College of Charleston Giving

Each year, private support to the College of Charleston plays a critical role in preserving our place as one of the nation's best public liberal arts and sciences universities.

Philanthropy or the philanthropist at the College is not defined by the gift or the size of the gift. What matters is the belief, commitment and the desire to be an active part of the College’s future. Your support impacts every corner of our campus from scholarships to research funds for faculty, academic programs to cutting-edge technology.

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06/14/2021

Words of Wisdom for the Class of 2021

We are so grateful for our donors' continued support of the College of Charleston. Your generosity has helped so many students pursue and achieve their dreams!

Timeline Photos 05/31/2021

On this Memorial Day, we honor and remember those who paid the highest price for our freedom.

On this Memorial Day, we honor and remember those who paid the highest price for our freedom.

Crossing the Cistern Program Expands in Breadth, Impact 05/25/2021

Crossing the Cistern Program Expands in Breadth, Impact

The Office of Institutional Diversity's Crossing the Cistern program provides financial support, encouragement, academic support, mentoring, internships and volunteer experiences for students.

Now the program has sparked something bigger: new Crossing the Cistern pilot programs in each of the College’s six academic schools.

Crossing the Cistern Program Expands in Breadth, Impact Above: Students and coordinators with the Crossing the Cistern program gathered for an end-of-year celebration on April 30, 2021. It only takes a spark to light a fire. And, when that fire burns bright – that’s when it really takes off. And the College of Charleston Crossing the Cistern (CTC) pr...

Timeline Photos 05/20/2021

Congratulations to this year's 402 Scholarship recipient, TaDora Isaacs, a Marine Biology major at the College! 👏

This scholarship was created by Kristen Faretra Bowden ’95 and her husband Greg in celebration of College Lodge. It is the College's first and only residential scholarship.

For the thousands of students who’ve called it home, there’s no place quite like College Lodge.

This sentiment certainly holds true for Kristen Faretra Bowden ’95, who lived in College Lodge for four of her five years as a CofC student. That’s why she and her husband Greg created the 402 Scholarship (named after Kristen's old room number) in celebration of College Lodge. It is the College's first and only residential scholarship.

Residence Life is pleased to announce this year's 402 Scholarship recipient is TaDora Isaacs, a Marine Biology major at the College!

TaDora had the following to say about her decision to return to Lodge: "I have found from personal experience, along with the experiences of my friends who live in different dorms, that Lodge is more close-knit than other dorms. Our RA's reach out and are willing to hang out with us here at lodge, and that is valuable to me especially when I have my down days. Also, I have had plenty of pleasant interactions on the elevator including finding my roommate for next year. I chose the 6th floor again because of the stellar view of the sunset. I didn't notice last year because I was on the 4th floor, but if your room is high and on the left side of the building you can see a scenic view of the sunset and street that is very calming. It is the highlight of my day."

Congratulations, TaDora! We'll catch you on the 6th floor at sunset this Fall 🌞

Scholarship Celebrates Retired Professor's Passion for the Written Word 05/19/2021

Scholarship Celebrates Retired Professor's Passion for the Written Word

Scholarship Celebrates Retired Professor's Passion for the Written Word Former students, colleagues and friends established the Nan Morrison Endowed Scholarship as an homage to the retired English professor’s passion for teaching English Renaissance and Southern literature. Known as the teacher you ‘took’ if you wanted to challenge yourself, her love for the

Cougars, Battery Unveil New Addition at Ralph Lundy Field - College of Charleston Athletics 05/13/2021

Cougars, Battery Unveil New Addition at Ralph Lundy Field - College of Charleston Athletics

Cougars, Battery Unveil New Addition at Ralph Lundy Field - College of Charleston Athletics CHARLESTON, S.C. --- College of Charleston athletics, in partnership with the Charleston Battery and thanks to a generous donation made by the family of Eric Bowman and Melissa Britton, are pleased and excited to unveil a new addition to the continuously improving Ralph Lundy Field at Patriots Point...

CofC Graduates Encouraged to Find Their Passion 05/10/2021

CofC Graduates Encouraged to Find Their Passion

Congratulations to our newest members of the College of Charleston alumni family!

