Yvonne Harper joined the Spartanburg Regional Foundation team in January of 2019 to lead Fifty Upstate, a new nonprofit organization working to engage Spartanburg’s 50-plus population. She envisions Fifty Upstate as a true community collaborator and partner – the catalyst at the forefront for innovative programming and services for those 50 and older. Yvonne, who most recently served as director of donor relations for Converse College, brings a great deal of institutional and community knowledge from her prior work at Converse, Spartanburg Methodist College and the Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce. She holds a double bachelor of arts in business and pre-law/paralegal studies from Virginia Intermont College.