Division of University Advancement

Where Passion, People and Purpose Unite

Winthrop continues to distinguish itself as a university of first choice, grounded in a student-centered education provided by a faculty committed to prepare students for successful and fulfilling lives. Individually and collectively, Winthrop University donors and philanthropists have an immediate impact upon the sustained quality of education provided to our students. Winthrop continues to receive national recognition, including its eighth-place ranking among Southern public universities by U.S. News & World Report, due in part to the private support of our donors.

To learn more about how you can make more of an impact, please contact University Advancement at 803/323-2275.

Thank you for your continued interest and philanthropic support of our students and their aspirations.

Giving Day 2023




AJ Jacobs

Scholarship Spotlight

AJ Jacobs '24 received the Mary Bess Coleman Endowed Scholarship, and the W. Rudolph and Helen Jacobs Carter Annual Scholarship.


Ida Stewart graphic

$1 Million Gift in Honor of Alumna, Retired Estée Lauder Exec

Second Largest Gift to CVPA

Leonard A. Lauder, chairman emeritus of The Estée Lauder Companies, recently made a personal donation of $1 million to Winthrop University to honor retired Estée Lauder executive and Winthrop alumna Ida Crawford Stewart ’43.

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Fountain Restoration Project

Fountain Restoration Project

Fountain Restoration Project

The historic campus fountain stopped working in 2018, nearly a century after its installation. It cannot be restored but rather must be replaced to fully function again. Fundraising efforts currently underway will replace the existing fountain and restore this iconic symbol of Winthrop. Estimated cost for the Fountain Restoration Project is $500,000. The project will be funded by the generosity of Winthrop alumni, community members and friends.