Prospective Board Member Open House

We’re seeking dynamic leaders to serve on our board for the 2020-2023 term. Join us for an open house to learn about board openings, tour our facility, and meet current board members and leadership!

Prospective Board Member Open House
Thursday, October 24 from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
19 Saint Margaret Street, Charleston, SC 29403

For more than 120 years, FCP has been serving one of the most vulnerable populations in South Carolina: pregnant/parenting girls and at-risk young women. Last year, we provided safe housing, educational services, career development opportunities, and life skills training to more than 80 young women. The next several years promise to be exciting ones as we expand programming to meet the changing needs of our clients. The Board of Directors will play a central role in this important work.

Board Member Qualities

  • demonstrate strength in analyzing and forecasting financial information: we have major capital needs that require sound financial planning
  • have an understanding of the impacts of trauma and poverty on the community we serve
  • adhere to the non-political, non-religious focus of our work
  • approach their roles as strategic thinkers helping to guide the future of the organization and its
    programming
  • influence giving and contributions of major donors

Board Member Commitment

The board meets 6 times per year, with committee meetings in the off months. Committees include Development/Events, Executive, and Finance. Board members are expected to attend and support 3 annual special events. Board members are expected to prioritize giving to FCP and contribute generously based on their individual ability.

We believe that having directors of diverse gender, race, and ethnicity, along with varied skills and experiences, contributes to a balanced and effective Board. We strongly encourage former FCP program participants and others with a connection to our program to attend the open house.

FCP is one of 26 members of the National Crittenton organization. Member agencies work collaboratively on national research, communication, and advocacy efforts designed to improve the well-being of girls and young women through more effective policy and practices. The family of agencies have served more than 10 million people since the beginning of the Crittenton social welfare movement in 1883.

Please contact Cheryl O’Donnell with questions, codonnell@florencecrittentonsc.org.