Winthrop University: Division of University Advancement - Recognizing Donors

Donor Recognition


Winthrop President's Circle

The President's Circle recognizes donors whose total giving reaches $1,000 or more each fiscal year. Members lead the Winthrop community in promoting a culture of giving to have a profound impact on the University and its students. 


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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 a connection to other women of diverse personal and professional backgrounds, and opportunities for personal and professional enrichment while helping to contribute to the university's mission and philanthropic needs.


dbj logoD.B. Johnson Society

D.B. Johnson, Winthrop’s founding president, had a vision. With a gift of $1500 from Robert Winthrop of the Peabody Foundation, he created what is today one of South Carolina’s top-performing public universities.

The D.B. Johnson Society consists of a loyal group of individuals who have included Winthrop University in their estate plans. These alumni and friends support the university’s vision for tomorrow through wills, trusts, annuities, life insurance or other planned gifts.

Every gift, regardless of size, makes a difference in the lives of generations to come. Please consider joining the D.B. Johnson Society and make quality public education for all part of your legacy.


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Endowed Support

Endowments are great tools for the University to use to ensure the security of the principal amount of a gift. They also establish a perpetual source of funding for the benefit of Winthrop University. Creating an endowed fund gives you an opportunity to put your name or the name of another person or organization on the endowment in memory or tribute. Donors can personally name an endowed scholarship which will help support the area of their choice with a minimum gift of $25,000.

For more information about supporting Winthrop, please contact University Advancement at 803/323-2275 or toll-free 800/801-1083.

Last Updated: 10/20/21