Abigail Darlington is a communications strategist, storyteller and former award-winning local journalist with in-depth experience engaging audiences in coastal South Carolina to inspire community action, philanthropic investment and large-scale policy changes.
Abigail’s diverse expertise includes nonprofit and community communications, media and public relations, branding and reputation management, digital content strategy, organizational messaging, advocacy and thought leadership, community engagement, government relations and crisis communications.
A Charleston native, Abigail’s deep knowledge of and passion for the community has been her “North Star” throughout her career in both philanthropy and journalism. Prior to joining NPS, she led strategic communications and marketing for Coastal Community Foundation, the largest foundation in South Carolina with a combined service area of nine coastal counties and total managed assets of more than $400 million.
She was previously a local reporter for The Post and Courier, South Carolina’s largest newspaper, where she covered local government and policies affecting flooding and affordable housing in Charleston. She also covered economic development, the local technology industry, arts and entertainment, and served on the local team that covered the federal and state death penalty trials of Dylann Roof.
Abigail graduated from The College of Charleston with a degree in Communications. Her favorite activities include reading a good book on the beach, seeing live music with her husband and spoiling their dog, Peg.