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Annual Giving Programs

Support the areas of greatest need.

These gifts provide the College of Charleston the flexibility required to meet its most pressing needs and pursue meaningful opportunities each and every year. From scholarships to undergraduate research, to faculty and programs, annual giving has an impact on virtually everything and everyone at the College and collectively raises the College of Charleston’s margin of excellence.

Each year, CofC’s loyal alumni, parents, students, faculty, and staff support the College through gifts to the College of Charleston Fund or any of the College’s 14 annual giving impact funds. These vital, annual gifts support every student by bridging the gap between tuition revenue and the actual cost of providing an education. 

Already decided you'd like to support the College's Annual Giving programs? There are several ways to do it:

Spotlight on CofC Fund

In 2012, the Alumni Association Board announced that the College of Charleston Fund was the primary channel for alumni giving. There are as many reasons to give to the College of Charleston Fund as there are donors.

  • The College of Charleston Fund provides EDUCATIONAL ACCESS: Tuition only covers roughly half of the actual cost of educating a College of Charleston student. The support that the College of Charleston Fund provides each year is one of the primary philanthropic sources bridging the gap between what tuition provides and the College’s total operating budget.
  • The College of Charleston Fund makes an IMMEDIATE IMPACT: Annual giving results in a substantial immediate impact on campus. Gifts go to work right away supporting students, faculty and alumni networking opportunities.
  • The College of Charleston Fund demonstrates the ULTIMATE VOTE OF CONFIDENCE: You support the College's most valuable assets and greatest source of pride – our students, faculty and our alumni leaders. It is a vote of confidence in all the College stands for and everything it will become.

While there are countless reasons to give to the College of Charleston Fund, one thing holds true: at the CofC, your generosity has a deep and lasting impact on students' lives. No matter how large or small the donation — you can be sure that your gift will make a difference. Please donate to the CofC Fund today.

Support a CofC Fund Scholar

Scholarships change lives, there's no doubt about it. However, many times our generous donors don't see the incredible impact that they make on so many of our students lives. By becoming a CofC Fund Scholar level donor you have the opportunity to see the direct impact of your gift on the academic and social life of a student recipient.

Donors with a commitment of $10,000 or more are eligible to participate where you will be paired with a current student who shares periodic updates on how your support has benefitted their experience at CofC. To learn more contact Laurie Soenen.

CofC Fund Scholar

Quentin Meadors '17

"Thank you for your generosity in helping provide me with the funding needed to achieve my educational goals. I've been able to accomplish and participate in things I never would have imagined possible."

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