Margaret Pope Appointed to Columbia Historic Board

March 7, 2014

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Margaret Pope, public finance attorney and partner with Pope Flynn, has been appointed to the board of directors & advocates of the Historic Columbia Foundation.  Founded in 1961, the Foundation acts “as an advocate for the preservation of Columbia’s built history;” it also serves as the steward of seven historic Columbia properties, as well as of 14 acres of landscapes and gardens.

“The Historic Columbia Foundation has been here for more than 50 years, preserving our city’s history,” says Pope. “I’m honored to be a part of that extensive and consistent effort.  I’m particularly fascinated by HCF’s work in cultural landscapes and Southern garden history, since gardening is a real passion of mine. Columbia has so much to be proud of, and the Foundation has played a large role in our sense of place and history.”

Pope is president and founding member of The Crescent Society, a group dedicated to “recognizing and inspiring leadership excellence in South Carolina women;” a member of the board of directors of the Governor’s School for the Arts Foundation; a member of the board of directors and past president of the American College of Bond Counsel; and past chair of the South Carolina Commission on Women. She graduated with a degree in political science from Emory University, then went on to receive a JD from USC’s School of Law. She is a member of the South Carolina bar, as well as the National Association of Bond Lawyers.

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