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The mission of the USC Upstate Foundation is to support the University of South Carolina Upstate in all of its educational, research, instructional, scientific, literary, service, charitable and outreach endeavors.
Chartered in 1973 as the Carolina Piedmont Foundation, and renamed in 2009, the USC Upstate Foundation exists to seek and accept gifts of charitable, benevolent, cultural and educational purposes for the exclusive benefit of the University.
Accredited as a non-profit organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, the Foundation has raised or otherwise administered contributions, grants, bond funds and endowments totaling over $75 million, primarily for capital construction, laboratory, scholarship and endowment purposes.
University facilities made possible in whole or part by the Foundation include the Palmetto and Magnolia House Residence Halls, the G. B. Hodge Arena and other Spartan Athletics venues, the Susan Jacobs Arboretum, the Rotary International Peace Park, John M. Rampey Center, the George Dean Johnson, Jr. College of Business & Economics, and numerous campus land acquisitions.
The Foundation’s Board of Directors oversees Foundation fundraising efforts, makes grants to the University for strategic initiatives and manages endowment and current funds totaling over $10 million.
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Thanks to generous donors, the University of South Carolina Upstate is planting for the future.
“Putting things back in to the earth is an act of greater good and
one that has great depth,” said David Culp, horticulturalist as he
attended a tree-dedication service during USC Upstate’s 13th
annual Arbor Day celebration. “A garden has the ability to take you
away. This is what we give to the world. You are planting for the
His words rang true for donors Andrea and Greg Shurburtt and P.
Kathryn “Katie” Hicks and her husband Dr. Larry Roël who cut the ribbons
during Arbor Day for two newly named gardens in the Susan Jacobs
Arboretum at USC Upstate.
Anne Porchér Z. Perrin didn’t attend the University of South Carolina
Upstate, but she sees the University as vital to the Spartanburg
Three years ago, Mrs. Perrin’s husband, Pat, established a
scholarship to honor her for her unwavering support for him, their
children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Donations by Andrea and Greg Shurburtt and P. Kathryn “Katie” Hicks and
her husband Dr. Larry Roël to the Susan Jacobs Arboretum at the
University of South Carolina Upstate have provided for two newly named
gardens that will further enhance the beautiful landscape of this
On Friday, December 18, John Gramling II signed papers donating the final parcel of land
from his family to the University of South Carolina Upstate. This
transfer of land, which comprises the University’s opening gateway and
the International Rotary Peace Park along East Campus Boulevard, was
committed by the Gramling family in 2000 in order to fulfill the
University Campus Master Plan. The documents now signed complete that
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Interim Vice Chancellor for University AdvancementInterim Director of the USC Upstate FoundationDonald Hale
Director of Development and Foundation ScholarshipsBea Walters Smith
Director of Annual GivingStephen Frey
Director of Advancement ServicesYolanda Robinson
Director of Alumni RelationsJoshua Jones
Administrative AssistantSamantha Bauer
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The University of South Carolina Upstate is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate and masters degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia, 30033 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of USC Upstate. Comments or Complaints?