b'2019 Board of TrusteesEXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OFFICERSW. Crayton Walters III, ChairRobert L. Clement III, Vice ChairDear Friends and Supporters, Zo L. Stephens, TreasurerAnne H. Blessing, SecretaryThrough your support of Historic Charleston Foundation, you play an integral rolePark B. Smith, Jr., Past Chairin helping to shape and influence the future of Charleston. Anchored by a small city with big-city issues, constant attention is required to preserve that which makesCharles Robertson Allen IIthe Charleston region special in the face of increased development, population andJill F. AlmeidaWilliam E. Applegate IVtourism growth and increasing quality of life issues for residents. Stevenson B. BennettThe Foundation is proud to champion Charleston on your behalf. Fueled by yourOlivia M. BrockWillis Canteysupport,weengageinthetoughissues,conveningstakeholderstonegotiateGinny Deerin2019 ANNUAL REPORT HISTORIC CHARLESTON FOUNDATIONworkable solutions. And when that sometimes fails, we take the necessary steps toSusan T. Fribergensure the protection of our zoning and planning laws, and of the public process,Lawrence W. GillespieVince Grahamthrough proactive advocacy and, as a last resort, the legal system. We stand onTara P. Guerardprinciple as we did in the effort to curb hotel proliferation. And when efforts toToya Hamptonenforceexistingzoninglawsstagnated,ourlawsuitagainstahoteldeveloperSarah Hamlin Hastingscatalyzed the City to create the Hotel Task Force and the adoption of an improvedCynthia HayesDavid B. Hoffmanand comprehensive Accommodations Ordinance.David Maybank IIIThe Foundation does not expect that someone else will step up to address theBuddy Morgan 1TJ Parsell, Jr. complex challenges facing our community. In response to the well-known quote,Robert P. PrioleauIf not us, who? If not now, when?, we believe the answer is Historic CharlestonPeggy M. Rash Foundation and the time is now! And we work not only on the issues before usMonica M. Seegertoday, but also take a more strategic approach in addressing issues we know willDavid D. SillimanRichard C. Simonsaffect this community in the future. As an example, we know this community willMolly B.R. Waring face ever greater challenges with flooding in the coming years. Were not waitingSimons W. Young for a crisis point. As you will read in this report, we are working NOW to ensure that future infrastructure planning and development mitigate the risk of flooding.ACTIVE PAST CHAIRSW.E. Applegate IIIHowever, none of our successes in preservation; our investment in uncoveringFrank W. BrumleyuntoldstoriesoftheenslavedpeopleatourhousemuseumstotellamoreT. Heyward Carter,, Jr.Jane P. deButtscomplete history of Charleston; our educational outreach to foster an appreciationW. Foster Gaillardfor historic preservation among the regions youth, would be possible without yourWilbur E. Johnsongenerous support. YOU bring success to the Foundation, and we simply cannot doJoseph H. McGee it without you. For all the many things our supporters do for Historic CharlestonHarold R. Pratt-Thomas Jr.Richard W. Salmons, Jr.Foundation, we are profoundly grateful. Anne F. SmithPark B. Smith, Jr.Susan Parsell ThompsonBradish J. WaringJohn H. Warren IIICrayton Walters Winslow W. HastieJ. Rutledge Young, Jr.Chair, Board of TrusteesPresident & CEOTRUSTEE EMERITUSKatharine S. RobinsonPRESIDENT & CEOWinslow W. Hastie'