Share Your Story
Gifts to the College of Charleston have affected many people as alumni, friends, faculty and staff and parents. We encourage you to share the story of how making a gift or being the beneficiary of a gift to the College has impacted your life. Thank you.
Three helpful tips:
- Be personal. Speak in the first person. Share what's natural to you and be yourself.
- Be specific. Talk about why you chose to support the College or a specific school or department in particular.
- Use photos. Do you have a photo with a scholarship recipient? Or you on campus from days gone by? Send it to us.
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Other impact stories
Scholarships Offer Student a World of Discovery
Growing up, Quinten Meadors could best be described as inquisitive. Always asking his mother how and why things worked eventually led Meadors to pursue a degree in biology at the College of Charleston. In the future, Meadors hopes to pursue a degree in emergency medicine and open his own clinic to make health care available in underserved and disadvantaged communities. Read story »
Jennings Lab Inspires Through Experience
The Jennings family has a long history of commitment to the College of Charleston. The late Earle D. Jennings taught at the College for 40 years (1926–1966), rising from assistant professor to professor and eventually to dean of the College. Read story »
Every Drop Counts
Eugene and Rose Gangarosa believe in getting a head start. They know how important it is to begin early. They’ve seen how much can be accomplished when you have a strong lead. It is, they say, amazing how far you can go when you start from the beginning. That’s where it all started: the driving force for the Gangarosas’ lifelong efforts championing public health and safe water initiatives. Read story »
An Investment in the Future
Senior Barrett Hawkins and Hilton Head oncologist Gary Thomas ’83 share a love of medicine. Both are problem-solvers and enjoy figuring out the very best path forward for a patient. Read story »
Ready for takeoff
At the College, opportunities to soar to new heights are everywhere – especially if you’re one of the seven students who Boeing has taken under its wing. Read story »
Leaving a legacy
“Our hope is to inspire others who are passionate about the College to reach out and fully explore the various options available to them that will impact generations to come.” Read story »
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This is the #CougarEffect.
- 14.6 million Dollars raised in 2013
- 6936 Total donors
- 390+ Scholarships funded through philanthropy