Mary Louise (ML) Resch is a seasoned grant writer and development professional, raising funds for nonprofit organizations addressing juvenile justice, substance abuse, affordable homeownership, and others for over 35 years. After spending nine years in the military (five as a bomb disposal technician and instructor), she completed her Master’s degree and found she had a passion and interest in writing and administering contracts and grants. This has resulted in raising millions of dollars for South Carolina charities.
ML recently retired from working full-time in the nonprofit sector to re-activate Athena Grants Consulting, LLC, contracting with ten nonprofit organizations across the state, including SC Thrive. She lives in West Columbia with her cat Ming and enjoys doing embroidery and other crafts during her free time.