February 1, 2022 - February 28, 2022
UOFSC Campaign Challenge
Let's join forces with United Way to strengthen our community. Give today and help provide programs and services to local individuals and families who need it most.Give Today
$34,256.05 pledged toward our $50,000 goal
Message From Interim President Pastides
As a part of the greater Columbia community, the University of South Carolina has partnered with United Way of the Midlands for many years to raise funds that assist thousands of our neighbors. During February 2022, I hope you will consider supporting the university’s United Way campaign and the many programs it funds in our community.
- 1,212 students participated in quality literacy and youth programs.
- 2,673 people obtained important medical, dental and eye care.
- 3,476 people received income-building and financial-stability services, including benefits assistance, career coaching, job-skills development, shelter outreach and housing support.
Members of our University of South Carolina community can use this website to make a one-time gift or donate through a periodic payroll deduction. Your unit ambassador can tell you more about how you can contribute in the ways that mean the most to you.
I’m proud of all the ways Gamecocks support our Midlands community. Thank you for all that you do.
Recognizing Our Leadership Society Donors
Gifts $500 And Greater
- R. Jason Caskey: $10,000.00
- Charles Bloom: $600.00
- Gail Pruss: $500.00
- Pam Dunleavy: $500.00
- Jan Smoak: $500.00
- Marlys Lipe: $1,000.00
- Mary Alexander: $500.00
- Bridget Leslie: $500.00
2022 Campus Campaign Ambassadors
Have a question about the campaign? Want to find out how your school or department is participating in this year's United Way Campaign? Contact your United Way Ambassador! To find your ambassador, click the link below to be taken to the list.
Our United Way Goals & Awards
2021 UofSC United Awards
Division Chairman Award - Higher Education
University of South Carolina
Increase awareness of United Way's efforts to help both the greater Midlands community as well as the university community.
Increase participation not only through monetary means but also through volunteerism.
Stronger engagement with 7% increase in giving levels with affinity groups and giving societies such as Women in Philanthropy (WIP), Young Leaders Society (YLS), Tocqueville Society and Palmetto Society.
Your UofSC United Way Campaign Team
Dean Joel Samuels, Palmetto Society Leader for faculty and deans; Grace Salter, Employee Campaign Director; Mary Alexander, Women in Philanthropy (WIP); Bridget Leslie, United Way Campaign Team for Higher Education; Jack Claypoole, United Way Team for Higher Education; Will Elliott, United Way Campaign Team for Higher Education; Latanza Duncan, United Way Campaign Team for Higher Education
Together, we can improve the lives of millions of people, because we are more than just fund-raisers. We are hand-raisers. Sign up to help.
Groups & Giving Levels
Deepen Your Engagement
Check out our engagement network and leadership giving societies. We offer ways to donate, serve and get involved for all ages, stages, and giving levels. Give generously, make new friends, expand your network, and help those in need.
Your Gift Matters
$150 Buys Eye Exams and Glasses for 3 Uninsured Patients
$500 Buys School Supply Packages for 50 Students
$20 Provides Shelter and Case Management to Someone Experiencing Homelessness
We do what needs to get done.
Local Help for Local Problems
The United Way has always had a broader mandate to serve the community, which means they're agile enough to address emergency needs like flood relief. And they have the expertise and resources to tackle complex, widespread problems like youth homelessness. Their ability to take on our most important local problems is unmatched.