Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina (SCFSC) President Tom Keith has been named chairman of the Columbia College Board of Trustees. He served as vice-chair of the Columbia College Board of Trustees from 2018-2020.
“Columbia College has deep roots and a storied history in our community and in our state,” Keith said. “It is an honor to serve in this role as the college begins its next chapter of educating students in exciting and creative ways.”
Since 1854, Columbia College has provided students with a liberal arts curriculum based on experiential educational opportunities that develop a students’ capacity for critical thought and expression, life-long learning, acceptance of personal responsibility, and commitment to service in the community.
Keith has served as President of Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina for more than two decades. Under his leadership, the foundation has awarded more than $75 million through more than 2,600 grants across South Carolina since its inception. Its current assets exceed $100 million.
In addition to his service with Columbia College, Keith also serves on the board of trustees for Columbia Free Medical Clinic and South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families. He has been an active member of the Southeastern Council of Foundations since 2002, including serving on the board from 2004 to 2010. He is a founding member and former chairman of the South Carolina Grantmakers Network, a group of 45 grantmaking foundations from across the state.
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