30 Mar UWLC Welcomes Three New Board Members
UWLC Welcomes Three New Board Members
United Way of the Lowcountry (UWLC) is pleased to announce the addition of three new community leaders to its all-volunteer governing board.
Tracy Greco, Dr. Gloria Holmes and Grace Stepp will join the existing UWLC Board of Directors who provide governance and philanthropic support to make the Lowcountry a better place to live, work and raise families.
“We are incredibly fortunate that United Way of the Lowcountry attracts volunteer leaders, like Tracy, Gloria and Grace, who are willing to donate their time and talents to create transformative change that will last for generations to come in Beaufort and Jasper counties,” said UWLC President and CEO Dale Douthat.
Tracy Greco is the Chief Financial Officer for Coastal Pride Seafood, LLC , a wholesale seafood distributor located in Beaufort. She has 39 years of experience in the accounting field. Greco obtained her CPA license in 1986 and has worked in public accounting for Robinson Grant and Co.; nonprofit accounting for United Way of the Lowcountry; and managerial accounting for several companies in the private sector. Greco holds a bachelor’s degree in Financial Management from Clemson University.
Dr. Gloria Holmes is a professor emerita at the School of Education at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, CT, where she served as both chair and director of the Master of Arts in Teaching Program. Presently, she is an adjunct professor at the University of South Carolina-Beaufort in the Department of Education, and a member of the university’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee. Committed to promoting cultural literacy in schools, and communities, she has worked as a diversity trainer for the Anti-Defamation League and Connecticut State Department of Education and has conducted anti-bias workshops designed to promote intercultural relations. Dr. Holmes has received a number of awards and fellowships including the Torch of Liberty Award from the Anti-Defamation League. She has published numerous articles and chapters on cultural diversity and social justice as well as a book entitled, “Justice in Search of Leaders, A Handbook for Equity-Driven School Leadership.” Dr. Holmes holds a Ph.D. in English and master’s degree from Stony Brook University, New York and a master’s degree from Queens College, City University of New York.
Grace Stepp is the General Manager of Walt Disney World’s Hilton Head Island Resort on Hilton Head Island. Her background includes 25 years in Disney Park operations with more than a decade of experience leading teams in senior leadership roles. Prior to coming to Hilton Head Island, Stepp served as Transportation Operations Proprietor for Skyliner, Disney World’s innovative transportation system responsible for moving millions of guests annually across the property. She holds an MBA and bachelor’s degree from the University of Phoenix, and is certified in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace.
About United Way of the Lowcountry
Since the 1950s, United Way of the Lowcountry has been working to create a better life for the residents of Beaufort and Jasper counties. Our focus is on protecting services vital to the immediate basic needs of the most vulnerable members of our community; while making long term investments in education, economic mobility and health, because these are the building blocks for a good quality of life. We bring together people and organizations from all across the Lowcountry who bring the passion, expertise and resources needed to get things done. Each year, United Way raises funds through our annual campaign, special events and grants. Just as funds are raised locally, United Way funds stay local. Learn how you can be a part of United Way at www.uwlowcountry.org.
Dr. Gloria Holmes