Making an Online Gift via Credit Card
Any gift completed online through our secure site by midnight on Thursday, Dec. 31, will qualify for the 2020 tax year.
Making a Gift by Check through the Mail
If you prefer to give with a check delivered by the U.S. Postal Service, your gift must be postmarked by midnight on Thursday, Dec. 31, for it to qualify as a 2020 tax year gift.
Checks should be made payable to USC Foundations and mailed to:
University of South Carolina
Office of Gift Processing
1600 Hampton Street, Suite 736
Columbia, SC 29208
Making a Gift of Publicly Traded Securities
If you'd like to make a donation of securities or mutual funds, please instruct your broker to provide the following information along with your donation:
- Your name
- Name of your brokerage firm
- Name of stock and number of shares being donated
- Name of project the gift is designated for and the fund number the stock should be credited to
Your broker can electronically transfer securities from your brokerage account to one of the USC Foundations brokerage accounts:
To complete this transaction, please contact us to confirm your UofSC gift designation.
Please share with us the name, number and type of shares that UofSC will be receiving
as your donation, so we can ensure that you receive a timely receipt and that your
gift is used for the purpose you designate. Please send an email to both Amie Rischbieter
of USC Foundations at firstname.lastname@example.org as well as to Gift Processing at email@example.com. This will ensure that your gift is processed properly.
Information for Professional Advisors
Under the CARES Act, donors who choose the standard deduction can deduct up to $300 in cash donations this year to qualifying charities. Advisors can access a range of tools and tips for tax time to help in their work with clients. Our Gift Planning pages also offer resources and information about making charitable gifts and bequests, including one-time gifts, and financial and estate plans.