Thomasena Stokes-Marshall

Title: Town Council Member
Company: Town of Mount Pleasant
Location:  Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
United States


  • African American Settlement Community Commission
  • Charleston Area Regional Transportation (board of directors)
  • Charleston County Court System (guardian)
  • City of Charleston Urban League (board of directors)
  • Coastal Community Foundation (board member)
  • Creative Sparks (board member) (president)
  • East Cooper Habitat for Humanity (board member)
  • East Cooper Meals on Wheels (board member, executive director, volunteer, 1996-2004)
  • East Cooper Medical Center (governing board member)
  • International African American Museum (board of directors, member)
  • Juvenile Diabetes Foundation (board member)
  • Kiwanis International (member)
  • Medical University of South Carolina, Senior Mentoring Program (participant 2006)
  • Mount Pleasant Affordable Housing Task Force (board member and founder, 2015)
  • Rotary International (member)
  • Sweetgrass Basket Making Summer Camp (founder, 2008)
  • Sweetgrass Cultural Arts Festival Association (founder, 2001) (executive director, 2004-2017)
  • Town of Mount Pleasant Council, Mayor Pro Tem (2014-2017)


  • Honoree, Distinguished Worldwide Humanitarian Award (2021)
  • Featured Member, Marquis Millennium Magazine, Marquis Who’s Who (2020)
  • Inductee, Who’s Who of Professional Women, Marquis Who’s Who (2020)
  • Recipient, Women Who Impacts Preservation Award, Historic Charleston Foundation (2019)
  • Recipient, Atlantic Peace and Dialogue Award (2017)
  • Recipient, Preserving Our Place in History Award, South Carolina Heritage Commission (2006, 2016)
  • Gift of Giving Award, Aging in Place, Charleston Chapter (2015)
  • Recipient, South Carolina Top Events Award, South Carolina Tourism Society (2007, 2011-2012)
  • South Carolina African American Heritage Commission (2006, 2010)
  • Recipient, Raleigh Institute Community Service Award (1999)
  • Recipient, Outstanding Service Award, South Carolina Electric & Gas Company (1999)
  • Stokes Marshall spearheaded the collaborative efforts between the Mount Pleasant Town Council, TenetHealthcare and senior residents who were willing to advocate for a Mount Pleasant Senior Service Center in 2003. The Town of Mount Pleasant Senior Service Center officially opened October 8, 2008 and bears the name of Thomasena Stokes-Marshall.
  • Recipient, Distinguished Service Award, Phillip Community Civic Association

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