CofC Day Challenges


Honors College Deans Excellence Fund Challenge



$4,200

Support for the Honors College Dean’s Excellence Fund has an immediate and direct impact on our students and allows us to continue to offer the type of personalized college experience that is so essential to their growth. Among other things, the Dean’s Excellence Fund allows us to recruit the newest class of exemplary Honors students, to support students in their experiential learning endeavors, and to provide specialized mentorship for all Honors students. Because of how significant this fund is to the success of the Honors College, Beth Meyer-Bernstein, Dean of the Honors College, Neil Draisin ’65, and Dr. David and Martie Adams, have pledged to match donations made to the Dean’s Excellence Fund up to $4,200! Join them in making an impact in the future trajectory of the College’s Honors students.

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Friends of the Library Challenge



$9,000

As a Friend of the Library, your support ensures the College Libraries are the heart of campus and the hub for discovery for our CofC community. Your support impacts every student and faculty member, providing access to resources and services across our college, city, and region. With your gift to the Friends, you qualify for an annual membership with borrowing privileges and on-site access to digital resources, publications, and recognition as a College of Charleston Foundation donor. Friends of the Library memberships at the $500 level and above are entitled to two complimentary tickets to the Friends' signature event, the Winthrop Roundtable. From experimenting with technology for coursework to conducting scholarly research or simply chasing their curiosity, students and faculty turn to the Libraries now more than ever. To support the Libraries' critical role for every member of our community, the Friends of the Library Board is proud to pledge $7,000 in matching funds for gifts to our fund on CofC Day--for every dollar you donate, the Board will match, up to $9,000. Double your impact today with a gift to the Friends of the Library fund.

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The John Newell Endowed Honors Scholarship Match



$2,000

The John Newell Endowed Honors Scholarship was established in 2012 in tribute to founding Honors College dean John Newell. A medieval European scholar, Dr. Newell joined the College’s history department in 1978 and also served as the dean of the Honors College from 2005 until his retirement in 2012. The Newell Scholarship is awarded on the basis of merit to select South Carolina students admitted to the Honors College. Special consideration is given to students interested in the study of a humanities discipline. Dr. Newell has pledged to match up to $2,000 donated to this fund on CofC Day.

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Alumni Donor Challenge



$50,000

Calling all CofC alumni! Nicholas Glover '05 has challenged you -- if we reach 1,000 alumni donors, it will unlock a commitment of $50,000 dollars! Every gift makes a difference, no matter the size. Help us reach our participation goal and meet this donor's challenge

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Real Estate Program Challenge



$40,000

An anonymous donor will contribute $40,000 to the Carter Real Estate Center, once 20 donations have been made to support the Center. As one of the fastest-growing majors in the School of Business, the Center is focused on the synergy of teaching, research, and service by bringing together students, faculty, and industry to better understand the complexities of real estate assets and providing practical solutions for the issues facing the industry today. Internships, research projects, and independent studies are an important part of the student experience.

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School of Education, Health, and Human Performance Dean's Excellence Fund Challenge



$10,000

In honor of CofC Day, an anonymous donor has challenged our School of Education, Health, and Human Performance family of alumni, parents, and friends to secure 20 donors to make a gift to the Dean's Excellence Fund! Once 20 donors have been obtained, this will unlock $10,000 in support of the School of Education, Health, and Human Performance by our anonymous donors! A gift to the Dean's Excellence Fund ensures our students have the financial aid they need, our faculty have the support required, and we have the facilities to support the transformational learning and research both deserve.

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Women's Basketball Challenge



$25,000

An anonymous donor who is a steadfast annual supporter of College of Charleston Women’s Basketball, has recently made a legacy gift to support the team. This donor is challenging others to make a current and/or future legacy gift on CofC Day to support and sustain the women’s basketball team. Your gift will aid in funding team expenses, such as travel opportunities, equipment, and more. Please help us reach our goal of attaining 14 donors – a donation in honor of each team player! Go Cougars!

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School of Education, Health, and Human Performance General Scholarship Fund Challenge



$25,000

In honor of CofC Day, Mrs. Wendy Wellin, School of Education, Health, and Human Performance Development Council member has challenged our School of Education, Health, and Human Performance family of alumni, parents, and friends to secure 25 gifts to support the School of Education, Health, and Human Performance Scholarship Fund. Mrs. Wellin has pledged to donate $25,000 once 25 gifts have been secured! Your gift will help provide immediate-use merit and need-based scholarships and awards. Scholarships help recruit and retain motivated and talented students to the School. Now more than ever, we need to support our future teachers and healthcare professionals.

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Hispanic Studies Challenge



$15,000

Double the impact of your support to our Hispanic Studies Fund! A group of generous donors on our Hispanic Studies Advisory Board has challenged us to raise $15,000 for the Hispanic Studies Fund on CofC Day. Once we reach that goal, they will make an additional $15,000 gift. Your generosity will support programming and scholarships for students in the Department.

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Teacher Leaders Program Anonymous Match



$6,500

In honor of CofC Day, an anonymous and loyal donor has challenged our School of Education, Health, and Human Performance family of alumni, parents, and friends to raise $6,5000 to support the Teacher Leader Program. This donor has pledged to match dollar-for-dollar up to $6,500 - doubling your impact! Your gift will help support the program with travel costs associated with retreats and trips, books focused on educational issues and opportunities, and meeting expenses.

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Crossing the Finish Line



$2,500

Help us cross the finish line!

"After 20 years of the track and field program at The College, we are excited to announce that our dream of having a track is becoming a reality. We have partnered with the Town of Mt. Pleasant on the Town Hall track facility project which should be completed the first of the year! Our thoughts are with all the Cougars who have ever been a part of our program - this accomplishment belongs to each of you!” – Coach Amy Seago

As the completion of the track and field project nears, gifts are needed to complete the facility with the equipment necessary for practice and training. Give today and double your impact! An anonymous donor is matching gifts dollar for dollar up to $2,500.

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Legacy Giving Challenge



For the third year in a row, the Office of Planned Giving is challenging alumni, parents and friends of the College to think differently about their giving. In celebration of CofC Day, we set a goal of documenting 15 new planned gift intentions. If you are interested in learning more about supporting the College through your estate plan, please contact Peggy Cieslikowski, Executive Director of Planned Giving: cieslikowskiph@cofc.edu or 843-953-6475. We'd like to thank the following leaders for stepping forward with a legacy gift. Thank you for giving back in such a special way on CofC Day.
Kathy Haney
Janine M. McCabe '98
Craig S. Tangeman '91
Kellie Dickerson '01
John Winthrop
Lauren and Jordan Mann '07
Jean R. Spell '58
Brian J. Mathias '03
Elizabeth Hills '03 and Gervais Hills
Nicholas C. Glover '05
Dr. Cathy H. Seymore '78 and Jeff Seymore
Dr. John Covington '84* and Professor Robert Lukey
Melantha Ardrey '02

Alumni Association Board Challenge



Alumni Association Board members, Derrick Williams '99, Brady Quirk-Garvan ’08, Laurie Minges ’83, and Neysa Williams ’95 have each pledged $5,000 for CofC Day. They are challenging all alumni leaders (Current and Past Alumni Association Board Members, Current and Past SAA's, and CofC Club Leaders) to join in and give now to make CofC Day a success!