The Laurens County Community Foundation (LCCF) is pleased to announce that its Board of Directors has elected Lumus Byrd Jr. as their new Chairman of the Board. Mr. Byrd has served on the LCCF Board of Directors as a Board Member and on the Executive Committee since 2010. Robin Day, Executive Director said, “Lumus Byrd brings a wealth of experience that is critical to the organization as LCCF moves to implement its strategic plan and further its goal to be a trusted partner for the community.”
Lumus Byrd is a retired businessman and citizen activist. He has served on the Board of Directors of multiple local organizations, too numerous to list, which reflect his strong dedication to the community. Mr. Byrd has been recognized for his community activism with awards including Laurens County Chamber of Commerce Volunteer of the Year, National Council of Negro Women Annual Civic Award, Presbyterian College’s Martha Anne Green Award, and Outstanding Contribution and Dedication from Laurens County School District #55, Co-Citizen of the Year from the Clinton Chronicle, and the award for Outstanding Woodland Manager from the Laurens County Extension Advisory Council. After the last LCCF Board meeting of 2020, Byrd said, “I am sincerely grateful and excited to serve as Chairman of the Laurens County Community Foundation Board. I deeply sense the great obligation of this position and I shall regard it a duty and privilege to advance its mission and policies. It has been a pleasure to work alongside our outgoing Chair, Mr. Morris Galloway and I am most thankful for his outstanding leadership and service.” Mr. Galloway will continue to serve on the LCCF Board in the role of Immediate Past Chair.
Norman Scarborough was elected Vice Chair, succeeding Lumus Byrd, and additional new Board members Samuel Moore, Karen Mattison, and Gary Bailey were approved the board to occupy the vacancies left by those who have completed their term of service on the LCCF Board. Outgoing members are Dr. Ed Gouge, Elma Madden, and John Fergueson, who were recognized for their outstanding work and dedication to help those in need in our county through their service with the Laurens County Community Foundation. The LCCF Board of Directors are a committed volunteer force of outstanding citizens in Laurens County with backgrounds in the areas of finance, law, business, education, public policy, and philanthropy. These men and women are uniquely qualified to continue to build upon the valuable mission and vision of the Laurens County Community Foundation and ensure that LCCF remains a well-governed, fiscally sound, and highly effective organization.
The Community Foundation works with donors and fund holders towards achieving their philanthropic goals with the creation of self-directed legacies, grants, and scholarships which are invested and designed to last forever. Together, they work towards addressing some of Laurens County’s most pressing needs. Please call the LCCF office or visit their website to learn more about how the LCCF is investing today and improving tomorrow for our community. 864-681-5223 www.laurenscountycf.org