The Laurens County Community Foundation (LCCF) recently announced that its board of directors has elected Morris Galloway as their new chairman of the board. Galloway has served on the LCCF board of directors as a board member and on the finance committee since 2010. “Morris brings a wealth of experience that is critical to the organization as LCCF moves to implement a new strategic plan and further its goal to be a trusted partner for the community,” said Robin Day, Executive Director of the LCCF. Galloway worked for 32 years at Presbyterian College, retiring as Executive Vice-President and is currently an Account Executive with BB&T Insurance Services. He and his wife, Susan, raised four sons in Laurens County.
After the LCCF board meeting on November 14, Galloway said, “I am honored to serve as chairman of the Laurens County Community Foundation Board and I thank Cynthia Jones for her fine service as outgoing chair. The Laurens County Community Foundation is proud to assist local churches, nonprofits, and individuals or groups wishing to invest existing charitable funds or to establish new funds. With almost $5 million of assets under management, we oversee a diversified portfolio and provide prudent investment management. We also invest in our community through a grant program, scholarships, and education to promote local charities.”
Dr. Cynthia Jones was honored for her service as chairman of the board. “During her term, Cynthia built upon the mission and vision of the Laurens County Community Foundation and worked toward bettering the lives of those living in Laurens County,” said Day. “Dr. Jones’ dedication and leadership demonstrate her commitment to our community.” Dr. Peggy Prescott and Felicia Stovall, other outgoing members of the board, were also recognized for their service.
Lumus Byrd, Jr. was elected vice-chair, succeeding Don Adams. Adams will continue to serve as a board member. Byrd is a retired businessman and citizen activist in Laurens County who has received numerous awards for his volunteerism. Additional new board members are Norman Scarborough and Nancy Roland.