Kristy Caradori has served as Foundation Executive Director since May 2013. Her broad range of experience includes non-profit operations, marketing and strategic planning and she is uniquely qualified to support the growth of the Foundation in a number of ways. She serves as the senior member of the Foundation’s Development and Operations teams – with duties that include the organization’s fund-raising and business operations. Her goals include increasing the annual giving, developing capital project initiatives that support Spartanburg Regional’s goals, improving and increasing the Foundation’s grant-making programs, and streamlining business operations.
Kristy recently served as Vice President of Development and Marketing for Children's Home Society of North Carolina, a statewide nonprofit child welfare agency. She holds a BA in Political Science from the University of South Alabama and an MBA in Management from Wake Forest University.
Jane Ovenden, a Clemson native and Wofford graduate, is a CPA with many years of service in public accounting. As director of operations, she is responsible for overseeing the annual independent audit, financial reporting, tax return preparation, and donor-related reporting. Jane is a member of both the AICPA and the SCACPA and her nonprofit experience includes serving as controller for the Spartanburg Humane Society.
Angie Cothran was born at Spartanburg General Hospital and has lived in the Spartanburg area her whole life. She has worked for Spartanburg Regional in various departments since 1995. As Executive Assistant for the Foundation. Angie has many roles, but her main responsibility is to Kristy Caradori, Vice-President/Executive Director of the Foundation. Angie also works with three of the four Foundation Boards, by coordinating, planning and attending these meetings.
Andrea Davis has worked at Spartanburg Regional since 2007. She joined the Foundation team as the data and analysis coordinator in 2009. She is responsible for recording, reporting, receipting and acknowledging gifts and pledges accepted on behalf of the foundation. She coordinates and implements the donor relations and stewardship system that recognizes donors at all levels. She also is responsible for our constituency management.
Stacey Dulin has worked in the Spartanburg Regional Foundation since 2003 and has been with Spartanburg Regional since 1990. Her areas of responsibility include the activities of planning, organizing, managing and reporting all aspects of the grant management process for the foundation's internal/external grant program. Stacey is a 2012 graduate of the Spartanburg Grassroots Leadership Development Institute. She enjoys working for a not-for-profit organization that is able to give back so much to our community and healthcare system.
Mary Mills has been a member of the Foundation staff since August 2011. She previously worked in the hospital system for 17 years before leaving to work for 10 years as a secretary at the Church of the Advent. Mary supports foundations development team by providing them adminstrative support.
As a development officer, Shelly's responsibilities include coordinating the Employee Campaign Coordinator and being a liaison to the Hospice Division and Village at Pelham. She has been with the Foundation for four years; however, she has been with the hospital system for a total of twelve years. She started with the hospital system as a Health Educator in 1996 and took a brief absence from 2000-2001 to work at MUSC in their Development Office. As a Health Educator, Shelly loved to make a difference in people’s lives. Her goal is to continue to make a difference through her work in the Foundation.
John Dargan serves as the new Senior Director of Philanthropy for the Spartanburg Regional Foundation. He is tasked with growing a donor base dedicated to the delivery of world-class cancer care at the community level for Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute. He joined the Foundation on April 14, 2014.
He previously served 17 years as President/CEO of Spartanburg County Foundation and retired December 31, 2013.
A native of Spartanburg and a graduate of Presbyterian College, Dargan served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. He then spent 25 years in the banking industry before joining the Spartanburg County Foundation in 1997.
Kristi Ward has worked in the Spartanburg Regional Foundation since July 2003. Some of her areas of responsibility include community gifts and pledges, reconciling bank and investment accounts, processing weekly payments for various Foundation projects, and many other things. She also is a member of the Employee Activities Committee. Kristi enjoys her work with the Foundation because it is very rewarding. She sees first-hand the great impact the Spartanburg Regional Foundation has had and continues to have on the hospital and the community.
Jami Wood has worked in the Spartanburg Regional Foundation since 2004. Her areas of responsibility include fundraising with corporate partners, as well as coordinating all logistics and fundraising for Spartanburg Regional Foundation's annual events, the Society of 1921 Gala and Hangar B Ball. Jami enjoys working for a strong community nonprofit and and seeing the positive impact on health in our community. Originally from Greenville, S.C., she graduated from Appalachian State University in 2004.
After a 12-year career at Newberry College as executive assistant to two presidents, Inez Golden moved to Spartanburg with her husband. Inez has been a member of the Foundation staff since 1994, retiring from a full-time position in 1999, but continues to work part-time as administrative secretary.
Spartanburg Regional Foundation is a qualified 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization and donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.
The Foundation will allocate 5% of each gift to its unrestricted fund unless otherwise requested by the donor.
Please consult your tax advisor regarding specific questions about your deductions.
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