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Giving to Coastal Carolina University

There are many ways to make a difference at Coastal Carolina University. Whether you choose to donate to our Coastal Fund, an endowed fund or any of the other multiple ways, your gift to Coastal Carolina University pays extraordinary academic dividends.

We invite you to join us by participating in the good things that are happening at Coastal Carolina University.  Your continued support is vital for the University to sustain its upward movement as a premier academic insitution and as a catalyst for bettering the community.


How to Give


You can make a gift, pledge or pledge payment by using our secure online giving site. Click here!


Cash gifts offer a tax deduction for the full amount of the gift in the year it is made. Pledges may be paid over a period of time.

Checks, made payable to the Coastal Educational Foundation, may be mailed to:
CCU Office for Philanthropy
PO Box 261954
Conway, SC 29528-6054

Please identify the initiative, scholarship or program that you are contributing to so we can properly acknowledge your generosity!


Gifts-In-Kind are generally defined as “non-cash donations of materials or long-lived assets, other than real and personal property.” These may include items such as printed materials, food or other items used for hosting events, etc.

Stocks, Bonds or Property

Much like cash, gifts of stock are tax deductible at full fair market value. The donor is not taxed on long-term capital appreciation. Appraisal of the real estate establishes fair market value and in turn, the amount of the tax deduction. Real estate gifts may avoid capital gains tax. A donor may also sell a parcel to CCU for less than fair market value and claim the difference as a charitable gift.

Planned Giving

Planned giving can help you realize significant tax savings in your financial and estate planning by making a gift or bequest to the University. For more information, please click here.


Reasons to Give

Annual Gifts vs. Endowments

The giving options below can be structured as an Annual gift or an Endowment. Annual gifts accrue no earnings and are awarded annually based upon the amount received each year. The amount donated in a particular year comprises the full amount to be awarded for the specified purpose. Endowments are created through the establishment of a permanent fund that generates earnings on a perpetual basis for the purpose specified in the gift agreement. 

Scholarships, Chairs and Professorships

Scholarships are becoming increasingly more important to attract and retain the best and brightest students. By establishing a scholarship, you help CCU students realize their dreams. Whether a scholarship is merit- or need-based, donors are positioning the University to thrive and sustain a growing legacy. Chairs and professorships allow CCU to offer its students a top-notch faculty. These prestigious awards facilitate influential academic success by enabling scholars to advance in their field by fostering academic research and providing salary support.

Naming Opportunities

There are numerous opportunities for you to support the University while creating a lasting legacy for your family or someone close to you. All naming opportunities are subject to the approval of the University President and Board of Trustees; certain restrictions are in place governing how these contributions will be handled. Please click here for the University policy related to such gifts.

How To Reach Us

CCU Office for Philanthropy
106 Chanticleer Dr. East
PO Box 261954
Conway, SC 29528-6054

843-349-2007 office
843-349-2998 fax