The Mother Emanuel Memorial Foundation Board is a Charleston community partnership with the Emanuel AME Church, established as a separate legal entity from the Mother Emanuel A.M.E. Church, with an independent 501(c)3 designation. Our mission is to memorialize the Emanuel Nine, and to amplify the Emanuel AME Church survivors’ and families’ response, which reversed the spread of racial hatred with a message of God’s unyielding love and forgiveness.

Co-Chair
Reverend Eric S. C. Manning

Pastor, Mother Emanuel AME Church

Co-Chair
John C. L. Darby
CEO, The Beach Company

Treasurer
Karen Bacot
Administrator and Memorial Project Manager
Vice President of Marketing, The Beach Company

Secretary
Helen Hill

CEO, Charleston Area Convention and Visitors Bureau

Willi Glee
Trustee
Mother Emanuel AME Church

Bishop Samuel L. Green Sr.
(Honorary Member)
AME Bishops of the Church 7th District

Thomas Anderson
Market Executive for South Carolina, Wells Fargo

William Dudley Gregorie
Charleston City Council
Member, Mother Emanuel AME Church

Wilbur E. Johnson
Managing Partner-Attorney, Young Clements River, LLP

Reggie McKnight
State Policy and Government Affairs at Waymo (Google Self-Driving Car)

Polly Sheppard
June 17, 2015 Survivor

Kevin Simmons
Assistant Vice President, First National Bank of PA

Deborah M. Smalls
Waterfront Employers – I.L.A. Welfare Fund

Rev. Anthony Thompson
Husband of Myra Thompson, of the Emanuel Nine
Pastor, Holy Trinity Reformed Episcopal Church

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