An endowment gift to University of South Carolina or one of its affiliated foundations today provides a brighter picture for our students. When you make a donation to our endowment, you give a gift with both immediate and long-term benefits.
Endowment donations are invested. A portion of the annual income from the investment is used to address immediate needs at USC or one of its affiliated foundations. The remaining funds are reinvested to ensure indefinite support.
A Real-Life Example: Meet Linda Lisi
Linda Lisi has lived all over the United States—New York, Illinois, Colorado and California—but she and her golden retriever, Gracie, have settled down in Sun City, South Carolina, next door to USC Beaufort's Hilton Head Gateway campus.
And, through two endowed scholarship funds, Lisi has established permanent roots there. The Frances and Joseph Lisi Memorial Endowed Scholarship, named in honor of her parents, will benefit USC Beaufort nursing students. The Linda Lisi Pre-Veterinarian Endowed Scholarship Fund will benefit USC Beaufort students who are completing baccalaureate work in preparation for veterinary school.
"I've always been an animal lover. I have no children and have been a big supporter of the Humane Society and other animal protection efforts. I thought this would be a good way to support future veterinarians from South Carolina who will care for the animals in our lives," Lisi says. "Most of all, I love the fact that these scholarships will continue on in perpetuity."
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The information on this website is not intended as legal or tax advice. For such advice, please consult an attorney or tax advisor. Figures cited in examples are for hypothetical purposes only and are subject to change. References to estate and income taxes include federal taxes only. State income/estate taxes or state law may impact your results. Annuities are subject to regulation by the State of California. Payments under such agreements, however, are not protected or otherwise guaranteed by any government agency or the California Life and Health Insurance Guarantee Association. A charitable gift annuity is not regulated by the Oklahoma Insurance Department and is not protected by a guaranty association affiliated with the Oklahoma Insurance Department. Charitable gift annuities are not regulated by and are not under the jurisdiction of the South Dakota Division of Insurance.