Coby has been with the Endowment since 1999. Prior to being named Executive Director in May 2009, Coby served as the Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Director. She is a former Senior Auditor with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLC.
Coby led the capital campaign to equip the new South Carolina Public Radio Studios, which opened in 2011. She is Executive Producer of Man and Moment: Steve Flaherty - A Voice Returned and the NPR series Song Travels with Michael Feinstein. She serves on the boards of several civic and charitable organizations. She is a Board member for the Spartanburg Rotary Club, a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Foundation for Philanthropy’s Finance and Investment Committee, an Advisory Board Member for First Citizens Bank, Spartanburg and a member of the Board of Visitors at Converse College. She is a board member and Past President of the Association of Fundraising Professionals SC, Piedmont Chapter. Coby has been awarded a National Gold Pin by the Girl Scouts for her volunteer work and is a graduate of Leadership South Carolina and Spartanburg, a Spartanburg Regional Fellow, a GHS Medical Scholar and a graduate of Furman’s Diversity Leadership Institute.
Coby holds a Master of Accountancy from the University of South Carolina and a BS in Business Administration from Winthrop University. She has three children.
Lauren joined the ETV Endowment and South Carolina Educational Communications in 2016. Prior to being named Financial Officer, Lauren spent her career at Milliken in various financial roles.
Lauren is a member, and former board member, of the Institute of Management Accountants. She is a member of an organization benefiting neglected and abused children in Spartanburg County and she participates on the mission’s committee at her church.
Lauren graduated from Clemson with a BS in Financial Management and holds a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in International Business from the University of South Carolina. Lauren and her husband have two children.
Julie joined the ETV Endowment in 2014 and has seventeen years of experience in philanthropy and project management. Her responsibilities include overseeing the various fundraising strategies used to support the programming broadcast on SCETV and SC Public Radio, and building and maintaining relationships with ETV Endowment donors. She co-led the One State, Many Voices campaign in 2019 to double the capacity of the ETV Endowment to support the production of local, original content on SCETV and SC Public Radio.
Julie earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Coastal Carolina University in 1999 and a Master of Arts in International Studies with a concentration in foreign policy and diplomacy from the University of South Carolina in 2003, presenting a Master’s thesis on the Northern Ireland peace process. She earned her CFRE (Certified Fund Raising Executive) credential in 2017.
Julie served eight years as a Trustee for Spartanburg School District 7, two as Chairwoman. She serves as Vice President of Membership of the Association of Fundraising Professionals SC, Piedmont Chapter and as an advisor to The Lonon Foundation, a non-profit in Charleston, SC with a mission to help children affected by a parent or caregiver's cancer diagnosis. Julie also serves on the Land Acquisition Committee of the Spartanburg Area Conservancy. She is a 2014 graduate of Leadership Spartanburg and a 2016 graduate of Leadership South Carolina. Julie lives in the city of Spartanburg with her husband and two sons.
Colleen has been with the ETV Endowment since 2012. She has years of experience in customer service, including serving as the Director of Administrative Services at the Glenn Springs Academy. Her responsibilities include supervising the membership team, managing the Sustaining Star program, database management and overseeing customer service.
Colleen is active in her children’s school as well as her church. She is a 2017 graduate of the Leadership Spartanburg program through the Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce. Colleen lives in Spartanburg with her husband and two children.
Amy started her career with the ETV Endowment and South Carolina Educational Communications (SCEC) in 1991. She assists the Executive Director with special projects and is the liaison for both the ETV Endowment and SCEC boards. Amy also coordinates the Endowment’s fundraising trips and manages the online distance education courses offered through TeacherStep.
Amy is active with her son's school currently serving as Chairman of the Grants Committee of the Parent's Community. She was a a member of the Junior League of Spartanburg and volunteer for Junior Achievement. She is a 2016 graduate of Regional Fellows Leadership Program at Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System and a 2018 graduate of the Leadership Spartanburg program through the Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce. Amy resides in Spartanburg with her husband and son.
Rachel joined the ETV Endowment of South Carolina in 2016 and serves as the Director of Planned Giving. She has the honor of visiting with SCETV and SC Public Radio supporters throughout South Carolina. Prior to joining the Endowment, Rachel worked in public relations, marketing and programs for the Charleston Museum and the Charleston Men’s Chorus, as well as served on the board of the South Carolina Federation of Museums.
Rachel holds a Bachelor of Arts in sociology from Emory and Henry College and a Master of Arts in United States History from George Mason University. Rachel lives in Charleston with her husband and her two children.
Janice has been with the ETV Endowment since 2010. She was self-employed prior to joining the Endowment and brings years of experience in areas of customer service, marketing and logistics.
Janice has a Bachelor of Arts from Georgia State University in Atlanta. She enjoys being involved in her community, and serves on the board of Uptown Sertoma in Spartanburg. She is a member of First Presbyterian Church and serves on the Flower Guild. She enjoys tennis and gardening. She and her husband reside in Spartanburg and have two grown children.
Donna has been with the ETV Endowment since 2014. Donna has fourteen years of experience in customer service, previously working at QS/1 Data Systems. As Membership Associate, Donna’s responsibilities include processing the more than 120,000 donations received annually by the Endowment as well as maintaining the donor database.
Donna graduated from the University of South Carolina Spartanburg with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. She enjoys being involved in her community, and is a member of Uptown Sertoma in Spartanburg. She and her husband, Scott, have one daughter.
Janice has been with the Endowment since it was founded in 1977. She is responsible for coordinating premiums that are sent from the Endowment office. She and her husband have three grown children and two grandchildren.
Mary Kathryn joined the ETV Endowment in 2014 as an intern and was promoted to Membership Associate upon graduation from Spartanburg Community College in 2017, where she majored in Business. Mary Kathryn provides support for our members and is responsible for the management of premiums.
Leigh joined the ETV Endowment in 2018. As the Lowcountry Development Officer, she has the honor of visiting with SCETV and SC Public Radio supporters in the Lowcountry. Prior to the Endowment, Leigh was a preschool teacher in Mt. Pleasant and a sales director with Pearson Higher Education Publishing.
Leigh has a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of the South-Sewanee and a M.Ed. from Converse College in Spartanburg. She has served in the Junior League of Charleston, and is active in her church and its community ministries. She also enjoys volunteering with Girl Scouts and the Wando High Marching Band. She lives in Mt. Pleasant with her husband and two daughters.
Linda joined the ETV Endowment in 2018. She comes to the Endowment with years of experience in business communications and office administration. Linda and her husband reside in Spartanburg having relocated from the Tampa Bay area. They are both active in their church.
Yusef joined the ETV Endowment in 2020. As Accounting Manager, his responsibilities include working closely with the Financial Officer and other team members to manage and administer the accounting functions of the organization.
Yusef holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from the University of South Carolina Upstate where he majored in Accounting with a minor in Spanish-English Translation and Interpreting. Yusef volunteers teaching English to Spanish speakers.
Reagan joined the ETV Endowment in 2020. Her responsibilities include cultivating relationships with donors and helping raise funds for the programming on SCETV and SC Public Radio.
Reagan is a 2020 graduate of Clemson University and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Performing Arts-Theatre with a concentration in Arts Administration and a minor in Non-Profit Leadership. She has previously worked in development offices, including The Warehouse Theatre in Greenville, South Carolina and The Weston Playhouse Theatre Company in Weston, Vermont.
My Public Media Story
Julie Lonon, Director of Development for the ETV Endowment has been a fan of public media since she was a child. She grew up watching Seasame Street and is now a fan of dramas like Downton Abbey.