Mary Dell Hayes
Mary Dell Hayes is a dot connector and energizer. With more than 15 years of experience working in nonprofit organizations, Mary Dell excels at volunteer and community engagement and fundraising. She has been recognized as the Outstanding Fundraising Executive by Association of Fundraising Professionals Central South Carolina Chapter, Woman of Influence by Columbia Regional Business Report, and the SC Governor’s Robin Burns Award for Volunteer Management. Mary Dell completed both an undergraduate degree and a Masters in Business Administration at the University of South Carolina. Mary Dell also completed the Interim Executive Academy with Third Sector, a Nonprofit Management Certificate with Winthrop University, and the National Advocacy Learning Center with Praxis International.
Mary Dell specializes in project management and interim leadership for nonprofit organizations in transition. Previous interim work includes supporting United Way of Allendale and Barnwell Counties through an executive transition and strategic planning process, coordinating nonprofit census engagement as the project manager for SC Counts, and supporting Together SC with a revamp of the membership program. From conception to evaluation, Mary Dell believes that nonprofits will never thrive without the support and investment of the communities they serve. Her projects reflect that by creating pathways to engagement and investment for diverse populations.