How Upstate Forever is responding to COVID-19

Our Greenville and Spartanburg offices have closed while Upstate Forever staff work from home to help protect the health of each other, our families, and our communities. But while we are not together in the office, we remain together in our continued efforts to protect our region's critical lands, waters, and unique character.

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Our team

Upstate Forever Staff

Aldon Knight

Aldon Knight

Director of Development and Community Relations

Aldon Knight spent 25 years working in external relations, fund raising, and communications, primarily in the higher education arena, including senior-level development positions with Erskine College, Clemson University, the University of Tennessee and the University of Georgia. Aldon grew up on the Erskine campus in Due West, in Abbeville County. His experience includes the areas of major gift fund raising, planned giving, annual giving, branding, communications, and website management.

His community and professional engagement has included participation in leadership programs, local boards, and municipal government. Aldon holds a bachelor’s degree from Erskine and a Master of Public Administration from Clemson. A resident of Roebuck, his hobbies include golf, reading, and writing music. Aldon has two children, and his wife, Anna, has three – all teenagers!

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