Sumter Partnership USC Educational Foundation


The Sumter Partnership of the University of South Carolina Educational Foundation was established in 1984 to receive and administer funds and gifts for academic, cultural and educational purposes for the exclusive use and benefit of the University of South Carolina at Sumter. The goals of the Partnership remain focused on scholarship development, faculty/staff development, endowment growth, increased library holdings and program development.

The U.S. Internal Revenue Code recognizes the USC Educational Foundation as a Section 501 (c) (3) type organization. All gifts to the Foundation are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. Gifts can be in the form of cash, securities, personal property, equipment, real estate. You can also make a planned gift through your estate. and bequest donations. Donations can be made for general or restricted purposes.

In addition, many employers participate in matching gift programs for educational institutions. They match donations made by their employees in some cases as much as 3 to 1.

Board of Directors

Sumter Partnership of the USC Educational Foundation 


John Duvall Osteen, President
C. Talmadge Tobias, Jr., Vice President
Ronald D. Wilson, Treasurer

Mark H. Ard
Alan S. Cannon
E. Lee Craig
Dennis N. Craven
 Kay Oldhouser Davis, Ph.D.
Frank. O Edwards
Beverly A. Gagne
William J. Holmes III
James E. Jones
Ronald F. Kelley, Jr.
Daniel L. Lyles
Bronwyn Kelson McElveen
Frederick B. Moulton
Paul E. Robbins
Milton Schwartz
Ramon Schwartz, Jr., emeritus
Hendrikus E.J.M.L. van Bulck, Ph.D.
Melissa H. White

Harris Pastides, Ph.D., President, USC, ex-officio

Michael E. Sonntag, Ph.D., Dean of the University of South Carolina Sumter and Director of Sumter

Partnership of the USC Educational Foundation, ex-officio

Joyce H. Hodge, Secretary/Assistant Treasurer, ex-officio

Austin E. Floyd, Chairman, Mid-Carolina CHE, ex-officio




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