By Monica Tanouye
Darrin Goss, Sr., a highly regarded and experienced nonprofit leader, has been named President and CEO of Coastal Community Foundation (CCF).
Goss, who currently heads the Capital Area United Way in Baton Rouge, LA, also has professional experience in higher education, government and industry. Raised on James Island, Goss is a graduate of Wofford College and North Greenville University, as well as a United States Army veteran. He is expected to join CCF on February 15, 2016.
“Our search for a new CEO yielded a number of very impressive candidates,” said Board Chair David Jensen. “Darrin emerged as an extraordinary match for CCF’s mission and vision. We are confident his experience with coalition building, strategic planning, brand management and community planning will help take our organization to the next level.”
In addition to his work at the Capital Area United Way, Goss led Community Impact at the United Way of Greenville County and directed multicultural affairs at Wofford College. Prior to that, he implemented training programs for Sunoco, Inc. He is also a graduate of The Riley Institute’s Diversity Leadership Initiative and the Clemson University at the Falls Leadership Summit.
CCF currently manages more than $225 million in assets and awarded $20 million in grants in its last fiscal year. Since 1974, the Foundation has worked with donors to create permanent funds for charitable giving. Its mission is to foster philanthropy for the lasting good of the community.
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