Lydia joined the Foundation in 2014 as an intern in the Communications Department while still a college student, college athlete and part-time employee at a local business. Upon graduation from Columbia College with her undergraduate degree, she joined the Foundation full-time as Communications Associate in May 2015 and has since become a valuable member of the Foundation staff and communications team. The position of Digital Communications Specialist will play a unique and important leadership role in developing and implementing the Foundation’s digital media strategies.

In collaboration with the broader communications team, the DCS will coordinate digital efforts to promote outreach with each of the Foundation’s audiences: grantees, community partners, media, policy makers, opinion leaders and the public. The DCS will be responsible for developing social media strategy that is measurable and aligned with the Foundation’s goals. S/he will actively engage with Foundation staff to help create an understanding of social media and its uses, and will work with them to develop online deliverables that further the Foundation’s mission and ensure a consistent approach to communications. The DCS will support the Foundation’s major grantmaking initiatives, working with staff and others to identify target audiences and analyze specific communications needs.

Lydia graduated with a Bachelors of Arts degree Majoring in Writing for Print and Digital Media and Minoring in Communication Studies from Columbia College in Columbia, SC, in 2015. She recently completed her Masters of the Arts in Organizational Leadership in August of 2017. She is known for being strong in her belief that everyone deserves respect and fair treatment. Lydia’s compassion for the underserved is a perfect match for the Sisters of Charity Foundation. 




About the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina, established in 1996, is a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System. The Foundation is committed to addressing the needs of the poor and underserved in all 46 South Carolina counties, and strategically uses resources to reduce poverty through action, advocacy and leadership.



Langley Shealy
Director of Communications and Public Information
Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina
(803) 254-0230, ext. 19