More than one way to be impactful

Charleston Southern Fund

The Charleston Southern Fund is our annual fund that provides unrestricted scholarship support for students. Every gift to the Charleston Southern Fund goes directly to help students receive their education at CSU.

Buy a Brick Program

Personalizing a brick is a great way to celebrate your time at Charleston Southern, to commemorate friendships and memories made, to honor your favorite faculty or staff member or to memorialize a loved one. All alumni, as well as faculty/staff, coaches, parents and friends of the university are encouraged to personalize a brick on the Reflection Pond walkway.

Board of Visitors Scholarship Program

This important support group is a channel for involvement and networking of distinguished citizens and leaders who are interested in furthering the university’s mission and providing assistance in the areas of planning, promoting and resource development.

Buc Club

There are many levels of giving available that can assist with student-athletic scholarships and increase the Buccaneer spirit! With 16 teams in action throughout the year, this opportunity is ideal for all sports lovers.

Endowed Gifts

The gift that keeps giving year after year through scholarships, professorships, academic chairs or other areas of interest.

The Legacy Society

Giving to the university through planned giving passes on your values for generations to come.


How to Make a Gift

For more information on giving to CSU, contact the Development office. We thank you for your generosity in supporting our mission.

Through Charleston Southern’s secure online giving, you can make a credit card gift in just a few minutes. Visit online giving to make your donation or pledge.

Your check should be made payable to Charleston Southern University. Mail checks to:

Charleston Southern University
Office of Development
PO Box 118087
Charleston, SC 29423-8087

You may make a gift or pledge by phone at 843-863-7513.

Giving shares of appreciated stock, bonds, mutual funds and other securities can be an excellent way to make a gift to CSU. When you donate securities in lieu of cash, you receive a charitable deduction for their full market value on the date of your gift, and you do not pay any capital gains tax on the appreciation in the securities.

For Information about transfers: Gift Acceptance Delivery Instructions. Please call 843-863-7514 if you desire to contribute in this way or have additional questions.

You can possibly double the impact of your gift to Charleston Southern University by utilizing the Matching Gift opportunity your company may have. Follow these simple steps:

  • Make your gift to Charleston Southern University.
  • Contact the Human Resources department of your company or your spouse’s company to see if they participate in a matching gift program.
  • If they do participate, pick up a matching gift form (some companies now have this on their website).
  • Complete your company’s matching gift form and mail to:

Charleston Southern University
Office of Development
PO Box 118087
Charleston, SC 29423-8087
Phone: 843-863-7513
Email: csudevelopment@csuniv.edu

Please visit The Legacy Society for additional information or contact 843-863-7514 or wward@csuniv.edu. CSU can easily become part of your estate plan with the use of a codicil or working with your accountant or attorney.

Bank draft gifts will allow us to debit the checking or savings account you determine at a time that is convenient for you. Bank drafts make giving easy and allow for continuous giving.

Gifts-in-kind are noncash donations of materials or long-lived assets directly related to the mission of the university or readily convertible to cash to support the university’s mission.


Philanthropy is based on voluntary action for the common good. It is a tradition of giving and sharing that is primary to the quality of life. To ensure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public, and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in the nonprofit organizations and causes they are asked to support, we declare that all donors have these rights:

  1. To be informed of the organization’s mission, of the way the organization intends to use donated resources, and of its capacity to use donations effectively for their intended purposes.
    II. To be informed of the identity of those serving on the organization’s governing board, and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities.
    III. To have access to the organization’s most recent financial statements.
    IV. To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.
    V. To receive appropriate acknowledgement and recognition.
    VI. To be assured that information about their donation is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law.
    VII. To expect that all relationships with individuals representing organizations of interest to the donor will be professional in nature.
    VIII. To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organization or hired solicitors.
    IX. To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that an organization may intend to share.
    X. To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.

The Donor Bill of Rights was created by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), the Council for Development and Support of Education (CASE), and the Giving Institute: Leading Consultants to Nonprofits.

2012, Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), all rights reserved. Reprinted with permission from the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

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