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Institutional Advancement

Institutional Advancement

Welcome to the Division of Institutional Advancement at SC State University, where our mission is to build meaningful connections and secure vital support for the university's academic excellence and student success. Through philanthropy and engagement, we empower alumni, donors, and friends to make a lasting impact on the future of SC State University.

Within our division, we encompass Annual Giving, Corporate and Foundation Relations, Planned Giving, Alumni Relations, and Advancement Services.

Welcome Message from the VP

Welcome Message from the VP

Dr. John M. Lee Jr., vice president, welcomes you to SC State's Division of Institutional Advancement and expresses gratitude to all who support the university. Dr. Lee leads a team of qualified professionals who are here to assist alumni with maintaining their lifelong connections to SC State and to guide supporters through the giving process.
Welcome to IA
Annual Giving

Annual Giving

The Annual Giving Program is dedicated to expanding our base of supporters and increasing unrestricted giving to address the university's greatest areas of need through the Bulldog Annual Fund.
Learn More About Annual Giving Opportunities
Corporate & Foundation Giving

Corporate & Foundation Giving

Eagerly anticipating valuable engagement opportunities and fostering mutually beneficial partnerships with corporations and foundations, we are committed to establishing connections that yield meaningful outcomes and contribute to the advancement of our institution's mission and goals.
Learn More about Corporate & Foundation Giving
Planned Giving

Planned Giving

Make a lasting investment in the future of SC State University by considering planned giving options. Your planned gift will help us carry out our mission for many years to come, ensuring a lasting impact on generations of students. In addition to leaving a legacy, you can enjoy significant tax savings while providing for a cause that's meaningful to you.
Learn More about Planned Giving
Giving Societies

Giving Societies

Our giving societies recognize and celebrate the generosity of donors who make a significant impact on our institution's mission and goals. By joining one of our esteemed giving societies, you become part of a community committed to advancing SC State's legacy of academic excellence, innovation, and opportunity.
Learn More about Giving Societies
Alumni Affairs & Engagement

Alumni Affairs & Engagement

With a global network of over 30,000 SC State alumni, we are committed to advancing academic excellence, fostering connections, traditions, and engagement among our vibrant community of graduates.
Learn More about SC State's Office of Alumni Affairs & Engagement

See the Fruits of Your Efforts

Bulldogs Trailer

The SC State Athletics equipment trailer was purchased and docorated with support from the SC Class of 1973.


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Meet the IA Team

Dr. John M. Lee Jr.
Vice President
Ko W.G. Donma Administration Building
Office: 803- 536-8742
Cell: 803-809-4979
Angelia P. Jackson
Director of Operations
Lowman Hall, Room 326
Angel Pointer
Director of Alumni Affairs & Engagement


Aubrai M. Brailey
Major Gifts Officer
Lowman Hall, Room 309
Annie O. Williams
Alumni Relations Coordinator
Lowman Hall, Room 324 

Iva Gardner
Reunion Coordinator

Tracy K. Thomas
Director of Constituent and Advancement Services