Jenkins to Lead Charleston Parks Conservancy’s Fundraising, Development Activities

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Amelia “Amy” E. Jenkins has joined the Charleston Parks Conservancy as director of development. Jenkins will manage the Conservancy’s fundraising activities.

Most recently, Jenkins was the executive director of the O’Quinn Schools of Porter-Gaud Inc. She also spent more than 20 years in the banking/financial service industry. Jenkins is a graduate of Ashley Hall and earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of South in Sewanee, Tenn. She has a master’s of business administration from the University of South Carolina.

Jenkins is active in the Junior League of Charleston, having served as president and president-elect from 2004 to 2006. She also has been involved in Trident United Way, Charleston County Housing and Redevelopment Authority, Lowcountry Housing and Economic Development Foundation. She is a member of the Center for Women, National Association of Education of Young Children and the Southern Early Childhood Association.

Jenkins lives in Charleston and enjoys traveling, reading and spending time on the water.


About the Charleston Parks Conservancy
Headed by prominent horticulturalist Jim Martin, the Charleston Parks Conservancy is a nonprofit organization dedicated to further beautifying City of Charleston parks and green spaces. With the help of its Park Angels volunteer force, the Conservancy seeks to rally community support and pride behind the effort to create a lasting movement. For more information about or to support the Charleston Parks Conservancy, please visit

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