Boundless: the Campaign for the College of Charleston

In November of 2014, the College of Charleston launched the public phase of Boundless, a comprehensive fundraising initiative to shape the next era of distinction for the College. Here, you’ll find campaign news, impact stories, information on the Boundless community and details on coming events. While the campaign culminates on June 30, 2016, Boundless will continue on as the mission and mindset of the College of Charleston.

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Love Social Media? Become a Cougar Online Ambassador!

The Cougar Online Ambassadors work with the CofC Annual Giving Office team by sharing news and fundraising

The Cougar Online Ambassadors work with the CofC Annual Giving Office team by sharing news and fundraising initiatives about the College using their personal social media accounts.

Cougar Online Ambassadors will:

  • Receive emails periodically from the Annual Giving Office with ways to encourage alumni to do something that pertains to the 4 Chapter Challenge elements. As an added bonus, you gain points for your chapter by becoming an ambassador!
  • Share posts and content provided by CofC for specific 24-hour giving events
  • Follow CofC on social media:
  • Repost/retweet/share that content (above) on your personal social media accounts/pages, chapter groups, etc.
  • Post at least one positive CofC-related news update per week to your personal social media account(s) and/or chapter group.
  • Make an annual contribution to CofC of an amount that reflects your ability.

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School of Humanities and Social Sciences Campaign Priorities

The College of Charleston’s School of Humanities and Social Sciences is striking out in bold

The College of Charleston’s School of Humanities and Social Sciences is striking out in bold new directions and creating new learning models to educate students with transferable skills that prepare them for today’s job market. At the same time, our students graduate with a strong sense of social and civic responsibility. They go on to be agents of change in their workplaces and communities.

A hallmark of all our academic programs is experiential learning, inside and outside of the classroom, through internships, faculty–student research collaborations, international experiences, and mentorship programs. This distinction has put the College on a path to national prominence.

Learn more about our campaign priorities in the case statement.

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The Honors College Priorities

The Honors College is essential to the College of Charleston as it strives to recruit

The Honors College is essential to the College of Charleston as it strives to recruit highly engaged, intelligent, innovative and diverse students from across South Carolina, the nation and the world.

Given this momentum, now is our time to push beyond conventional pathways to knowledge, beyond the limits of our campus footprint and beyond our very own expectations.

To learn more about the Honors College priorities, read the Case Statement.

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School of the Arts Campaign Priorties

The School of the Arts is reaching forward with a spirit of new enterprise. It

The School of the Arts is reaching forward with a spirit of new enterprise. It is critical we continue to play a leading role in educating and inspiring young artists, and partnering with the community to maintain the city of Charleston as a leading cultural center. BOUNDLESS will support the next era of the School of the Arts.

Learn more about our campaign priorities in the case statement.

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School of Education, Health, and Human Performance Campaign Priorities

The School of Education, Health and Human Performance is focused on two issues fundamental to

The School of Education, Health and Human Performance is focused on two issues fundamental to all societies: Health and human performance and teacher education. In laboratories, classrooms and outreach centers across the community, our students, faculty and alumni are united in their commitment to serve and improve the quality of life for all.

BOUNDLESS: The Campaign for the College of Charleston  represents the next era of the School of Education, Health, and Human Performance. To explore all our campaign priorities, read the case statement.

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School of Sciences and Mathematics Campaign Priorities

Whether in the fields of biochemistry, data science or environmental quality, the School of Sciences

Whether in the fields of biochemistry, data science or environmental quality, the School of Sciences and Mathematics is at the forefront of discovery. Boundless: The Campaign for the College of Charleston will support the next era of the School of Sciences and Mathematics, learn more by exploring the SSM case statement.

“STEM students are faced with extensive lab classes and research experience that put heavy demands on their time. As a consequence, they generally have time for outside employment, scholarships and research fellowships are critical to recruitment and retention in these fields.” Dean Michael J. Auerbach.

