Skip to Content

Darla Moore School of Business

How to Give

Whether you choose to make an immediate or lasting impact there are a number of ways to fulfill your commitment.

Making your gift online is a convenient, fast and secure option.  You can choose an existing fund or funds to support.  The university accepts American Express, Discover, MasterCard and Visa. 

To make a cash gift, please make your check payable to the USC-Business Partnership Foundation and mail to:

USC-Business Partnership Foundation
Darla Moore School of Business
1014 Greene Street
Columbia, SC  29208

A contribution of long-term appreciated securities, either publicly traded or from a closely held company, often provides greater tax advantages than a cash gift.  

Please contact a member of the Moore School’s Development staff to confirm where you would like your gift designated.  This step ensures you will receive a timely gift receipt and that your gift is designated according to your wishes. 

Then, your broker can electronically transfer securities from your brokerage account to the USC-Business Partnership Foundation:

EIN #23-7042391
SouthState Investment Services
Columbia, SC
56998685 DTC# 0075

Please instruct your broker to provide the following information along with your donation:

  • Your name
  • Name of your brokerage firm
  • Name of the stock and the number of shares being donated
  • Name of the fund where your gift should be designated

IRA rollover gifts – often referred to as “qualified charitable distributions” or “QCDs” – can be an easy and effective way to make a gift to the Moore School.  IRA owners age 70 ½ or older can make a direct, tax-free transfer of up to $100,000 a year from their individual retirement account to a charity or non-profit like USC.

Benefits of an IRA rollover gift:

  • Reduce your taxable income.
  • Donation counts toward your annual required minimum distribution if you are at least 72 years old.
  • Make annual transfers of up to $100,000 each year.

Many companies have matching gift programs available to employees and retirees.  These matches increase the overall impact of a personal gift.  Visit to learn more. 

Investing in the Moore School through life insurance, a bequest or another estate planning strategy can establish your legacy by supporting initiatives important to you. To discuss in more detail please contact a member of the Moore School’s Development staff.


Thank  you for your gift!

“Your generosity is allowing me to complete my college degree and continue accomplishing my personal goals. I hope one day I’ll be able to help other students the same way you are helping me.”

Guilherme "Gui" Pinto
Sao Paulo, Brazil
’23 expected graduation, majoring in marketing with the Business Analytics Undergraduate Concentration

Recipient of the M. Karen Fedder Scholarship

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.