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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 and societal 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 contribution through our secure, online donation form by clicking here!

Cash or Check

We accept both cash and check contributions, although we ask that you please refrain from sending cash through the mail.  If you wish to make a cash donation and live in the area, please drop by our offices anytime between Monday and Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm (click here for a campus map - we are in Kingston Hall).  Please make any checks out to the "Coastal Educational Foundation", and mail them to: CCU Office for Philanthropy, Post Office Box 261954, Conway, SC 29528-6054. Please identify the initiative, scholarship or program that you are contributing to, along with your contact information (so that 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 such items as equipment, software, printed materials, food or other items used for hosting events, etc.  If you have an interest in making such a contribution, please call us at (843) 349-2007, and we will be happy to assist you.

Stocks, Bonds or Property

If you wish to make a contribution of stocks, bonds or real estate, please contact our office at (843) 349-2007 or donor-relations@coastal.edu.

Planned Giving

Would you like to make provision in a will or trust for future support of the University, or make the University the recipient of proceeds from a life insurance policy?  If so, please contact our office at (843) 349-2007 or donor-relations@coastal.edu.

Please click here to access resources on the benefits to you making a planned or deferred gift to the University!


Reasons to Give

Annual Gifts vs. Endowments

Each of 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.  Basically, 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 is invested and managed by the Coastal Educational Foundation, and generate earnings on a perpetual basis.  These earnings are awarded on an annual basis for the purpose specified in the gift agreement (provided that there are sufficient earnings to match the desires of the donor).


Outstanding students excel in the classroom, on campus and in our community; they deserve the opportunity to rise above greatness.  Today, scholarships are becoming increasingly more important in higher education.  Without them, many gifted and skilled students would be deprived of an opportunity to attend college.  Coastal Carolina University is focused on providing scholarship opportunities to attract the best and brightest students, and our donors make this possible.

By establishing a scholarship, you help Coastal Carolina University students accomplish their dreams.  In order to extend the University's growth and spirit, private funding is a necessity.  Whether a scholarship is awarded based on merit or need, donors invest in our future while positioning the University to thrive and sustain a growing legacy.

Please call us at (843) 349-2007 if you would like more information on establishing a scholarship.

Chairs & Professorships

Chairs and professorships allow Coastal Carolina University to attract and retain the best and brightest scholars.  These prestigious awards facilitate influential academic success by enabling scholars to advance in their field by fostering academic research and providing salary support.

Please call us at (843) 349-2007 if you would like more information on establishing a chair or professorship.


Program funds support a variety of campus activities, enabling colleges and departments to provide experiential learning opportunities to students which supplement their class-based education.

Please call us at (843) 349-2007 if you would like more information on establishing a program fund.

Naming Opportunities

We have numerous opportunities for you to support the University while creating a lasting legacy for your family or someone whom you admire.

If you wish to name a building, an area of a structure, or another geographic location in memory or honor of yourself or someone else, please call us at (843) 349-2007 to discuss available options.

Please note that all naming opportunities are subject to the approval of the University President and Board of Trustees, and that there are certain restrictions in place governing how these contributions will be handled.  Please click here for the University policy related to such gifts.

Click on the links below for information on current naming opportunities at the University:

How To Reach Us

PO Box 261954
Conway, SC 29528-6054

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


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