CEF - Coastal Carolina University
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  • Coastal Educational Foundation logo
  • 843-349-2194
  • Mailing Address
    P.O. Box 261954
    Conway, SC 29528-6054
  • Physical Address
    Clark and Marcia Parker Atheneum Hall Alumni Ctr.
  • Suite 101
    104 Independence Drive
    Conway, SC 29526

From CEF Chairman
Tony K. Cox

CEF Board of Directors

Welcome to the Coastal Educational Foundation (CEF) website. I am honored to be chairman of the Board of Directors of this storied organization. The CEF came into existence in the summer of 1954 to provide higher education to this region of the Carolinas. Through the vision, leadership and sacrifice of the CEF founders, a small private junior college with 53 students was established. From this humble beginning came the Coastal Carolina University of today, a university of 10,000+ students with a regional economic impact of approximately half a billion dollars annually.

The mission of the CEF continues to be to support Coastal and to be the advocate for our donors. As an organization we strive to be ethical, transparent and sophisticated in the management of the funds which have been entrusted to us. The Foundation's responsibility is to ensure the donors’ wishes are carried out with the gifts they contribute. Additionally, we have been entrusted by the Chanticleer Athletic Foundation to manage their endowment and provide their accounting services.

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 fundraising programs. The CEF is very pleased that our efforts have contributed to Coastal Carolina University ranking among the top public universities for Best Value in the South by U.S. News & World Report.  CCU has also been recognized as a 2019-2020 College of Distinction, and has received the Military Friendly School designation for eight consecutive years. 

Thank you for supporting the CEF. We represent a worthy mission with the expectation of producing results for many years into the future.

Tony K. Cox
CEF Chairman 2020-2022