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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.


Franklin Barker West Memorial Scholarship Opens Doors for Freshmen

There was only one place Sydney Eiland wanted to be – and only one way she was going to get there: If she really wanted to go to the College of Charleston, she was going to have to find some financial support. Fortunately, she found – and was awarded – the Franklin Barker West Memorial Scholarship, clearing her path all the way to the Honors College from her native Mobile, Alabama. Read story »


Track and Field Star Awarded Alumni Scholarship in Athletics

Simone Harris has been awarded the Otto B. German ’73 Endowed Alumni Scholarship in Athletics. Although Harris was offered scholarships to other schools, she only gave them a cursory consideration. CofC was always her first choice – and not just because her mom went to the College. Read story »


Stitching Together a Culture of Giving

Rhonda Whiting and her husband have supported many areas on campus, including the history department, the School of Humanities and Social Sciences Dean's Excellence Fund, the Student Emergency Fund, the College of Charleston Fund and the Parents' Fund. It wasn’t until her daughter Miranda Whiting Lank ’15 graduated, however, that Whiting combined her sewing skills and her dedication to giving back to the College – stitching together not one, but two CofC quilts for the Annual Giving Office to use as fundraisers. Read story »