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University Foundations

Resources for New Employees


The University of South Carolina Educational Foundation and the University of South Carolina Development Foundation, or simply "University Foundations", are non-profit corporations that operate within the provisions of Sections 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.

The mission of University Foundations is to support the University of South Carolina in all of its educational, research, instructional, scientific, literary, service, charitable, and outreach endeavors. University Foundations aids the University in achieving its mission as the State's flagship institution of higher education. Please note that University Foundations is a separate entity from the University of South Carolina; our staff and computers systems are completely separate.

University Foundations is committed to lawful and ethical behavior in all of its activities and requires that its directors, employees, and consultants conduct themselves in a manner that complies with all applicable laws and policies.


Policies for the University of South Carolina Educational Foundation are available under the Financial and Policies section of our website. 

Check Requests

To receive payment, a Check Request Form must be completed and returned to the Foundations office.  More information is available in our online Check Request tutorial [external].


University Foundations offers the following training classes:

  • Web Reporting - Our online system offering project information (balances, statements, checks, gifts)
  • Treeno - Our online document management system
  • Customized training - Training designed to fulfill specific needs

Please contact Meaghan Haxton to discuss your specific training needs.

Who to Contact

General Questions:

Investments Questions:

Non-Gift Revenue Questions:

Accounts Payable Questions:

Web Reporting and Treeno Questions:


Visit the Documents and Forms section for a complete library of forms.