Richard Band is a native of Spartanburg and holds a BA from Furman and an MLS from the University of South Carolina. He is retired as Director of the Lancaster County Library. He is currently Chairman of the Board of HOPE in Lancaster, serves on the Lancaster Community Foundation and is upcoming President of the Lancaster Rotary Club. He is past President of the Association of Public Library Administrators of South Carolina and previously served on the Board of Lancaster County First Steps, the Chamber of Commerce and as Chairman of the Lancaster Literacy Council. Mr. Band joined the Foundation as a Trustee in June of 2017.