President and CEO of Coastal Community Foundation
Darrin Goss Sr. is the President & Chief Executive Officer of Coastal Community Foundation, the largest
community foundation in South Carolina, serving all nine counties on the coast. With his guidance, the
Foundation crafted a Civic Engagement Agenda to communicate the systemic issues and inequities
burdening the coastal South Carolina region, and how the Foundation will work as a community leader
in areas of housing, education and economic development. He has also been instrumental in
establishing the Foundation’s first advocacy initiative, the Policy Agenda, as well as the first Place-Based
Impact Investing Program to provide capital to emerging enterprises that address social needs.
Before joining Coastal Community Foundation, Darrin worked as President & CEO of Capital Area United
Way in Baton Rouge, LA and was previously Vice President of Community Impact at United Way of
Greenville County. Darrin participated in The Riley Institute’s Diversity Leadership Institute in 2010 and
is a Class of 2018 Liberty Fellow. He serves on the board of the Lowcountry’s Tri-County Cradle to
Career Collaborative and on the One Region Executive Committee. Darrin is currently serving as Board
Chair of MDC, Inc. in Durham, NC. His book The Leadership Option: Decision Making Essentials was self-published in 2014 and is available on Amazon. A U.S. Army veteran, Darrin received his undergraduate
degree from Wofford College and his masters from North Greenville University.