The Self Family Foundation board of trustees announces the election of Laurie Self Pulver, M.D. and Reverend Ankoma D. Anderson, Sr. as trustees at their December 19, 2015 meeting. The following officers were also elected, W. M. Self, Chairman, J. C. Self, III, Vice Chairman, W. M. (Bubba) Self, Jr., Treasurer and Sally Self, M.D., Secretary.
W. M. Self, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, announced the election. Other members of the Board of Trustees are: Furman C. Self, Cade Brennan Jackson, Ginger Self Goldsmith, Mary Andrews Self Whittington and Welborn Adams. Frank J. Wideman, III serves as President of the Foundation.
Dr. Pulver is a native of Greenwood, a graduate of Davidson College, UNC Chapel Hill School of Public Health, and Duke University School of Medicine. She completed a pediatric residency at the University of Utah and then worked in the University of Utah Division of General Pediatrics. She has served as a member of the Next Generation Adjunct Board of the Foundation since its inception in 1996. Dr. Self also served as an Americorps volunteer with Project Open Hand in San Francisco and volunteered with the Nyumbani Organization in Kenya.
Laurie and husband Aaron live in Asheville, North Carolina with their children Maggie and Ben where she serves as a pediatrician at ABC Pediatrics and is on the board of Children First/Communities in Schools of Buncombe County.
Reverend Anderson is a native of Greenwood, an honors graduate of Emerald High School and received a BS degree in Chemistry from Lander University. He is pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry from Clemson University and a Master of Divinity in Pastoral Care and Counseling from Gardner-Webb University. Reverend Anderson serves as Pastor of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church and is a Teaching Assistant in the Department of Chemistry at Clemson. He also serves as chairman of the board of directors of Westside Community Development. Ankoma and his wife Vertoria have two children, KJ and Kirsten.
The Self Family Foundation was established in 1942. To date, it has awarded over $65 million to nonprofit organizations in South Carolina.