Bozard Elected To Eastern Carolina Community Foundation Board

Eastern Carolina Community Foundation has elected Dillon resident Dan Bozard, President of Dillon Provision Co., Inc. to its Board of Trustees. He currently serves on the McLeod Health Services District Board, as well as the SC United Methodist Church Conference Council of Finance and Administration. He is a trustee of Northeastern Technical College in Cheraw. “Eastern Carolina Community Foundation is a vehicle to support both individuals and organizations in making significant improvements in the lives of many people in the Pee Dee,” Bozard said.
Founded in 2007, Eastern Carolina Community Foundation is the newest community foundation in South Carolina. The Community Foundation exists to help people of all backgrounds achieve their charitable dreams by working together to create long-term strategies and solutions to make the region even more vibrant using local resources from a diverse donor base. With the help of Eastern Carolina Community Foundation, anyone in the Pee Dee can be a philanthropist.
In addition to Bozard, the Community Foundation elected Evans P. Holland Sr. as Chair of its Board of Trustees for 2014-2015 and welcomed Mary Wood Beasley, Katherine Griggs, and Lola Coggeshall Early as new trustees beginning three-year terms.  
Chair Evans Holland is founder and manager of Pearce Land Company, LLC, a family owned and operated commercial real estate development company headquartered in Florence. He currently serves as a Trustee of McLeod Health Foundation Board. Holland is a past President of the Florence Kiwanis Club, served on the board of directors for Florence County Economic Development Partnership and is a volunteer for Pee Dee Area Big Brothers/Big Sisters. “What is so appealing to me about the Community Foundation is its simplicity – we work with anyone and everyone to help carry out their charitable intentions,” stated Holland. “In an area that has been so positively influenced by Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation, we seek to encourage local, private giving and individual philanthropy.”
Mary Wood Beasley, a resident of Society Hill in Darlington County, has served on the Darlington County Chapter of the Pee Dee Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Assault for many years. She has also served on the board of the Darlington County Youth Home. Married to former Governor David Beasley, Mrs. Beasley served our state as First Lady. She worked as an ombudsman for institutionalized men, women and children under Governors Riley and Campbell.
Lola Coggeshall Early is from Darlington and works with Burt Jordan Realtors. She is active with real estate associations on the local, state and national levels. Since 2003, she has served on the SC State Museum Commission upon appointment by Governors Mark Sanford and Nikki Haley. She also served on the Board of the Foundation for the State Museum for five years. Early said she was, “very interested” to learn that the Community Foundation serves the entire Pee Dee, not just Florence. “I look forward to representing Darlington County’s interests, and to seeing what growth is in store for the nonprofits the Community Foundation supports,” she said.
Katherine “Kappie” Griggs is a resident of Cheraw and active with a number of Chesterfield County organizations and boards.  She is currently an appointed member of the Chesterfield County Economic Development Board and an officer of the St. David’s Cemetery Association. Griggs also serves on the board of the Malloy Foundation in Cheraw and is an active volunteer with Mercy in Me Free Medical Clinic which she helped found. A graduate of Meredith College, Kappie served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in India and as a training coordinator for the Peace Corps in Washington.
Eastern Carolina Community Foundation serves the entire seven counties of the Pee Dee from offices in historic downtown Florence.  Additional information on how community foundations connect people, resources and needs is available at  or by calling 843-667-1131.