Rebuild Upstate hires new Community Engagement Specialist

GREENVILLE, S.C. – Rebuild Upstate has hired Kathy Jackson as the new Community Engagement Specialist.

Jackson graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a bachelor’s degree in sociology as well as a master’s in library and information science. Her background includes multiple roles throughout the Asheville community. While there, Jackson was the resource development director for the Diana Wortham Theatre and responsible for corporate sponsorships and naming rights for Asheville Buncombe Youth Soccer Association. Jackson also has experience in research, library, archives and volunteer management for the National Cowgirl Museum in Fort Worth, Texas.

“We are thrilled to add this new role to our team as part of our effort to ensure companies and churches that volunteer with us have an exceptional experience,” said Chris Manley, Rebuild Upstate’s president/CEO and founder. “Kathy is a great fit for this role and we are excited to have her join our team.”

Along with her professional background, Jackson also has been an active volunteer. She was on the Board of Directors for YWCA Asheville and YWCA Fort Worth as well as the Self Help Credit Union Advisory Board in Asheville. A few awards Jackson has received include the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Western North Carolina’s Fundraiser of the Year 2018 and the Sprint Corporation Diamond Award for Outstanding Performance.

About Rebuild Upstate:
Rebuild Upstate is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization serving Upstate South Carolina low-income homeowners with home repairs and accessibility improvements to create safe, livable housing in existing homes and neighborhoods. Learn more at

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