CCU Office for Philanthropy

April 2019
Photographs by: 
Bobby Altman

Faces of the Grand Strand 2019

Members include (seated, from left): Sarah Craig and Marjorie Thompson; and (standing, from left): Bryan Steros, Jean Ann Brakefield, Diane Sanders, Hatton Gravely and Eric Rivenbark.

The CCU Office for Philanthropy develops relationships with alumni and friends of the University to raise funds in support of the institution and its 10,600 students. The office includes the Office of Alumni Relations, which engages 32,000-plus alumni through various events and programs, and Women in Philanthropy and Leadership (WIPL), which offers scholarship support for CCU students and hosts the annual Women’s Leadership Conference and Celebration of Inspiring Women

GSM: What are your goals for your organization?
CCUOFP: We recently launched phase II of I’M IN—The Endowment Campaign for Coastal Carolina University. Our goal is to raise an additional $20 million for the endowment by 2023. At CCU, the endowment delivers a steady stream of operating income to ensure the University’s needs to recruit and retain the best and brightest students and faculty are met, and provides access to a comprehensive liberal arts education.

GSM: What would you like to share with readers?
CCUOFP: Your support of CCU is greatly appreciated. There are numerous ways to support CCU and our students, including endowed scholarships, naming opportunities, the TEAL 1000 initiative and more.

CCU Office for Philanthropy
104 Independence Drive, Conway
(843) 349-2007