Scott Wierman to Lead Community Foundation of the Lowcountry

Staff Report

Thursday, August 20th, 2020

Scott F. Wierman has been named president and CEO of Community Foundation of the Lowcountry. He will start in the position effective January 1, 2021. Wierman is currently president of The Winston-Salem Foundation in North Carolina and will continue in that role until the late fall of 2020. 

Wierman joined The Winston-Salem Foundation as senior vice president for donor services in 1988, and was named president in 1997. Prior to his tenure at The Winston-Salem Foundation, Wierman worked in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s annual giving program, later serving as a major gifts officer at the university. He has a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Babcock School of Business at Wake Forest University. 

“I am very honored to have been selected by the board of Community Foundation of the Lowcountry to serve as its president and CEO,” Wierman said. “I look forward to working with the board and talented staff to help the Community Foundation achieve its mission and to grow its impact in the region. There are tremendous opportunities for the foundation to do even more with and for the people of the Lowcountry.  I look forward to joining in partnership with those who are already engaged in making the region a better place for all.”

“We are excited to welcome someone with the experience and depth of community foundation knowledge that Scott brings,” Jim Allhusen, chair of Community Foundation of the Lowcountry’s board of directors, said. “Scott will be a terrific asset for our organization and to all the communities we serve. The search committee was extremely impressed with Scott’s commitment to community philanthropy and we know he’ll bring this excitement and passion to the Lowcountry.” 

Wierman will replace Jackie Rosswurm, PhD, who has served as interim president and CEO since April 2020. Rosswurm will return to her Community Foundation of the Lowcountry board of directors position once Wierman starts. 

The Winston-Salem Foundation administers more than 1,550 funds. Under Wierman’s tenure, The Winston-Salem Foundation granted more than $679 million and assets have grown from $45 million to $605 million.

Wierman and his wife, Lauren, have two daughters and a son. The Wiermans will be relocating to the Lowcountry the first of the year.