Saying thank you to our donors is not always enough to express our gratitude. We can recognize our donors with numerous naming opportunities including buildings, facilities, endowed positions, programs, lecture series, endowed scholarships, and many more. The financial requirements for naming opportunities differ. Contact Lori Ann Summers in our development and alumni relations office to discuss how we can recognize your contribution.
The Sumwalt Society recognizes donors who give $1,000+ annually in support of the people and programs specifically within the College of Engineering and Computing. This is the college's only named giving society.
University-wide Donor Recognition Programs
To honor and acknowledge the generosity and support of our donors' gifts, the university provides special recognition through a variety of annual and gift planning societies.
1801 Society - Gifts valuing $100,000 or more qualify donors for inclusion in the 1801 Society.
Palmetto Society - Members of the Palmetto Society represent those who have given $50,000 to $99,000 to the university within a single fiscal year.
Carolina Benefactors - Carolina Benefactors support the University with annual gifts of $25,000 to $49,999.
President's Society - President's Society members commit to giving $1,801 to $24,999 annually, benefiting scholarships, academic programs, faculty recruitment, and classroom enhancements. Faculty and staff who give $1,000+ annually are also included in the President's Society as well as young alumni who make gifts of $500+ ('06 - '10), $1,000+ ('01 - '05), and $1,500+ ('96 - '00).
Carolina Circle - Alumni and friends who have made an annual gift to USC for three or more consecutive years since 2002 are given exclusive membership to Carolina Circle. These generous donors are among our most loyal constituents and help ensure students past, present, and future are given every opportunity to succeed both in and out of the classroom.
Corporations give to USC's College of Engineering and Computing to ensure our college's growth and success. But giving can also help corporations advance their own initiatives through access to engineering and computing research, faculty, and prospective employees. Contact Lori Ann Summers to learn more about corporate partnership.