As you consider giving to the Family Fund this year, remember that this is your chance to make a real difference.
The impact of such private gifts can be seen every day on campus. The fact that so many of our campus family make gifts to the University, on top of their day-to-day efforts, makes USC Aiken a special place. For this, we are forever grateful.
Support from current and former faculty and staff is particularly meaningful because it sends a resounding message from those who know the University best. Your support demonstrates to alumni, donors, the community, and our legislature that you believe in the mission of USC Aiken.
No one knows better than USC Aiken what a difference private support makes. Even though USC Aiken is a public institution, only about 13.2% of the University’s operating budget comes from the state. Your support will enable us to compete for quality students through scholarships and to increase support for unmet needs in all program areas of the University. Last year, the Family Fund reached a 90% participation rate and raised over $60,000. Throughout the history of the Family Fund, USC Aiken faculty and staff have given over $1.4 million. Ultimately, through our generosity, we strengthen the University, and we all benefit.