Meet the 2017-18 Class of Hull Fellows

Developing the next generation of leaders in Southern Philanthropy is central to SECF’s mission. At the heart of this work is our Hull Fellows Program, which has graduated more than 300 people – many of whom are now CEOs, senior executives and engaged trustees at their organizations.

Today, we’re excited to announce the next group of men and women who will enter into this transformative program. The 2017-18 class of Hull Fellows represents the full diversity of SECF’s membership. The 24 fellows shown below will soon begin a year-long program that will explore the latest trends and best practices in the field, the history of the South and its philanthropic development and the major issues facing foundations today.

As with any SECF program, connections are central to the Hull Fellows experience. Each Fellow will be paired with an experienced mentor that will serve as a source of knowledge and wisdom, offering their own insights on how to lead in the world of philanthropy. The class will also develop long-lasting relationships among themselves, resulting in a peer network that will benefit them for the rest of their careers. 

You’ll get the chance to meet the new class in person at the 2017 Annual Meeting. In the meantime, if you see anyone on this list you know, offer them your congratulations and support as they begin this journey!


Corinne Bergeron
Program Officer
Frist Foundation
Nashville, TN


Gina Blohm
Director of Development
Community Foundation of Greenville
Greenville, SC


Amy McCrory Brown
Program Officer
Goizueta Foundation
Atlanta, GA


Catherine Callaway
Humann Family Foundation
Atlanta, GA


Elena Conley
Network Officer
Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation
Winston Salem, NC


Lisa Dixon
Program Associate & Board Liaison
Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation
Little Rock, AR


Shannon Gaggero
Homestead Foundation 
Atlanta, GA


Marcy Green
Program Director
Impact Alamance
Burlington, NC


Anne Greene
Program Officer
J. Bulow Campbell Foundation
Atlanta, GA


Josina Greene
Donor Services Officer
Community Foundation of the Chattahoochee Valley
Columbus, GA


Sharon Hackney
Senior Program Officer
Florida Blue Foundation
Jacksonville, FL


Elizabeth Jones
Program Officer
The Greater Clark Foundation
Winchester, KY


Erin Jones
Vice President, Finance and Operations
Community Foundation of Sarasota County 
Sarasota, FL


Virginia Lee
Program Officer
James Graham Brown Foundation
Louisville, KY


Alyssa Manning
Vice President of Programs
Felix E. Martin Jr. Foundation
Louisville, KY


Jessica Mullen
Portsmouth General Hospital Foundation
Suffolk, VA


Caroline Mullis
Program Officer
Coastal Community Foundation
Charleston, SC


Kathleen Nolte
Program Officer
Lyndhurst Foundation
Chattanooga, TN


Gillian Puffer
Grants Coordinator
Mike & Gillian Goodrich Foundation
Birmingham, AL


Paige Pushkin
Executive Director
Georgia Foundation for Public Education
Atlanta, GA


Mary Spanburgh
Manager, Community Benefit
Kaiser Permanente
Atlanta, GA


Kevin Vogel
Financial Advisor
Morgan Stanley / Vogel Family Foundation
Atlanta, GA


Tara Weese
Director of Grants and Initiatives
Spartanburg County Foundation
Spartanburg, SC


Rhea Williams-Bishop
Director of Mississippi and NOLA Programming
W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Jackson, MS


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