About the Drive for the 250th

The Drive for the 250th aims to showcase fundraising priorities and engagement activities that will launch during the College’s Anniversary year. These initiatives will excite our alumni and friends to make investments, engage with the College and inspire campus pride during this milestone year. The Drive ultimately will establish a platform for realizing President Andrew Hsu’s vision for the future.

Upcoming Events


Cistern Society Luncheon

Physicians Auditorium


Annual Donor Societies Reception

Cedar Room at the Cigar Factory


Spring Alumni Weekend

Cistern Yard


By expanding the Libraries’ physical and digital infrastructure, your support will create a central hub for media production, experiential learning and creative cooperation, which will distinguish College of Charleston students by their digital prowess.

Tradition and Transformation

Since 1770, The College of Charleston has played a critical and vital role in the city, state, nation and the world. The College’s year-long celebration will reflect on the past, acknowledge the present and boldly imagine its impact on making the world a better place. Our deeply rooted tradition of philanthropy – starting with our first president Robert Smith, who gave of his personal finances to keep the College afloat – continues to this day with donors who have set the stage for the next great era at the College with their generous support.

-President Andrew Hsu and First Lady Rongrong Chen

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