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


Central Carolina Community Foundation’s On the Table conversations are part of a national initiative funded by 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.

On the Table  is also generously funded by First Citizen’s Bank.

On the Table is also generously funded by First Citizen’s Bank.

Engagement committee

Thank you to the members of our 2019 Engagement Committee for contributing their time and insight to make On the Table a success!

  • Kelly Poole, Lexington Library

  • Lila Anna Sauls, Richland One Board of Comissioners and Homeless No More

  • Troy Simpson, Mid-Carolina Electric Cooperative

  • Anna Smith, Mission Lexington

  • Lee Snelgrove, One Columbia

  • Pamela Sulton, Cayce Historic Foundation

  • Donna Waites, Sisters of Charity

  • Brenda Wheeler, First Citizens Bank

  • Tia Williams, Columbia World Affairs Council

  • Bridget Winston, Senior Resources

  • Cliff Bourke, Jr., Co-Chair, Southeastern Freight Lines, Inc.

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

  • Karen Alexander, Auntie Karen Foundation

  • Marett Bishop, Mission Lexington

  • Norma Irvin Blocker, Community Volunteer

  • Julie Brenan, Community Volunteer

  • Ben Bullock, Together SC

  • Nicholle Burroughs, Greater Chapin Chamber of Commerce

  • Joyce Coleman, Community Volunteer

  • Danielle Covelli, Covelli Enterprises- a Panera Bread Franchisee

  • Adam Davis, First Citizens Bank

  • Pamme Eades, Women’s Club of Cayce

  • Leland Ferguson, Blythewood Historical Society

  • Jackie Griffin, Cola Gives

  • Ron Harvey, Global Core Strategies & Consulting

  • Peggy Jacobs, Community Volunteer

  • Tamera King, Richland Library

  • Lisa Macon, Auntie Karen Foundation


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. Please email onthetable@yourfoundation.org if you are interested in being a 2019 superhost.