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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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Mace Brown Museum celebrates 10th anniversary with new research fellowship

Ten-year anniversaries traditionally call for gifts of tin or aluminum. For Mace Brown, the 10-year anniversary of the Mace Brown Museum of Natural History at the College of Charleston is being marked by a multi-year gift to support a new research fellowship to take the museum’s research and community...
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Preserving the history of South Carolina’s LGBTQ community

It began with a single student. During a 2017 visit to Special Collections in Addlestone Library, a Cougar inquired about materials featuring the Lowcountry's LGBTQ community. For Special Collections - home to many of the rarest materials not...
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Jody Bell ’23 • Riverside, CT

When most of us were 16 years old, we were focused on getting our driver’s license, enjoying high school, considering where we wanted to go to college, or figuring out what our adult lives would be like, or all of these things at once. Not Jody...
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Construction crew unearths hidden murals while renovating local theater

It reads like a storyline for a Spielberg production. But it’s exactly what happened at the Sottile Theatre in 2011 when construction crews removed acoustic tiles from the walls during renovation. What they discovered beneath were...
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New Recognition Group Launched for Young Alumni Donors

At the 25th annual Cistern Society donor luncheon in February 2020, Peggy Cieslikowski, director of Planned Giving, announced the launch of the Porter’s Circle, which aims to recognize young alumni who are no more than 15...
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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

Beloved woman inspires scholarship for newly established 1967 Legacy Program
September 3, 2020
Mace Brown Museum celebrates 10th anniversary with new research fellowship
September 1, 2020
Preserving the history of South Carolina’s LGBTQ community
August 28, 2020

Scholarship Recipient Profiles

Jody Bell ’23 • Riverside, CT
August 28, 2020
Jabbarrius Ervin ’20 • Greenwood, SC
May 13, 2020
Toni Allison ’20 • Inman, SC
May 1, 2020

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