Parents Annual Fund

A development program sponsored by the Office of Parent & Family Programs, the Parents Annual Fund raises money that directly benefits University of South Carolina students. All parents of current students are contacted each year and are encouraged to participate.  

The Parents Annual Fund was created to offer parents an opportunity to enrich the lives of all Carolina students through private giving.  Many parents express a desire to demonstrate their support and appreciation for the University chosen by their students and to increase their involvement in the life of Carolina. 

The Parents Annual Fund benefits the Carolina community by sponsoring programs and services that directly impact South Carolina students. Past projects have included renovations to the Russell House University Union, enhancements to Career Center technology and lights for the intramural fields at the Strom Thurmond Wellness and Fitness Center. The Parents Annual Fund is currently funding an initiative called Dinner Dialogues. Dinner Dialogues started in fall 2006 with the goal of enhancing the interaction between faculty members and their undergraduate students. This experience provides an opportunity for discussion beyond the classroom in an informal, comfortable, fun and unique setting. Students and professors can discuss academic and current issues, potentially establishing a mentoring relationship that would assist in the student's personal, career and professional growth. With assistance from your donation to the Parents Annual Fund, your students have the opportunity to build a relationship with their professors.