SHARE CHARLOTTE ANNOUNCES New Board Member
Corporate Foundation Leader & Entrepreneur to help drive growth
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (4/13/23) – SHARE Charlotte, a one-stop shop for connecting with 650+ Mecklenburg County nonprofits. Our mission is to Power Social Good in our city by connecting Charlotte neighbors to nonprofits and strengthening our nonprofit community. Over the past 10 years, we have inspired over $42M in giving to local nonprofits and 21K volunteer opportunities. Today we are proud to announce a new board member, April Whitlock.
April is the Head of Corporate Citizenship at LendingTree and Executive Director of the LendingTree Foundation since 2020. She initially joined the fintech company over 20 years ago when it was a start-up and has returned to lead the strategic development and execution of impactful trust-based giving programs and volunteerism across LendingTree’s U.S. footprint.
April is a creative strategist who excels in helping organizations, which have included Foundation for the Carolinas and Carolina Pad through turning big ideas into successful ventures. Prior to LendingTree, April served as the Interim Director of Charlotte Corporate Affairs Professionals and was the business owner of Fundanoodle, a series of educational readiness products.
A Duke University graduate and Charlotte native, April values the importance of community and currently volunteers on the City of Charlotte Arts & Culture Advisory Board and the Children’s Theatre of Charlotte Board of Directors.
“We are so excited to have April join our board, she is deeply committed to supporting the needs of the nonprofit community. Plus, her entrepreneurial experience is critical for SHARE Charlotte’s next phase of growth. She is a thought leader, community advocate and a true partner in every sense.” said Melissa Hovey, Managing Director of SHARE Charlotte.
“Robust community-embedded nonprofit organizations are essential to support the needs of our local citizens. I’m excited to support an organization like SHARE Charlotte that is committed to the success of these grassroots organizations.” said April Whitlock
Current Board Members Include:
- Board President: Rob Phocas, Director, Corporate Social Responsibility at AvidXchange
- Past Board President: Darlene Heater, Managing Director, Panorama Holdings, LLC
- Treasurer: Julie Ayers, Partner at Aprio
- Secretary: Jack Santaniello, Partner at Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP
- Megan Orrell, Owner of Boem Retail
- Sivilay Xayasaene, Associate Senior Interior Designer at Gresham Smith
- Jordan Harris, Director of Community Development and Outreach at University City Partners
- Ohavia Phillips, Media Personality
- Tamara Johnson Ph.D., Director of Engaged Scholarship at UNC Charlotte
About SHARE Charlotte:
SHARE Charlotte is building a better Charlotte by empowering nonprofits and helping people invest in their communities in ways that matter most to them. SHARE envisions a Charlotte united through good! To learn more, visit sharecharlotte.org/about. For media inquiries, please contact Managing Director, Melissa Hovey at email@example.com.