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CSU makes Giving Day history with more than $1 million raised

History was made on Wednesday for Charleston Southern University when the college raised more than $1 million in 24 hours during its annual Giving Day.   Gifts from over 400 alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends of Charleston Southern totaled an extraordinary $1,003,632.05. Previously, the highest amount raised in 24 hours was in 2021 with $238,000.  […]

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Multimillion-dollar gift establishes Hans A. Nielsen College of Business at CSU

Charleston Southern University’s Board of Trustees approved the naming of its business school after receiving a $2 million dollar commitment from the Nielsen family. The gift, from alumnus Roger Nielsen and his wife, Joyce, and their children, Brian and Kristen, is in honor of Roger’s father, Hans A. Nielsen.   “Roger and his family have extended their legacy as difference makers by investing their resources to support generations of CSU students following in Roger’s footsteps,” President […]

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The eternal impact of a Lowcountry chaplain

Last summer, the Rev. Rob and Kathy Dewey made a multimillion-dollar commitment to create a center for chaplaincy at Charleston Southern University. Their generosity, represented as one of the largest philanthropic gifts in the history of CSU, was honored at a celebratory luncheon on May 14. “Rob puts the ‘do’ in Dewey,” President Dondi Costin […]

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Morrall siblings establish scholarship

[Be] that type of person that has your hands open. If you can do something for a person, do it and be finished with it. It’s about if you can help that person. And that’s all it is.  Irene Morrall The Morrall siblings, Abraham Jr. ’78, Angela ’84, Corteze ’86 and Lloyd ’85, are passing on the legacy of helping others that they learned from […]

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Multimillion dollar gift from local chaplain funds new center at CSU

The Rev. Rob Dewey and his wife, Kathy, recently announced their intention to provide funding to create a center for chaplaincy at Charleston Southern University. The more than $2 million commitment will establish the Dewey Center for Chaplaincy, which represents one of the largest philanthropic commitments in the history of CSU. The Deweys have begun […]

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Word of mouth leads Swain to make financial donation

Kenneth E. Swain’s passion to help others has led him to give substantial donations to Charleston Southern, including establishing two endowed scholarships.  A retired Myrtle Beach pharmacist, Swain, 91, has been an active environmentalist, visionary and philanthropist. His philanthropy extends to higher education, and he recently made gifts to CSU because he wanted to make a difference in the lives of college students who want to make […]

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CSU creates COVID-19 student emergency care fund

Charleston Southern University has established a COVID-19 Student Emergency Care Fund for students who would benefit from additional financial assistance during this disruptive time. This fund will be used for students who demonstrate financial needs for food, housing, medicine, travel, education-related expenses, including scholarship support and other needs the Student Care Committee deems appropriate. Personnel […]

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