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CofC Athletics Campaign Priorities

BOUNDLESS will create a bold new future for CofC Athletics – one that enhances our

BOUNDLESS will create a bold new future for CofC Athletics – one that enhances our ability to succeed at a higher level, both on the competitive courts and fields and in the classroom. This campaign is the vehicle to achieve our vision with investment in four strategic athletics priorities: 1) Annual and endowed scholarships to attract and retain exceptional student-athletes of talent, performance and promise; 2) Sport-specific funds to support our coaches and their vision for the next level of excellence; 3) State-of-the-art training and conditioning facilities that support all of our student-athletes and enhance the fan experience; and 4) Annual excellence funds that ensure student success on and off the court or playing field.

To learn more about Athletics campaign priorities, download the Athletics case statement. Or contact T.J. Isaacs at isaacstj@cofc.edu or 843. 953.5498 office or 843.408.1336 cell.

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Computer Science At CofC

Our #CSatCofC #Research Speaker Series continues with Dr. Bowring and his #CIRDLES researchers! Every Monday, 3:30pm HWWE Room 217! #CHS #charleston #cofc #boundlessCofC

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Alex Pappas

Join me and make a gift to #GiveToWhatYouLove campaign to benefit the biz School @CofC: https://t.co/nqiZ3D4yCA #BoundlessCofC

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Coll. of Charleston

Cool to see alum Bill Carson in @chasscene working with @HalseyArt again for Groundhog Day concert #boundlesscofc https://t.co/qWRXRnKa93

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CofC School of Business

Tomorrow 2-5-16 is #CougarSpirit day. It's your chance to MAROON YOURSELF! Don't have anything maroon? Have no fear - we have Tshirts for sale that ALSO get you into the SB homecoming tailgate! The tailgate is on Feb. 6th at 1 pm. Come network with students, faculty, staff, and alums! #schoolspirit #boundlesscofc

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CS at CofC

Check out our new video about #CS 120, #Animation & Virtual Worlds: https://t.co/FBm2HuKBHF #CHStech #code #CSatCofC #CofC #BoundlessCofC

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Cofc Climbing Club

Throwing it back (a day early) to fall break, whose ready to get climbing? #cofcclimbing #cofcclimbingclub #cofccampusrec #beta #boulders #bouldering #rock #rockclimbing #lrc #sendit #crush #climb #cofc #boundlesscofc #adventures

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CofC School of Business

Who's ready for the School of Business Homecoming Tailgate BLOCK PARTY this Saturday out on Liberty street!? We're running out of T-shirts FAST ... Get your t-shirt for entry into the tailgate. All majors are welcome! Live band, Velcro wall, networking with alums!? What could be better? Go.cofc.edu/sbtailgate #tradition #boundlesscofc

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Computer Science At CofC

Several of our #CSatCofC students were honored at last Friday's #CofC Board of Trustees meeting! Congrats to everyone for your outstanding achievements! #chstech #chs #charleston #SiliconHarbor #boundlessCofC

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CofC School of Business

#FeatureFriday Sarah Mackey & Emmy Stuart work at @annexchs a local branding agency. Stuart is a senior marketing major who is seeking a position in marketing or branding in the greater NY/DC areas. Mackey is a senior computer science major. Fun Fact: they are both members of the nationally-recognized @cofcsailing #SBReadytoWork #boundlesscofc

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woahhcadii

When you're projected to get over a foot of snow, you need to have a piece of the beach ready. #CofC #boundlesscofc

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Alumni In Action

Meet Jared Aaronson ’14, a December graduate from the College of Charleston with a degree

Meet Jared Aaronson ’14, a December graduate from the College of Charleston with a degree in Marketing and a minor in Arts Management. Jared has a passion for music; he has been DJing for five years and was a member of CofC’s a capella group, the Cucktown Trippintones.

During his sophomore year at the College, everything changed when Jared was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.

Twelve cycles of chemotherapy at the MUSC Hollings Cancer Center and six months later, Jared realized that music was playing a major part in his recovery process. When he completed his treatments, Jared came back to the Hollings Cancer Center with the Chucktown Trippintones, and later with his DJ equipment, to perform music for patients receiving chemotherapy.

Jared has had an overwhelming positive response from the patients who enjoy his lo-fi and melodic, atmospheric beats. Earlier this year, he launched the idea for Collective Disparity’s Audiotherapy Tour, a cross country tour that will begin in September 2016. During the tour, Jared will bring his music to cancer centers around the country.

In spreading his positive message, Jared says, “It’s my hope that other people will be inspired to follow their dreams and give back where they can.”

