Give to Medicine

Ways to Give

There are a number of ways to give to the School of Medicine.

For more information, visit the University of South Carolina’s complete online giving resource or call (803) 216-3317.

Check/Cash Donation

A gift of cash is the most popular method of giving to the School of Medicine. The gift is considered made on the date it is hand-delivered or a check is mailed (postmark on envelope). Gifts of cash are fully deductible up to 50 percent of your adjusted gross income. Please make checks payable to USC Educational Foundation and send to:
University of South Carolina Office of Gift Processing
1027 Barnwell Street
Columbia, SC 29208, 803-777-9109

Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)

You can also make a safe and secure cash gift through Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT). With your authorization, we will automatically debit your checking or savings account (on or about the 15th of each month) in the amount you designate. You may cancel your electronic gift at any time. When using EFT to make a donation to the School of Medicine, the donor must notify someone in the School of Medicine’s development office. This will ensure that the gift will be properly handled.

Please Note: The EFT Program allows for continuous giving and we cannot offer this method of giving for one time gifts.

Enroll in EFT or read more about this option.

Planned Giving

Deferred planned gifts provide the resources that create extraordinary opportunities and preserve our future.

There are a myriad of easy giving options from which you can choose—from naming us as a beneficiary in your will to a more complex trust arrangement. To help make planning your gift as easy as possible, we have created an easy-to-understand website to help you find the gift that’s right for you. Here you can learn how to plan a gift to the University of South Carolina School of Medicine.

Corporate Matching Gifts

Thousands of corporations and businesses now have programs to match employee gifts either in whole or in part. In some cases, gifts from spouses, directors and retired employees are matched. We urge you to explore this possibility as it may double or, in some cases, triple your gift. Ask your employer about it or check here to see if your company is listed as a matching gift company.

Scholarship Fund

The cost of education continues to rise. Graduates are faced with an overwhelming mountain of debt upon graduation, averaging more than $110,000. A contribution to the School of Medicine Scholarship Fund helps us attract the best and the brightest students, and allows future doctors to focus on medicine. See the list of School of Medicine scholarships.

Invest in Results

As stock markets fluctuate, your portfolio likely consists of a mixed bag of winners, losers and recovering wounded. Nevertheless, each may represent special gift planning opportunities that can also be advantageous to you.

Read more about donating stock.

Gifts of Property

Real Property

You may contribute real property to the University, either as a bequest or, more commonly, by a lifetime transfer, and realize significant tax benefits. The University looks at possible gifts of property on a case-by-case basis. It is a detailed process but very workable and the rewards are great.

Gifts of real property may consist of almost any type of property: a personal or recreational residence, a farm or ranch, a commercial building, subdivision lots or any undeveloped parcel of land. The gift may be for all of your interest in the property or an undivided fractional interest.

Individual charitable goals and financial needs determine which of the following methods of giving real property is most appropriate for your situation.

Personal Property

The University's Libraries and Museums are greatly enriched by gifts of personal property such as rare books, manuscripts, paintings, artifacts and other art objects. Our classrooms and research capabilities are also enriched by contributions of computer hardware and software.

If you have any questions, please contact:
University Development
Columbia, SC 29208
Phone: 803-777-7190
Toll Free: 1-877-349-2106
Fax: 803-777-9708

Click here to give the the University of South Carolina Family Fund.