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Giving to Coastal Carolina University

Join the thousands of donors who support Coastal Carolina University by making a gift today. Donations of all sizes ensure that CCU is able to support deserving students and deliver outstanding educational programs. Your generosity is greatly appreciated!


How to Give


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


Cash gifts offer a tax deduction for the full amount of the gift in the year it is made.

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


Matching Gifts


Matching gifts are a great way to broaden the impact of your contribution!  Many employers will match gifts made by their employees to charitable organizations that they support.

To determine if your employer matches contributions, and to find out how to initiate a request, please enter the name of your employer below and click on the 'Search' button:


Ways to Give

Cash Gifts

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


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 things as printed materials, food or other items used for hosting events, etc.

Stocks, Bonds or Property

Much like cash, gifts of stocks, bonds or property 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.

Annual Gifts vs. Endowments

Annual Gifts and Endowments are two additional ways to donate. 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, Chairs and Professorships serve as incentives for high-performing students and accomplished faculty. Scholarships are very important to attract and retain the best and brightest students. Whether a scholarship is merit- or need-based, donors are positioning the University to thrive and sustain a growing legacy.

Learn more about Annual vs. Endowed Scholarships.

Chairs and professorships foster academic research and provide salary support, which allow CCU to offer its students a top-notch faculty.

Naming Opportunities

There are numerous naming opportunities for you to support the University while creating a lasting legacy for your family or someone close to you. 

Wall College of Business Administration

Spadoni College of Education

Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts

College of Science

University College

Kimbel Library and Bryan Information Commons

To learn more or secure a naming opportunity, please contact the Office for Philanthropy at 843-349-2007.

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.

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.

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