Denine leads strategic development and execution of national, regional, and local philanthropy-related programs and initiatives for Dollar General’s 17,000+ store communities, corporate headquarters, and distribution center network. In her role, she oversees corporate and foundation giving, in-kind donations, employee engagement, and cause marketing partnerships. As a frontline ambassador for Dollar General’s mission of serving others, she works to enhance employee pride and consumer affinity through philanthropic partnerships. In addition to traditional corporate and foundation philanthropy, Denine is also responsible for disaster relief efforts and the company’s Employee Assistance Foundation.
Under her leadership, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has flourished as a national thought leader and has invested more than $203 million in programs that have helped more than 14.8 million individuals learn to read, prepare for the high school equivalency test, or learn English.
Denine has 20 years of experience in corporate philanthropy. She currently serves as a director on the boards of the Nashville Public Library, Nashville Public Television, and Governor’s Books from Birth Foundation.