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The power of giving, the spirit of philanthropy.

Every day, generous MUSC supporters change the lives of students, researchers and patients. Each month, we share some of their stories, tracing the spirit of philanthropy to those who benefit from it.

Local family’s million-dollar gift will help child abuse victims at new hospital

'You can’t build a world-class facility without realizing you have to include a space for abused children.'

Just days before Lisa Rice planned to meet with Dr. Scott Russell about her family’s $1 million gift to the new MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital, she found herself standing across from him in the pediatric emergency room -- not as a donor, but as the grandmother of a patient...Read More

Well-known Charleston artist rediscovers her ‘sunshine’ after Parkinson’s treatment

'I just want to scream it out and tell every Parkinson’s patient to find out if you’re qualified and do the studies.'

Margaret Petterson never stopped painting after Parkinson’s disease took ahold of her body, but something changed for the celebrated local artist...Read More

Health Professions alumna commits to community health – and its next generation of leaders

Diane Mathews at Lowcountry AHEC

'After a life-threatening diagnosis, you realize that you’re not guaranteed another day, let alone a year or years. You become braver.'

Diane Mathews spent the first half of her career as a dedicated medical technologist, analyzing blood and fluids in a clinical laboratory and diagnosing blood-related cancers alongside pathologists...Read More

2016 Annual Report on Giving
2016 Annual Report on Giving

Together we are “Changing What’s Possible.”

Last year, the Medical University of South Carolina Foundation received more than 14,000 individual philanthropic gifts. Behind each one of those gifts was a story. We are pleased to share a few of these stories with you now in our 2016 Annual Report on Giving...Read More

Local couple provides seed funding for ocular oncology department

Bill and Ruth Baker

"With a little bit of radiation, we’re seeing the same outcomes as if we were to remove it and saving some of the patient’s vision."

When James Campbell’s ophthalmologist said the word “cancer,” Campbell, a retired firefighter, was alarmed but not entirely surprised...Read More

Young entrepreneur raises money for heart research in honor of grandfather

William Manzi sells Lowcountry Lures at Wonder Works

“My goal is to be able to raise a good amount for cardiac research.” 

William Manzi started his business, a fly-tying company called Lowcountry Lures, before he finished elementary school...Read More

Thank-You Notes Archive

  •  rural Tanzanian health care

    Hearts beating stronger across the globe

    Before MUSC cardiology staff and students began their outreach work in Tanzania, residents of the East African nation had to travel thousands of miles and across an ocean to India for heart care. Why we support the Global Health for Cardiology Fund >

  • Nursing Student Martelly

    Together we are “Changing What’s Possible.”

    Last year, the Medical University of South Carolina Foundation received more than 14,000 individual philanthropic gifts. Behind each one of those gifts was a story. We are pleased to share a few of these stories with you now in our 2016 Annual Report on Giving.

  • Hollings Cancer Center Fundraiser Gourmet & Grapes

    Gourmet & Grapes

    We're proud to announce we raised $642,758 to support essential cancer research and care at Hollings Cancer Center at the Medical University of South Carolina, a record for Hollings & MUSC Health, also making this one of the largest fundraisers in the lowcountry! Thank you and we can't wait to see you next year!