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 Stellar 2021 Board!

Yvonne Knight-Carter, Chair
Partner – Broadaxe Branch Partners

Leonard A. McIntyre, PhD, Vice Chair
Former College President

Jonathan P. Kresken,  JD, Treasurer
Assistant VP of Legacy Giving – The Citadel Foundation

Louis Manigault, Governance Comm. Chair
Senior Project Engineer – Lowcountry Superior Properties

Charlie Blake
Partner/Attorney – Finklea Hendrick & Blake, LLC

Sabrina A. Brown
Retired – Naval Health Clinic, Charleston

Darlene L. Broughton
Resident Construction Engineer – S.C. Department of Transportation

Molly Edwards, Esq.
Assoc. Probate Judge –  Dorchester County

Brenda Hughes
Regional Community Health Coordinator – S.C. Dept. of Health and Environmental Control

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

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

Bernett “Bernie” Mazyck
Pres./CEO – SC Association for Community Economic Development (SCACED)

Kristopher Pickler
Assistant General Counsel, Real Estate (Americas) at Honeywell

Alexander C. Rhue
Senior Vice President – Bank of America

Lucy Sanders
Attorney – Bloodgood & Sanders Law Firm

Ronald “Ronnie” Summers
CEO – Palmetto Agribusiness Council

W. Kenneth Swing, Jr.
Vice President & Trust Real Estate Officer – Wells Fargo


2018 Funders of the Center include:

Benwood Foundation, Bonnie Management Company, Inc., Charleston County Bar Association, Coastal Community Foundation [Amanda’s Fund, Bakker Family Fund, Giving Back to Berkeley County , Home Community Fund, Lothmann Family Fund, Julia and Lee McLeod Endowment , OPEN Grants, Regional Cycle – Northern and Southern Lowcountry, The Beaufort Fund, Sharon and David Ward Family Fund, and Volvo Car Operations Community Fund], Frances P. Bunnelle Foundation, Ceres Foundation, Inc., Chicago Community Foundation, Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation, Open Grants of CCF, Post & Courier Foundation, SC Bar Foundation, SC Forestry Foundation, Surdna Foundation, The Benwood Foundation, The Joanna Foundation, US Dept of Agriculture [US Forest Service, National Institute of Food & Agriculture, Office of Advocacy and Outreach, Natural Resources Conservation Service – DC and SC, U.S. Endowment for Forestry & Communities, Inc., Wells Fargo Foundation, and many generous individual donors like YOU!