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Changing What's Possible through Philanthropy

The power of giving, the spirit of philanthropy.

Instructor’s commitment to special-needs dentistry lives on in annual classes with statewide attendees

Dr. Carlos Salinas speaking

‘I saw him work so hard that I really didn’t want to see that lost.’

His skill in patient care became legendary the day a 1-year-old girl in clinic screamed and screamed, unyielding to anyone’s efforts to soothe her...Read More

Children’s Miracle Network Champion’s fundraising efforts turn personal

Victor with his parents, Kimberlina & Daniel at Walmart

‘I couldn’t imagine what that mom was going through, what that dad was going through.’

When Kimberlina Hutson peered into the hospital room and saw the tiny patient – only days old – waiting for a heart transplant, she wanted to help the MUSC Children's Hospital...Read More

Spinal cord injury patient makes gift to research in hopes that other patients can achieve mobility

Spinal cord injury patient makes gift to research in hopes that other patients can achieve mobility 

Tina Doscher knew that surgery to save her life also would leave her temporarily paralyzed. She knew she might never fully regain the ability to use the left side of her body. And she knew she had to try it anyway...Read More

Hollings Mobile Health Unit delivers lifesaving cancer screenings

Hollings Mobile Health Unit delivers lifesaving cancer screenings

Without a visit to her jobsite from the big blue Hollings Cancer Center bus, Rhonda Kierpiec might not be alive...Read More

Pharmacy alumni, ’95, commit to taking care of patients, mentoring the next generation

'If we’ve proven one concept, it’s that you can take care of people in this corporate climate.'

Kelly and Kandi Hunt, a husband-and-wife business team, joke that they’d be a lot skinnier if they didn’t run a traditional family pharmacy...Read More

Los Angeles woman, moved by ‘Southern Charm’ story, donates 100 care packages to Children’s Hospital

'Some of these families that we met in the hospital had been there for months, and she’s giving them a little ray of hope and happiness.'

Tina Manguikian let the email sit in her drafts folder for 10 days before she sent it...Read More

Recent graduate John "Taco" Robinson worked a fast-food job to pay for med school

'At $6.50 an hour, you have to really decide what's important. Working that job was a big part of my life.'

John Robinson picked up a job at Taco Bell as a teenager with a singular goal in mind: to save enough money to attend a pre-medical school summer camp between high school and his freshman year of college...Read More

Father commits to fighting addiction and preventing overdoses

'My first son was addicted for eight years, and my second son was addicted for eight months.' 

One month after his second son died the same way as his first, Steve Grant reluctantly attended a work conference through Northwestern Mutual, where he works as a financial representative in Greenville. The speakers opened that morning in 2011 by telling the group that they didn’t want to talk about selling more insurance but instead to challenge their audience with a question: What will be your legacy...Read More