What It Takes to Build Bridges & Why Bridges Matter
All communities have voids and equity gaps. If engineered properly, bridges are the infrastructure that can allow us to connect these different destinations and cross troubled-waters. Building bridges, however, comes with many complicated challenges. How do we establish community priorities? How do we bring together different interests to establish a common vision and shared agenda? How do we build trust and open communications? Who are the desired architects for strategically mapping out our path forward? How can we truly collaborate for the betterment of our communities?
Join a dynamic panel of prominent Greenville leaders as they answer these questions and set the context for our three days together at the 2019 Summit. These individuals who span the private, public, philanthropic and faith-based sectors will share their bridge building experiences and why these efforts are an essential ingredient for any community’s success.
• Sean Dogan, Long Branch Baptist Church (Facilitator)
• Minor Mickel Shaw, Micco, LLC
• Katy Pugh Smith, Greenville Partnership for Philanthropy
• John Castile, Greenville County Development Authority
Following our panel, Summit attendees will be captivated by a live storytelling experience. Individuals who have benefited from bridge building efforts will share their personal stories. This inspiring session will make the case for why bridge building truly matters.
Sharing Our Stories – Why Bridge Building Matters – Speaker: Russell Stall
• Sterling Resident
• Student in Arts Program
Habitat for Humanity – Speaker: Ebony Adams
OnTrack Greenville – Speaker: Dr. Edward Anderson
Kids Can Change the World – Speaker: Adom Appiah
Cancer Survivors Park – Speaker: Jacob Farley
Momentum Bike Clubs – Speaker: Kori Gamble
Hispanic Alliance – Speaker: Victoria Testela
To cap off the day, all Summit attendees will have the opportunity to participate in local site visits and deep dive conversations about current bridges that are being built across South Carolina.