Hopeful Horizons is pleased to announce its Board of Directors for 2023.
Jim Rumer, Chairperson
Angela Simmons, USC Beaufort, Vice Chairperson
Tom Faas, BDO USA, Treasurer
Sally McAlister, Secretary
2023 Board of Directors Members:
Hampton Long, Financial Consultant
Kenneth Van Dongen, Prudential Financial
Sabrina Milledge, Business Owner
Lindsay Gifford, Pink Magazine
“I feel very fortunate to work with such a dedicated, talented and generous board of directors,” said Kristin Dubrowski, CEO. “These individuals are a driving force for ending abuse and changing lives in our community.”
New to the Hopeful Horizons Board are Lindsay Gifford, Sabrina Milledge, Ken Van Dongen and Hampton Long.
Lindsay Gifford works as the Creative Director for Pink Magazine and has worked in marketing for 16 years. She received Beaufort Chamber of Commerce’s Lowcountry Young Professional of the Year in 2017 and has a passion for volunteering with non-profits. Lindsay served as a member of the Junior Service League of Beaufort for 10 years. During her time in the League, she served on the Board of Directors for 7 years in the roles of Communications Director (3), President (2) and Past-President (2).
Hampton Long is a financial consultant with Charles Schwab in Bluffton, providing wealth management and investing help and guidance to Schwab clients. Prior to joining Schwab, Long spent 12 years in the financial services industry, most recently as a financial advisor and consultant at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch. Long earned a Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree from Harvard University and graduated from Vanderbilt University Law School. Long was raised in the Northeast, lived abroad on two separate occasions, and relocated to the Lowcountry more than 10 years ago. He and his wife have a young daughter and recently moved to Bluffton from Beaufort.
With a deep commitment to service, Long serves as Board Chairman for the Beaufort Memorial Hospital Foundation, is a past board member for the Beaufort County Open Land Trust, and previously served as Chairman of the St. John’s Lutheran Church Endowment. In his spare time, Long enjoys fishing, history, and studying current events.
Sabrina Milledge was born in New York, NY, and moved to Beaufort at the age of 13. Sabrina endured many troubled times as a child, leading her to be placed in the foster care system in NY. Sabrina says that it was God’s hands that removed her from the foster care system and placed her with her maternal grandmother in the Lowcountry. Sabrina has recently shared her story with the world through her newly published book titled His Beauty 4 My Ashes.
Sabrina is married to Antwan Milledge of Burton. They have one son and four daughters, along with seven grandchildren. Sabrina and her husband own Unique Cuts Barbershop in the Burton area. Their shop provides affordable haircuts and natural hair care services to all in the community. They are proud to give back to the community by offering free haircuts to young boys at the previous Back-to-School outreach event.
Ken Van Dongen currently works as a tax professional after a 37-year career in Financial Reporting at Prudential Financial. During his tenure at Prudential, Ken was Vice President in the Chief Investment Office and the Individual Life Finance Department. He and his wife Karen relocated from New Jersey to the Low Country in 2020. Ken currently works seasonally as an income tax professional. Community and church outreach are a priority for Ken. He serves as a Financial Empowerment mentor and mentors students at Montclair State University. While in NJ, Ken led groups to help rebuild homes after Superstorm Sandy and also volunteered as both financial coach and legal advocate at the local domestic violence agency.
“I feel very fortunate to work with such a dedicated, talented and generous board of directors,” said Kristin Dubrowski, CEO of Hopeful Horizons. “These individuals are a driving force for ending abuse and changing lives in our community.”
Hopeful Horizons is a children's advocacy, domestic violence and rape crisis center that works to create safer communities by changing the culture of violence and offering a path to healing. The organization provides safety, hope and healing to survivors through evidence-based practices, outreach, prevention and education. Hopeful Horizons serves Beaufort, Allendale, Colleton, Hampton and Jasper counties.