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Giving at South Carolina

Year-End Giving

As the current year closes and a new tax year begins, consider making a charitable gift to the University of South Carolina. Learn how you can give, check important deadlines and find key information, including the university's most common Federal Tax ID Numbers.

Making an Online Gift via Credit Card

Any gift completed online through our secure site by midnight on Tuesday, Dec. 31, will qualify for the 2019 tax year.

Make an Online Gift »


Making a Gift by Check through the Mail

If you prefer to give with a check delivered by the the U.S. Postal Service, your gift must be postmarked by midnight on Tuesday, Dec. 31, for it to qualify as a 2019 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, instruct your broker to electronically transfer securities from your brokerage account to the USC Educational Foundation brokerage account at:

Wells Fargo Advisors
Attn: Jim Best
Columbia, SC
8888-3631 DTC# 0141

Phone: 803-251-7113

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 the Educational Foundation will be receiving as your donation, so we can ensure 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 University Foundations at and Gift Processing at This will ensure that your gift is processed properly.

Information for Professional Advisors

Access a range of tools that can help you in your work with clients. Find information about making charitable gifts and bequests, including one-time gifts, and financial and estate plans.

Gift Planning


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