The Winthrop University Foundation, Inc. is designated a charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The Foundation was created in 1973, but expanded in 1993 for the purpose of managing assets and maintaining gift records for the benefit of Winthrop University.
The current mission of the Foundation, which is governed by a volunteer board, is to support and enhance Winthrop University by encouraging alumni and friends to provide private funds and other resources for the university’s benefit, to manage those assets, and to provide volunteer leadership in support of the university’s objectives.
The Foundation is the principal recipient of private gifts from alumni and friends of the university. It also manages and distributes restricted and unrestricted endowment gifts, deferred gifts, and special gifts to build and maintain programs at Winthrop University. Gifts of cash, negotiable securities, and deferred gifts support endowed chairs, endowed professorships, scholarships, awards, faculty enrichment programs, and other educational services of the university. Copy SC Certification, 1973.
Members of the Class of 1951 met for their 65th reunion during Homecoming and Alumni Reunion Celebration weekend in November. Classmates were joined by Kate Harper (far left), one of the recipients of the Class of 1951 Scholarship, established by the class in honor of their 50th reunion. Kate is also a recipient of the Katherine Reese Pamplin Endowed Scholarship and the Close Scholarship. Thank you to Kate for sharing a love of your alma mater with the "Fairest Flowers" of the Class of 1951, and thank you to the Class of 1951 for the steadfast and loving support of the Class of 1951 Scholarship, which has supported many talented Winthrop students, and of the Winthrop Fund, which provides crucial support for students and the university.