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Harvest Hope names new CEO

May 1, 2019

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Harvest Hope Food Bank, a non-profit organization serving people in 20 counties across the Midlands, Pee Dee and Greater Greenville regions, announced Wednesday that veteran non-profit leader Wendy Broderick will join the organization as CEO.

“We are thrilled to have such an experienced and caring leader join our organization,” Erinn Rowe, Harvest Hope’s Board Chair. “Wendy brings 20 years of non-profit experience to our organization. She believes in our mission and has been our advocate for some time, so we are excited for Wendy to lead our organization.”

Broderick has a strong record working with the YMCA of Columbia, most recently serving as the organization’s Chief Development and Marketing Officer. Among other accomplishments, Broderick designed and executed the YMCA’s first comprehensive fundraising plan, which saw eleven-fold growth in annual support under her leadership. Prior to her role in development, Broderick led the YMCA of Columbia through the start-up of the Jeep Rogers Family YMCA in Northeast Columbia--the organization’s largest facility. A Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE), Broderick has demonstrated a talent for building relationships in the community and unifying support bases.

“Serving our community is my passion,” said Broderick. “I’m so honored to have the chance to work with an outstanding organization like Harvest Hope. Last year they served nearly 23 million meals to people in 20 South Carolina counties. That is impressive!”

Prior to accepting a role with Harvest Hope, Broderick had established herself as a trusted friend of the organization. She worked with Harvest Hope to help children benefit from the Kids Café program, and championed the YMCA’s year-round feeding programs, securing sponsorships and donations for sustainable support.

In her personal life, Broderick has demonstrated a commitment to improving her community. She has served as chair of the Greater Blythewood Chamber of Commerce, and President of the Rotary Club of Blythewood. She currently serves as Rotary District 7770 Literacy Chair, and on the AFP Central Carolina Chapter Board of Directors. Broderick and her family reside in the Blythewood community of the Midlands.