Charles County Charitable Trust

The Charles County Charitable Trust was founded in 2016 to serve as a central source of assistance to the community’s nonprofit sector.

Board of Directors

Swynice Hawkins


Retired executive director of the Southern Maryland Tri-County Community Action Committee. Current volunteer commitment to multi-state program assisting local communities with water and wastewater system problems.

Deborah Carrington

Vice President

Retired federal investigator for the Office of Personnel Management. Established the Tiffani C. Carrington Scholarship Fund. Currently the Capital Campaign Coordinator for LifeStyles of Maryland Foundation.

Stephen Bunker


Former member of the Charles County Planning Commission. Career on staff of the Maryland Nature Conservancy. Taking leading role in effort to designate Mallows Bay in Nanjemoy as a National Marine Sanctuary.

Mike Gahan


Retired civil engineer with 39 years at Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant. Licensed to sell life, health and long-term insurance, mortgages, and securities. Over 23 years with Port Tobacco Players as actor, stage manager, board member, and treasurer. On board and treasurer of Chesapeake Choral Arts Society and past officer with Charles County United Way. Air Force veteran.

Darlene Breck

Board Member

President/CEO Southern Maryland Business Center and Chief Judge of the Orphans’ Court. Extensive nonprofit experience including Charles County Chamber of Commerce president and board chairman for the University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center. Appointed by the Maryland Senate to the Maryland Commission for Women and active in Zonta International.

Angela Clark

Board Member

Recent retiree from financial management positions with federal agencies. Involved in volunteer tax assistance to seniors and serves as acting treasurer for the local NAACP chapter.

Steven Davis

Board Member

Pastor of a local interdenominational church with extensive experience in crisis intervention, conflict resolution, and consensus-building. Longtime chaplain for the FBI.

Timothy Fenner

Board Member

Program Coordinator for the Diversity Institute at the College of Southern Maryland, with responsibility for the Men of Excellence program. Active in Kiwanis and African-American Heritage Center program.

George Hawley

Board Member

Local Veteran Government Representative for the Maryland Department of Labor. Volunteers with Project Opportunity, helping veterans with business planning. Past president Waldorf Kiwanis and on several Chamber of Commerce committees. Offers professional help with planning special events. Navy veteran with service as a hospital corpsman, Bethesda Naval Hospital.

Sandra McGraw

Board Member

Retired career federal program analyst with experience in advocacy programs promoting social justice for low-income residents. An organizer of the Charles County Service and Advocacy Council, with particular interest in affordable housing.


Vivian Mills

Executive Director

Susan Petroff

Program Director

Devin Watts

Office Manager