TCL FOUNDATION | Technical College of the LowCountry



Dr. Richard Gough asks for your help. Because of the coronavirus, some TCL students are facing unexpected challenges including job loss, housing insecurity and financial hardship. If you’re willing and able, support TCL’s student emergency fund – the Guarantors Fund. The Guarantors Fund is our guarantee that no deserving student needs to leave school due to an unforeseen financial circumstance.
Together let’s guarantee that this short term disruption will not prevent an accomplishment that brings with it a lifetime reward. Give now to the Guarantors Fund.

Click below to learn more about the different TCL funds.

About the TCL Foundation

The Technical College of the Lowcountry Foundation is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization constituted to solely serve the Technical College of the Lowcountry. The Foundation’s federal taxpayer identification number is 57-0767384.

How the College Is Funded

The Technical College of the Lowcountry is a state-assisted, not state-supported community college. The College receives 18% of its operating budget from the State of South Carolina. The unmet balance comes from the tuition and fees charged to students. Affordable tuition is fundamental to the mission of community colleges. TCL sets tuition and fees to cover the real unmet cost of instruction. There is no additional revenue collected to enlarge programs or for new programs. Like community colleges nationally, TCL relies on the communities we serve for the support to sustain and grow academic programs, student support services and more.

Ways to Give

The TCL Foundation accepts contributions on behalf of the Technical College of the Lowcountry in a variety of ways including cash, check, credit card, securities, bequests and planned gifts.

  • The easiest and quickest way is to use our secure online giving form through PayPal.
  • If you would prefer to write a check, make checks payable to the TCL Foundation and mail to:TCL Foundation, PO Box 2614, Beaufort, South Carolina 29901

For gifts of stocks, bonds and mutual funds, notify the broker or bank that you intend to electronically transfer the funds to the college. Prior to the transfer, alert the college by calling 843-525-8214 or by email at To make the transfer, contact: Greg Cherewko, Dividend Asset Capital, Account Name: Technical College of the Lowcountry, Inc., Phone: 843-645-9700,  Email: