Donor Recognition Report

July 2013 - June 2014

Dear Alumni, Board of Governors, and Friends,

I am excited to share with you the third annual School of Business Donor Recognition Report covering July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014. Each year, I take great pride in sharing how your giving commitment to our students is making an enormous difference in their academic and future career successes.

The past year certainly has been a roller-coaster ride with changes and transition to the College of Charleston.  I take pride in the fact that during the past 12 months, our donors remained supportive of the momentum and direction of the business school, student achievement, and exciting new programs.  I sincerely appreciate all that you do and have done for us. 

Thanks to the generosity of our Board of Goverors, alumni, parents, corporate partners, and other friends, gifts and pledges in support of the School of Business totaled $2,138,754.  Some notable highlights include:

  • Peter and Susan Schottland’s $1M pledge to create the Schottland Programs Endowment which will perpetually support the Schottland Scholars program and the Schottland Leadership Award.
  • The number of alumni giving to the School, particularly to the Dean’s Excellence Fund (DEF), has doubled since 2011.  Alumni annual giving has consistently helped to build the DEF, including a total of $263k in 2013-2014.
  • $163K gift from Daimler Vans Manufacturing to create the DVM Scholars Program and offer scholarship opportunities for students interested in studying supply chain management and finance.
  • Eric ’93 and Lee ’96 Cox committed a $1M estate gift to the School of Business that will set the stage for a very meaningful programmatic endowment in the future.  Their example of alumni giving will leave a legacy in the business school that will benefit many generations of students in the years to come.

Please take some time to see the names of our donors and the stories that highlight some of the exciting ways that philanthropy impacted our people and programs over the past academic year.    

As we head into the Fall 2014 semester, we will have some very exciting news to share with you (Hint: it will be a first in the state of South Carolina). With our ambitious new leader, President Glenn McConnell, we are confident that the business school will begin a new era of growth in ways to better serve our students and the needs of the business community.

If you have any comments or feedback on the 2013-2014 Donor Recognition Report, please contact me.

Sincerely grateful,

Alan T. Shao