Mary Talbot-Metz, Mary Black Foundation

TITLE: Vice President of Programs

FOCUS AREAS: Healthy eating, active living, early childhood development, community health

CONTACT: mmetz@maryblackfoundation.org, 864-398-4276

PROFILE: Molly Talbot-Metz has been the Mary Black Foundation’s vice president of programs since March 2013.

According to her LinkedIn profile, these are her responsibilities in this role:

Responsible for the Foundation’s grantmaking program, including: development of strategic initiatives and program priorities; responding to program-related inquiries; providing technical assistance to applicants and grantees; conducting site visits; reviewing and evaluating grant applications; making funding recommendations to the Program Committee and the Foundation’s Board of Trustees; evaluating programmatic outcomes; establishing and managing grantmaking processes, procedures, and systems; and overseeing program staff. Monitors the grants management operations to ensure overall high quality of grants administration across programs.

Before stepping into this role, she was the director of programs at the foundation for six years and a program officer for three years. She has also worked as an adjunct professor at the University of South Carolina Upstate.

Her foundation bio shares:

Molly Talbot-Metz is the Vice President of Programs for the Mary Black Foundation. In this position, Molly is responsible for the Foundation’s grantmaking and strategic initiatives; evaluating the Foundation’s and its grantees’ impact; providing leadership in the community; and maintaining relationships with the Foundation’s grantees and Board of Trustees.
Prior to joining the Foundation in 2001, Molly worked in the field of teen pregnancy prevention.  Molly has a Master of Public Health Degree from the University of South Carolina and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Education from the State University of New York at Cortland.  Molly and her husband are natives of Syracuse, New York and have lived in Spartanburg since 1999.  They have two children.

Learn more about her background and perspective in the Southeastern Council of Foundation’s member highlight interview.

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