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Quotation Author PortraitAt its heart, the CVSC Ed Fund is about empowerment, whether to an individual or an organization. 99% of us make South Carolina our home because of the unmatched beauty of our natural landscapes. CVSC is the most effective organization in our state in bringing our voices together to keep what we love unharmed. It is vital that we have the tools available to make everyone's voice heard in protecting our beautiful state.
- Cynthia Powell, Board Member

Akin Watson, Irmo, Board Chair: Watson is a native of Saluda and is currently the President of AllCaregivers Inc. He is also on the board of SC Home Care and Hospice Association. Watson earned his B.S. in Mathematics & Computer Programming from UCLA and his MBA from the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina.

Lara Winburn, Columbia, Secretary Treasurer: Lara previously worked for Conservation Voters of South Carolina as Development Director and is currently the Development Coordinator for the SC Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy.

Cynthia Powell, Myrtle Beach: Cynthia is an entrepreneur and former Chair of the Winyah Chapter of the South Carolina Sierra Club. She gathered over 2,000 signatures in order to protest billboard construction on Highway 22  in Myrtle Beach. Cynthia received her B.A. in Education from USC and her Masters in education from Winthrop University.

Harry Shealy, Ph.D, Aiken: President of the Aiken County Open Land Trust and Vice-Chair of the Hitchcock Foundation, Harry is a retired professor of Biology at University of South Carolina Aiken and former Chair of the CVSC Board of Directors.

Libby Smith, Charleston: A former Board member of the Coastal Conservation League, Libby is currently a businesswoman in the Charleston area.

 

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