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Giving at South Carolina

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USC Columbia

The University of South Carolina’s main campus is one of only 40 public universities to earn the Carnegie Foundation’s highest designation for both research activity and community engagement. Fundraising priorities include support for research and the Carolina Fund.

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USC Columbia Carolina Fund

When you give the the Carolina Fund, you allow USC to use your donation to support the area of greatest need.

Carolina's Closet

Clothing suitable for a professional interview can be expensive. Students who are educated and prepared for their careers also need to dress appropriately to be competitive for the jobs they seek. With your help, we can stock Carolina's Closet with professional clothes to help our students dress for the job they want.

Faculty Senate Fund

The Faculty Senate was created by direction of the University Faculty. The University Faculty has legislative powers in all matters pertaining to standards and requirements of admission, registration, earned degrees, curriculum, instruction, research, extracurricular activities, student discipline and educational policies, as well as faculty conduct. Funds designated to the Faculty Senate Fund support this work.

Friends of the University of South Carolina Press

The Friends of USC Press are essential in the mission of the University of South Carolina Press to positively impact the lives of readers and researchers through expertly written, edited and designed print and electronic books published by the Palmetto State's flagship university. Friends gifts assist in underwriting the costs of new and reprinted Press publications, public outreach events, and learning experiences for staff and student volunteers. 

South Carolina Collaborative on Race and Reconciliation

The collaborative fosters racial reconciliation and civic renewal through ongoing dialogues on university campuses and in communities requesting assistance with problems and issues of race.

Student Success Center

The Student Success Center empowers students to achieve their academic and personal goals. A gift of $250 helps provide tutoring, skills development and academic goal setting. Your gift supports students as they achieve academic success – the cornerstone of the USC experience.

Richard T. Greener Statue Fund

Richard T. Greener was the first African-American professor at the University of South Carolina, serving during the Reconstruction Era, from 1873 through 1877. Your donation will help the University erect this sculpture at the Thomas Cooper Library.

The Pat Conroy Literary Festival

The annual Pat Conroy Literary Festival is a partnership between the University of South Carolina Press and the USC Beaufort Center for the Arts aimed at honoring the life of the acclaimed writer and at expanding the public’s understanding and appreciation of Southern literature and culture. Gifts to this fund are used to support appearances by writers, artists, editors, publishers, performers and scholars at the festival and to underwrite special programs and events.

Thomas L. Stepp Board of Visitors Scholarship

The Thomas L. Stepp Board of Visitors Scholarship is awarded annually to one incoming freshman from South Carolina who has demonstrated creativity, civic involvement, academic achievement and financial need.


Help WUSC meet its annual fundraising goal so we can continue to provide original programming to the Carolina community and beyond.


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