Happy CofC Day! It’s a time of celebrating the College and giving back – with the entire College of Charleston community coming together to support the institution for 24 hours and engage through a variety of in-person and virtual events.

It’s also the start of the 2021–22 Faculty and Staff Giving Drive, which runs through June 30, 2022. This year’s goal is to have 30% of faculty and staff participate.

“Participating in the Faculty and Staff Giving Drive is one way to give that is measured and will have a lasting impact,” says Todd McNerney, professor of theatre and dance and co-chair of the Faculty and Staff Giving Drive. “The very best part is that a gift of any size has equal value because what is measured is the percentage of employee participation.”

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Indeed – because corporations and foundations consider faculty and staff giving rates when determining their own support for the College – the faculty and staff’s percentage of participation plays a huge role in ensuring the success of the institution.

And faculty and staff may choose where their funds go, and how they want to make it – whether it’s through a pledge, a check, a credit card or even payroll deduction.

It’s so easy to make a big difference because even the smallest gifts really do add up.

As McNerney says, “This is actually an instance where the old adage that so many of us grew up hearing is borne out: ‘It’s not the size of the gift, but the thought that counts.’”

Find out how to contribute to the Faculty and Staff Giving Drive and show your support of the College this CofC Day!