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 



William Dwayne Chase, President
Bronwyn Kelson McElveen, Vice President
Paul E. Robbins, Treasurer

Mark H. Ard
Charles B. Bostic, Jr.
William O. Buyck, Jr.
Alan S. Cannon
E. Lee Craig
Dennis N. Craven
Beverly A. Gagne
James E. Jones
Spencer A. Jordan, Ph.D.
Ronald F. Kelley, Jr.
Theo L. Lane, Jr.
Vonda K. Mociun
Frederick B. Moulton
John Duvall Osteen
Dori Ditty Poston
Ramon Schwartz, Jr., emeritus
Hendrikus E.J.M.L. van Bulck, Ph.D.
Melissa H. White
Ronald D. Wilson

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

 Michael E. Sonntag, Ph.D., Palmetto College Campus 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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