To learn more about Collective Disparity’s Audiotherapy Tour, visit Jared’s gofundme page.

Photo by Jonathan Boncek.

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Philanthropy In Action: Marty’s Place

Napoleon burgers, mac ’n cheese, beet and sweet potato chips, loaded baked potatoes: That’s just

Napoleon burgers, mac ’n cheese, beet and sweet potato chips, loaded baked potatoes: That’s just a taste of what’s on the menu at the College of Charleston’s new kosher vegetarian/vegan dining facility, Marty’s Place. The dining hall is formally named the Dr. Martin Perlmutter Dining Hall in honor of Marty Perlmutter, the College’s longtime director of Jewish Studies.

Gifts from several donors including Norman and Gerry Sue Arnold and Anita Zucker made Marty’s Place possible. The 5,000-square-foot restaurant will observe kosher dietary laws and serve vegan and vegetarian dishes – making it the perfect choice not just for the Jewish community, but for anyone looking for a non-meat­–based meal.

“Marty’s Place will increase our appeal to many prospective students, especially in the very competitive out-of-state market,” says President Glenn McConnell ’69. “Establishing a kosher dining facility on campus also goes a long way to making the College of Charleston a destination campus for Jewish Studies and Jewish students from across the country.”

Perlmutter says the restaurant is also intended to be a gathering place in the community. “We want it to be a place where people do what they do: Get together and eat,” says Perlmutter. “It is a vegan/vegetarian restaurant that is designed to be attractive to the local community.”

Featuring curved ceiling details and an entry wall of Jerusalem stone, Marty’s Place is located at 96 Wentworth St. and began regular hours of operation on Jan. 13, 2016: Mondays–Thursdays, 11 a.m.–8 p.m.; Fridays, 11 a.m.–3 p.m.; Saturdays–Sundays, closed.

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Cheer On The Cougars

As a valued leadership level donor, we are excited to offer 50% off tickets to

As a valued leadership level donor, we are excited to offer 50% off tickets to our Homecoming Basketball Game against Drexel University at 4:00PM on February 6! To claim your ticket, please follow the instructions below:

  1. Click the link https://goo.gl/Nv3fFi
  2. Select Group Sales
  3. Enter the code leadership

To ensure your discount, tickets must be ordered before 2:00PM on February 6.

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Mark Your Calendars

Please mark your calendars for our annual celebration of our 1770 and GOLD Society donors

Please mark your calendars for our annual celebration of our 1770 and GOLD Society donors on Friday, April 8. We look forward to seeing you at six o’clock at the Francis Marion Hotel. A formal invitation will follow.

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tfoldsbennett

Awesome Day with CofC Honors students building for East Cooper Habitat! #cofchonors #boundlesscofc

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CofC School of Business

#tbt to @yojevents transforming the entrance to the Beatty Center and SB Homecoming Tailgate into a sophisticated Spirit Tunnel! And guess what? The Yoj Events team are back in action to help jazz up our space. Thanks for being our Slam Dunk sponsors! CofC Students, Alumni and friends check out go.cofc.edu/sbtailgate for more info. on the event. #boundlesscofc #tailgatethrowback

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emmaritt

Teaching is my number one passion. I've been teaching for six years and I am so grateful for all of the experiences I've had with over 100 students. CofC taught me to be boundless with my dreams and goals and now I'm teaching my six and seven year olds the same thing. Look out world, they are the Next Best Things! #boundlesscofc #cofcalumni #firstgradeisthebestgrade

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Katie Fox

@CofC Twenty-six #CollegeofCharleston alumni at College Park Elementary and WE ARE ALL BOUNDLESS #boundlessCofC https://t.co/1BU5RXyXM7

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CS at CofC

#DataScience 101 Students Win $2,000 and a Trip to #SanFran for the Wells Fargo Analytics Challenge: https://t.co/koLvF3K3yd #BoundlessCofC

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Cofc Climbing Club

Celebrated 2016 the best way we know, by crushing some boulders #climbing #bouldering #cofcclimbingclub #cofccampusrec #crush #climb2016 #newyearnewboulders #send #cofc #boundlesscofc #bouldering #rockclimbing #beta #rocks #adventure #nature

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Committed To Charleston

@clydethecougar is thankful for CofC! Now, it's your turn! Become committed to your college today! @committed2charleston #c2c #boundlesscofc

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COFC_EHHP

We hope to see everyone at Education Appreciation Night at the basketball game on January 16th! #boundlesscofc https://t.co/9EQt1KYTew

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CofC School of Business

We caught up with alum and co+create founder Drew Gay to talk about his new online business incubation platform. Post your idea, receive feedback and even find investors all in one place! #sbreadytowork #boundlesscofc

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Holiday Thanks

This holiday season, our thoughts turn to those who have made the College of Charleston

This holiday season, our thoughts turn to those who have made the College of Charleston experience truly exceptional.

Our 1770 Society and GOLD Society donors play an integral part in shaping the future of the College of Charleston. It is with sincere appreciation that we wish you great joy and prosperity during the holiday season and throughout the coming new year.

Thank you and happy holidays!

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Faculty Give Back

English professors tend to love their jobs. They get to share with their students the gifts of

English professors tend to love their jobs. They get to share with their students the gifts of reading, writing, and various forms of creative and critical expression. While they put great stock in such gifts, they know that students benefit from material support as well.

In response to that need, and in the interest in creating a more flexible and consistent mechanism for getting money into the hands of well-deserving current students, the faculty in the Department of English have committed over $1,600 per year via individual payroll deductions to fund a series of English alumni scholarships for current students. These small faculty donations, ranging from $5 to $40 per month, add up from month-to-month and year-to-year.  The short-term benefits of  very modest gifts from generous faculty and staff members make a significant impact in the work and lives of our students.

The funds being raised by the faculty will fund awards for students with financial need, students planning to study abroad, and students who demonstrate excellence in their creative or critical work.

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Students In Action

Currently a CofC Senior, Emily Hoisington created the nonprofit organization Charleston Hope in 2011 after

Currently a CofC Senior, Emily Hoisington created the nonprofit organization Charleston Hope in 2011 after learning that many students in Title 1 schools did not experience the joy of opening Christmas presents. In the first year of Charleston Hope, Emily coordinated the donations of 40 gifts for Lowcountry children. Five years later, the nonprofit has grown to support five schools in the Lowcountry area and recently donated 2,500 gifts to their students.

On Tuesday, December 8th, Charleston Hope hosted a Wrapping Party at the College of Charleston TD Arena. Holiday gifts, wrapping paper, and ribbon filled the floor of the practice gym as volunteers came together to wrap the 2,500 gifts.

While Charleston Hope was founded by a College of Charleston student, the organization seeks volunteers and leaders from across the community. This September, the organization paired up with the College to launch the Charleston Hope student organization on campus. CofC students help to collect, wrap, and distribute gifts to the five local schools who participate in Charleston Hope.

To learn more about the Charleston Hope nonprofit organization, visit their website or facebook page.

Photo Credit: Charleston Magazine

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Philanthropy At Work

Academic research at the College of Charleston’s Dixie Plantation just took a huge

Academic research at the College of Charleston’s Dixie Plantation just took a huge step forward.

On Friday, December 11th, the College unveiled two new state-of-the-art environmental field research stations on the 930-acre property that serves as a center for environmental research and historical discovery. The research stations will enable students and faculty to conduct and analyze research in a variety of academic disciplines while on the property.

The project was given a major boost by the Spaulding-Paolozzi Foundation, which gave a $1 million grant to match the College’s financial contribution to the stations. In addition, the Dominion Foundation awarded $25,000 to the College to purchase scientific equipment for the research stations. These generous gifts augmented funds raised during the College of Charleston’s Boundless comprehensive campaign.

Located along the Stono River and the Intercoastal Waterway, Dixie Plantation is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna representing Lowcountry ecosystems. Throughout the property, there is an unparalleled array of marshlands, tidal flats, grassland savannas, wetlands, hardwoods and longleaf pines.

The late John Henry Dick, renowned ornithologist and painter of birds, bequeathed Dixie Plantation to the College of Charleston Foundation for educational use by the campus community. Currently, many undergraduate and graduate-level courses are conducted on the property, including astronomy, vertebrate zoology, art, and archaeology.

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teachmmc

#boundlesscofc #educators #cofcalumnus

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