The Sisters of Charity Foundation has added two new Project Assistant positions: Meredith Mathews and Chynna Phillips. 

Meredith2Mathews is a member of the Foundation’s grantmaking team and is integral in providing support to staff, grantees and other stakeholders. Mathews will work closely with grantees to assist in their working relationship and programs with the Sisters of Charity Foundation.

Mathews graduated from Columbia College in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. She also completed minors in French, Philosophy and Gender & Women’s Studies. In addition to graduating Summa Cum Laude, Mathews was presented with Columbia College’s “Outstanding Psychology Student” and “Excellence in Philosophy” Awards. She has studied at the CIDEF at Catholic University of the West in Angers France and in 2013 completed a clinical psychology internship through Davidson College at Broughton Psychiatric Hospital in Morgantown, NC.

“We are excited to add these two professional women to the Foundation staff. Both Meredith and Chynna bring tremendous gifts and passion to our efforts in philanthropy. We are grateful to have both of  them as part of our fantastic team.”, Tom Keith, President.


Phillips is a vital member of the Foundation’s Initiative Team supporting work of two initiatives: immigrant Families and Kinship Care. She conducts research, supports Listening Sessions and works with initiative grantees and other stakeholders to advance the Foundation’s vision for families in South Carolina to live out of poverty.

Phillips holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in Sociology from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio where she was known for community service and campus involvement. She served in many leadership positions and was awarded both the “Greek Woman/Man of the Year” and “I am Her Image Award”. Prior to joining the Foundation, Phillips worked as an Admissions Coordinator at DePaul Cristo Rey High School, interned for the Children’s Defense Fund, and most recently served as a Community Advocate for Palmetto Health Hospital. Mrs. Phillips is currently pursuing her Masters in Social Work from the University of South Carolina.