Presented by Wyche, P.A. and Liberty Fellowship

Wyche, P.A. and Liberty Fellowship have joined forces to create The Challenge to Lead, which calls on businesses to invest in the Liberty Fellowship experience for future generations. By investing in Liberty Fellowship, businesses are supporting an experience that creates lifelong relationships among a diverse group of leaders who are capable of working together for a better future in South Carolina.

The process of becoming a Fellow and making that lifetime commitment to South Carolina challenges us to become more authentic leaders, more rooted in our core values, and more capable of working with diverse groups for the greater good.”

Meliah Bowers Jefferson (‘19), Member, Wyche, P.A.

Each Liberty Fellow is required to complete an 18-month seminar experience in the U.S. and abroad to explore and understand a wide range of perspectives and develop their personal and professional leadership. Through the Fellowship’s affiliation with The Aspen Institute, all Liberty Fellows become members of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.

As part of Liberty Fellowship’s focus on equal access to opportunities, the individuals selected for the program are not required to pay for their seminar experience. Wyche is investing $55,000 – the equivalent of one new Liberty Fellow’s initial 18-month seminar experience – and is calling on other businesses to match or exceed its investment.

Investment over three years

Wyche is known for its strong tradition of service. The firm has a reputation for challenging its attorneys to tackle complex problems and to become leaders who fully engage in the community. We are honored to be a part of Wyche’s Centennial Legacy Project as we launch this exciting initiative to invest in future generations of leadership.”

Ann Marie Stieritz (’16), President & CEO of Liberty Fellowship

Wyche Centennial Legacy Project

The Challenge to Lead initiative is the capstone investment of Wyche, P.A.’s Centennial Legacy Project, an initiative launched in 2021 in celebration of Wyche’s 100th anniversary. The Centennial Legacy Project supports initiatives across South Carolina that advance the four pillars that have defined the firm and that continue to form its vision for the future: Advancing the Business Community, Societal Impact, Community Transformation, and Environmental Stewardship.

We couldn’t think of a better way to cap off our Centennial Legacy Project than to look towards the next 100 years and invest in a process that can be transformational for our State’s future leaders.”


Tally Parham Casey (‘17), CEO and Chair of Wyche, P.A.

Join The Challenge to Lead

Contact Chief Advancement Officer, Karee White, to learn more about The Challenge to Lead.