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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.

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

Year in Review: 2016

Thank you for your support, encouragement and trust – the greatest of gifts – which made it all possible, month after month.

As the year draws to a close and we retreat to family gatherings, we want to pause to celebrate our MUSC family of supporters and advocates. We owe each of our accomplishments and all of our advances to the steadfast dedication of this special community. Thank you for helping to build that community. Please take a moment to share in the joy of its accomplishments from 2016...Read More

Dear Donors

Pharmacy student explains why anonymous scholarship support is about more than money 

Dear donor,

Although I may never get the chance to meet you, I want to thank you for providing me, a perfect stranger, with the ultimate gift. Education is something I have valued over most other things in life, making your contribution priceless...Read More

Dear Doctors

Mother writes to team that cared for her daughter who needed heart surgery 12 years ago

Dear MUSC Children’s Hospital team,                 

Twelve years ago, we were blessed with a wonderful surprise — our fourth child, Elle.  Weighing in at 10 lbs., 7 oz., she was a healthy baby girl!  But at about three and a half weeks old, Elle started showing behavior that I had not seen in my other three children...Read More

Thank-You Notes Archive

  • Send an eCard for Valentine's Day

    Valentine eCards are here!

    Honor a loved one by sending them a gift that supports research, patient care and education. Schedule your personalized message to deliver this Valentine's Day
    Send an eCard Today > 
  • Nursing Student Martelly

    Former Military Medic Melissa Martelly

    "After getting out of the military I realized that I missed the patient interaction and missed working at the hospital. This is when I realized that nursing was where I belonged" - Scholarship Recipient Melissa Martelly
    Watch her video >

  • Hollings Cancer Center Patient Al Harman

    Support Hope

    When you support research and clinical trials at Hollings Cancer Center, you support second chances. You support more time out on the river and home with family. You support hope. - Al Harman, Hollings Cancer Center clinical trial patient, Columbia SC
    Learn more about Hollings Cancer Center >