CSU makes Giving Day history with more than $1 million raised

April 18, 2022

History was made on Wednesday for Charleston Southern University when the college raised more than $1 million in 24 hours during its annual Giving Day.

Gifts from over 400 alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends of Charleston Southern totaled an extraordinary $1,003,632.05. Previously, the highest amount raised in 24 hours was in 2021 with $238,000.

“CSU Giving Day was an exciting day full of divine surprises and special support from the CSU community,” said Dr. Dondi Costin, president. “The monetary gifts have real and lasting impact on CSU students and prepares them in their pursuit of significant lives.”

Donors had the option to support several areas of need for CSU, including the CSU Annual Scholarship Fund, Athletics, Academic Programs, and Special Projects such as the Convocation Center and the Dewey Center for Chaplaincy. Several supporters inspired others to give through special donor challenges as well. The Whitfield Family matched all gifts made up to $100,000, Mr. and Mrs. Ron Brantley matched new Board of Visitor scholarship program gifts up to $10,000, while faculty and staff encouraged departments to give through various initiatives.

Those interested in making Every Buc Count may contribute at www.charlestonsouthern.edu/giving.


About Charleston Southern University

Founded in 1964 in the heart of the Charleston metro area, Charleston Southern University is a private, Christian liberal arts university. With an enrollment of 3,378 students, CSU offers more than 80 academically rigorous and faith-integrated undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs. Charleston Southern is one of South Carolina’s largest accredited, independent universities and has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as #21 nationally for Best Online Bachelor’s Programs and #13 for Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans. Students can learn online or in a traditional classroom setting, all while discovering their pathway to purpose.