MUSC to participate in Giving Tuesday Nov. 29

Individual leaders, employees and others sponsoring matching gifts to double the impact of specific funds

CHARLESTON, S.C. (Nov. 22, 2022) – For the seventh consecutive year, the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) will participate in Giving Tuesday, a global day of giving held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. For 24 hours on Tuesday, Nov. 29, MUSC alumni, faculty, staff, students and friends will fundraise for MUSC, the state’s only comprehensive academic health system. 

State funding makes up less than 4 percent of MUSC’s total operating budget, making private support critical to advancing MUSC’s mission to preserve and optimize human life in South Carolina through education, research and patient care. 

Gifts may be designated to support technology and equipment needs or outreach efforts at any MUSC Health location, student scholarships and faculty support at MUSC’s six colleges, or to advance research and innovation statewide. New funds have been set up for the MUSC Health Florence, Lancaster and Midlands divisions. Donations to these divisions will stay local and benefit the communities they serve.  

MUSC alumni, faculty members, board members and donors have generously contributed nearly $65,000 in matching support to help make Giving Tuesday 2022 a success. Because of their generosity, online donations to the following areas will be doubled ($5=$10, $25=$50, etc.) on Nov. 29 while funds last: 

  • College of Pharmacy 
  • Department of Medicine 
  • Hollings Cancer Center
  • Heart & Vascular Center 
  • MUSC Children’s Health
  • Storm Eye Institute
  • Therapy Animal program   
  • Waring Historical Library Renovation 

Online donations to qualifying fundraisers will also be matched Nov. 29 while funds last. Visit to donate or start a fundraiser for MUSC. All donations go to the MUSC Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that has supported MUSC in its lifesaving mission since 1966.  

Last year, donors gave a record $1.8 million to 83 funds and programs at MUSC during Giving Tuesday. These gifts, which ranged from $5 to $500,000, increased access to health care, advanced research and innovation, supported deserving MUSC students with scholarships, and provided funds to help MUSC meet its most important emerging needs.   

Visit to get up-to-the-minute updates on MUSC’s Giving Tuesday 2022 progress. Follow @MUSCFoundation and post with #MUSCGivingDay to join the conversation on social media. 


About MUSC 

Founded in 1824 in Charleston, MUSC is the state’s only comprehensive academic health system, with a unique mission to preserve and optimize human life in South Carolina through education, research and patient care. Each year, MUSC educates more than 3,000 students in six colleges – Dental Medicine, Graduate Studies, Health Professions, Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy – and trains more than 850 residents and fellows in its health system. MUSC brought in more than $297.8 million in research funds in fiscal year 2022, leading the state overall in research funding. For information on academic programs, visit

As the health care system of the Medical University of South Carolina, MUSC Health is dedicated to delivering the highest quality and safest patient care while educating and training generations of outstanding health care providers and leaders to serve the people of South Carolina and beyond. Patient care is provided at 14 hospitals with approximately 2,500 beds and five additional hospital locations in development; more than 350 telehealth sites, with connectivity to patients’ homes; and nearly 750 care locations situated in all regions of South Carolina. In 2022, for the eighth 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 totaling $5.1 billion. The nearly 25,000 MUSC team members include world-class faculty, physicians, specialty providers, scientists, students, affiliates and care team members who deliver and support groundbreaking education, research, and patient care.