JoAnn Turnquist


JoAnn Turnquist is President & CEO of Central Carolina Community Foundation, a $100MM nonprofit charitable organization that connects donors in the Midlands with the full spectrum of charitable and nonprofit organizations in their communities. Prior to joining the Foundation, she served as Chief of Staff at the Moore School of Business where her primary role was stewardship. Ms. Turnquist brings 25 years of experience to her position with past work experience including sales leadership assignments within Rubbermaid Commercial Products, JohnsonDiversey, and the Clorox Company.

Ms. Turnquist has been active in a number of non-profit organizations. She serves on the Richland County Public Library board and is a member of the Columbia Rotary Club. She chaired the South Carolina Mansion Foundation during Governor James Hodges’ administration and served as a literacy tutor for 12 years. While living in Chicago, she was president of Literacy Chicago’s Women’s Board and an active board member of the Gold Coast Neighbors, a preservation society. Ms. Turnquist began her undergraduate studies at Northwestern University and received a BA in City Planning at The Ohio State University. She lives in Columbia with her husband, Ernie Csiszar.