CARE: Credit Abuse Resistance Education

CARE South Carolina


Meet our Chapter Coordinators


The Honorable John Waites

The United States Bankruptcy Court, District of South Carolina

The Honorable David Duncan

The United States Bankruptcy Court, District of South Carolina

Jane Downey

Partner at Moore Taylor Law Firm

Janet Haigler

Attorney at Haigler Law Firm LLC

Gretchen Holland

Standing Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Trustee for the Greenville-Spartanburg Division of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of South Carolina

Andrew Powell

Susan Ingles

Consumer Unit Head/Senior Staff Attorney at S.C. Legal Services

Lauren Schumann

Associate at Steadman Law Firm, P.A.

Pamela Simmon Beasly

Chapter 13 Trustee

Daniel Stone

Attorney at Stone Law, LLC

Kathleen Muthig

Attorney at Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd P.A.

Bianca Williams

Founder of AFFC Law LLC

About Us

CARE South Carolina provides an opportunity for students to interact with practicing lawyers, bankruptcy judges, and bankruptcy trustees while learning about the following topics:

  • The benefits of keeping a budget and setting financial goals
  • The consequences of poor financial decisions
  • How to select and pay for college based on prospective income potential and costs of living
  • How to prepare for the future using basic financial planning skills

In our time in bankruptcy court, we have seen the rise of student loan debt and the effect it is having on college graduates. We have great information to share in particular with junior and senior students about what to consider when planning for college and how to pay for college with student loans. We think the reason that our presentations have been so successful is that we are able to engage the students by answering their real-life questions. The materials are presented in a candid and interactive forums, which allows students to feel comfortable asking questions and discussing their personal financial information.

CARE stands for Credit Abuse Resistance Education. CARE is a national non-profit comprised of professionals in bankruptcy, financial services, and business. We volunteer our time to educate young adults and others about the benefits of personal financial management and the consequences of credit abuse. Borrowing from our professional experiences, we tell true stories about financial distress and the impact it can have on one’s life.



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Interested in having a CARE presenter visit your school or speak with your youth group?

Click here to request a FREE CARE South Carolina presentation.

Learn more about volunteering with CARE South Carolina

Are you interested in volunteering with our chapter and want to know more about what is involved? Each month, CARE National hosts two volunteer information sessions for individuals who are interested in learning more about CARE’s mission.

If you are interested in signing up, FILL OUT THIS FORM. You will be sent the Zoom registration links after filling out the form.

After you attend one of CARE’s volunteer information sessions, you will be connected with our chapter coordinators who can give you more information about how to get involved with the CARE South Carolina chapter.


If you have any questions, click here to contact our chapter.

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