Foundation | Technical College of the LowCountry


TCL Foundation Board of Directors: (left to right) Back Row; Dr. Richard J. Gough, TCL President; Malcolm Goodridge, Vice Chair; Andrew Smith, TCL VP for Administrative Service; David R. Strange; Charles Sampson; Charles A. Laffitte, Jr.; Bryan Byrne; Thomas Potrykus; Derrick Coaxum; Joan Heyward, TCL Commissioner Liaison; Front Row: Randy K. Dolyniuk, Chair; John Chiacchiero; Liz Clist; Carolyn Nettles; LaToya Grier; Gary Cassevah; Dr. Vicky Leitz. Missing from the photo are Steve Duvall, Terry Finger, Denise Van Nostran, Grady Woods, and Joey Woodward.


The mission of the Technical College of the Lowcountry Foundation is to secure and steward philanthropic contributions to advance the educational mission of the College and support student access to higher education. Your donations may support academic program development, equipment purchases, student scholarship and much more. No gift is too small. Every gift matters. Every gift makes a difference.

Since 1968, the Technical College of the Lowcountry has welcomed more than 85,000 students from Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton and Jasper counties, and beyond. With your gift, you express your faith in your community college and our mission.

Donor Options

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Birdies for Charity

Mather Legacy Society

TCL Scholarship

Birdies for Charity participants either make a pledge for every birdie made during the Heritage Classic Foundation Golf Tournament or make a flat donation of $25 or more. The Mather Legacy Society recognizes donors who have included TCL in their estate plans;  as a beneficiary of another type of planned gift; or who make a permanent gift of an endowment. Each year, because of donors like you, approximately 100 students receive the TCL Scholarship. The TCL Scholarship recognizes financial need and merit in equal measure.
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Guarantor Program


The President’s Fund for Opportunity & Excellence

The TCL Fund


TCL Guarantors Program helps deserving students who are faced with financial challenges to stay in school. It supports the traditional college student as well as the older student who is coming to TCL to learn a new skill and develop a new career. The Fund supports faculty, facilities, teaching supplies and instructional equipment—those priorities which make a quality education possible.



The Fund provides unrestricted support allowing the College to respond quickly to the needs that make a TCL education possible.



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I GIVE. TCL Faculty Staff Campaign

The Technical College of the Lowcountry annual Faculty Staff Campaign is an opportunity for college faculty and staff to give back to TCL- advancing our school and supporting deserving students.





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: