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The Catesby Centre Fund

Help the UofSC Mark Catesby Centre preserve and share the works of a pioneering 18th-century adventurer, explorer, naturalist and artist.

Intrigued by the opportunity to document wildlife largely unknown to Europeans, Mark Catesby set sail from England to the colonies in 1712.

The Mark Catesby Centre at UofSC is working to digitally preserve and freely share online his resulting publication, The Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands, with students and scholars around the world, but we need your help now to continue this important work. 

A self-taught naturalist with no formal education, Catesby spent years trekking through present-day Virginia, Georgia, the Carolinas, West Indies and Bahamas, making sketches and taking notes on the animals, plants and environments he was enthralled to discover.

UofSC Libraries holds a complete set of Catesby’s publications -- the first work to document the exotic species of birds, fish, animals, insects and plants of the Southeast and tropics. Catesby’s work predated even that of John James Audubon by nearly 100 years. 

We urgently need your support to make Catesby’s works available online for students and scholars at UofSC and around the world. We’re scanning each page of artwork and text descriptions, and we're building databases to make the entire contents searchable and freely available to everyone. With your help, we can make sure these valuable resources are shared with everyone who wants to learn from them.

We hope you join us by supporting the Catesby Centre Fund today.

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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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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