Keener, Cady Nell

Executive Director, GGC Foundation

Keener, Cady Nell

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. She 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. Cady Nell became a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) in 2020.

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  • B.S., Business Administration, University of South Carolina, 2009
  • M.B.A., Charleston Southern University, 2015
Mother and son

A Rare Beauty

The lobby of the JC Self Research Institute at GGC was transformed into a garden – of sorts. The art exhibit titled ‘Rare Roses’ consisted of 12 paintings that depict real roses with genetic variations. The series was created by Nicole Shannon, an artist from Greenville. Nicole was inspired by her son, who has a rare genetic disorder, and other individuals with genetic differences. Quinn, now 4, was born with a myriad of health issues and ...

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