Frances DeLoache Ellison, a native of Greenville, graduated from Vanderbilt University in 1975 with a B.A. in English and French. She received her J.D. degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1978. She practiced law in Greenville at Haynsworth, Sinkler, Boyd, PA (formerly Haynsworth, Perry, Bryant, Marion & Johnstone) until the early 1990’s, concentrating in health care law.
Frances has been an active volunteer in the community for 40 years. She has chaired the boards of the Junior League of Greenville, Christ Church Episcopal School, the Greenville Health Authority, the Greenville Hospital System, and the Community Foundation of Greenville.
In 2006, Frances and two other women co-founded Greenville Women Giving, a collective philanthropy that now has over 500 members and has given over $7 million in grants to local organizations.
Currently, Frances serves on the Boards of Prisma Health and the Institute for Child Success and is an endowment trustee at Fourth Presbyterian Church. In addition, she serves as a trustee of the Joe C. Davis Foundation, a family foundation in Nashville that focuses on education, healthcare, and social services.
Frances and her husband Dave have three sons and four grandchildren.