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Ways to Give
Each year, gifts to the Darla Moore School of Business Carolina Fund provide an immediate and important benefit to the school by funding undergraduate student scholarships and graduate students fellowships, student study abroad, experiential learning opportunities, faculty research, student career recruiting events and other strategic initiatives. Collectively, your gifts — of any amount and designation — are significant.
Annual gifts may be directed to a specific academic department, program or existing endowment within the Moore School.
Invest in the Darla Moore School of Business with a strategy that meets your priorities and fund initiatives that are most important to you. Some of these vehicles include life insurance, charitable annuities and remainder trusts. These plans provide a return to you and your family for a specific duration of time with either the principle or interest given to the Moore School. Our development officers are available to work with you or your financial adviser to find the right plan for you.
The Carolina Guardian Society recognizes donors of deferred gifts. To qualify for membership, donors must make a commitment, confirmed in writing and subject to certain restrictions, that includes one of the following:
- A bequest in a will or revocable trust
- A life income gift that names the University of South Carolina, the Darla Moore School of Business or one of its affiliated foundations as a remainder beneficiary, such as a charitable remainder trust or a charitable gift annuity
- A charitable lead trust that provides income to the University of South Carolina, the Darla Moore School of Business or one of its affiliated foundations for your lifetime or a term of years
- A gift or assignment of qualified retirement plan assets, such as a an IRA, 401(k) or 403(b)
- A gift of life insurance
If you have made such a commitment, please complete the Carolina Guardian Society member profile to notify us of your plans and to be included in the society.
An endowment is an investment in the future of the Darla Moore School of Business. It is a designated fund that may or may not have a stated purpose at your request. The fund may be created through the donation of cash, marketable securities or other liquid assets. Endowed funds are typically intended to be held in perpetuity (forever), with the investment earning from those funds made available (at least in part) to spend in support of the purpose of the endowment.
What does it cost to create an endowment?
Named Endowment — An endowment requires a minimum gift of $25,000. Named endowments may support partial scholarships or fellowships for a specific academic discipline or program, academic and research programs, etc.
Named Scholarship — A minimum gift of $100,000 is required to establish an endowed scholarship fund designated for a specific academic discipline or program with restrictions or preferences.
Named Fellowship — A fellowship requires a minimum gift of $100,000 for endowment. A fellowship is awarded to a student pursuing an advanced degree.
Named Professorship — A professorship requires a minimum gift of $500,000 for endowment.
Distinguished Professorship — A distinguished professorship requires a minimum gift of $1 million for endowment. Professorships allow the school to recruit and retain promising researchers and teachers. The income from the endowment may be used to supplement a professor’s salary or provide support for research needs.
Chair — A chair requires a minimum gift of $1.5 million for endowment. The endowed chair represents the highest honor the school can confer on prominent faculty members. Endowed chairs help attract and retain brilliant scholars by providing dedicated resources for innovative research and teaching opportunities as well as partial salary support.
Center/Institute — Center or institute endowment minimums vary from $1 million+ depending upon the discipline involved and the size and scope of the program.
Academic Department — A minimum gift of $3 million is required to name an academic department.
Endowments may be funded over a time frame not to exceed five years.
Recognizing Your Investment
Darla Moore School of Business Dean's Circle Society
The Dean's Circle recognizes donors who annually (July 1 - June 30) give $1,000 or more to support the strategic initiatives of the Moore School. Members receive the following recognition:
- Your name will appear on the annual Dean's Circle honor roll.
- You will be invited to the Dean's Circle events so we can thank you in person, you can network with other members and learn inside information about the Moore School.
- You will receive invitations to other special events such as distinguished speaker presentations.