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Sumwalt Society


The Sumwalt Society

The College of Engineering and Computing at the University of South Carolina invites you to join the prestigious Sumwalt Society. Giving at the Sumwalt Society level supports scholarships, research, faculty recruitment and many other educational initiatives.

About the Society

As you may know, USC has several recognition societies, but the Sumwalt Society is the only recognition society within the College of Engineering and Computing. A gift of $1,000 or more annually secures your place in this society. You can even choose to designate how your donation will be used.

If your employer has a matching gift program, you can use the match to easily double or triple your donation. Check to see if your company offers a matching gift plan.


About Dr. Sumwalt

Dr. Robert Sumwalt served as acting president of the University of South Carolina from 1957 to 1959 and president from 1959 to 1962. In 1921, he attended the University of Delaware, where he received a professional engineering degree and began a lifelong correspondence with Pierre DuPont. He joined the faculty at UofSC in 1926 as associate professor in civil engineering and became a full professor in 1931. Sumwalt served as Dean of the School of Engineering in 1943, overseeing a period of steady growth in both the engineering program and university expansion.

The Sumwalt Building at Greene and Sumter Streets on the USC campus is named in his hono, and for many years housed the engineering administration, classrooms and labs.


2017-2018 Sumwalt Society Donors

The College of Engineering and Computing gratefully acknowledges members of the Sumwalt Society for their gifts. Sumwalt Society donors are crucial to our ongoing goals to offer the best educational opportunities to our students. With permission to list them, we offer our deepest gratitude to the individuals and corporate donors to the Sumwalt Society.

Corporate Gifts

52 Apps, Inc.
Allied Air Enterprises
American Council of Engineering
American Endowment Foundation
Anita Borg Institute
Central Carolina Community Foundation
Chao & Associates, Inc.
Chen Properties, LLC
Coastal Community Foundation
Columbia Sailing Club
Correlated Solutions, Inc.
Dominion Energy
The Duke Energy Foundation
Eastman Chemical Company
Environmental Research & Education
ExxonMobil Foundation
Fidelity Charitable
Fluor Corporation
Ford Motor Company
GE Foundation
Global Technology Connection, Inc.
IBM Corporation
IEEE Foundation
Ingersoll Machine Tool, Inc.
Lockheed Martin
Past Regional Presidents Club
Michelin North America, Inc.
SC Society of Professional Engineers
Schwab Charitable Fund
Shell Oil Company Foundation
Storey Foundation, Inc.
Swampfox Technologies, Inc.
Swearingen Foundation
Texas Instruments
Thomas W. Culpepper and Marilyn M. Culpepper Trust
Wiley Rein, LLP


Individual Gifts

Carol W. Anson
James V. Atkinson
John & Nancy Barnhill
Sarah C. Baxter
Dale P. Bennett
J. L. Berry
James & Anne Bessant
Joe D. Bickley
Jeffrey C. Blohm
William F. Bloking
John M. Broughton
Clifton J. Burnett
Hon. Andrew Card & Rev. Kathleene Card
Lewis M. Caswell
Jimmy Chao
Alba B. Eckstrom
Elizabeth Endler
Larry M. Ernst
Jane K. Farley
Wade F. Fisher
Terry M. Floyd
Joseph & Geneva Gibbons
Dean A. Gissendanner
Joel R. Gissendanner
Fred M. Goolsby
Ina Arlean Holbrook Graves
Carl T. Hoefel Jr.
Michael & Michelle Hogue
Thomas W. Houston
Salvatore & Mona Iannotti
Sherrill A. Inabinet
Victoria M. Kmiec
James M. Mancini
Wilbur J. Marner
Cherryl C. Matthews
James U. McDaniel
Yvette McDonald
Michelle McMahon
Stephen & Christine McNeil
Joseph C. Muller
Larry E. Nunnery Jr.
Jane G. Plante
K. Wayne Polston
Tom & Doris Poteat
Thomas F. Powers Jr.
Thomas & Lucy Powers
Darla Moore and Richard Rainwater
Michael & Sharlene Ransford
Everett & Lynne Reynolds
Sandra Rhodes
Suzanne H. Rhodes
Michael Richey
H. N. Ritter III
Melanie Rowe
Ryan D Rucker
Russell & Laurie Schwartz
Michael & Susan Shalosky
Jeffrey & Sharon Siirola
Donald R. Singer
John & Vicky Snowden
Eugene & Rebecca Steadman
M. Bert Storey
Venkat R. Subramanian
James R. Summey Jr.
Michael & Elizabeth Sutton
Cunningham & Mary Thomas
Roxanne Thompson
Mr. & Mrs. Francis M. Timmons
Calvin L. Vandross
James H. Wallace Jr.
Jeffery W. Warren
Dean J. David Waugh
Larry R. Winn
Pat Winters