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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 Thursday, Dec. 31, will qualify for the 2020 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 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:

USC Foundations Stock 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 as well as to Gift Processing at 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.

Gift Planning


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