Cady Nell Keener, CFRE

Cady Nell joined the Greenwood Genetic Center (GGC) Foundation in 2022 as the Executive Director. She oversees the day-to-day operations of the foundation, the fundraising arm of the Greenwood Genetic Center. Cady Nell works collaboratively across the GGC campus and externally with philanthropists who are eager to support the mission of the GGC.

Cady Nell comes to the GGC after 9.5 years in higher education development, most recently serving as the Associate Vice President for Development & Special Gifts at Charleston Southern University. She earned a BS in Business Administration form the University of South Carolina and an MBA from Charleston Southern University. She became a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) in 2020.


Boo Ramage

Boo came to the Greenwood Genetic Center in 1991 as Administrator. In 2018, she relinquished her role in overseeing the day-to-day financial operations to focus on special projects as Special Assistant to the Director.

After serving as Interim Executive Director of the GGC Foundation, she has recently been named Director of Philanthropic Services.

Boo is a graduate of Mercer University with a double major in Finance and Economics.

Amy Botts

Amy Botts has served as the Foundation Coordinator for the Greenwood Genetic Center Foundation since August 2018. She has worked in the financial industry for over 20 years with a concentration in credit and loan review.

Her previous positions include Credit Administrative Assistant and Loan Operations Specialist at Park Sterling Bank and Loan Officer Assistant at Bank of America. She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Lander University.

In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family and friends and reading. She especially enjoys spending time with her daughters Erin and Taylor and her grandchildren Maebree and Colton.

Meet Makayla Gunn

Makayla was diagnosed with Rett Syndrome in April of 2015 at the age of two. At about 18 months, we noticed she had started some repetitive hand motions, and her pediatrician was a little concerned that she did not have many words. She had learned some sign language, and was saying ‘mama’ and ‘dada’, but that was it. Then she suddenly stopped all of that. At her 2 year old check-up, the pediatrician referred us to BabyNet, SC’s early interve...

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