R. Dean Woods


Dean Woods was introduced as the new President of Foothills Community Foundation in January 2017. Previously he served as Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Special Assistant to the President at Anderson University. A native of Easley, SC, he holds degrees from Anderson University, Furman University and Southern Seminary. He serves on the boards of the Anderson Area YMCA, the Rocky River Conservancy and the Anderson Federal Credit Union. He is active in numerous civic organizations including Rotary, The United Way and the Boy Scouts, among others. He is a member of Young Memorial Presbyterian Church.

Cindy Ervin Kibler

Donor Services Director

Cindy Ervin Kibler joined the Foundation in 1999, shortly after its inception. An Anderson County native, Cindy graduated from Erskine College and attended the University of South Carolina. Prior to joining the Foundation, she worked in human resources for two inpatient healthcare facilities. She has volunteered for several community organizations including Meals on Wheels, the Anderson County Library, the Watkins Community Center and the BHP Athletic Booster Club.




Created by citizens of this region, the Foundation is governed by a board of community leaders elected to serve four-year terms of office. These directors are responsible for the governance of Foothills Foundation, including establishing policies and approving grants. Robert W. ‘Lujack’ Orr serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors.