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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 honor and for many years housed the engineering administration, classrooms and labs.


2018-2019 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

American Endowment Foundation
Anita Borg Institute
Apache Corporation
The Boeing Company
Central Carolina Community Foundation
Chao & Associates, Inc.
Coastal Community Foundation
Columbia Sailing Club
Community Foundation of Central Savannah River Area
Correlated Solutions, Inc.
Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation
Eastman Chemical Company
ExxonMobil Foundation
Fidelity Charitable
Fluor Corporation
Ford Motor Company
The GE Foundation
Global Technology Connection, Inc.
IBM Corporation
Information Technology Professionals of South Carolina
Ingersoll Machine Tool, Inc.
Lockheed Martin
M. Vista Restaurant, LLC
Michelin North America, Inc.
Pottery By Eugene
SCANA Services, Inc.
Schwab Charitable Fund
Shell Oil Company Foundation
Storey Foundation, Inc.
Swampfox Technologies, Inc.
Swearingen Foundation
Texas Instruments
Toray Advanced Composites
Wiley Rein, LLP
YourCause, LLC
Zapp Scooters, Inc.
Zilber Family Foundation


Individual Gifts

Phillip & Sharon Arnold
James & Velma Atkinson
Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey S. Barnhill
John & Nancy Barnhill
Jamie Barton
LTC & Mrs. Gerald C. Bauknight, USAF (Ret.)
Mr. & Mrs. Dale P. Bennett
James & Anne Bessant
Mr. & Mrs. Zoher Bharmal
Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey C. Blohm
Alan L. Buck
Duncan A. Buell
Clifton J. Burnett
Michelle Wang & Rui Cao
Hon. Andrew Card & Rev. Kathleene Card
Mr. & Mrs. Lewis M. Caswell
Jimmy & Jane Chao
Blake Alexander Clamp
Mr. & Mrs. Norris Anson Dendy
Mr. & Mrs. Edward D. Easterlin
Mr. & Mrs. Winton Eugene
Wade F. Fisher
Mr. & Mrs. Terry M. Floyd
Joseph & Geneva Gibbons
Mr. & Mrs. Dean A. Gissendanner
Ina Arlean Holbrook Graves
Carl T. Hoefel Jr.
Michael & Michelle Hogue
Charles & Jean Haggard
Ralph & Beth Haggard
Robert C. Helfer
James & Charlene Hidlay
Mr. & Mrs. Matthew Martin Hodge
Mr. & Mrs. Michael W. Hogue
Thomas W. Houston
Salvatore & Mona Iannotti
Victoria M. Kmiec
Haifeng Max Li
Chuan Lin
James E. Lippard
James & Jean McDaniel
Yvette McDonald
Mr. & Mrs. J. Emrys McMahon
Jim & Roberta Moore
Melissa A. Moss
Ann W. Maners & Alex A. Pappas
Mr. & Mrs. Paul H. Pinson Jr.
Thomas & Lucy Powers
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas F. Powers Jr.
Everett & Lynne Reynolds
Suzanne H. Rhodes
Michael Richey
Mr. & Mrs. H. N. Ritter III
Dr. & Mrs. Kenneth L. Roberts
Ryan D. Rucker
Randall G. Schwartz
Russell & Laurie Schwartz
Michael & Susan Shalosky
Jeffrey & Sharon Siirola
Donald R. Singer
Marva A. Smalls
Devon M. Smith
John & Vicky Snowden
Eugene & Rebecca Steadman
Mr. & Mrs. Barry Langley Storey
M. Bert Storey
Mr. & Mrs. James R. Summey Jr.
Michael & Elizabeth Sutton
Mr. & Mrs. Alfred C. Tollison Jr.
Heuguette Bostic & Calvin L. Vandross
James H. Wallace Jr.
Mr. & Mrs. Jeffery W. Warren
Mr. & Mrs. J. David Waugh
Ralph & Marjorie White
Barbara McAllister Whye
Kathleen Ziemianski Wolf

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