuals creative ways to establish and manage funds that will positively impact the Waccamaw Region for generations to come. WCF also offers advice about projects and organizations, helping donors meet their philanthropic goals.

Waccamaw Community Foundation has made a lasting impact in Horry and Georgetown Counties. Through the generosity of donors, it has awarded more than $24 million in grants since the Foundation was established in 1999.