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Supporting CofC is one of the best investments you can make. Every gift, no matter what the size, contributes to a circle of support. The cumulative impact of giving goes beyond the borders of the campus, into the local community and out into the world.

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Giving Impact

Alumna Creates New Scholarship to Support Education Majors

Victoria and Kourtney worked with the College of Charleston Institutional Advancement team to create the Thompson Johnson Scholarship for Teacher Education.

New Recognition Group Launched for Young Alumni Donors

At the 25th annual Cistern Society donor luncheon in February 2020, Peggy Cieslikowski, director of Planned Giving, announced the launch of the Porter’s Circle.

Getting Through the Coronavirus Crisis Together

When the College of Charleston announced March 19 that students would not be returning to campus during the COVID-19 pandemic, many members of the CofC community reached out to ask how they could help

Home Alternate Testing

By fallalumniweekend
Posted on 18 October 2017 | 3:48 pm


Follow your passion.

Each year, private support to the College of Charleston plays a critical role in preserving our place as one of the nation's best public liberal arts and sciences universities.

Philanthropy or the philanthropist at the College is not defined by the gift or the size of the gift. What matters is the belief, commitment and the desire to be an active part of the College’s future. Your support impacts every corner of our campus from scholarships to research funds for faculty, academic programs to cutting-edge technology.

Giving Profiles

Scholarship Recipient Profiles

Scholarships play a vital role in attracting and retaining some of the country’s most talented and motivated students. There is no better way to help shape the future of a promising student than through supporting a scholarship fund.


Geoffrey Gill

“My scholarship helped me afford the extra price of an incredible study abroad experience.”


Kim Iv

“My scholarship has helped me make amazing friends and encouraged me to focus on my studies”


Sophie Forstein

“My favorite experiences at the College of Charleston have occurred in the School of Business, where I have participated in many special projects and groups.”