"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give." Winston Churchill

Welcome to MOMENTUM

Preserving the Legacy of Charleston’s Black Community

The College of Charleston’s Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture was awarded $20,000 by Coastal Community Foundation (CCF) as a part of the Facebook Grant for Sustaining Black Communities. The Avery Research Center was one...
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Mapping the story of Jewish life in the Lowcountry

With the release of the latest chapter of Mapping Jewish Charleston, the project brings the story of Jewish life in the Lowcountry up to the present. Produced by the Pearlstine/Lipov Center for Southern Jewish Culture and...
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Chloe Mattila ’22 • Mount Pleasant, SC

MEET A SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT Chloe Mattila ’22 • Mount Pleasant, SC Mathematics and International Studies double major  Richard H. Gadsden, Sr. Endowed Scholarship  Cornelia W. Ayer Endowed Fund Rose Hamm Rowland Honors Scholarship Horatio Hughes Memorial...
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Scholarship honors a combined 100 years of teaching

Dr. James B. Edwards ’50, former governor of South Carolina, oral surgeon, president of MUSC and CofC alumnus, credits his parents for his many accomplishments. In 2011, the O.M. & Bertie H. Edwards Scholarship was established...
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Alumna establishes fund to support Black Student Union

College of Charleston alumni are leaders among the College’s loyal supporters and powerful advocates. A perfect example is Neysa N. Williams ’95, president of the Black Alumni Council and member of the Alumni Association’s Board of...
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Angus McCord ’22 • Greer, SC

MEET A SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT Angus McCord ’22 • Greer, SC Geology major and Meteorology minor CofC Fund – Area of Greatest Need Scholarship and Pinckney Honors Scholarship “I am grateful for the financial support. This support...
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About Momentum


We enjoy sharing stories about the impact of your generous support, and Momentum is just one of the ways we aim to keep you engaged and informed about what you make possible for our students, faculty, staff and campus. We also publish the annual Donor Digest, post stories on our College of Charleston Giving Facebook page and highlight donors and beneficiaries on our website, giving.cofc.edu. If you have feedback or story ideas, please contact Carin Jorgensen at 843.953.5859 or jorgensencl@cofc.edu. We’d love to hear from you!

Latest Stories

Preserving the Legacy of Charleston’s Black Community
September 2, 2021
Mapping the story of Jewish life in the Lowcountry
September 2, 2021
Chloe Mattila ’22 • Mount Pleasant, SC
September 2, 2021

Scholarship Recipient Profiles

Chloe Mattila ’22 • Mount Pleasant, SC
September 2, 2021
Angus McCord ’22 • Greer, SC
June 2, 2021
Kathleen Trainor ’21 • Atlanta, GA
March 8, 2021

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