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 2020 Board!

Yvonne Knight-Carter, Chair
Partner – Broadaxe Branch Partners

Leonard McIntyre, Ph.D., Vice Chair
Former College President

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

W. McLeod “Mac” Rhodes, Immediate Past Chair
President – W. McLeod Rhodes Co.

Lucy Sanders, Governance Comm. Chair
Attorney – Bloodgood & Sanders Law Firm

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

Brenda Hughes
Regional Community Health Coordinator – SC 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

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

Louis Manigault
Senior Project Engineer – Lowcountry Superior Properties

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

Ronald “Ronnie” Summers
CEO – Palmetto Agribusiness Council



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!