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Meet Our President

L. Oveta Glover


"You listen, You learn, You teach, You love”. 

The second daughter of six children of the late Rev. Dr. Benjamin J. and Mrs. Lydia W. Glover, born February 6 in Charleston, S.C., and presently resides in Columbia S.C.  Ms. Glover is one of the eleven young people to integrate the public schools of Charleston, S.C. in 1963, which was for the state of S.C.    She is our S.C. Ruby Bridges. Later moving to Columbia, S.C., she graduated from CA Johnson High School and continued her education at Wilberforce University, Xenia Ohio, and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education from Benedict College, Columbia, S.C. She has the degree of Doctor of Humane Letters.


Ms. Glover has received several awards for community service and leadership; among them are the Charleston, S.C.  “Key to the City” for being one of the first eleven students to integrate the public school system of Charleston, S.C., the first in the state of South Carolina; a “Proclamation” from the City of Charleston, S.C. proclaiming Feb. 21st as the “School Access Toward Equity Day”;  the “Midland’s Women on the Move 2015” by BlindSpot Art Foundation; the U.S. Congressional “S.C. Civil Rights Luminaire 2016” presented by Congressman James E. Clyburn; 2017 Church Women of United Columbia- Human Rights Distinguished Leadership Award, 2018 PALSS Community Partner Award, the Columbia, S.C.; 2019 “Key to the City” and a “Proclamation” from the city of Columbia proclaiming September 19th, as “L. Oveta Glover’s Day”, and the 100 Black Women, Inc “Distinguished My Sister’s Keeper” award, just to mention a few.


Ms. Glover remains dedicated to her community and is presently the founder and president of F.U.N.D.S., Inc. (Friends United as a Neighborhood Developmental Society, Inc.) a 501 c (3) non-profit organization that she founded in 1997.  The origination is an advocate for awareness of the devastating deceases of Diabetes and Hepatitis C.  The organization is the first to implement the Annual Statewide Black History Parade and Festival.  She is a life member of the NAACP and is serving a third term as the Columbia SC Branch NAACP President, a life member of the National Council of Negro Women, a member of the S.C. Federation of Women and Youth Clubs, and a member of several other organizations and holds a list of volunteerism.


Retired and previously employed at three of our state’s HBCUs; Allen University, Benedict College, and Voorhees University; a true believer in giving back.  She has taught in the public school systems of Columbia and Charleston, S.C.  She returned to reside in Charleston, SC in 1982, and during that time, she began an organization called, “Lady Teens, Inc.”, that encouraged young ladies “to listen, learn, teach and love” giving them hope and experiences to learn how they fit into the society around them.  After returning to Columbia, S.C., Ms. Glover became an entrepreneur in the restaurant and lounge business.  She adores entertaining and believes that “a smile will always make another person smile”.  


One of Ms. Glover’s mottos: 

“You listen, You learn, You teach, You love

 Columbia, SC Branch #5508 NAACP



Physical Address: 1615 Pickens St., Columbia, SC 29201

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 11324, Columbia, SC 29201

Telephone: 803-256-8771


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