Frequently Asked Questions

This section is designed to answer basic questions about making a donation to the Medical University of South Carolina Foundation. If you have additional questions that are not included in the section below, or you need more information, please contact us by calling 843-792-2677 or giving@musc.edu

Yes, we are still open working remotely from home. Our business hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. We are closed on Saturday and Sunday. To reach us, visit our staff directory or contact us.

To learn about ways you can help, please visit our home page at giving.mus.edu. Have an idea for a fundraiser or unique gift idea? Please call 843-792-2678

MUSC Health is currently accepting donations of critical supplies for our care teams, including protective equipment and sanitizing items. Visit the COVID-19 donation FAQs page to see how you can donate supplies. To discuss additional options, please contact 843-792-2678 or giving@musc.edu.

You may only experience delays when donating by mail. Due to the recent “stay at home” ordinance recently passed by Charleston City Council, Foundation staff are working remotely at home, but will deposit and post all checks within 10 business days of receipt. For faster processing, we encourage you to make an online donation. You may also arrange a wire transfer.

Please visit MUSC Health volunteer services for current opportunities.

The amount of your contribution is a personal decision. Your comfort level is important and gifts at any level make an impact and are gratefully accepted. Friends who make gifts of $1,000 are recognized in our annual Honor Roll of Donors and also gain membership in the Society of 1824, the Medical University of South Carolina's charitable giving society. Gifts of $25,000 and above provide unique opportunities for naming a room, a program, or another mission appropriate to the contribution level. To learn more about these opportunities, please contact 843-792-2678 or giving@musc.edu.

Yes. The Medical University of South Carolina Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization, contributions to which are tax deductible. The Federal Tax Identification Number is 57-6028985. For more information, download the Medical University of South Carolina Foundation IRS Determination Letter (PDF).

The MUSC Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization chartered in 1966, contributions to which are tax-deductible. The Foundation functions as a charitable, independent entity from the Medical University and the Medical University Hospital Authority to support its education, research, patient care and other programs.

We depend on philanthropy today more than ever. Although MUSC is a state-assisted university, state appropriations to the Medical University now account for less than five percent of the institution’s actual operating costs. Private support helps us close that gap, providing us with the resources needed to build a truly exceptional environment for learning, discovery and patient care.

As a private, independent entity, the Foundation can invest, manage and disburse its assets in ways the Medical University and other public institutions may not. As a result, we are able to fully leverage our assets and faithfully execute the philanthropic intentions of our benefactors.

The Foundation is governed by a 31-member board of directors that consists of the president of the Medical University, an ex-officio, non-voting member, three members of the University’s Board of Trustees, and 27 at-large directors having no direct affiliation with the University.

  • Commitment to the Foundation’s purpose
  • Adherence to all applicable laws
  • Maintaining standards of operation that are above reproof
  • Respect for the Medical University of South Carolina and people it serves
  • Recognition of the state-wide impact the Foundation’s actions can promote and enable
  • Accountability, honesty and transparency to the Medical University and the general public
  • Prudence in managing, investing and developing the resources of the Medical University

Yes. Upon receiving your gift, the Medical University of South Carolina Foundation will send you a letter or email, thanking you for your gift. Because this letter will indicate the amount of your gift, you may use it as a receipt for tax purposes.

Yes. You may designate your gift to support a specific program, an event or a special project at MUSC.

You can start a fundraiser for MUSC through the MUSC Foundation Facebook page. For detailed instructions, please check out our five easy steps for starting a Facebook fundraiser.