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 2024 Board!

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

Leonard A. McIntyre, PhD, Immediate Past Chair
Former College President

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

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

James (Jim) B. Porter III, Treasurer, Finance Committee Chair
(Retired) Group President / Strategic Advisor at WestRock Company

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

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

Sabrina A. Brown
Retired – Naval Health Clinic, Charleston

Angela Gaddist
Director of Communications – United Healthcare, Charlotte, NC

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

Cynthia Odell
Senior Trust Advisory Specialist / Wells Fargo [Southeastern Region] Impact Development Center

Margie A. Pizarro, Esq
Attorney at Law / Poulin Willey Anastopoulo, LLC

Alexander C. Rhue
Senior Vice President – Bank of America

Christopher Richardson, Esq
General Counsel and Chief Operating Officer / BDV Solutions, LLC

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!