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 donors to make investments and energize alumni to have even greater alumni pride during this milestone year. The Drive ultimately will establish a platform for realizing President Andrew Hsu’s vision for the future.

Upcoming Events


CofC Day Breakfast with President Hsu

9:00 am – 10:00 amCougar Mall

Founders Day Ceremony

4:00 pm – 4:30 pmCister Yard

CofC Day Celebration

4:30 pm – 8:00 pmCistern Yard


Bringing together teams of scholars with shared research interests to discover answers to questions using modern data tools.

About this priority

Progress & Need

current progress to our $25,000,000 goal
Drive Donors

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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