Who We Are
Your mission will be our mission.
We created the Ford & Ford Group to help you make the world a better place, and we’ve got the experience, passion and know-how to get it done.
Good ideas need a good strategy, hard work, and energy to come to life and that’s exactly what you get when you work with us.
Phil Ford started The Ford & Ford Group in an effort to help move South Carolina to be a more just and equitable state.
Phil currently serves as the Manager of Policy and Advocacy at Eat Smart Move More South Carolina, where he successfully implemented issue campaigns, fundraising efforts, and trained hundreds of advocates across South Carolina.
Phil was the grant writer for the Regional Medical Center of Orangeburg & Calhoun Counties, where he successfully wrote and implemented grants. With more than 18 years of experience in politics, nonprofit consulting and community organization, Phillip believes in a grassroots approach to making change happen.
He currently serves on 3 nonprofit boards (Orangeburg County Fine Arts Center, the Tri-County Health Network, and the Orangeburg-Calhoun Free Medical Clinic) and chairs the Live Healthy SC Advocacy Committee.
Sarah A. Ford
Sarah A. Ford has served as Legal Director at the South Carolina Victim Assistance Network since 2017 where she leads a team of attorneys and advocates to provide direct legal services to South Carolina crime victims.
A life-long South Carolinian, Sarah attended Columbia College where she was Class President, graduating in 2004, with a B.A. in History and Political Science. Following graduation, Sarah taught with Teach for America in Charlotte, North Carolina before beginning law school.
Sarah graduated from Charleston School of Law in December 2007, where she was a member of Moot Court Board and President of Women in Law. She is a former prosecutor with a focus on crimes against women and children.
Sarah routinely lectures on victims’ rights issues, including Using Technology to Serve Crime Victims, Victims’ Rights Enforcement, and Navigating the Criminal Process.
Sarah is also involved in a number of community projects and organizations, including serving as President of Junior Service League of Orangeburg and Catch the Vision International, where she serves on the Haiti mission team.
Lauren Everett is 2020 graduate of Claflin University with a B.A. in Political Science. Her political journey began in St. Louis, MO, where she was born and raised.
She was a Teen Advocate for Sexual Health and was engaged in a number of other community projects through the Youth On The Rise program between 2014 and 2016. She moved to South Carolina in Fall 2016 to attend Claflin.
Lauren’s campaign experience started in Orangeburg as a volunteer on the Hillary Clinton Campaign. She continued to be an active community member through her college career by volunteering on local campaigns, and interning with Emerge South Carolina and Eat Smart Move More SC. Lauren is a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.