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Brittain, Cail, Wallace and Hucks Join Waccamaw Community Foundation Board of Directors



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MURRELLS INLET, S.C. – Emma Ruth Brittain, Cheryl Cail, Wallace Evans, Jr., and Robert Hucks, II, have been elected to the Waccamaw Community Foundation’s board of directors.

WCF board president Brett Groome said, “We are excited to welcome Emma Ruth, Cheryl, Wallace, and Robert to the WCF Board of Directors. Their business experience and commitment to building a better community are wonderful assets to bring to the Foundation.”

Emma Ruth Brittain is a retired attorney from her most recent employment as a member of Thomas & Brittain, P.A. As a practicing attorney, she was a member of the South Carolina Bar Association, American Bar Association and Horry County Bar Association as well as the Myrtle Beach Women Lawyers Association. She currently serves on the boards of United Way of Horry County and the Long Bay Symphony.  Emma Ruth and her husband, Clay, live in Myrtle Beach and have 2 grown children Clay IV and Benjamin.

Cheryl Cail is Vice Chief of the Waccamaw Indian People and Chairperson of SC Idle No More, a committee under the SC Indian Affairs Commission, which focuses on protection of the environment, cultural preservation, and indigenous sovereignty. She owns Coastal Carolina Signings, LLC, and also works part-time as an Associate Director at American Rivers. She is the mother of three sons and grandmother of seven.

Wallace Evans Jr., is a native of North Myrtle Beach, SC. He is married and has four children. He attended Clemson University, but graduated from Coastal Carolina University with a B. A. in Interdisciplinary Studies. He is currently the CEO of A Father’s Place, the nonprofit father engagement initiative with three offices serving Georgetown, Horry, and Williamsburg counties.

Robert P. Hucks, II is Executive Vice President and Chief Banking Officer at Coastal Carolina National Bank. Hucks has worked in the banking industry for 23 years and is a second-generation banker in Horry County, where he currently resides in Conway with his wife Christi and two boys, Riles and Winn.

Mike Mancuso, the WCF’s executive director, said, “Each of our new board members’ dedication to impactful philanthropy in the Waccamaw region makes them ideal additions to the WCF team as we all work towards making Horry and Georgetown counties an even better place to live.”

For more information on the Waccamaw Community Foundation, the Grand Strand’s leading philanthropic organization, visit

About the Waccamaw Community Foundation

Since 1999, local philanthropists have turned to Waccamaw Community Foundation to effectively manage their giving and meet community needs. The organization serves many people who share a common concern: improving quality of life in Horry and Georgetown counties.

WCF makes charitable giving simple and effective by offering individuals creative ways to establish and manage funds that will positively impact the Waccamaw Region for generations to come. WCF also offers advice about projects and organizations, helping donors meet their philanthropic goals.

Through the generosity of donors, the Foundation has awarded more than $21 million in grants since it was established in 1999.

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