Professional Advising Program

at South Cumberland Community Fund

South Cumberland Community Fund (SCCF) has established a professional advising network of community member consultants for the Plateau. SCCF is continually recruiting skilled individuals in our community to assist local nonprofits, particularly those with experience in nonprofit management areas such as grant writing, volunteer management, nonprofit accounting, and social media and communications.

Please contact sccfvista@gmail.com if you are qualified and interested in providing services to our partner organizations, or if you are a nonprofit organization in need of any of these services.

 

To request advising services CLICK HERE to fill out the form. 

SCCF Professional Advisors

Sherri Bergman

Skill Areas:

  • Board and Committee Development

  • Email and Social Media Marketing 

  • Program Evaluation and Assessment

  • Fundraising 

  • Grant Writing, Grant Management, Grant Research

  • Presentations and Public Speaking

  • Volunteer Recruitment, Management, Training 

  • Web Page Design 

  • Vision/Mission Statement Development

  • Print Media

  • Program Sustainability, Program Planning, Program Implementation

During her 32-year professional career, Sherri Bergman has worked in development, marketing, and communications for educational institutions, museums, and government. She has worked in a volunteer capacity in issues related to literacy, citizenship, community engagement, and the arts.

John Hille

Skill Areas:

  • Board and Committee Development 

  • Email and Social Media Marketing 

  • Program Evaluation and Assessment 

  • Financial Management 

  • Fundraising

  • Grant Writing

  • Grant Management

  • Presentations and Public Speaking

  • Volunteer Recruitment, Management, Training

  • Vision/Mission Statement Development

  • Print Media

  • Program Sustainability 

  • Program Planning 

  • Community Development 

  • Storytelling​

Since retiring, John Hille has served as the Interim Vice President for Enrollment Management at Albion College as well as a consultant on entrepreneurism and innovation in curricula for Bloomsburg University. Prior to retirement he served as Executive Vice President for Enrollment and Retention at Juniata College and Vice President for Advancement and Marketing. His career has included positions as vice president of The Complex Sale, president of SFG Technologies, vice president of Ross Systems, Director of Strategy and Business Development for Dunn and Bradstreet Software and Services, director of Industry Markets for Management Science America, and executive director and founder of Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Greater Memphis.

 

John is currently chair of the development committee of Friends of the South Cumberland State Park, treasurer of Housing Sewanee, and chair of the trails committee of the Clifftops Property Owners Association. He is a past president of Monteagle-Sewanee Rotary Club, founder and past president of the Huntingdon County Foundation, past president of the Huntingdon County Chamber of Commerce and Huntingdon Area Habitat for Humanity, past chairperson of Huntingdon County Big Brothers Big Sisters Council, founder and past chair of the Juniata College Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, and served as a member of the Huntingdon County Advisory Board of Pennsylvania Highlands Community College.

Kylene McDonald

Skill Areas:

  • Board and Committee Development

  • Financial Management

  • Grant Research

  • Presentations and Public Speaking

Kylene McDonald is the Business Manager for St. Mary’s Sewanee. She graduated from Tennessee State University with a Master of Public Administration and a Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management. As a longtime worker in the nonprofit world, she has helped organizations obtain 501(c)(3) status, set up financials, and train new board members. She has also filed 990 tax returns, helped get financials ready for annual outside audits, and has served on finance committees for her church. For fun, Kylene plays fantasy baseball and sings with the Concert Chorale of Nashville.

Scott Parrish

Skill Areas:

  • Board and Committee Development

  • Program Evaluation and Assessment

  • Financial Management

  • Fundraising

  • Presentations and Public Speaking

  • Vision/Mission Statement Development

  • Program Sustainability

  • Strategic Planning

Scott Parrish served at Battle Ground Academy in Franklin, Tennessee as Vice President of Advancement, and is currently executive director of Monteagle Sunday School Assembly. Scott has been an active supporter and board member for many nonprofit organizations, and has taken a leadership role on several boards. He was the founding chair of South Cumberland Community Fund, and also served on the SCCF executive committee from 2012 to 2018, acting as treasurer from 2017-2018.

Hilda Vaughan

Skill Areas:

  • Grant Writing

  • Grant Management

  • Grant Research

  • Program Planning

  • Program Implementation

Hilda Vaughan has a background in college career services, retreat planning, elder care, and nonprofit management and grant writing. She served as a VISTA volunteer with the South Cumberland Community Fund in the position of Nonprofit Network Coordinator and Grant Writer, organizing workshops for local nonprofits and assisting with locating and applying for grants. She is currently a grant writer for the Grundy County Department of Education. Hilda also leads Arts Inside, a program that provides art and writing classes for incarcerated men and women at the Grundy County, Tennessee Detention Center.

Beth Wiley

Skill Areas:

  • Board and Committee Development

  • Program Evaluation and Assessment

  • Financial Management

  • Fundraising

  • Volunteer Recruitment, Management, and Training

  • Program Sustainability 

  • Program Planning

  • Program Implementation

Beth Wiley is originally from Shippensburg, Pennsylvania but has been steadily moving south since college. She received a B.S. in Music Education and MBA from Shenandoah University in Winchester, VA, and worked for 12 years as a Corporate Purchasing Agent in the automotive, OEM, and printing industries in northern and central VA.  Upon moving to Sewanee in 1999, she served as the Director of Alumni & Development Services at the University of the South overseeing development operations. In 2017 Beth took a position with Advancement Services in Johnson City, TN, and returns to her home in Sewanee on weekends. She has served on the board of St. Andrews Sewanee School in the capacity of vice president and president of the Parents Council, as financial administrator and treasurer for Otey Memorial Parish in Sewanee, and on various boards for youth athletics in the Sewanee & Winchester areas.

Rick Wyckoff

Skill Areas:

  • Financial Management 

  • Event Organizing 

  • Presentations and Public Speaking

  • Volunteer Recruitment, Management, Training

Rich Wyckoff is a retired executive for Burger King Corporation, having served as president and COO of a 27-restaurant franchise based in Huntsville, Alabama from 2006 until his retirement. A part-time resident of Monteagle since 2005, he moved to the Plateau full-time in 2014. He is a member of the Morton Memorial Methodist Church, where he serves as treasurer and also chairs the building committee.

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