TITLE: Grantmaking and Scholarships Administrator
FOCUS AREAS: Literacy, the environment, nonprofit capacity, women in philanthropy, community building, arts and culture, education, health, human services, religious organizations
PROFILE: Debbie Cahoon is the grantmaking and scholarships administrator at the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry in South Carolina. She is from Farmington, New Mexico. Cahoon previously worked as a controller at Razor Construction, Inc. for the bulk of her career. She also worked as a photomicrographer and quality control specialist at Bipsy Diagnostics for over two years.
She began pursuing a career in petroleum engineering at the University of Texas at Austin in the early 1980s, but switched to accounting and attended Columbia College. More recently, she has been attending the University of South Carolina Beaufort to pursue business administration and management.
Her LinkedIn summary shares the following information:
Many years of experience in accounting and administrative functions coupled with several years of quality control, customer service and retail sales creates either a very adaptable and open minded employee OR one who is always looking for new challenges and experiences. I find myself seeing both on a daily basis!
To learn more about Cahoon’s perspective and approach to local philanthropy, watch the 843TV/WHHI-TV interview with her from September 2015. Personal interests include North American art and craftsmanship, reading, and spending time with family and friends.