As the Director of Development at Able South Carolina, Wendi leads the planning, cultivation and development for strategic advancement including, but not limited to, individual and major gifts programs, annual fund, planned giving, special events, and capital campaigns. In this role, Wendi is a part of Able SC’s leadership team.
Wendi brings more than 10 years in fundraising and nonprofit leadership. Prior to Able SC, Wendi most recently worked as the Director of Development at the University of South Carolina’s Arnold School of Public Health and, prior to that, she spent several years leading Historic Columbia’s development department. She has been deeply invested in philanthropy, community advocacy and the spirit of community collaboration. She recently served as the past Chapter President and for several years as a Board Member for the Association of Fundraising Professionals SC, Central Carolina Chapter. Wendi holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Education from the Penn State University.
In her spare time, Wendi instills the spirit of volunteerism and philanthropy in her children and is actively involved with their hobbies and sports. She also enjoys time in the outdoors with her family hiking and exploring South Carolina with their feisty Jack Russell Terrier, gardening and cooking. On a rare occasion, she trains with her “mom” friends for a half-marathon which helps to serve as a social and therapeutic outlet.