CofC Graduates Encouraged to Find Their Passion Leaving a place you've come to love is often bittersweet, even when it is a happy departure full of promise and new adventures. That was the feeling among the nearly 700 College of Charleston graduates who celebrated spring commencement Saturday, May 8, 2021, during two ceremonies for the School of....

Timeline Photos 05/04/2021

The life and legacy of Dr. John Covington ‘84 and his relationship with partner Robert J. Lukey are being honored in two new scholarships at the College. The scholarships pay tribute to the couple's devotion to helping others and each other. Read the full story about how these scholarships will support students in the fields of science and the arts: bit.ly/cofcnew.

The life and legacy of Dr. John Covington ‘84 and his relationship with partner Robert J. Lukey are being honored in two new scholarships at the College. The scholarships pay tribute to the couple's devotion to helping others and each other. Read the full story about how these scholarships will support students in the fields of science and the arts: bit.ly/cofcnew.

Men's Golf Wins CAA Championship 04/29/2021

Men's Golf Wins CAA Championship

Men's Golf Wins CAA Championship Above: Freshman Zach Reuland was the individual champion at the 2021 CAA Men's Golf Championship. The College of Charleston's men's golf team set a new conference record en route to winning the 2021 Colonial Athletic Association Men’s Golf Championship title on Tuesday, April 27, 2021, at Dataw Is...

Timeline Photos 04/28/2021

Only a few days left to apply to be a Student Caller! Get paid to talk about the College while gaining relationship-building and public speaking skills. Applications are due this Friday, 4/30! Apply at bit.ly/courgarcall or via email to [email protected].

Only a few days left to apply to be a Student Caller! Get paid to talk about the College while gaining relationship-building and public speaking skills. Applications are due this Friday, 4/30! Apply at bit.ly/courgarcall or via email to [email protected].

Timeline Photos 04/23/2021

Meet scholarship recipient: Kathleen Trainor ‘21 from Atlanta, Georgia is an Honors College Psychology major and French Languages minor. Kathleen says, “Thanks to generous educational scholarships, I am able to pursue my goals in higher education and prepare myself to tackle even greater tasks.” Learn more about Kathleen's story at bit.ly/cofcrecipient.

Meet scholarship recipient: Kathleen Trainor ‘21 from Atlanta, Georgia is an Honors College Psychology major and French Languages minor. Kathleen says, “Thanks to generous educational scholarships, I am able to pursue my goals in higher education and prepare myself to tackle even greater tasks.” Learn more about Kathleen's story at bit.ly/cofcrecipient.

Timeline Photos 04/20/2021

Do you know a CofC student looking to work on campus and gain valuable communication skills? We're hiring student callers! Student can apply on Handshake: bit.ly/courgarcall or contact Michelle Mullins at [email protected].

Do you know a CofC student looking to work on campus and gain valuable communication skills? We're hiring student callers! Student can apply on Handshake: bit.ly/courgarcall or contact Michelle Mullins at [email protected].

Archaeology Comes to Life at the College of Charleston 04/14/2021

Archaeology Comes to Life at the College of Charleston

Did you know that there's an archaeological dig on campus? Professors and students are working together to uncover a mid-19th-century structure adjacent to Rivers Green.

You can support great projects like this through the campus preservation fund.

Archaeology Comes to Life at the College of Charleston It’s a beautiful spring day on campus as College of Charleston junior Robbie Ferrell carefully brushes away bits of dirt from some bricks. His work is revealing more and more of a mid-19th-century structure located just below the surface of the dirt at a site adjacent to Rivers Green. This anthrop...

3 Honors College Students Awarded Goldwater Scholarships 04/13/2021

3 Honors College Students Awarded Goldwater Scholarships

3 Honors College Students Awarded Goldwater Scholarships Above: (L-R) Kristen Snyder, Hails Tanaka and Phia Gierszal have each received the Goldwater Scholarship to support their studies in the field of science, technology, engineering or mathematics. (Photos by Heather Moran) From a pool of more than 5,000, three College of Charleston students came out o...

College of Charleston to belt it out of Stono Preserve with opera, dance and more 04/08/2021

College of Charleston to belt it out of Stono Preserve with opera, dance and more

College of Charleston to belt it out of Stono Preserve with opera, dance and more Anyone who knows opera folks knows they tend to go big. And the faculty, staff, students and partners of the College of Charleston have done just that.

