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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.

Ready to begin? Clicking the button below will prompt your email browser to open you can share your story with us.

Other impact stories


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 »

Want to get in touch?

Carin Jorgensen

Director, Stewardship and Donor Relations

Phone: 843.953.5859

66 George Street
Charleston, SC 29424-0001