“Sometimes leadership is planting trees under whose shade you’ll never sit.” —Jennifer Granholm.
Often, as the executive director of The Greenwood Promise, I am the person who many identify with as being the face of the organization.
Well, I am here to tell you that there are many people behind the scenes who have been the guiding force of The Promise long before I became director. I have a board and three committees who, without them, The Promise would not only cease to exist, it would not be as successful as it is today.
My board of directors and committee members do not just show up to monthly meetings, approve minutes and move along until the next meeting. We do have monthly meetings, they do approve minutes, but during the meetings, they listen, they are engaged, they offer suggestions and guidance, they support me as the director, donate their money and their valuable time, and they love The Greenwood Promise. Their love of The Promise means they love the families and students of our hometown because they believe in the power of education and care about the future of Greenwood County.