SC Humanities 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 volunteer academic and public members. New members will begin three-year terms in November 2021. 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 organization directives; and oversee financial responsibility. Nominees should be supportive of SC Humanities’ mission and goals; interested in the humanities; dedicated to public service; and committed to providing cultural enrichment opportunities for South Carolinians.
Executive Director Randy Akers said, “I truly believe SCH is about to celebrate its 50th anniversary because of the commitment and care of more than 200 previous board members who have made the public humanities accessible throughout the state.” See the list of Board Alumni: https://schumanities.org/about/board/boardalumni/.
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 or firstname.lastname@example.org, no later than July 31, 2021.
For more information about the duties of a Board Member or the nomination process, please contact the office at 803-771-2477.