Who We Are

The Center for Heirs’ Property Preservation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that protects heirs’ property and promotes its sustainable use to provide increased economic benefit to historically under-served families.

Meet our Energized 2018 Board!

Alex Singleton
Chair, (Forester – Weyerhaeuser)

W. McLeod “Mac” Rhodes
Vice-Chair, ( President – W. McLeod Rhodes Co.)

W. Kenneth Swing, Jr.
Treasurer (VP & Trust Real Estate – Wells Fargo)

Molly Edwards, Esq.
(Attorney At Law/Assoc. Probate Judge)

Toya Hampton, Esq.
(Owner – Toya Hampton, LLC)

Marvin Eugene  “Gene” Hundley
(Owner – Hundley Services, LLC)

Sabrina L. W. Johnson, Esq.
(Attorney At Law – Bright Williams Johnson, LLC)

Yvonne Knight-Carter
(Partner – Broadax Branch Partners)

Jonathan P. Kresken, JD
(Assist. VP – The Citadel Foundation)

Bernett “Bernie” Mazyck
(Pres./CEO – SCACED)

Everard O. Rutledge, PhD.
(Ret. Hospital Healthcare Executive)

Lucy Sanders, Esq.
(Bloodgood & Sanders Law Firm)

Ronald “Ronnie” Summers
(CEO – Palmetto Agribusiness Council)

Patrick R. Watts, Esq.
(Watts Law Firm, P.A.)

J. Camden West
(Attorney – West Law Firm, LLC)

Mary M. Wrighten
(Heirs’ Property Owner/Community Leader)


2017 Funders of the Center include: Benwood Foundation, Coastal Community Foundation [Amanda’s Fund, Julia and Lee McLeod Endowment, Lothmann Family Fund, OPEN Grants, Regional Cycle – Northern and Southern Lowcountry, Sharon and David Ward Family Fund, The Beaufort Fund and VOLVO Fund], Frances P. Bunnelle Foundation, Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation, Post & Courier Foundation, SC Bar Foundation, Bank of America Settlement Fund, The Joanna Foundation, US Dept of Agriculture [2501 Outreach & Advocacy, SC Natural Resources Conservation Service, Forest Service, and Small & Beginning Rancher Development Program], U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities, Inc., Wells Fargo Foundation, and many generous individual donors like YOU!