Effie Spears is a Kershaw-Lancaster native and graduated from Lancaster High School before attending the University of South Carolina in Columbia. She graduated from USC magna cum laude with a B.S. in Exercise Science; she was also awarded Graduation with Leadership Distinction in Community Service and the National Panhellenic Scholar award. Effie spent her time at USC volunteering for Palmetto Health Baptist, co-teaching University 101 as a Peer Leader, and serving as President of the Pre-Medical, Dental, and Health Community. With passions of serving her community, she plans to pursue the healthcare field with hopes of going into pediatrics. She was a part of the second class of Simterns in the summer of 2017. During her time at the Foundation, Effie is involved with supporting the Grants Committee and Community Indicators. 

Effie Spears

Community Indicators Associate


We envision the communities we serve as places where all people join together to build on community assets for current and future generations, and where all people have the opportunity to reach their full potential. 


800 N White St.

Lancaster, SC 29720

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 818

Lancaster, SC 29721

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