MUSC Foundation to raise funds for MUSC on Giving Tuesday

CHARLESTON, S.C. (Nov. 30, 2020) – The Medical University of South Carolina Foundation will reach out to the community to help raise money for MUSC hospitals, colleges and programs on Giving Tuesday, scheduled for Dec. 1. 

Giving Tuesday, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, is a global giving movement that started in 2012. Funds raised on Giving Tuesday will support MUSC hospitals, colleges and programs, which have all been financially impacted by the pandemic. The pandemic has also forced MUSC to cancel fundraising events that support research and student scholarships. To date, MUSC has lost at least $500,000 in event revenue.  

“This money supports patient care, medical research, scholarships and so many other things that touch people’s lives in a very personal way, so we’re really hoping to regain some of that ground on Giving Tuesday,” said Kate Azizi, vice president for institutional advancement. “As a virtual giving movement, Giving Tuesday is a safe way for people to come together and help others during this pandemic.”  

There are three ways to support MUSC on Giving Tuesday: You can make a gift directly by either visiting, texting MUSC to 243725, or calling 843-792-2678. You can also start a fundraiser that supports MUSC at Finally, you can be an ambassador by sharing why you support MUSC on your social media pages. Include hashtag #GiveTueMUSC so MUSC can see and share individuals’ posts.

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Giving Tuesday at MUSC

People can show their support for MUSC's mission in three ways this Giving Tuesday: by donating, hosting a fundraiser or becoming an ambassador.

Virtual interviews available

Kate Azizi, vice president for institutional advancement, is available for live or recorded virtual interviews. Please contact Melissa Varner, public information director for the Department of Development and Alumni Affairs, at 843-214-4934 to set up an interview.


About the MUSC Foundation

The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) Foundation was chartered in 1966 as a charitable educational foundation to support the education, research, patient care and other programs at the Medical University. The foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, contributions to which are tax-deductible.

Since its beginning, the MUSC Foundation has encouraged such worthwhile academic enterprises as endowed professorships; scholarships; the acquisition and development of campus facilities to serve student, teaching, research or clinical needs; and awards in honor of academic excellence. In addition, it has encouraged achievements in biomedical research.

The Foundation is governed by a 31-member board of directors. The president of the Medical University is an ex-officio, non-voting member of the board. Three members of the MUSC Board of Trustees also serve on the board. The remaining 27 at-large directors are not directly affiliated with the university. Five are alumni of MUSC. The foundation’s funds are invested and managed by professional money managers selected by the foundation’s Investment Committee. This committee uses a professional investment advisor to assist in evaluating its managers.


About MUSC

Founded in 1824 in Charleston, MUSC is the oldest medical school in the South, as well as the state’s only integrated, academic health sciences center with a unique charge to serve the state through education, research and patient care. Each year, MUSC educates and trains more than 3,000 students and 700 residents in six colleges: Dental Medicine, Graduate Studies, Health Professions, Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy. The state’s leader in obtaining biomedical research funds, in fiscal year 2019, MUSC set a new high, bringing in more than $284 million. For information on academic programs, visit


As the clinical health system of the Medical University of South Carolina, MUSC Health is dedicated to delivering the highest quality patient care available while training generations of competent, compassionate health care providers to serve the people of South Carolina and beyond. Comprising some 1,600 beds, more than 100 outreach sites, the MUSC College of Medicine, the physicians’ practice plan and nearly 325 telehealth locations, MUSC Health owns and operates eight hospitals situated in Charleston, Chester, Florence, Lancaster and Marion counties. In 2020, for the sixth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report named MUSC Health the No. 1 hospital in South Carolina. To learn more about clinical patient services, visit


MUSC and its affiliates have collective annual budgets of $3 billion. The more than 17,000 MUSC team members include world-class faculty, physicians, specialty providers and scientists who deliver groundbreaking education, research, technology and patient care.