The Office for Philanthropy partners with and supports a variety of institutional and off-campus organizations to leverage our combined resources in ways that increase the impact of our donors' contributions.
CCU Alumni Association
The Coastal Carolina University Alumni Association was founded in 1976 as a unified effort to maintain contact with and plan activities and services for former students of what was then Coastal Carolina College, a branch campus of the University of South Carolina.
In those early years, Coastal's alumni were a close-knit group. Until 1974, when the college began granting four-year degrees, most students were from within a five-county radius of the campus. The development of the Alumni Association was a natural result of the institution's progress. Enrollment increased throughout the 1980s with the arrival of students from many parts of the country. In 1993, the college left the USC system to establish its own identity as Coastal Carolina University, an independent, state-supported institution.
Today, alumni live in nearly every state of the nation and in numerous foreign countries. Opportunities for alumni have expanded to include a yearlong calendar of events for varying constituent groups and for the entire alumni body.
Please click here to visit the Coastal Carolina University Alumni Association site.
Women in Philanthropy & Leadership (WIPL)
Women in Philanthropy and Leadership (WIPL) was created to transform the lives of students at Coastal Carolina University and to make a difference in the greater community. This is accomplished by leveraging the impact of women and their donations of time, talent and resources.
WIPL was formed in 2007 under the leadership of Coastal Carolina University First Lady Terri DeCenzo and some of the area's leading philanthropists, business professionals, CCU faculty and staff who were committed to supporting the University through collective giving and annual donations. The pooled donations are used to provide scholarships to deserving students and to support programs that create leadership opportunities for women across disciplines.
In the spring of 2011 WIPL held its first Women's Leadership Conference and Celebration of Inspiring Women. Now held as an annual event, the conference and the organization have grown tremendously in influence and impact.
To learn more, please visit Women in Philanthropy and Leadership for Coastal Carolina University.
Coastal Educational Foundation (CEF)
The Coastal Educational Foundation was formed in 1954 by a group of citizens interested in establishing an institution of higher education in the Waccamaw region of South Carolina. The group founded the institution that is now known as Coastal Carolina University.
The Foundation's stated mission is to seek and provide resources for the betterment of the University. Since its inception, the Foundation has been extremely active in its fundraising efforts for Coastal and has conducted several successful campaigns.
The Foundation's board of directors primarily comprises business and community leaders from the University's designated service area.
The Foundation is organized as a nonprofit corporation under the South Carolina Nonprofit Corporation Act and as a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, as amended.
Please click here to visit the CEF site.
Chanticleer Athletic Foundation (CAF)
The Chanticleer Athletic Foundation provides financial assistance for Coastal Carolina University Athletic Department needs, while generating interest in building a comprehensive and competitive Division I athletic program. The Chanticleer Athletic Foundation's goals are consistent with the policies of Coastal Carolina University, the University Athletic Department, the NCAA, and any conference the University is affiliated with.
Please click here to visit the CAF site.
Student Housing Foundation (SHF)
The CCU Student Housing Foundation was formed in 2003. The Foundation’s mission is to operate exclusively for the benefit of Coastal Carolina University to lease, operate, manage, and contract for the construction of student housing facilities.
The Foundation's board of directors primarily comprises business and community leaders from the University's designated service area. The Foundation is organized as a nonprofit corporation under the South Carolina Nonprofit Corporation Act and as a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, as amended.
Please click here to visit the SHF site.
How To Reach Us
CCU Office for Philanthropy
PO Box 261954
Conway, SC 29528-6054