In 1997 Edward D. “Ned” Sloan, Jr., a native of Greenville and a retired paving contractor, began his personal quest to help ensure that South Carolina politicians remained true to the state’s Constitution and laws. He founded SCPIF in 2005 to ensure that his legacy lives on after him. It was Mr. Sloan’s belief that insufficient attention is being given to the letter of the law by elected officials, governments, agencies and their officers. No other individual in this state’s history has had a greater impact on maintaining the integrity of its governments and public officials. His generosity was the principal source of SCPIF’s initial funding, and his energy, integrity and determination forged the organization’s character.