The Council operates as a tax-exempt, non-profit corporation granting funds received from federal (National Endowment of the Humanities), corporate, state, and private sources. The Board of Directors consists of twenty-four volunteer academic and public members. New members will begin three-year terms in November 2008. Board members initiate and develop projects, seek to make the humanities accessible statewide, and take active roles in Council fundraising.
Board members attend three meetings per year; evaluate grant proposals; serve on committees; determine policy and Council directives; and oversee financial responsibility. Nominees should be supportive of SC Humanities’s mission and goals; interested in the humanities; dedicated to public service; and committed to providing cultural enrichment opportunities for South Carolinians.
Letters of nomination should include the name, telephone, email and address of the nominee and a brief description of why the person should serve on the Board of Directors, including experience and interest in public humanities programming. A vita or resume should be included. Additionally, the nominee should write a letter of interest to be included with the nomination. The SC Humanities chairperson will notify successful candidates. Nominations should be sent to SC Humanities, PO Box 5287, Columbia, SC 29250, no later than July 15, 2008.