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We received our IRS 501c3 nonprofit determination letter in February, 2019 and our board has remained steadfastly committed to our mission. Since then, we have added new members to further assist with our growth and continued community participation.


Olivia Whitehurst has been president of the board since the nonprofit was established in 2019, having led the charge to its achieving 501c3 status. She is a full-time nurse with MUSC - and her other full-time job is serving the mission of FOBAC. With a lifelong love of animals and a deep connection to community, Olivia works tirelessly in support of the shelter animals. She has been a driving force in procuring multiple large ticket items for the shelter, organizing events, and nurturing relationships within the local community. She also currently acts as chief of staff to two foster fails. Her desire is to see the day that all animals find safety and love in Berkeley County. Email: president@friendsofberkeleyanimalcenter.com


Jennifer Hill has served on the board for three years now as event coordinator. Her grandmother introduced volunteering to her through the simple kind act of giving out food to the homeless on street corners. Jennifer currently operates a modest bookkeeping business and, prior to joining FOBAC, she managed a group of like-minded vendors who wanted to give back to their community, so they held small events for other non-profit organizations. Jennifer was “that” child – the one who brought home strays – and that part of her has never changed. She has adopted and fostered too! She currently has a full house including two dogs, a bird, three tortoises and three snakes. She is a mom and about to know the joys of grandparenting. Her board support is vital as the FOBAC annual and smaller events year-round help sustain the organization. Email: events@friendsofberkeleyanimalcenter.com or click here for alternate address.


Arthur England is a younger retiree, who now understands what people meant when they used to say, "You are busier retired than you ever were working!" Arthur serves as an at-large board member, which means he is charged with helping do whatever is needed to see the mission come to fruition. He has supported FOBAC from multiple angles, including everything from creating wooden crafts to sell, to organizing the annual Poker Run and other events, working events as a booth representative, and working as a sounding board for the group's ideas. Arthur and his wife have fostered, foster-failed, and adopted animals their whole lives. They currently have two very spoiled dogs and wouldn’t have it any other way! Email: arthur@friendsofberkeleyanimalcenter.com


We will always be grateful for the hard work and unfailing dedication our board members invested in getting the much-needed new shelter facility built in 2021. While our board has evolved since that time, these members helped create a legacy in Berkeley County.



Our annual IRS reports are filed timely as required, although the IRS is behind in their posting online. We are also current with our charity/tax filings through the SC Secretary of State. We are planning to pursue a rating with Charity Navigator and hope to complete this process soon. Supporters may request our filings in writing, if not found online.

Our bylaws are available upon written request.

Our board members are all volunteers, not salaried. With diligence, we are proud to say we have kept our operating expenses low, allowing us to donate $0.99 of each dollar toward shelter support.

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