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 7pm | SC State Museum
Help Our Students Reach Their Goal
Our BTWC Gala Planning Committee is made up 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.
Tickets & Tables
Alumni and friends can purchase their tickets through BiddingForGood beginning Friday, Jan. 4. If you've purchased tickets through this site in the past two years, you'll use
the account login that you created before. Buy tickets here.
The BTWC Gala is primarily a standing room only event. We have a limited amount of
tables available to purchase that include 8 tickets and seats for guests. This is
a great option for a department to sit together, or if a group of alumni want to establish
a "home base" amongst a sea of almost 800 guests. Reserve your group's table now.
We have hand selected three local hotels that are in close proximity to our Friday
and Saturday night events. Blocks of rooms have been reserved for our out-of-town
guests, but these offers will end at the specified deadline, included below. We encourage
our guests to book early to get the best rate!
Hilton Columbia Center
Hilton Columbia Center | 924 Senate Street I Columbia, SC 29201 BOOK ONLINE HERE or call (803) 744-7800 and mention the group code "MARW."
Deadline to book is 2/5/2019.
Marriott Columbia Downtown
Marriott Columbia Downtown | 1200 Hampton Street | Columbia, SC 29201
BOOK ONLINE HERE or call (800) 228-9290 and mention the USC-SOM Alumni Reunion Weekend.
Deadline to book is 2/15/19.
Hyatt Place Columbia Downtown
Hyatt Place Columbia Downtown | 819 Gervais Street | Columbia, SC 29201
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.
Corporate Sponsorships are now available. Secure yours today!