Amanda Herlihy Appointed Executive Director of Governor’s School Foundation

Amanda Herlihy, Executive Director of the Governor's School Foundation

The SC Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Amanda Herlihy as its new executive director. She served as the Foundation’s interim executive director since January and previously served as the director of development since 2018.

"Through her strategic vision and collaborative approach, Amanda will lead the Foundation in expanding its reach and further strengthening its impact on the arts community,” said Terry Grayson-Caprio, chair of the board. “Her fundraising background and her demonstrated leadership ability combined with her deep passion for the arts will help advance the Foundation’s mission. We have every confidence in her ability to lead the organization to new heights of success."

Herlihy brings a wealth of non-profit and fundraising knowledge to her new role. Prior to joining the Governor’s School Foundation, she was the associate director of individual giving at Roundabout Theatre Company and the senior development manager at The Film Society of Lincoln Center, both located in New York, NY.

“We congratulate Amanda and look forward to our continued work together in supporting the Governor’s School’s mission for many years to come,” said Dr. Cedric Adderley, Governor’s School president.

A native of Cortlandt Manor, New York, Herlihy holds a bachelor’s degree in fine and performing arts and arts management from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. She serves on the board of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Piedmont Chapter as the vice president of communications. Herlihy began her position on June 1, 2023.

The South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities Foundation is a nonprofit organization that raises money to support the Governor's School. The foundation uses its resources to increase access to the school for students who need financial support, aid the school's efforts to provide arts education in under-resourced counties, and bridge the gap between state funding and the unique needs of South Carolina's premier public arts school. Visit or call (864) 282-1570.

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