Dena Chadwick

ABOUT People Dena Chadwick

Dena Chadwick 
Chief Operating Officer

Dena Chadwick is the Chief Operating Officer at the Southeastern Council of Foundations. Dena manages SECF’s financial operations and related reporting, which is accurate and consistent with generally accepted accounting practices, established internal controls, and financial policies. In addition, Dena supports the President and CEO all on board related meetings and committees and oversees the operations of SECF. 

Prior to SECF, Dena worked as an independent contractor for a variety of small businesses providing accounting support and business plan documentation. She began her career as a staff accountant and assistant controller with the Robert W. Woodruff Foundation in 1991. She earned a Bachelors of Business Administration in Accounting from Oglethorpe University in Atlanta.

Dena served as a board member for The Museum School’s from December 2010 to January 2013 and served as its Treasurer from December 2010 to June 2012.

Dena is a native of Atlanta and resides in the neighborhood she grew up with her two children.

Contact Dena Chadwick at

Southeastern Council of Foundations
100 Peachtree Street NW, Suite 2080
Atlanta, GA 30303

Visiting SECF:
All staff are working remotely at this time but can still be reached via email and by calling (404) 524-0911.

Monday-Thursday from 9:00am–6:00pm (ET)
Friday from 9:00am–12:00pm (ET)

Phone: (404) 524-0911
Fax: (404) 523-5116

Mission: SECF strengthens Southern philanthropy, welcoming our members to listen, learn and collaborate on ideas and actions to help build an equitable, prosperous South.