The Mary Black Foundation was established as an independent grantmaking organization focused on improving the health and wellness of the people and communities of Spartanburg County, SC.
Polly Edwards Padgett
Adolescent Health Project Director
With sixteen years of experience in the field of teen pregnancy prevention across South Carolina, Polly came home to Spartanburg to assist her hometown in reducing teen pregnancy. As a former executive director of a local teen pregnancy prevention coalition, director of technical assistance for the SC Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy and consultant to various reproductive health groups, Polly is leading the efforts in Spartanburg funded by the Office of Adolescent Health. Her passion and extensive experience in holistic adolescent health, positive youth development and access to reproductive health programs and services is leading the community to prevent social disparities and reduce unplanned pregnancies.