Gift Giving

A gift of cash is the most popular type of charitable gift. The gift is considered made on the date it is hand delivered or a check is mailed (postmark on envelope). A contribution on a credit card can be deducted when the charge is made even though the donor's record is updated at a later time.


Gifts of cash are fully deductible up to 50 percent of your adjusted gross income. Any excess over the 50 percent deduction ceiling may be carried forward as a deduction on one's personal income tax return for up to five additional years.

Checks should be made payable to:

USC Sumter Partnership

mailed to:

University Advancement
200 Miller Rd.
Sumter, SC 29150-2498

Telephone (803) 938-3782

You can make your gift online by clicking here.
If you choose this method make sure you indicate Sumter in the space for Division or Campus.


Thousands of corporations and businesses now have programs to match employee gifts either in whole or in part. In some cases, gifts from spouses, directors and retired employees are matched.


We urge you to explore this possibility as it may double or, in some cases, triple your gift. Ask your employer about it or check here to see if your company is listed as a matching gift company.