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 as well as the One State, Many Voices campaign to fund local productions of South Carolina ETV and SC Public Radio.
Coby is the current President of the Rotary Club of Spartanburg and is a past president of the Association of Fundraising Professionals SC, Piedmont Chapter. She is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Foundation for Philanthropy’s Finance and Investment Committee and an Advisory Board Member for First Citizens Bank, Spartanburg. 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.
Jami joined the ETV Endowment in 2022 and serves as the Director of Development. In her role, she has the honor of cultivating and stewarding relationships with SCETV and SC Public Radio supporters around the state. Prior to joining the Endowment, Jami worked in fundraising, event management and operations for several nonprofits including The Children’s Museum of the Upstate and Spartanburg Regional Foundation.
Jami has a Bachelor of Arts in history from Appalachian State University and a Master of Nonprofit Administration from the University of Notre Dame. Jami lives in Greer with her husband and a revolving door of loveable dogs. She is a graduate of Furman’s Diversity Leadership Institute, Leadership Greenville and Leadership Spartanburg. Jami currently serves on the board of the Association of Fundraising Professionals SC, Piedmont Chapter.
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. She enjoys volunteering with a local dog rescue group and serves on the board of the South Carolina Planned Giving Council.
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.
Janet joined the ETV Endowment as the Development Associate in 2023. Her responsibilities include cultivating relationships with donors and helping raise funds for the programming on SCETV and SC Public Radio.
Janet holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism and mass communications from Winthrop University and a Master of Arts in Education from the University of Phoenix. Janet has two children.
Claire joined the Endowment in 2023. In her role as executive assistant, Claire supports the Executive Director and the Financial Officer in addition to working with the membership team to assist donors on a daily basis.
Claire has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Wisconsin and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Converse University. She is an active member of her church and enjoys spending time with her dog, Prince, playing piano, bike riding and reading.
Raegan joined the ETV Endowment in 2022 after years of experience working in childcare settings. As membership associate she assists our members during TV and Radio pledge drives, handles our daily donations and updates Sustaining Stars information. When she is not helping members at the ETV Endowment, Raegan loves to read, spend time with her nieces and nephews and chase her six-year-old dog, Bailey, around the Rail Trail dog park.
Kat joined the ETV Endowment in 2022 and serves as the Marketing and Digital Fundraising Specialist. In her role, she assists in increasing brand awareness of the Endowment through the development and implementation of marketing strategies and digital fundraising content. Kat has more than 10 years of experience in hospitality, marketing and event management, including previous roles with Holland America Line and most recently the Spartanburg County Foundation.
Kat has a Bachelor of Business Administration from Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. Kat lives in Spartanburg with her spouse and two young 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.
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 currently serves as the Staff Accountant. In her role, she manages the daily financial and account operations of the Endowment and South Carolina Educational Communication, including accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll and general ledger.
Mary Kathryn lives in Spartanburg with her husband and their two dogs. She enjoys spending time with family and friends.
Sara joined the ETV Endowment as a college intern in May of 2022 and started full-time in May of 2023. Sara graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in communications from USC Upstate. As Membership Associate, she assists our members with thank-you gifts and SCETV Passport and updates donor information in our database.
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.