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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Gala celebrates the spirit of philanthropy, the power of giving

Charleston, SC (November 12, 2004) -- The Medical University of South Carolina held its annual Society of 1824 Donor Recognition Dinner on Friday, November 12, 2004 at the North Charleston Convention Center Ballroom. The event, a celebration of the university's most successful fund-raising year to date, was attended by almost 300 people, some from as far away as California.

The theme for the evening was "The Spirit of Philanthropy, The Power of Giving," a theme reinforced throughout the gala's program, which included presentations by WTMA-FM talk show host Richard Todd, a former patient of Hollings Cancer Center whose son Tyler spent his first few weeks of life at MUSC Children's Hospital; Charleston RiverDogs President Mike Veeck, whose daughter Rebecca is a patient of Storm Eye Institute; and Daniel Hanna, whose son Deric received a new heart at MUSC in August 2004. Their testimonials were not only personal and heartwarming, but also reminded us all of the important work that takes place inside the halls of the Medical University of South Carolina.

Also during the evening, the Society of 1824 inducted the newest members of its top three giving societies: the Centurion Society, the Pinnacle Society, and the Millennium Society, whose members each had made cumulative gifts of $100,000-$499,999, $500,000-$999,999, and $1 million and more, respectively.

The Society of 1824 is the Medical University's official philanthropic support association, and consists of those individuals, businesses and foundations making a gift of $1,000 or more to the university during the previous fiscal year. Their investments provide us with the resources needed to build a truly exceptional environment for learning, discovery and patient care, and we are extremely grateful for their generosity. For more information, please call the Office of Development at (843) 792-9973.

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