The Byerly Foundation

Hartsville, SC

a CATALYST for positive change.

a FOUNDATION for Hartsville's future.

About Us

The Byerly Foundation is a private foundation that was established in 1995 using money from the sale of the Byerly Hospital. The Foundation is governed by a volunteer Board of Trustees whose primary goal is to be a catalyst for positive change. All Foundation resources are used to benefit the people of Hartsville, SC and have a positive impact on education, economic development, and social needs in our community.

Since its inception, the Foundation has contributed more than $25 million in the Hartsville community. The Foundation adheres to IRS guidelines for private foundations and spends a minimum of 5% of its assets annually. Through constant, open discussion, the Foundation supports strategic cooperation and resource pooling among entities seeking to make a difference in Hartsville.

For more information, review the 2023 Annual Report.

Board of Trustees

Know someone in Hartsville, SC that is a CATALYST for positive change? Nominate them to serve on the Byerly Foundation Board by completing this form.

Linda Weatherford, Chair

2017 - 2024

Frances Jones, Secretary

2022 - 2026

Corey Lewis, Treasurer

2021 - 2024

Dr. Orville Dyce

2019 - 2025

Jay Lucas, J.D.

2023 - 2026

Dr. Terry Hassler

2020 - 2026

Nateisha Taylor

2023 - 2026

Lunella Williams

2020 - 2026

Marci Tuten, J.D., Ph.D.

2023 - 2026

Executive Director

Brianna Douglas, Ph.D. is the Executive Director of The Byerly Foundation. Since starting her career, she has had the pleasure of working with residents, city officials, nonprofits and businesses to make Hartsville a better place to live, learn, work and play. Prior to leading the Byerly Foundation, Brianna had more than a decade of higher education leadership experience at Coker University. She held positions in the divisions of advancement, business/finance, athletics, and student affairs, while serving on the cabinet for 6 years. She is a perceptive leader who builds strong relationships with community members through kindness and trust.

Brianna holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Coker University, an MBA from University of North Florida and a Ph.D. in Education and Human Resource Studies from Colorado State University. Brianna lives in Hartsville with her husband Bruce and two children, McKendrie and Lila.

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Grant Cycle Information

Although we do not currently have an open grant cycle, we would love to hear your ideas.

Get in touch!

Executive Director Brianna Douglas is eager to hear your ideas on how to make Hartsville, SC even better than it is today!

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