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Coastal Educational Foundation - Supporting Coastal Carolina University since 1954


‌A Message from the CEF Chair:


Joseph F. Singleton

CEF Chairman


Welcome to the Coastal Educational Foundation 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 almost 10,000 students with a regional economic impact of approximately half a billion dollars.

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.  It is our responsibility to ensure that the donors’ wishes are carried out with the gifts they have contributed.

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 being ranked 9th in the South among all schools in the Best Value category in the latest edition of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges” rankings and designated one of “America’s Best Colleges” by Forbes and the Center for College Affordability and Productivity in 2013.  Thank you for supporting the CEF – it's a worthy mission producing results for many years into the future.


 The Coastal Educational Foundation’s founding actually predates the founding of the institution of higher education which—through several evolutions—is known today as Coastal Carolina University.  And, the Foundation has been an important partner, collaborator, and supporter of this University every step of the way.  Our goal has been and continues to enable and fund Coastal Carolina University as it has grown from a small community-based two-year college to a regional, and even national university, of renown. 

The accomplishments of the Coastal Educational Foundation and its vital support of the University for over half a century resides in the generosity of its endowers and donors, the collective wisdom and commitment of our volunteer Directors, a devoted and professional staff, and the truly working partnership we share with those leaders who serve and support Coastal Carolina University.

We welcome all those -especially our alumni- who share in our vision of a growing, vibrant, community-minded teaching institution recognized for excellence and integrity in every facet of its life.  If you are of a mind to share your “time, talent, or treasure” with us, you will be gratefully received.


 Established 1954

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How To Reach Us

PO Box 261954

Conway, SC  29528-6054

Phone:(843) 349-2194

Fax: (843) 349-2981

Physical address:

Kingston Hall at Coastal Carolina University

106 Chanticleer Drive East

Conway, SC  29526

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CEF Newsletter Fall 2014

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