Last week, Chris Kerrigan spoke as the new president and CEO of the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry (CFL). 
With 30 years of experience, Chris Kerrigan is a recognized leader in the nonprofit sector, both in South Carolina and nationally. He received numerous honors and accolades prior to moving to our area, including being named one of the Top Forty Leaders Under 40 by Charleston Regional Business Journal and one of Charleston’s 35 most influential leaders, as well as one of Charleston’s 40 most influential leaders over the past 40 years by Charleston Magazine
Prior to joining the Community Foundation Chris was president and CEO of Trident United Way, which serves Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester Counties in South Carolina.  Chris assumed the role of president and CEO of CFL in early April of this year.

Since 1994, CFL has been leading the community in making positive, sustainable change. Through its grantmaking and leadership initiatives, CFL helps foster academic achievement, build economic prosperity, achieve healthy ecosystems, encourage healthy people, support social enrichment, and create vibrant neighborhoods. CFL's success is connected to the generosity of its donors and the expertise of its grantee organizations, including our own Rotary Club of Bluffton.

With more than $71 million invested in the Lowcountry area since 1994, CFL is the largest source of unrestricted philanthropic resources dedicated to Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton and Jasper Counties.