Timeline Photos 04/01/2021

The College of Charleston Athletic Fund is hosting a virtual auction starting today from 9 am-9 pm on April 3. All proceeds will go towards the Cougar Club Annual Fund, which supports the scholarship needs of more than 350 student-athletes at the College. Shop the virtual auction here: https://cofcathleticfund.com/events/virtual-auction.html

Supporting the Cougar Club Annual Fund allows student-athletes the opportunity to play the sport they love while furthering their education.

The College of Charleston Athletic Fund is hosting a virtual auction starting today from 9 am-9 pm on April 3. All proceeds will go towards the Cougar Club Annual Fund, which supports the scholarship needs of more than 350 student-athletes at the College. Shop the virtual auction here: https://cofcathleticfund.com/events/virtual-auction.html

Supporting the Cougar Club Annual Fund allows student-athletes the opportunity to play the sport they love while furthering their education.

Students Create Impact Hub CHS Program to Help Local Businesses 03/23/2021

Students Create Impact Hub CHS Program to Help Local Businesses

Students Create Impact Hub CHS Program to Help Local Businesses As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to reshape our world, more consumers have begun shopping online in greater numbers and frequency. A recent report showed United States customers bought over $183 billion in goods – all online – from March 2020 to February 2021. Although more and more people are...

Ben Navarro gives $1.25M to College of Charleston teacher education program 03/18/2021

Ben Navarro gives $1.25M to College of Charleston teacher education program

We are so grateful for our incredible donors. Gifts like these help support multiple generations after them: our current Cougars and the students they're teaching!

Ben Navarro gives $1.25M to College of Charleston teacher education program The donation will help improve the college's teacher education programs so teachers are better prepared to work in underserved communities.

Assistant Director, Annual Leadership Giving 03/16/2021

Assistant Director, Annual Leadership Giving

Where passion, purpose, and career collide: the College of Charleston's annual giving office. We're hiring! Apply to join CofC's energetic and hard-working annual giving team at: jobs.cofc.edu/postings/10438

Assistant Director, Annual Leadership Giving The Assistant Director, Annual Leadership Gifts, develops and manages a portfolio of 400 annual leadership to mid-range capacity prospects, by cultivating, personally soliciting, and stewarding current and prospective annual donors at the 1770 Society and/or GOLD Society Levels; with the goal of inc...

Initiative Aims to Transform Addlestone Library into a 21st Century Hub 03/11/2021

Initiative Aims to Transform Addlestone Library into a 21st Century Hub

The 21st Century Library initiative at the College of Charleston seeks to expand access to and instruction of 21st-century technology and its applications in the classroom and beyond.

Initiative Aims to Transform Addlestone Library into a 21st Century Hub While everyone adjusts to a “new normal,” Scholars Studio Librarian Jolanda van Arnhem has been grappling with new realities. Augmented and virtual realities, that is. In a new First-Year Experience (FYE) course, van Arnhem and colleagues lead students into digital domains to engage with technol...

CofC Named a Top Producer of Fulbright Students 03/04/2021

CofC Named a Top Producer of Fulbright Students

CofC Named a Top Producer of Fulbright Students For the sixth year in a row, the College of Charleston has been named one of the top producers of Fulbright students among master’s-level colleges and universities in the United States. The College ranked No. 15 on the list recently released by the Fulbright Program. Three College of Charleston st...

Timeline Photos 03/03/2021

“As a student, as an artist and as a member of the Charleston community, Emmett Robinson '35 was the embodiment of a liberal arts educated theatre person,” says Todd McNearny, professor of theatre and associate dean of the School of the Arts. “He was an actor with immense talent, a director and artistic director of even greater, and a designer of even greater still. As such, the scholarship in his name has come to recognize the very best of our senior theatre majors — individuals who emulate Emmett’s commitment to the totality of theatrical art and to superior effort across that totality. There is no higher honor for our theatre majors than to be named the Emmett Robinson Scholar.” Read more here https://bit.ly/3oT1coi

“As a student, as an artist and as a member of the Charleston community, Emmett Robinson '35 was the embodiment of a liberal arts educated theatre person,” says Todd McNearny, professor of theatre and associate dean of the School of the Arts. “He was an actor with immense talent, a director and artistic director of even greater, and a designer of even greater still. As such, the scholarship in his name has come to recognize the very best of our senior theatre majors — individuals who emulate Emmett’s commitment to the totality of theatrical art and to superior effort across that totality. There is no higher honor for our theatre majors than to be named the Emmett Robinson Scholar.” Read more here https://bit.ly/3oT1coi

