GREENVILLE, S.C. – The Salvation Army of Greenville recently welcomed Bea Walters Smith as Community Relations and Development Director. In this role, Smith oversees community partnerships and fundraising opportunities on behalf of The Salvation Army in Greenville, Pickens and Oconee counties.
Prior to joining The Salvation Army, Smith had a progressive career in higher education supporting institutions through alumni relations, scholarship endowments, capital campaigns, foundations, annual giving campaigns and signature fundraising events. She consistently cultivated innovative community partnerships, often engaging stakeholders across industrial, cultural, economic, and geographic boundaries. She has more than 25 years of experience in donor relations, fundraising and nonprofit development.
“Bea has hit the ground running since joining The Salvation Army, and has shown phenomenal leadership skills to help grow awareness about our mission work in the community,” said Major Andrew Kelly, Area Commander for The Salvation Army of Greenville. “She has a passion for helping those in need, and that carries through to every aspect of her work.”
Smith is a graduate of the College of Charleston where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Fine Arts. She is a graduate of Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System‘s Regional Fellows Program, and Leadership Spartanburg. Smith is also a board member of Healthy Smiles of Spartanburg and the Episcopal Church of the Advent. She and her husband, Roy McBee Smith, have one son, Hunter, age 18.
About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army annually helps more than 23 million Americans overcome poverty, addiction, and economic hardships through a range of social services. By providing food for the hungry, emergency relief for disaster survivors, rehabilitation for those suffering from drug and alcohol abuse, and clothing and shelter for people in need, The Salvation Army is doing the most good at 7,600 centers of operation around the country. In the first-ever listing of “America’s Favorite Charities” by The Chronicle of Philanthropy, The Salvation Army ranked as the country’s largest privately funded, direct-service nonprofit. For more information, visit www.SalvationArmyGreenville.org.
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