As Cougar Nation rallies around a phenomenal men’s basketball season, the College of Charleston’s Annual Giving Office prepares for a full-court-press of its own.

On March 1, 2018, the College restarts its March Matchness fundraising campaign. Playing off one of CofC’s celebrated athletic teams, March Matchness takes place throughout the month of March, reaching out to both alumni and families to support the College and its future through its annual giving funds.

To do so, March Matchness is rallying the CofC community to give to either the College of Charleston Fund or the Parents’ Fund. Together, these funds make a direct impact on student scholarships and student programming, as well as faculty and alumni networking opportunities. By doing so, they enhance the College of Charleston experience today and in the years to come. To donate, visit the March Matchness giving page.

“The Cougars are on a roll this season,” says Laurie Soenen, the College’s director, Annual Giving Programs, referring to men’s basketball’s winning streak that has the team poised to go to the NCAA for the first time since 1999. “What better way to show your Cougar spirit than to walk the walk by supporting all Cougars?”

Alumnus and parent Johnnie Baxley ’92 has created even more incentive to show your Cougar spirit with a matching gift challenge.

“If enough alumni and parents pledge to make a gift to either the CofC or the Parents’ Fund by midnight on March 31st, I will personally match these gifts with a $10,000 donation,” says Baxley.

That’s worth cheering for. Go Cougars!