On the Table is able to connect even more people thanks to our many committed partners.


Central Carolina Community Foundation is hosting On the Table with support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. On the Table replicates an annual civic engagement initiative of the same name developed by The Chicago Community Trust in 2014. Support for On the Table advances Knight Foundation's work to help cities attract and keep talented people, expand economic opportunity, and create a culture of civic engagement.  Knight Foundation believes that successful communities are equitable, inclusive and participatory.

Engagement committee

Thank you to the members of our 2018 Engagement Committee for contributing their time and insight to make On the Table a success!

  • David Kerr, Leadership Lexington Alumni

  • Tamara King, Richland Library

  • Jannie Lincoln, Community Volunteer

  • Scott Macfarland, Community Volunteer and CCCF Board of Trustees Member

  • Darion McCloud, The NiA Company

  • Ana Pavon, PASOs

  • Jennifer Peritt, Greater Chapin Community Endowment

  • Kelly Poole, Lexington Library

  • Kerry Powers, Greater Irmo Chamber of Commerce

  • Otis Rawl, Lexington Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center

  • Jeri Salmond, Morgan Stanley

  • Candace Shiver, CCCF Board of Trustees Member

  • Kara Simmons, Talented Tenth SC

  • Richard Skipper, Greater Cayce West Columbia Chamber

  • Lee Snelgrove, One Columbia

  • Mike Switzer, Blythewood Chamber of Commerce

  • Marlena White, Friends of Lexington Library

  • Demestress Williams, Community Volunteer

  • Cathy Kennedy, Co-Chair, Turner Padget

  • Cory Manning, Co-Chair, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP

  • Kelli Abramson, Colonial Life

  • Scott Adams, Columbia International University

  • Karen Alexander, Auntie Karen Foundation

  • Carl Blackstone, Columbia Chamber of Commerce

  • Hilary Brannon, Leadership Columbia Alumni

  • Nicholle Burroughs, Town of Chapin and Greater Chapin Chamber of Commerce

  • Rev. Kevin Cooley, Mt. Hebron UMC

  • Alan Cooper, MidlandsBiz

  • Charlotte Dixon, Community Volunteer

  • Dr. Benjamin Dixon, Community Volunteer

  • Rabbi Hesh Epstein, Chabad

  • Jackie Griffin, ColaGives Giving Circle

  • Ron Harvey, Global Core Strategies & Consulting

  • Steven Hughes, Know Money

  • Dawn Hyde, Downtown Church

  • Rainia Jamison, Community Volunteer


Superhosts are organizations -- nonprofits, places of worship, businesses, schools, civic organizations and other -- that commit to hosting at least 5 tables, 6 to 12 people per table. Below is a list of our 2018 Superhosts.