Timeline Photos 03/01/2021

Happy March! It's another beautiful day on campus ☀️

Happy March! It's another beautiful day on campus ☀️

Timeline Photos 02/24/2021

When Theodore “Ted” S. Stern became the College of Charleston’s 16th president in 1968, the College was integrating the campus and facing a financial crisis. Stern proved to be just the right person to get the College through the hardships and move it forward.

A visionary who knew how to make the College grow, Stern transformed the College from a small, private, financially insolvent institution of 481 students to a public liberal arts college of more than 5,000 undergraduates by the time he “retired” in 1978. Read more here https://bit.ly/3cGeGBj

When Theodore “Ted” S. Stern became the College of Charleston’s 16th president in 1968, the College was integrating the campus and facing a financial crisis. Stern proved to be just the right person to get the College through the hardships and move it forward.

A visionary who knew how to make the College grow, Stern transformed the College from a small, private, financially insolvent institution of 481 students to a public liberal arts college of more than 5,000 undergraduates by the time he “retired” in 1978. Read more here https://bit.ly/3cGeGBj

Avery Research Center Continues Legacy of Educational Excellence 02/23/2021

Avery Research Center Continues Legacy of Educational Excellence

Avery Research Center Continues Legacy of Educational Excellence In recognition of Black History Month, The College Today is highlighting African American students, faculty, community members and institutions that have made an impact at the College of Charleston. The Avery Normal Institute, a teaching school for African Americans founded in 1865, created a solid....

Timeline Photos 02/23/2021

On CofC Day, we kicked off a month-long fundraising drive to run through the entirety of Black History Month. We announced then that we are aiming for over 100 gifts at $19.67 or more. To help us reach that goal make a gift today: https://give.cofc.edu/250/1967-LEGACY-PROGRAM

On CofC Day, we kicked off a month-long fundraising drive to run through the entirety of Black History Month. We announced then that we are aiming for over 100 gifts at $19.67 or more. To help us reach that goal make a gift today: https://give.cofc.edu/250/1967-LEGACY-PROGRAM

Trailblazing Alumnus Aims to Make a Difference 02/18/2021

Trailblazing Alumnus Aims to Make a Difference

Trailblazing Alumnus Aims to Make a Difference South Carolina attorney Derrick Williams ’99 has always been a natural leader. During his years at the College of Charleston, his focus, drive and determination led him to excel both in the classroom, where he earned academic scholarships and was a member of what was then the Honors Program, and o...

Timeline Photos 02/17/2021

MEET A SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT: Samba Ndiaye ’21 from Dakar, Senegal is a Hospitality and Tourism major and member of the CofC Men's Basketball Team. Samba says, "My donors’ philanthropic action has allowed me to become a student-athlete at the College of Charleston and graduate this coming May. I am so grateful for their support, and I hope my success encourages them to continue their awesome support for the school!” He is a recipient of the Tap and Jean Johnson Men’s Basketball scholarship.

MEET A SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT: Samba Ndiaye ’21 from Dakar, Senegal is a Hospitality and Tourism major and member of the CofC Men's Basketball Team. Samba says, "My donors’ philanthropic action has allowed me to become a student-athlete at the College of Charleston and graduate this coming May. I am so grateful for their support, and I hope my success encourages them to continue their awesome support for the school!” He is a recipient of the Tap and Jean Johnson Men’s Basketball scholarship.

Our Story

Philanthropy or the philanthropist at the College is not defined by the gift or the size of the gift. What matters is the belief, commitment and the desire to be an active part of the College’s future.

From convocation to commencement, student success at the College is dependent on the generosity of our donors. At College of Charleston Giving, we work to highlight the importance of each and every gift, and the impact these gifts have on our ability to prepare students for their futures.

You can inspire and support the next generation of Cougars by making an annual gift. Your donation impacts every corner of our campus from scholarships to research funds for faculty, academic programs to cutting-edge technology. Giving has an impact on virtually everything and everyone at the College and collectively raises the College of Charleston’s margin of excellence.

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