Athletics
Harold White Leadership Initiative

Harold White was an inspiration in the lives of a lot of South Carolina student-athletes for many years. The former football assistant coach and administrator passed away in 2019, and we are providing a way that he can continue to have a presence around the Athletics Village. 

A gift to our giving day campaign will help us provide opportunities for our Gamecock student-athletes in and out of the classroom. This initiative delivers professional development and internship opportunities as well as programs that empower our student-athletes to become the CEO of their lives through resources to educate and inspire. Further, your gift will help name the area outside the Dodie Anderson Academic Enrichment Center as the Harold White Athletics Village Courtyard in remembrance of Harold’s legacy.

White became South Carolina's first African American coach when he was hired by former head football coach Paul Dietzel as a graduate assistant in 1971 at the age of 31. He served as the head of academic support for Gamecock student-athletes from 1973 to 1989 and then returned to that position in 1993. At the time of his retirement in 2007, he was the senior associate athletics director for academic support and student services. Throughout all that time, he was affectionately known simply as "Coach."

"The University of South Carolina Athletics Department and its student-athletes have been blessed throughout history to be impacted by so many great people and positive influences," Athletics Director Ray Tanner says. "Harold White stands at the top of that list. Former Gamecock student-athletes who have become successful owe a debt of gratitude to Harold for the mentorship and positive direction he provided them. We are better for having known him and miss him immensely."

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Athletics 1:1 Match All Day
We are excited to announce that a generous Gamecock has agreed to match every gift to the Harold White Leadership Initiative 1:1 during Give 4 Garnet!
$58,325 MATCHED
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Unit leaderboard
Who's in the lead with the number of gifts?
Rank Department Gifts
1 Darla Moore School of Business 429
2 College of Information and Communications 405
3 College of HRSM 370
4 School of Medicine - Columbia 339
5 College of Arts and Sciences 319
6 South Carolina Honors College 218
7 School of Law 211
8 Student Affairs and Academic Support 204
9 School of Music 201
10 College of Nursing 169
11 Senior Class Legacy 149
12 College of Pharmacy 135
13 College of Engineering and Computing 132
14 Palmetto College 129
15 College of Education 127
16 Alumni Association 117
17 Athletics 105
18 Arnold School of Public Health 94
19 Veterans and Military Services 72
20 University Libraries 70
21 Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Initiative 70
22 College of Social Work 59
23 School of Medicine - Greenville 23
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Donors by Dollar Leaderboard
Alumni, faculty and staff members, friends, parents, students -- we love them all! But who is leading the day with the most dollars donated?
What is your affiliation with UofSC?
Rank Answer Amount
1 Alumnus/a $232,511.44
2 Faculty/Staff Member $66,899.37
3 Parent $43,391.00
4 Friend $13,889.00
5 Student $4,993.35
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Early-Bird Challenge
Congratulations to the School of Medicine Columbia!
Rank Prize Unit Gifts
1 $5,000 School of Medicine - Columbia 65
2 College of HRSM 42
3 College of Arts and Sciences 34
4 College of Information and Communications 30
5 Darla Moore School of Business 28
6 College of Pharmacy 25
7 South Carolina Honors College 14
8 School of Law 13
9 University Libraries 13
10 College of Nursing 11
11 College of Engineering and Computing 10
12 Arnold School of Public Health 9
13 College of Education 9
14 Alumni Association 8
15 School of Medicine - Greenville 8
16 School of Music 7
17 Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Initiative 6
18 Veterans and Military Services 5
19 Student Affairs and Academic Support 4
20 Athletics 3
21 University Carolina Fund 2
22 Senior Class Legacy 1
23 College of Social Work 1
24 USC Lancaster 1
25 Palmetto College Online 0
26 Office of Distributed Learning 0
27 Palmetto College Columbia/Fort Jackson 0
28 USC Salkehatchie 0
29 USC Sumter 0
30 USC Union 0
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Success!
Fill-the-Map Challenge
Let's fill the map with garnet! The unit that secures a gift from the 50th state receives an additional $5,000 toward their fund.
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Units by Dollars Leaderboard
Who's at the top?
Rank Department Raised
1 Alumni Association $264,215.20
2 College of Arts and Sciences $137,957.91
3 Darla Moore School of Business $127,278.73
4 Athletics $116,749.71
5 College of Pharmacy $80,727.20
6 School of Law $74,464.00
7 College of Engineering and Computing $50,100.00
8 College of Nursing $44,778.42
9 School of Medicine - Columbia $38,963.00
10 South Carolina Honors College $30,743.43
11 School of Music $27,778.17
12 College of Information and Communications $25,020.81
13 Palmetto College $21,355.00
14 College of HRSM $17,707.00
15 Student Affairs and Academic Support $14,097.19
16 University Libraries $10,398.00
17 Arnold School of Public Health $7,763.62
18 College of Education $7,124.89
19 Senior Class Legacy $5,326.31
20 Veterans and Military Services $4,769.50
21 College of Social Work $4,497.21
22 Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Initiative $4,454.00
23 School of Medicine - Greenville $2,597.00
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Donors by Gift Leaderboard
Alumni, faculty and staff members, friends, parents, students -- we love them all! But who is leading the day with the most gifts?
What is your affiliation with UofSC?
Rank Answer Gifts
1 Alumnus/a 1,381
2 Faculty/Staff Member 936
3 Parent 364
4 Friend 199
5 Student 118
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Power Hour
Congratulations to the School of Medicine Columbia!
Rank Prize Unit Gifts
1 $5,000 School of Medicine - Columbia 188
2 College of Information and Communications 154
3 College of HRSM 149
4 Darla Moore School of Business 46
5 College of Arts and Sciences 41
6 College of Nursing 35
7 School of Music 22
8 South Carolina Honors College 22
9 Athletics 16
10 College of Pharmacy 15
11 College of Education 14
12 College of Engineering and Computing 13
13 School of Law 13
14 Veterans and Military Services 13
15 University Libraries 13
16 Student Affairs and Academic Support 13
17 Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Initiative 12
18 College of Social Work 7
19 Arnold School of Public Health 7
20 University Carolina Fund 6
21 Alumni Association 6
22 Palmetto College Online 5
23 USC Union 3
24 School of Medicine - Greenville 2
25 USC Salkehatchie 2
26 USC Sumter 2
27 USC Lancaster 2
28 Palmetto College Columbia/Fort Jackson 1
29 Office of Distributed Learning 0
30 Senior Class Legacy 0
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