Finding Inspiration at Every Turn
Founded in 2017, Undergarment Society has since made a tremendous impact thanks to the help of our board members, volunteers and donors in the Charleston area.
The core of our work lies in the continuous passion and dedication to be of service to the women in our community. We work with our partner donors to aid various sectors in need through our monetary fundraising initiatives as well as undergarment donations.
Please join us by supporting our efforts to make a meaningful difference in the lives of others.
Eliza Chandler & Elizabeth Stribling launched The Undergarment
Society on Sunday, March 12, 2017, with a Mardi Bra Party. Eliza
was inspired by an article about such an event and decided to see
what she could do here in Charleston. Elizabeth had recently
taken her daughters to the local women’s march and wanted to do
something more. The inaugural event led to a collection of over
300 new bras and underwear.
In 2020, Elizabeth took a step back to pursue other interests (yet
remains an integral part of the group) and The Undergarment
Society instituted a new Board of Directors. The goal of the new
board was to establish a strong foundation for continued growth.
Currently, through word of mouth, The Undergarment Society has
flourished, with hundreds of parties and over 50,000
undergarments donated to our sister organizations.
Through generous grants from the Joanna Foundation & The Post
& Courier ; The Undergarment Society purchased a mobile
donation center, The US BUS, in order to serve more women.
Meet The Team
Kelly is currently the Southeast Regional Sales Manager for a large Distribution Company, Hercules OEM where she manages top accounts as well as business development in the region. She is also the founder, CEO and lead artistic talent of Boone’s Blooms, a low country florist specializing in florals for Hotels, Business, Gatherings, Every day and Subscriptions. Kelly moved to the Charleston area 5 years ago from Chicago with her pleasantly plump Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Boone and loves every day of Low country life!
After hosting several successful “Parties with a Purpose” for the Undergarment Society, Kelly joined the Board of Directors and was instrumental in the 2020 Mardi Bra event. In January of 2022, Kelly stepped into the Executive Director position of the Undergarment Society. She is excited to grow the organization’s outreach and help even more women in need.
Lisa is currently the Director of Community Development for Smart Energy Decisions, an information media company serving the renewable energy space. She brings a broad and diverse background as a gregarious and consummate professional with over 25+ years of experience in relationship management, strategic development, project management, public relations, and marketing communications. She has served on numerous boards while residing in Ridgefield, CT including the Ridgefield Community Foundation and the Philanthropic Youth Council and served as an Executive Director at The Ridgefield Community Center and a grant writer for the Ridgefield Playhouse. She and her husband Jim have two grown children living in Boston and Houston and they moved to Mt. Pleasant, SC 7 years ago.
Why she’s involved in the Undergarment Society: “I’ve been looking for something to get involved with and found the simplistic mission of providing basic human dignity of having undergarments, an area that seems overlooked. Society has no place for domestic abuse or human trafficking and the Undergarment Society can aid those who have escaped these types of conditions.”
Genevieve is the CEO and Founder of Hummingbird Clinical Consulting LLC. which focuses on building programs and strategies that help doctors optimize their businesses and clinical functions.
With an educational foundation in Business Communications, Digital Marketing and Finance, she started her career as an Account Executive while working in financial services. She's supported the growth and management of corporate group health and wellness programs for large union-based organizations. After recognizing the health challenges so many individuals were facing, she felt drawn to position herself to have a greater positive impact in the field of healthcare. As such, she decided to pursue a career in the clinical medical space, and subsequently earned a degree in nutritional sciences while working in clinical consulting and management.
Throughout her career, she has always maintained the desire to positively impact the quality of people's lives. After relocating from Ontario, Canada to Charleston, South Carolina, she decided to apply her industry knowledge and consulting experience to launch a unique business model.
Hummingbird Clinical Consulting was developed to impact change in the field of healthcare, address gaps in clinical management, optimize business development and clinical functions, as well as provide her clients with the freedom to live a balanced life.
When she was approached to join The Undergarment Society, she immediately connected with their mission and goals to positively support the community.
Deborah L. Sutherland
Debbie is the retired mayor of Bay Village, Ohio, a lakefront community of 15,500 outside of Cleveland where she served for 16 years, the only woman ever elected to that position. As Mayor, Debbie managed 100 employees and a $25 M budget. During her tenure, she built a reputation based on strong leadership skills, strategic planning, and her visionary and collaborative approach.
As a result, she served on numerous boards and commissions including 3 Cleveland Clinic Hospitals and was appointed to several ad hoc committees by the Governor of Ohio. Debbie also served as the President of Cuyahoga County Mayors and City Managers Association, Chair of the Westshore Council of Governments, and on the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections. She has received many awards including: 2013 Taxpayer Hero Award from Auditor of State, 2008 Inside Business “100 Most Influential People”, 2007 Crain’s Cleveland Business “Power Pack 50”, 2007 Crain’s Cleveland Business “Women of Note”, 2006 Community Service Award from the Western Region of the Cleveland Clinic, 2005 LWV Woman of the Year. Debbie moved to Mount Pleasant, SC in 2013 and currently chairs the Mount Pleasant Historical Commission and is an officer in the local DAR chapter.
Debbie’s motivation has always been to lead by example and mentor women to ensure their success. She and husband, Robert, have two adult daughters living in Houston and Charleston.
Shelly is a Charleston native living in James Island, SC with her family. She graduated from the College of Charleston with a Mathematics degree that she was determined to never use. However, her love of all things local, sustainable and vintage led her to open a boutique supporting local artisans called Local Love CHS. It turns out the degree came in useful, and the boutique has become an important platform for supporting local women makers.
Shelly has been involved with the Undergarment Society since the beginning. She shamelessly encourages everyone she knows to throw a Party with a Purpose because “it’s so darn easy!” Shelly is proud of the work that has been done and looks forward to the limitless possibilities that lie ahead to collaborate with other local nonprofits and truly make a difference in the community.
Margaret moved to Daniel Island 4 years ago from Ridgefield, CT. Margaret has an extensive technology career with IBM and Apple, in a systems Engineer and sales management capacity, managing a corporate territory.
As well as working closely with 2 ‘angel investor backed’ start ups. She and her family eventually moved to Asia. Upon returning to CT, Margaret committed her time to non-profit work, including 9 years on the Board and Executive Board of the Boys and Girls Club of Ridgefield, 5 years on the Parish and Executive Parish council at St Mary’s, and the Bridgeport Diocesan Bishops board.
Margaret eventually transitioned her board work to running ‘The Bridge Fund of New York’ whose mission is ‘preventing homelessness among the working poor’. Margaret was recognized as a forerunner in proposing new technology to streamline application process in preventing homelessness.