Foundation Board

Board Leadership

The Charleston School of Law Foundation is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Founded Dec. 18, 2003, the foundation’s mission is to encourage and assist the study, teaching, promoting and research of the rule of law in Charleston, S.C.
The Foundation has a governing board of five directors:

Sylvia C. Harvey, chairman

Sylvia (Sib) Harvey, an accomplished community leader and real estate professional, is an emeritus trustee of the College of Charleston Board of Trustees.  A graduate of the college, she has served in several alumni leadership roles at the College.  Born in Spartanburg, S.C. , she and her husband, Charlie, live in Charleston.

Heidi S. Allen, vice chairman

Heidi Allen is a Charleston native who has more than 25 years of experience as a litigator who has handled high-profile lawsuits, government investigations and the development of corporate compliance programs.  A graduate of Rutgers University’s law school, she has successfully negotiated complex and sensitive resolutions of congressional and other governmental investigations. The first woman to appear in federal court in Charleston as an assistant U.S. attorney, she is admitted to practice law in South Carolina, New Jersey and Tennessee. Heidi and her husband, Barry, share their time in Knoxville and Charleston.

John A. Anderson, secretary/treasurer

John Anderson spearheaded the successful completion of a $60 million campaign for an endowment, scholarships and professorships at the Texas Tech University as its executive director of development.  He’s also worked intimately throughout his career in public service and educational fundraising at the University of Texas Health Center and University of Houston, as well as in community leadership roles at several Texas nonprofits.  Anderson and his wife, Frances, are graduates of Texas Tech University and live in Tyler, Texas.

Daniel Cooper, director

Attorney Daniel Cooper, a 2014 graduate of the Charleston School of Law, is an assistant solicitor in the Ninth Circuit Solicitor’s Office in Charleston.  President of the Student Bar Association during law school, Cooper was a top moot court competitor in national competitions, including being named champion and having the best brief in an American Bar Association National Appellate Advocacy Regional Competition.  An Eagle Scout who has a bachelor’s degree from USC-Upstate, he lives in Charleston.

Summer Eudy, director

Attorney Summer Eudy, a partner in the Good Law Group in Mount Pleasant, S.C., is a cum laude 2007 graduate of the Charleston School of Law.  A litigator with a broad range of experience, she specializes in plaintiffs’ and defendants’ cases involving wrongful death, personal injury, products liability, and business- and employment-related matters.   Also a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, she is admitted to practice law in South Carolina, North Carolina and several federal courts.


Ellen “Len” Young, Ph.D., executive director

Len Young, a Tomatis® consultant for over 21 years, has held executive positions in nonprofit and for-profit organizations across the US. She has lived and worked in Toronto, New York and Phoenix with experience in fields from professional theater to national brand management. Len is involved in innovative projects raising funds to launch and sustain nonprofits including the Arizona Science Center and turning around the Therapeutic Harp Foundation serving 15 hospitals/23 hospices in Arizona.

A graduate of Converse College, she has an MBA from Rollins College and a doctorate in mythological studies/ Jungian psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute.  Len has recently returned to Charleston having spent much of her family and professional life in Phoenix/Scottsdale, AZ and serves as executive director of the Charleston School of Law Foundation.

Charleston School of Law Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity. All donations are tax exempt to the extent provided by federal law.