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Press Release
November 12, 2004
Contact: John Nash
(843) 792-0687


MUSC recognizes top philanthropic supporters

Charleston, SC (November 13, 2004) -- The Medical University of South Carolina welcomed nearly 100 new members to its top three philanthropic societies during the university's Society of 1824 Donor Recognition Dinner on November 12, 2004.

The Society of 1824 is the Medical University's official philanthropic support association. The Society's top three giving categories - the Centurion Society, the Pinnacle Society and the Millennium Society - include those supporters whose cumulative giving has reached the $100,000-$499,999, $500,000-$999,999, and $1 million-plus levels, respectively.

Vice President for Development Jim Fisher thanked the new inductees not only for their financial support, but also for setting an example that helped the Medical University reach an all-time high in philanthropic support during fiscal 2004, a year when gifts and pledges totaled nearly $35 million.

"As many of you know, the past few years have been a time of great challenge for the Medical University," said Fisher, during the induction ceremony. "However, thanks to your investments and your faith in us, we have been able to hit these challenges, not like a wall, but like a springboard, to bigger and better things."

For more information about the Society of 1824, please call Hope Fowler in the MUSC Office of Development at (843) 792-9973.

New Centurion Society members
(Society of 1824 members whose giving has reached the $100,000 to $499,999 level)

Mr. and Mrs. Roger G. Ackerman
American Cancer Society, Inc.
American Diabetes Association
American Health Assistance Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Andrie
Argosy Foundation
Arthritis Foundation
AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals
Aventis Pharmaceuticals Products, Inc.
Baker Motor Company of Charleston, Inc.
Mr. and Mrs. William A. Baker, Jr.
Blackbaud, Inc.
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Blitch
BrainLAB, Inc.
Burroughs Wellcome Fund
The Honorable Carroll A. Campbell, Jr.
Charitable Society of Charleston, Inc.
The Charlotte Geyer Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. T. Edward Childress, III
Mr. Charlie and Kay Chitty, Ed.D, R.N.
CVS Charitable Trust, Inc.
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Mr. Louis DeWolff
Mr. and Mrs. Michael D. Dingman
Dr. Richard L. Dobson
East Cooper Regional Medical Center
James B. Edwards Elementary School
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond W. Enstine
General Electric Company
Gilligan's Steamer and Raw Bar
Dr. and Mrs. William H. Golod
Greenville Hospital System
Mr. Ted and Mrs. Joan Halkyard
HCA Foundation
Hilton Head Regional Medical Center
Dr. and Mrs. Harold W. Jablon
Janssen Pharmaceutica Products
The M.B. Kahn Foundation, Inc.
Mr. Jake Kamin
Karl Storz Endoscopy-America, Inc.
Dr. James E. Kay
Drs. Lyndon and Janice Key
Lions of South Carolina
Earl Long Trust
Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Long
Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Lurie
Marine Polymer Technologies
MeadWestvaco Foundation
Mr. William B. Momier
National Association of Broadcasters
National Childhood Cancer Foundation
Nissan North America, Incorporated
Dr. Bernard O'Connor
Mr. and Mrs. Capers Poulnot
William H. Prusoff Foundation
Publix Super Markets Charities, Inc.
Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center
Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene, Inc.
The Honorable and Mrs. Lawrence E. Richter, Jr.
The Roche Foundation
Scleroderma Foundation
Mr. Thomas G. Slaughter
Mr. and Mrs. D. Loy Stewart, Sr.
The Grace E. and Louis DeWolff Foundation
Wal-Mart No. 1037
Wal-Mart No. 1359
Wal-Mart No. 632
Wyeth-Ayerst Pharmaceuticals

New Pinnacle Society members
(Society of 1824 members whose giving has reached the $500,000 to $999,999 level)

BMW Manufacturing Company
Dr. and Mrs. Richard T. Brock
Mr. Juergen H. Brockmann
The Charles F. Cooper Family
Daniel Island Associates
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International
McLeod Regional Medical Center
Mr. and Mrs. J. Tucker Morse
Mr. William E. Murray
The Pharmacy Network Foundation, Inc.
John I. Smith Charities, Inc.
South Carolina Net, Inc.
Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation, Inc.

New Millennium Society members
(Society of 1824 members whose giving has reached or exceeded the $1 million level)

Dr. Steve M. Ackerman
Dr. W. Gray Ackerman
American Heart Association, National Center
Ms. Marguerite A. Assey
Mrs. Sarah Christopher and Mr. Remley R. Campbell
Mrs. Edith Corry
Dr. and Mrs. Hal B. Holmes, Jr.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Mrs. Dolores Keating
South Carolina Dental Association

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