The Spring Close Foundation

The Springs Close Foundation’s mission is to help support and improve the communities that once housed the textile mills of Springs Industries in Chester, Lancaster and York Counties of South Carolina.

The Springs Close Foundation, Inc. was established in 1942 by Colonel Elliott White Springs. Colonel Springs was a World War I flying ace and author and succeeded his father, Leroy Springs, as the head of what eventually became Springs Industries. Colonel Springs held a strong belief that his family had an obligation to care for and support the company’s workers, their families and the communities in which they lived. He created the Springs Foundation, Inc. through his personal contributions and estate planning.

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Foundation Leadership

MEMBERS

Directors

Officers

Executive Committee

Community Board of Directors

Chester County Board of Directors

Richard Miller
Richard Miller, Chair
Georgette Boulware
Georgette Boulware, Vice Chair
Wallace Thompson
Mary Funderburk
Mary Funderburk
Susan Kovas
Ann McCrorey
Ann McCrorey

Lancaster County Board of Directors

Catherine Higgins
Catherine Higgins, Chair
Fred Witherspoon
Fred Witherspoon, Vice Chair
Doug Barfield
Bruce Brumfield
Bruce Brumfield
Chad Catledge
Chad Catledge
Pam Giardiello
Pam Giardiello
Otis Lathan
Otis Lathan

York County Board of Directors

Nikki Godfrey-Hill
Nikki Godfrey-Hill, Chair
Kevin Patton
Kevin Patton, Vice Chair
Annette Chinchilla
Annette Chinchilla
Martha Kinard
Martha Kinard
David Macaulay
David Macaulay
Butch Coward
Butch Cowart
Dora Perry
Dora Perry

Staff

Michele Lineberger
Michele Lineberger,
Executive Director
Lucille Mackey,
Consultant, Chester County
Tammy Woods
Tammy Woods,
Consultant, Lancaster County
Angela McCrae,
Advisor
Karen Yarborough
Karen Yarborough,
Student Loan Administrator