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TCL Nursing Students photoThe gift of a scholarship is the ultimate triple expression of faith in the college, its mission, and, most important, the future potential of an individual student. Scholarship gifts can be made annually in support of the TCL Future Alumni Scholarship Fund or through an Endowed Named Scholarship.




TCL welding student photoTCL guarantors ensure that no deserving student will ever be turned away because he or she cannot afford higher education. The Guarantors Program helps students who are faced with significant financial challenges to stay in school. Individuals or couples who make a gift of $1000 or more to the TCL Guarantors Program are members for the year in which the gift is made.




TCL Beaufort Campus photoThe ultimate expression of trust, faith, and dedication to TCL’s mission and vision, your gift to the President’s Fund for Opportunity and   Excellence provides the financial resources to empower TCL leadership and faculty to respond to immediate and emerging academic needs, such as instructional equipment and innovative workforce solutions. Your President’s Fund gift enhances opportunities for the current generation of TCL students, as well as future generations.




Historic Mather School photoTCL’s legacy of education began in 1868 as The Mather School, which provided education for the daughters of former slaves. As a member of the Mather Legacy Society, you are helping to ensure that this original legacy is carried well into the future. Membership in the Mather Legacy Society is offered to donors who let us know by written documentation that they have included TCL in their estate plans or as a beneficiary of another type of planned gift, regardless of the amount. Mather Legacy Membership is also offered to donors who make a permanent gift of an endowment; a gift that gives back to TCL forever.




TCL New River Campus photoMany generous individuals, couples, and organizations choose to support the TCL Fund, which provides unrestricted support for those elements that make a TCL education possible. Throughout the year, the TCL Fund supports those areas of greatest need.



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TCL Donor Brochure


TCL Foundation accepts contributions in a variety of ways including cash, check, credit card, securities, bequests and planned gifts.




If you would like more information about making a gift to the Technical College of the Lowcountry, our Advancement Staff is always available to discuss the College, its mission, and how you can become a part of the TCL family.


Mary Lee Carns

Executive Director for Institutional Advancement

T: (843) 470-5962

C: (814) 232-1229



Jessica T. Bridges

Associate Director for Institutional Advancement

T:(843) 525-8294




TCL Foundation

PO Box 2614

Beaufort, SC 29901

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TCL WE GIVE Campaign

May 26-June 26, 2015
For 18 years I have watched the work of the TCL Foundation and the generosity of our staff, faculty and TCL supporters.  Many of our students would not have finished their education and be able to reach their dreams without the help of the TCL Foundation.
Our WE GIVE Campaign goal is not a dollar amount.  Our WE GIVE Campaign goal is 100% participation.  Every gift counts.  No amount is too small.  It’s about coming together as the team we are to support programs, the students, the campus, the college we are passionate about.  I ask you to please consider initiating a payroll deduction, increasing an existing deduction, or making a onetime gift with a personal check or credit card.  You choose where to direct your support.
-Melanie Gallion, WE GIVE, Staff Captain

WE GIVE pledge form