Multiplying Good Announces 2020 Class of ChangeMakers in the Upstate

Since 1972 Multiplying Good has recognized a host of national public figures with the Jefferson Award, honoring them for their outstanding contributions to our country and its communities. Nationally, the Jefferson Award is the country's highest honor for service and volunteerism, and honorees—including such notable figures as Barbara Bush, Oprah Winfrey, and Bill and Melinda Gates—make up a storied group of American heroes whose dedication to service has inspired others to lead.

Multiplying Good’s goal in South Carolina is to cultivate the next generation of our state’s servant leaders. With that goal in mind, the organization has selected the 2020 class of ChangeMakers in the Upstate—10 individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to service and the potential to truly move our community forward.

The 2020 Upstate ChangeMakers class will kick off in early February with an orientation and reception event for the honorees and guests. Throughout the spring these ChangeMakers will work both individually and as a cohort to raise financial support for Students In Action, Multiplying Good’s flagship youth leadership development program that uses service-learning as the vehicle for arming high schoolers with the life skills they need to be successful in college and the workforce. These 10 ChangeMakers will also participate in volunteer, community, recognition, and other networking activities each month with the goal of raising awareness of Students In Action and inspiring even more community leaders to get involved in giving back. The program will culminate in late April with a celebration event, recognizing each of the 10 honorees with a Jefferson Award and celebrating all they have accomplished to make a difference in the Upstate.

Multiplying Good is proud to announce the 2020 class of ChangeMakers:

Bobby Barreto
Windsor Aughtry Company, Inc.

Calhoun Taylor
Manager, Business Development

Chelsey Ashford
Chelsey Ashford Photography

Cindy McGrath
United Way of Greenville County
OnTrack Programs and Innovation Manager

Crystal Peterson
Treasury Services Administrator

Elizabeth White
Georgia Pacific Recycling
Trading Portfolio Manager

Franchezka Westwood
Healthletic Meals
Co-Owner/Operating Manager

Giovanni Calise
Anderson University
Professor of Marketing

Jennifer Snow
Prisma Health
Executive Director of Accountable Communities

Tyler Cox
Palmetto’s Finest Landscapes

For more information on Multiplying Good and their work in the Upstate and across South Carolina, visit


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