The Black Tie White Coat Gala is a longstanding, highly respected fundraising initiative
to foster education for aspiring medical professionals, while also helping to support
prevalent healthcare needs of community members from across the state. This signature
black tie event has grown not only in stature each year, but also in attendance, attracting
nearly 800 students, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends from the School of Medicine
Save the Date
Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 7-11pm South Carolina State Museum
Help Our Students Reach Their Goal
Our BTWC Gala Planning Committee is made up of dedicated medical and graduate students
who share a common goal: to raise $75,000 that will benefit scholarships and The Free
Medical Clinic. Support them by donating now.
With nearly 800 guests in attendance, the Gala is a great opportunity for business
exposure before, during, and after the event. There are various sponsorship packages
available at all levels of financial commitments, recognition, and benefits. Take a look at our sponsorship brochure, and browse the many ways you can support the Gala while promoting your business.
Attending the BTWC Gala? Here's everything you need to know about the event!
In 2002, the character of the School of Medicine student body was revealed when fourth-year
medical students felt compelled to make an impact on the institution that afforded
them the opportunity to become physicians by supporting student scholarships. More
significantly, they identified a need for providing high quality healthcare to our
Midlands’ citizens. Their compassion evolved into the inaugural Black Tie White Coat
Gala, and a tradition was born.
For the past 17 years, the student body has teamed up with the Office of Development
and Alumni Relations to jointly organize the school’s signature fundraiser. With almost
$800,000 generated to date, the Black Tie White Coat Gala continues to support the
mission of providing financial assistance to the Alumni Scholarship Fund and to The
Free Medical Clinic.