Possible Shot 2

Thomas C. Keith, President
P. 803.254.0230, EXT. 21

He’s so fast with his thoughts that he could’ve been an auctioneer. He is so surprisingly good at Scrabble that he could’ve been an author. He also loves smoothies so much he could own a Smoothie King. Despite all these possibilities, Tom Keith chose a job that positions him to help other people every day – Foundation President.

Tom grew up in a small town, and credits the town’s culture for who he is today. “Everyone in my small town knew me and cared about my well-being. That is something I have always carried with me throughout my life.” Other than his love for helping others, Tom also learned about working hard as he grew up in his small town.

Tom’s father, one of his heroes, taught him the importance of working hard and doing his best. Now, Tom carries these lessons with him through life. He works every day to look out for those less fortunate, to work as hard as he can, and to be the absolute best father he can be to his two sons.

Favorite Quote:
“There is no cost whatsoever for being kind to every person you encounter on a daily basis. This single act can have a lasting effect on you and other people throughout your  life.” —personal motto

M.B.A. (Winthrop University, Rock Hill, S.C.); B.A. in Communications (Marshall University, Huntington, W.V.)

Community Engagement:
Board member, Columbia Free Medical Clinic; Co-Chair of 2017 TogetherSC Summit; Board member, Columbia College; Board member, SC Center for Fathers and Families

Healthy Learners “In All Things Charity” Award 2004; Winthrop University College of Business Pinnacle Society 2008; Otis Corbett Leadership Award 2013; Palmetto State Fatherhood Awardee 2016