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 2023 Board!

Leonard A. McIntyre, PhD, Chair
Former College President

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

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

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

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

Ashley H. Amundson, JD
Attorney – Harvey and Battey, P.A.

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

Sabrina A. Brown
Retired – Naval Health Clinic, Charleston

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

Faith Rivers James, JD
Executive Director  – South Carolina Coastal Conservation League

Tory J. Liferidge
Pastor of Grace Reformed Episcopal Church and Executive Director of the Grace Impact Development Center

James (Jim) D. Myrick
Partner – Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP

James (Jim) B. Porter III
(Retired) Group President / Strategic Advisor at WestRock Company

Alexander C. Rhue
Senior Vice President – Bank of America

Ellen Zisholtz
President at Center for Creative Partnerships


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!