We can't wait to see you on Friday, October 11th in the Dining Commons!
Schedule of Events
9:00 a.m. -- Gathering & Refreshments
9:30 a.m. -- Program
Classroom visits will immediately follow program.
Volunteers will be available to assist guests with parking, directions, and seating.
If you have any questions call Brionna Zimmerman at 803-231-7730.
Dr. Devorah Heitner will speak to Heathwood Hall families and the public about helping our children manage their relationship with digital media and technology. There is no charge for this event. Dr. Heitner is a nationally recognized expert on children and social media, and the author of Screenwise: Helping Kids Thrive (and Survive) in Their Digital World and founder of Raising Digital Natives (https://www.raisingdigitalnatives.com/). Dr. Heitner’s work has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, TIME magazine and Education Week. She holds a Ph.D. in Media/Technology & Society from Northwestern University and has taught at DePaul and Northwestern.
The 36th Annual Auction will be March 14, 2020 at CENTRAL ENERGY.
This event is an opportunity to celebrate the students, parents, faculty, past parents, grandparents and alumni of Heathwood Hall School. This fun and elegant evening brings us all together as a community for a night of celebration and fundraising. The Auction is Heathwood’s largest parent and community-driven fundraising event, with profits from the last 34 years reaching well over $3 million. Your potential donation help support Heathwood from the classroom to the athletic fields, the stage, and beyond. We all play an integral role in continuing the success of our school that inspires students and creates future leaders. The evening promises an exciting venue with fantastic Live and Silent Auction items, exceptional food and fellowship, drinks and live music. We anticipate more than 350 people will attend. This is a very important and needed fundraiser at Heathwood Hall. All of the proceeds directly benefit the children of Heathwood Hall Episcopal School. Your donation will support technology, academic programs, academic scholarships, professional development, athletics and much more.
Contact the Development Office or 803-231-7730 for questions
Thank you for your donation benefiting Heathwood Hall. Please complete the information below. This will ensure that we accurately recognize you and describe the item you are donating.
Erin Pope, Director of Development
Erin joined Heathwood Hall in January of 2013. As the Director of Development, Erin works closely with key volunteers to educate the school community about the Annual Fund and promote annual giving to all Heathwood parents, grandparents and alumni. Prior to Heathwood, Erin worked as the Manager of Annual Giving for Lexington Medical Center Foundation. She graduated from Clemson University with a BS in Marketing. Erin enjoys traveling and spending weekends outdoors with her family. She and her husband Will have three daughters – Bonnie (5th Grade), Everette (4th Grade) and Sims (EC4s).
Julie Benoit, Parent and Alumni Relations Coordinator
Julie Benoit joined Heathwood Hall as the Alumni Relations Coordinator In March 2017. She holds a BA in Psychology from Hollins University, an M.Ed in Counselor Education from the University of Virginia, and is currently a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Nationally Certified Counselor. Julie has been an active member of the Heathwood Hall community since moving to Columbia eleven years ago when her daughter entered the three’s program. She has volunteered in many capacities at Heathwood to include organizing events in the college counseling office, HPA Lower School Chair, and HPA Executive Board Chair. She also currently works with Foreign Links Around the Globe to recruit and support host families for international students attending Heathwood Hall through their program. Prior to joining Heathwood, Julie spent many years in the nonprofit world, specifically working in the foster care system as a social worker, recruiter, and trainer of foster families. She and her husband, Cole, have two children that attend Heathwood, Annie (‘24) and Cole (’27).
Brionna Zimmerman, Development Associate and Events Coordinator
Since joining Heathwood Hall in August of 2018, Brionna works closely with the development team to increase parent, alumni, and community engagement with our events; partner with parent volunteers in support of major school events; and organize signature Heathwood events including Homecoming, Grandparents and Special Friends Day, our Annual Auction, and many more. Brionna graduated from the University of South Carolina with a B.S. in International Business and Marketing. For the last 7 years, she has gained valuable experience working as the Client Relations and Event Head for a regional promotional marketing agency based in Lexington, SC, where she successfully managed more than 2,000 events annually. Brionna enjoys watching Gamecock basketball and spending weekends staying active with her family. She and her husband Tymere have 3 children – Jordyn (4th Grade), Kobe (EC4s) and Skylar (7 months).
Beth McMahan, Database and Gifts Manager
Beth joined Heathwood Hall in August 2019. As the Database and Gifts Manager, she supports the Development Team by maintaining alumni and donor records, tracking all gifts and pledges, assisting with the Annual Fund, managing event registrations and mailing lists, and supporting the many school and alumni events throughout the year. She graduated from Presbyterian College with a BS in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting. Prior to Heathwood, Beth worked in banking for 19 years, primarily in the areas of credit risk and credit administration. She enjoys spending quality time on the beach or at the lake with her husband Ronnie, their son Gavin (Kindergarten), and their springer spaniel, Zara.