SC Governor’s School Foundation Names New E.D.

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Timothy McClain has been named Executive Director of the Governor’s School for the Arts (GSA) Foundation in Greenville, SC. In this role Mr. McClain will manage the organization’s fundraising operations and will represent the Foundation throughout the state of South Carolina.

Mr. McClain comes to the GSA Foundation from Mars Hill University, where he served as the school’s Director of Development and Campaign Director. With over 16 years’ experience in fundraising and development for higher education, Mr. McClain will be responsible for increasing the Foundation’s revenues and endowment assets by expanding its reach to individual and corporate donors while also strengthening ties to alumni and the communities served throughout the state.

“Now is a pivotal time in the history of the Governor’s School for the Arts Foundation,” says Board Chair Kurt Schumacher. “With a new School President and a new Executive Director of our Foundation, there is not a better time to reach out to current and potential supporters. We are so excited to help the Governor’s School offer exceptional opportunities to students and teachers from every county in South Carolina. Tim McClain has the depth of experience and the passion we need to take the Foundation to the next level.”

After earning a Bachelor of Science in Human Resources from the Geneva College, Mr. McClain served 11 years in the United State Air Force. In subsequent positions at Asheville School, UNC Asheville, and Penn State University, Mr. McClain was responsible for development, marketing, fiscal oversight, and strategic planning. After 12 years working in Asheville, North Carolina, he will relocate to Greenville.

Mr. McClain has served with the Council for the Support of Education, the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning, and the North Carolina Planned Giving Council.

About the Governor’s School for the Arts Foundation
The Governor’s School for the Arts Foundation serves South Carolina’s artistically talented students by raising revenues to bridge the gap between funds provided to the school through government appropriation and the actual cost of the educational opportunities the school provides to students. For more information, visit or call (864) 282-1570.

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