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How We Operate

Since our founding, Pendleton Historic Foundation has been committed to the town's unique historic landmarks. Our team consists of talented and passionate individuals, all of whom share a common goal -- to preserve and share Pendleton's rich history with as many people as possible. Our board, advisory board and craftsmen bring a wealth of relevant experience and local expertise, allowing us to take on even the most difficult and challenging preservation projects. The Foundation is governed by a 20-member Board of Directors and managed by our operational staff. The Board of Directors meets in Pendleton once a month and is separated into standing committees. In addition, a half-day planning retreat is scheduled in early January of each year, often followed up with a mid-year reassessment session in July.


  •  Site Committee – Responsible for structural preservation projects, annual maintenance, site planning, and caring for the property of the Foundation

  • Education/Interpretation Committee – Accountable for house tours, volunteer training, and scheduling/developing projects in order to educate students and the general public about plantation culture and knowledge about the houses

  • Finance Committee – Facilitates developing annual, financial, organizational plans, and budgets. It also manages grant development, financial oversight for other committee activities, as well as general financial reporting and stewardship for the Foundation

  •  Marketing Committee – Develops and promotes PHF by creating public awareness of events, programs and special projects. Interacts with the community and assist in talent recruitment of Board of Director Members, Advisory Board Members and volunteers

Our Board of Directors



Powell Hickman (President), Chuck McCuen (Vice President), Tim Drake (Secretary), Jackie Reynolds (Treasurer)



Brenda Burk, Cathy Campbell, Jordan Carter, Danielle Elliot, Joanne Hill, Gail Jameson, Rick Owens, Pam Patterson, Brian Powell, Lee Garrison Smith, Lynn Smith, Catherine Watt, Dave Werth, Michele Cauley, Presley Bellinger

Our Advisory Board



Bill Carson, Brian Bridgeman, Layla Burgess, Craig Johnson, Diann Simms, Karl Pokorny, Billy Martin Sexton, Janice Lachman, Judson R. Jahn, David Markus, Nathan Missell

Staff & Other Volunteers



John Perkins


Ray Jobin, Dave Lewis

Thank You to Our Partners

The Pendleton Historic Foundation would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to our community partners and legacy donors. Your support and generosity have allowed us to continue our mission of preserving historic buildings and artifacts in our town. We are proud to have such committed and caring individuals and businesses as part of our network.

Legacy Donors

Jackie Reynolds, Powell Hickman, Harriet McDougal, RA Bowen Trustees, Jim and Marjorie Smith, Paul West, Ian Reeves, Elizabeth Aranda, Rob Seel, Craig Johnson, Jeff Cutcliff, Frank Crenshaw, Karl Pokorny, Susan Pokorny, Elisa Sparks, J. Patrick Harmon, Marck C. Stamey, Sherry Traynum, The Neel Foundation

Business Benefactors

Hannah's Cleaning Service, Pendleton Garden Club, Bridgeman Lawn Care, Tree South, Exxon Mobil, Lilly Foundation, McDougald Pendleton Center, First Class Construction, Crenshaw TV & Appliance, Pendleton Dental Care, Boulevard Landscaping, The Peoples Bank, McDougald Funeral Home, Pine to Palm Reality, Waterfall Scents, Cafe 313

Business Partners

Pendleton Area Business Association, Clemson Little Theater, Clemson Chamber of Commerce, Town of Pendleton, Visit Anderson, South Carolina Happenings, Lake Hartwell Country

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