Outside of work, Evette is focused on improving educational performance in the community, assisting the elderly and the young – especially those facing illness, and mentoring small- and women-owned businesses.
In partnership with PalmettoPride, Evette created the annual #GrabABagSC Statewide Cleanup initiative in 2019 and participated in SC7 Expedition to raise awareness for floodwater prevention and the importance of protecting South Carolina’s natural resources.
She serves on the boards of directors of the St Francis Foundation (affiliated with Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital) and the National Association of Professional Employer Organizations (NAPEO) where she is also an emeritus member of the state legislative committee.
A native of Ohio, Evette is the granddaughter of Polish immigrants. Her parents, Jennie and Emil Gajoch, were first generation Americans who taught her the value of hard work and the importance of getting involved and giving back.
Evette is very active in the community giving both her time and financial support to multiple charities including St. Jude Children’s Hospital, Loaves & Fishes Greenville, American Red Cross, the Julie Valentine Center, the United Way, Pendleton Place, the Meyer Center, St. Joseph’s Catholic School, Prince of Peach Catholic School, American Heart Association and Upcountry History Museum.
View a complete list of Pamela Evette’s community involvement.
“I think the more successful you are in business, the more you need to reflect on your company and yourself and let go of some of the things that you do on a day-to-day basis in order to move forward. And find ways to pay it forward.”