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Changing What's Possible through Philanthropy

The power of giving, the spirit of philanthropy.

Valentine’s Day gift means better care for MUSC’s youngest patients

'I think we were taking life for granted, frankly. You don’t know how lucky you are until it almost gets taken away from you.'

Laura Stone saw the Valentine’s Day gift on the table and suspected what was inside: a car catalog and an unspoken nudge from her husband to replace her old vehicle...Read More

Hilton Head musicians contribute half of CD sales to sarcoidosis, multiple sclerosis research

'It broke my heart to see how the disease affected him. I knew that if I could give one day, that’s what I’d want to support.'

Frederick Capers tried to ignore the chest pain, but it worsened and worsened until he landed in the hospital in Hilton Head Island, where his discomfort stumped doctors as well...Read More

Brooklyn, 8, uses donations to provide gifts to young psychiatry patients

'One child said this is the first time he didn’t feel forgotten.'

Christmas for children in treatment at MUSC’s Institute of Psychiatry can prove especially trying...Read More

Murdoch family’s gift preserves dental history on MUSC campus

'Some people were against taking a student that old, but he went to bat for me and several of my classmates'

Tucked off a footpath through the heart of MUSC’s campus, the Macaulay Museum of Dental History chronicles not only the university’s journey to training South Carolina’s dentists but the urgent need that precipitated its opening ...Read More

A new life for Saviour: Orphan from Ghana finds friendship and healing

Saviour Mbamba works with students in Dr. Patty Coker-Bolt's (far left) pediatric occupational therapy class.

'He just decided he was going to walk.'

For his entire life, 10-year-old Saviour Mbamba only crawled, pulling himself on his battered hands, while his friends at the orphanage in Ghana played soccer around him...Read More

Lemonade stand with a purpose: former NICU patients and friend donate to help other children

Casey and Rachel Glowaci enjoy beach time with sons Liam and Grey.

'MUSC saved them'

Three boys opened up an Isle of Palms lemonade stand hoping to make a little cash but earned something more valuable instead...Read More

MUSC executive vice president plans gift to help other women achieve leadership roles in health care

Lisa Montgomery
Lisa Montgomery takes a commencement selfie with other university and Charleston leaders.

Lisa Montgomery began her career at MUSC as director of patient financial services.  After receiving a Master in Health Administration from MUSC’s College of Health Professions, she quickly moved up at MUSC – to controller, then to chief financial officer of the hospital.  Montgomery currently serves as executive vice president for finance and operations...Read More

Once a patient, now an advocate: Laura Zucker shapes local child-life landscape

“It was a terrifying feeling for me to be in a room full of people I didn’t know, and they knew me clinically. I didn’t realize at the time that other kids were dealing with that too.”

Laura Zucker remembers the cold white room and calm-voiced strangers trying to distract her...Read More