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Preservation Trust of Spartanburg is Topic for USC Upstate’s Nonprofit Friday Focus

03- 09- 2009

Spartanburg, S.C. - The Center for Nonprofit Leadership at the University of South Carolina Upstate will continue its monthly nonprofit information lunch series “Friday Focus” with guest speakers Rebecca R. Parish and Kristi K. Webb on March 20, 2009 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. at USC Upstate’s Community Outreach and Education Center, 325 S. Church St. in Spartanburg.

The Preservation Trust of Spartanburg’s venture is to save architectural items from landfills by turning their green initiative into green income for their non-profit programs. Kristi Webb and Rebecca Parrish will share the joys and challenges of the Spartanburg Architectural Salvage, a program that furthers their mission of “Preserving Historic Spartanburg.”

Kristi Webb is the executive director for the Preservation Trust of Spartanburg, Inc. During the past seven years as director, Webb has overseen the restoration of over thirty homes including 144 West Hampton Avenue, a South Carolina Historic Preservation Honor Award project. Webb is a native of north Alabama and received a BS in business management from Auburn University. Webb is active in her community serving on the boards of the City of Spartanburg Development Corporation and the Spartanburg County Medical Society Alliance. 

Rebecca Parrish joined the Preservation Trust of Spartanburg, Inc. in July 2005 as assistant director. Her duties include marketing and advertising projects, educational outreach, grant proposals, and working with prospective buyers/homeowners.

Participants are asked to bring their own bag lunch to the event. Contact Dr. Dwight Lambert, director of USC Upstate’s Center for Nonprofit Leadership, for further information at or by calling (864) 503-5754.