Winthrop University: Annual Giving

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Your gift of any size, makes a difference.

Annual gifts to Winthrop impact the lives of or students, faculty/staff and university. Gifts from alumni and friends support Winthrop in providing an exceptional academic experience. By establishing a personal tradition of giving, you allow Winthrop to remain competitive in a global community. You assist Winthrop in providing opportunities that enrich the minds and lives of our students.

Find your reason for giving.

The Winthrop Fund

The Winthrop Fund provides current and immediate support to students and the university. There are no restrictions on these gifts which allows the university to address the areas of our greatest needs. The generosity of alumni, friends, faculty/staff and supporters has tremendous impact that ensures students are able to attend Winthrop. It provides the most flexibility with your gift, providing scholarships to students and making possible the continued growth of this institutions goals and initiatives.

Winthrop Endowment Funds

Make your gift count. Give each and every year to establish a personal tradition of giving. We have a number of scholarships available for our deserving students and brilliant programs and initiatives.

Planned Giving

Leave your mark. We are so pleased that you have an interest in learning about the many benefits of planned gifts.

Corporate Sponsorships

Partnering with Winthrop, means partnering with excellence. We are committed to establishing and maintaining long-term partnerships with corporations and foundations that support the mission and priorities of Winthrop University. Wherever you find possibility, you find Winthrop student, faculty/staff and alumni dedicated to the advancement of our community.

Academic Program Support

Ensure that our academic programs have access to the resources necessary to provide students with an exceptional learning experience.


The Winthrop University Phonathon program is an integral piece of Winthrop’s annual fundraising drive. The phonathon relies on student ambassadors who connect with Winthrop alumni, parents and friends to communicate the University’s current funding needs.

**Apply to be a phonathon caller by completing the application or contact Nicole Crist, annual giving coordinator, at 803/323-4018 or via email at

Giving Day

For more information please contact 1-800-801-1083 or and a member of our development team will assist you. Find out how to get involved during Winthrop's annual Giving Day activities.  

Go Gold for Life

Go Gold for Life is Winthrop's student giving plan. Gifts to the Winthrop Fund will honor the Winthrop experience and serve as a way to celebrate memories and valuable moments. Go Gold for Life members receive special recognition in Winthrop publications as well as an invitation to a Go Gold for Life reception each year.

Winthrop Women's Coalition

The Winthrop Women's Coalition was founded on the idea that women's strength is at its best when we work together and that a relationship with the institution is mutually beneficial. In the coalition, one will find opportunities for personal and professional enrichment while helping to contribute to the university's mission and philanthropic needs.


Make a gift. Make an impact.

Last Updated: 10/4/21