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

Welcome to MOMENTUM

The Critical Role of the College Libraries

The College Libraries make up the nexus of CofC, and with hybrid learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, their critical services are needed now more than ever.   From the laptop lending program to research help for students and instructional support to faculty for online classes, the Libraries are dedicated to serving...
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Champion for Women in Business

Joanna Lau, founder and CEO of executive consulting and investment company Lau Acquisitions and member of the College of Charleston’s School of Business Board of Governors, is on a mission. “Women make a great impact in the economy and the workplace,”...
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The Sterns’ Lasting Legacy

When Theodore “Ted” S. Stern became the College of Charleston’s 16th president in 1968, the College was integrating the campus and facing a financial crisis. Stern proved to be just the right person to get the College through the hardships and move it forward.  A visionary who knew how to make the College grow, Stern transformed the...
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Samba Ndiaye ’21 • Dakar, Senegal

MEET A SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT Samba Ndiaye ’21 • Dakar, Senegal Hospitality and Tourism Management major  Tap and Jean Johnson Men’s Basketball Scholarship Recipient  “When I think of the power of philanthropy, I think of someone who aims to...
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Emmett Robinson, “Renaissance Man”

In 1934, Emmett Robinson ’35 won the College of Charleston’s Robert Worth Bingham Oratorical Contest. An annual tradition dating to 1907, the speech competition, judged by a panel of College faculty, identified the best student rhetorician. Robinson’s winning speech, which celebrates the...
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Beloved woman inspires scholarship for newly established 1967 Legacy Program

Greg Garvan and Priscilla Quirk, proud parents of Brady Quirk-Garvan '08, have endowed a scholarship in honor of Carrie Trapp Kilgore, an African American woman who helped raise Greg Garvan and his siblings in Spartanburg, SC....
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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

The Critical Role of the College Libraries
December 11, 2020
Champion for Women in Business
December 11, 2020
The Sterns’ Lasting Legacy
December 11, 2020

Scholarship Recipient Profiles

Samba Ndiaye ’21 • Dakar, Senegal
December 11, 2020
Jody Bell ’23 • Riverside, CT
August 28, 2020
Jabbarrius Ervin ’20 • Greenwood, SC
May 13, 2020

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