Questions and Answers

Below you will find answers to many common questions about Give 4 Garnet 2023.

What is Give 4 Garnet?

Give 4 Garnet is a special day each year when the University of South Carolina community comes together for 18 hours and one minute (in honor of our founding in 1801) to celebrate the significant impact that USC has on our community, state, and world. All alumni, parents, friends, students, faculty and staff will unite on one day, with one voice, to make an investment in the future of South Carolina. You choose where you want your gift to make an impact by selecting the fund that means the most to you. Don't forget about the challenges throughout that day that will make your gift go farther and do more than any other time of year!

What areas can Give 4 Garnet donors support?

Give 4 Garnet donors are encouraged to give to whichever school, college, program or area that means the most to them. There are options for supporting a variety of needs and passions.

What are Giving Day Challenges and what kinds of are planned?

Generous donors to the University of South Carolina have provided challenge funds that will be unlocked once we reach predetermined goals. These funds will increase the impact of your gifts and provide excitement for the event. Check the Challenges tab above the banner at the top of this page for more information.

What can I do to spread the word about Give 4 Garnet?

Thanks for your enthusiastic support! We could not have a successful event without the support of our ambassadors. We'd love it if you would help us spread the word about Give 4 Garnet by signing up here to become a social media ambassador so that you can share your USC pride and make an impact on the university. 

Is my gift tax deductible? 

Yes. All gifts made to the University of South Carolina are tax deductible as prescribed by law. 

Can I make gifts to more than one area during Give 4 Garnet? 

Yes, you can make as many gifts as you choose on a single donation page. At the top of the donation page, you will select the first area and fund option you wish to support. When you complete the donation amount for your first gift, simply click on "Add Another Gift to Your Donation" and a new set of information fields will open for your next gift.

How can I donate? 

Donating is fast and easy! Visit on April 19 and select one of the many programs you can support. We encourage you to make your gift online to ensure that it will be counted in our giving day totals and that it will qualify for matches and challenges throughout the day. 

How do I make a gift during Give 4 Garnet?

Anytime between 5:59 a.m. and midnight on April 19, 2023, you can make a gift during Give 4 Garnet via this website. The names of all participating University of South Carolina colleges, schools, departments and programs are listed alphabetically on the homepage of this site. Simply choose the area where you'd like to make your gift. All gifts are tax deductible. If you'd like to make a gift to the University of South Carolina before April 19, please visit our Give 4 Garnet early giving page.

Is there a minimum donation amount during Give 4 Garnet?

Give 4 Garnet is all about participation! We hope as many members of the South Carolina family as possible will make a gift, in any amount — every little piece makes an impact! The University of South Carolina will be accepting donations of $5 or more on Give for Garnet, a day of giving.

Who can I contact if the website will not process my payment?

Please call 877-349-2106 if you encounter any difficulty with the electronic donation process. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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