The American Red Cross of Eastern SC is pleased to announce that Don Leonard will be representing the local chapter on the state-wide Regional Advisory Council.
“It’s with great pleasure we welcome Don Leonard to our Regional Advisory Council. We are fortunate to have someone with such a diverse background and passion for the Red Cross joining us,” said Louise Welch Williams, regional CEO for the American Red Cross, Palmetto SC Region.
Leonard has been involved with the Red Cross for more than 10 years. As part of the Regional Advisory Council, he is looking forward to helping guide the Red Cross in South Carolina and supporting the volunteers who devote their lives to helping families through devastating disasters.
“The investments we make in the Red Cross are highly leveraged by the time and effort of the volunteers,” explains Leonard. “With contributors and volunteers working together on the same team, an average of 91% of every dollar the local Red Cross spends is devoted to helping our South Carolina neighbors.”
Leonard currently serves as President and CEO for Leonard Call & Associates in Myrtle Beach after recently retiring after thirteen years as Chairman of the South Carolina Transportation Infrastructure Bank. He is also Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Grand Strand Regional Medical Center, on the Board of Directors of the National Bank of South Carolina, and the Brookgreen Gardens Board of Trustees. Leonard has also received the Order of the Palmetto for Public Service, South Carolina’s Highest Civilian Honor.
The American Red Cross is committed to serving South Carolina by helping families and local communities prevent, prepare for, and respond to local emergencies. In Eastern SC, the Red Cross provided food, shelter, comfort and hope to more than 1,000 people who faced emergency situations during FY15. Additionally, each year in Eastern SC the Red Cross distributes more than 30,000 units of blood to local hospitals, supports members of the military, veterans, and their families, and teaches lifesaving skills such as first aid and CPR.