Staff

Grace Gasper
Executive Director

Grace Gasper brings 14 years of experience in conservation and the nonprofit sector to Friends of Coastal South Carolina. Through her years of experience she has gained a thorough understanding of the challenges of nonprofit management and development. Grace served as director of the medical clinic for The Avian Conservation Center for 11 years, has worked as a biologist on a variety of avian research projects across the country, and has been involved in swallow-tailed kite research in South Carolina for over a decade, including conducting kite research on Waccamaw National Wildlife Refuge and the Francis Marion National Forest. Her efforts on behalf of conservation in South Carolina have been recognized by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. Grace enjoys living in Awendaw, SC, adjacent to Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge.

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“Being part of Friends of Coastal South Carolina is exciting to me because the impacts of our work are significant and lasting. Because of Friends of Coastal South Carolina over 14,000 children a year learn about, and gain appreciation for, our natural resources. Research critical to conservation efforts on our refuges and the national forest happens because of our support. It’s grass-roots conservation at its best!”