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Coastal Educational Foundation - Supporting Coastal Carolina University since 1954

A Message from the CEF Chair:


As Chair of the Board of Directors of Coastal Educational Foundation, it gives me great pleasure to introduce you to the extraordinary growth and dynamics of Coastal Carolina University – the fastest growing university in South Carolina, and  an educational environment which is not only exciting, but extremely diverse.  Coastal has developed a unique philosophy and mindset to promote the student to be ready for 21st century challenges and opportunities.  CEF supports a superior institution which merits your consideration, contributions and young people.  We are very proud of  the advances made since our founding in 1954.  We look forward to educating future students, watching our graduates advance in life while promoting their environment, community and country.

In the interest of building a greater Coastal Carolina University, the Foundation seeks financial support through annual gifts, capital campaigns, planned giving and other ongoing fund raising programs.  It is the responsibility of the Foundation’s Directors to manage and disburse assets prudently within a policy that encourages the enhancement of the resources of the Foundation including fiduciary oversight of restricted and unrestricted endowments.  We are very pleased that our efforts have contributed to Coastal Carolina University being ranked in the top public universities in the South category by U.S. News & World Report and in the top 15 percent of the nation’s four-year undergraduate institutions in Forbes’ “America’s Best Colleges 2012.”

Thank you for supporting CEF – it's a worthy mission with results light years into the future.

Dennis L. Wade
Chair, CEF Board of Directors



The Coastal Educational Foundation’s founding actually predates the founding of the institution of higher education which—through several evolutions—is known today as Coastal Carolina University.  And, the Foundation has been an important partner, collaborator, and supporter of this University every step of the way.  Our goal has been and continues to enable and fund Coastal Carolina University as it has grown from a small community-based two-year college to a regional, and even national university, of renown. 

The accomplishments of the Coastal Educational Foundation and its vital support of the University for over half a century resides in the generosity of its endowers and donors, the collective wisdom and commitment of our volunteer Directors, a devoted and professional staff, and the truly working partnership we share with those leaders who serve and support Coastal Carolina University.

We welcome all those -especially our alumni- who share in our vision of a growing, vibrant, community-minded teaching institution recognized for excellence and integrity in every facet of its life.  If you are of a mind to share your “time, talent, or treasure” with us, you will be gratefully received.


 Established 1954

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How To Reach Us

PO Box 261954

Conway, SC  29528-6054

Phone:(843) 349-2194

Fax: (843) 349-2981

Physical address:

Kingston Hall at Coastal Carolina University

106 Chanticleer Drive East

Conway, SC  29526

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