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Changing What's Possible through Philanthropy

The power of giving, the spirit of philanthropy.

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

Small-town family doctor establishes scholarship to help students pursue community medicine

Dr. Sam Stone and wife

'Don't let the debt determine what you do for the rest of your life'

Dr. Sam Stone planned his career at 5 years old and describes the years that followed as “one of those boring stories...Read More

From candy striper to benefactor: Susan Pearlstine builds legacy on supporting sarcoidosis research

Susan Pearlstine

"I’ve always felt very fortunate to have this hospital in my hometown."


Susan Pearlstine never would have guessed, as a young girl working as a candy striper and handing out magazines to patients at MUSC, that one day she would become a multimillion-dollar supporter of that same hospital...Read More

Kelley Smith O’Quinn Devotes Her Life to Paying Back the Love She Received

Kelly Smith O'Quinn

For their first date, Kelley Smith O’Quinn’s late husband took her to a cadaver lab. Kenneth showed her around MUSC’s campus, bringing to the life the places he described in letters sent to her home...Read More

The Juanmanuel Gomez Educational Fund

The Division of Infectious Disease established the Juanmanuel Gomez Education Fund in honor of Juanmanuel Gomez, MD, MSCR, Assistant Professor, in the Department of Medicine’s Division of Infectious Disease...Read More

Man makes gift in honor of doctor who offered novel off-label treatment

“I told Dr. Silver that what I needed was a silver bullet -- pun intended. To my surprise, he said, ‘I think we might have one.’”

When his mysterious symptoms persisted and Bob Young still lacked a diagnosis, he decided that he would drive up the East Coast, looking for an answer...Read More

A Tribute to Kitty Trask Holt

Kitty Trask Holt funding supports research for scleroderma cure

Friends and family of Charleston resident Kitty Trask Holt have donated more than $1.3 million...Read More

Kitty Trask Holt funding supports research for scleroderma cure

“Most scientists never get to see the translation of the science that they develop at the bench,” 

Kitty Trask Holt played tennis until she couldn’t hold the racquet. In her last year at work, she sold the most homes. And when sickness left her bedridden and visitors came to see her, she spent the entire time, every time, asking about her guest...Read More