In this position he oversees the operations of the Foundation and assists the Foundation Board of Trustees in setting policies and goals. Mr. Keith is active in establishing partnerships and coalitions with other organizations and community groups.
Mr. Keith holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in communications from Marshall University and a master’s in business administration from Winthrop University. He has over 30 years experience in non-profit management in five states and has served as President of the Foundation since March of 1996.
Mr. Keith serves as treasurer of the South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families Board of Trustees, serves as a member on the Board of Trustees for Winthrop University Foundation and is a member of Grantmakers in Health. He has been an active member of the Southeastern Council of Foundations since 2000. He is a founding member and former chairman of the South Carolina Grantmakers Network, a group of 40 grantmaking foundations from across the state.
In 2007, Mr. Keith was appointed to serve on the South Carolina Access to Justice Commission. He was inducted into the Winthrop University College of Business Pinnacle Society in 2008 and earned the Clemson University Institute for Family and Neighborhood Life Leadership Award in 2009. In 2004, Mr. Keith received the Healthy Learners “In All Things Charity” award. Mr. Keith also serves as an adjunct instructor on leadership and ethics at Winthrop University School of Business.