How to Make a Gift


There are many convenient ways to give to Charleston Southern University. Below are just a few ways to give, for more information on giving to Charleston Southern University contact the advancement office. We thank you for your generosity in supporting our mission.


Through Charleston Southern’s secure online giving, you can make a credit card gift in just a few minutes. Visit our online giving to make your donation.

Electronic Check or Bank Draft

Bank draft gifts will allow us to debit your checking or savings account for an amount you determine at a time that is convenient for you. Bank drafts make giving easy and allow for continuous giving.


Your check should be made payable to Charleston Southern University. Mail checks to the Office of Advancement:

Charleston Southern University
Office of Advancement
PO Box 118087
Charleston, South Carolina 29423-8087


You can call us at Charleston Southern University to make a gift or pledge by phone at 843-863-7513.


Stock, Mutual Funds and Other Securities

Giving shares of appreciated stock, bonds, mutual funds, and other securities can be an excellent way to make a gift to CSU. When you donate securities in lieu of cash, you receive a charitable deduction for their full market value on the date of your gift and you do not pay any capital gains tax on the appreciation in the securities.


For Information about transfers: Gift Acceptance Delivery Instructions.Please call 843-863-7514 if you desire to contribute in this way or have additional questions.


Matching Gifts

You can possibly double the impact of your gift to Charleston Southern University by utilizing the Matching Gift opportunity your company may have.


Planned Gift/Will/Estate

Please visit The Legacy Society for additional information and contact Bill Ward, Executive Director of Development at 843-863-7514 or CSU can easily become part of your estate plan with the use of a codicilor working with your accountant or attorney.


Donor rights

Charleston Southern University respects the rights of donors. Please refer to the Donor Bill of Rights for policies regarding privacy and transparency.