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Red Cross of Upstate South Carolina Names New Board Member

GREENVILLE, SC, August 10, 2016 – The American Red Cross of Upstate SC is thrilled to announce that Tiffany Santagati has joined the Board of Directors.

“We are so excited to have Tiffany joining us,” says Ann Wright, CEO of Upstate SC. “We are so fortunate to have someone with such an reputable background on our Board.” 

Santagati is excited to continue working with the Red Cross, as she has been for several years, and is focusing on helping the Red Cross do even more in the local community with the help of an expanded volunteer base.

“I’ve realized that most people know the Red Cross exists but do not understand the extent of what we do,” explains Santagati. “I hope to be able to share with our community all the incredible things that the Red Cross does every day in the Upstate.”                                                          

Santagati currently serves as Senior Vice President at PULSE Center Executive at Southern First Bank. Santagati has served on the board of the USC-Upstate Foundation Board of Governors, United Way African American Leadership Greenville Council, and the Urban League of the Upstate-Upstate Network. She is a graduate of Leadership Greenville-Class 35, Diversity Leaders Initiative-Class 12 and BB&T’s Banking School at Wake Forest.

Each year in the Upstate, more than 1,790 Red Cross volunteers provide food, shelter, comfort and neighbors who faced emergency situations. This past year, when the historic rains and floods displaced families from their homes, volunteers opened shelters for families evacuated from their homes, provided meals, distributed relief items and cleanup supplies, and provided health and mental health services to the community. Volunteers are still helping families affected by the flooding overcome roadblocks standing between them and recovery.

About the American Red Cross

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation’s blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families.  The Red Cross is a charitable organization – not a government agency – and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit or @RedCrossSC.