Today is CofC Day, the College of Charleston’s annual day of giving. It began at 12:01 a.m. and will continue to midnight tonight.

cofc day logoCofC Day is a wonderful time to engage with the College during the day’s virtual events and also to give to the programs that mean the most to you. You can make your gift have an even greater impact by supporting the challenges that are in place.

The CofC Donor Challenge calls for 1,500 alumni, parents, faculty, staff and friends of the College to make a donation by the end of CofC Day. If that goal is reached, an anonymous member of the class of 1987 will generously donate $1.5 million to the College!

Be sure to visit the CofC Day Challenge page to learn about all the challenges that are available. Here are a few highlights:

  • Parents’ Fund Challenge: Four families on the Parents Advisory Council will make a gift of $30,000 to the Parents’ Fund if 250 parents make a gift on CofC Day.
  • Honors College Recurring Gift Match: Make a difference month after month by setting up a recurring gift to the Honors College Dean’s Excellence Fund and Dean Beth Meyer-Bernstein will match it (up to $1,200).
  • Honors College Match: Donate to the Honors College Deans Excellence Fund and the Honors College Advisory Board will match up to $3,500 in gifts.
  • John Newell Endowed Scholarship Match: Support this merit scholarship for select South Carolina Honors College students, and John Newell, former Honors College dean, will match up to $3,000 in donations.
  • TFB Leadership Program Match: Support the Honors College program named after former Dean Trisha Folds-Bennett, and Mary Conley ’94 will match up to $500 in donations. The TFB Fund supports leadership and professional development workshops, seminars and other activities.
  • CofC Sailing Challenge: Roy “Chase” Shaw IV ’15 will contribute $1,000 if 25 young alumni from the Classes of 2010 to 2020 set up monthly recurring gifts to the Sailing Director’s Excellence Fund.
  • School of Business Dean’s Excellence Fund Challenge: Double your impact with a donation to the School of Business Dean’s Excellence Fund. Once $10,000 is raised, Blake Partridge ’90, will make a gift of $10,000.
  • School of Education, Health, and Human Performance (EHHP) Scholarship Fund Match: Support immediate-use merit and need-based scholarships for EHHP, and EHHP Council Member Wendy Wellin will match up to $5,000 in gifts.
  • School of Education, Health, and Human Performance (EHHP) Dean’s Excellence Fund Challenge: If 50 donors give to the EHHP Dean’s Excellence Fund, two anonymous donors will give $25,000.