On Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023, the College of Charleston held its fourth annual CofC Day, celebrating gifts totaling $6.7 million. During the 24 hours of giving, nearly 2,300 donors stepped forward, including more than 580 current CofC students and almost 400 faculty and staff.
“CofC Day was such a wonderful opportunity for our entire campus community to come together and celebrate the College of Charleston, both through their gifts and their participation in events on campus and at our CofC Clubs across the country and in London” says President Andrew T. Hsu. “This institution is truly a special place because of our people — our students, faculty, staff, alumni and community partners — all rallying around our unique educational experience and ensuring that the College’s light stays strong for another quarter of a millennium.”
On CofC Day, the College and the Lowcountry CofC Club co-hosted a “Big Birthday Bash” in the Cistern Yard with food trucks, the Chucktown Sound pep band, CofC cheerleaders, the Cougarettes dance team, Clyde the Cougar, “Ping Pong with President Hsu,” maroon velvet birthday cupcakes, a hat contest and prizes. In the door prize drawing, three lucky students received $500 scholarships and one student received a CofC ring.
In addition, from London to the Lowcountry and Boston to Austin, 20 CofC Clubs hosted parties with more than 750 alumni, parents and friends in attendance.
Thanks to the generosity of the College community, CofC Day raised much-needed funds in support of the university’s students, programs and infrastructure.