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University Advancement

Welcome to the Division of University Advancement!

Leading the charge to advance our university, together we aim to bolster the mission of USC Upstate by:

  • Securing philanthropic support in support of strategic priorities
  • Promoting a healthy image of the university through enhanced visibility and brand awareness
  • Engaging alumni in the ongoing life of the university
  • Activating community leaders to manage and advocate for the university

University Advancement consists of the following units:

Why Give

The Benefits of Giving to USC Upstate

Generous individuals are capable of making a significant difference at the University of South Carolina Upstate with their philanthropy.

Gifts can reach far beyond today to help shape the future of the University. And cumulative acts of philanthropy can empower the University to help transform the Upstate. Through your giving, you have the opportunity to assist students, support faculty, enhance programs, improve facilities and provide new opportunities for discovery, innovation, learning and outreach at USC Upstate. Further, your gift can potentially provide tax and other advantages that may be beneficial to your personal financial planning.

Family Fund

Giving is easy and all contributions from faculty and staff are counted towards the Family Fund no matter the gift designation or type!

Spartan Family,

You are TOUGH. Over the past few years, you have shown resilience overcoming a complete learning shift in the classroom, working through a world pandemic, changes in leadership, personal battles, and everyday struggles but one thing has remained the same. Each of us push through, taking our university to Greater Heights. We do it for our students- the heart and soul of why you are in higher education. Consider supporting USC Upstate through the Family Fund Campaign! Choose an area that is important to you whether it is the Spartan Pantry, Emergency Fund, a scholarship, or specific program that is significant to the work you do. Our students deserve it!