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Changing What's Possible through Philanthropy

The power of giving, the spirit of philanthropy.

Research supported by local family explores connection between two devastating diseases

'We’re aiming to use the heart as a window to brain'

A single culprit – the slow build of sticky fat and other proteins – lies behind two of the most devastating diagnoses in elderly people...Read More

Scholarship established by former leader in president’s office helps nontraditional student

‘This reaffirms that, yes, you belong here’

Fifteen years after closing her textbooks, Melissa Koci packed up the life she built out west and came home to chase a dream she thought she had abandoned as a teenager...Read More

One employee shares MUSC’s role in her life over the past 35 years

‘MUSC has never been just my employer’

Debbie McCravy’s office sits inside the entryway of MUSC’s Office of Development and Alumni Affairs, so her job supporting fundraising activities also includes an unofficial role as ambassador...Read More

Local CEO makes gift to support Medical District Greenway

‘I think people do things in life because of their experiences’

Sean Mummert started small, with red wrist bands that nurses could scan to read everything they needed to know about patients. The bands used direct thermal printing to keep private health information off a printer ribbon, and Mummert’s team sold the idea to MUSC as a safe and secure improvement...Read More

Faculty member shares daughter’s story, why he contributes to MUSC

'We knew it could be cancer and that survival was unlikely'

For Tom Smith, Ph.D., MUSC became more than an employer after his daugther's birth. From her earliest months, Perry made a growling sound. Smith and his wife, MUSC cardiovascular intensive-care unit nurse Ellie Smith, called her “Perry Bear.” The growl seemed like a normal baby noise, until 3-month-old Perry spent all of Christmas Eve inconsolable while visiting family in Georgetown...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