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MUSC Foundation

About Us

The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) Foundation was chartered in 1966 as a charitable, educational foundation to support the education, research, patient care and other programs at the Medical University. The foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, contributions to which are tax-deductible.

Since its beginning, the MUSC Foundation has encouraged such worthwhile academic enterprises as endowed professorships, scholarships, the acquisition and development of campus facilities to serve student, teaching, research or clinical needs, and awards in honor of academic excellence. In addition, it has encouraged achievements in biomedical research.

The Foundation is governed by a 31-member Board of Directors. The president of the Medical University is an ex-officio, non-voting member of the board. Three members of the University’s Board of Trustees also serve on the board. The remaining 27 at-large directors are not directly affiliated with the university. Five are alumni of MUSC. The Foundation’s funds are invested and managed by professional money managers selected by the Foundation’s Investment Committee. This committee uses a professional investment advisor to assist in evaluating its managers.

Message from the Chair and CEO

Dear friend and supporter of MUSC,

Thank you for visiting our website and for your interest in our organization.  

Since its beginning, the MUSC Foundation has provided benefactors like you with an opportunity to sponsor scholarships, endowed professorships, new facilities and a full range of programs and amenities designed to enhance research, education and patient care at the Medical University of South Carolina. Working together, we have made an enduring and meaningful difference in the lives of so many people in our state and beyond. On their behalf, we thank you for your confidence and generosity.

On this website, we hope to help you learn more about the MUSC Foundation and how we can work together to achieve your philanthropic goals. We welcome you to peruse our site for financial information, news, events and frequently asked questions. Please don’t hesitate to contact the Foundation directly with any questions. 


Thomas P. Anderson
Chief Executive Officer

John W. Barter
Chairman of the Board