Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations

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Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations

The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations builds mutually beneficial philanthropic partnerships between the Medical University of South Carolina, foundations, and the private sector. 

Its purpose:
To help corporations and foundations tap into the region’s leading minds in health-related research, patient care, and education to advance their philanthropic interests.

Its goal:
To explore shared interests, pursue common goals, leverage complementary strengths, and work together to change what’s possible in human health.

For corporations and foundations

Teamwork, communication, and accountability are key to achieving results and impact. At MUSC, we custom-build a team of researchers, educators, and clinicians to deliver on your specific needs.

To make that happen, we work to:

  • Understand your philanthropic goals and interests.
  • Identify faculty whose interests and work align with yours.
  • Introduce you to faculty and unit leaders within your area of interest.
  • Facilitate initial and ongoing tours, site visits and project team meetings
  • Coordinate the production and vetting of project proposals.
  • Facilitate administration of awards.
  • Provide you with accurate and timely reports.


For MUSC faculty

If you wish to explore funding opportunities with private foundations and/or corporations, our team can:

  • Research and identify prospective partners.
  • Share RFPs and targeted funding opportunities.
  • Assess projects for partner alignment and funding viability.
  • Provide cultivation and partnership strategies.
  • Facilitate tours, site visits and project team meetings
  • Provide you with briefings in advance of meetings and site visits.
  • Help develop funding proposals.
  • Assist with the collection of all required documentation, signatures and approvals.
  • Support stewardship efforts, including recognition opportunities and impact reports.

Funding opportunities 

Stewardship and reporting

Accountability is important to build and maintain a strong relationship with funders. Foundations may require stewardship in the form of narrative and/or financial reports. The reporting requirements and due dates are often listed in the award letter. Reports are typically due every six months or one year from the award date. Please note that it is important to submit grant reports on time.

Grant reports usually include the following:

  • PI name, university name, grant number, project start and end dates, and award amount.
  • A summary of project activities conducted during the grant period.
  • A discussion of outcomes, including successes, challenges, and lessons learned.
  • A description of the impact of the project and funding.
  • An accounting of expenditures.

Why partner with MUSC?

As South Carolina’s only comprehensive academic medical center, MUSC offers unequalled potential for success, in both degree and scale:

  • The #1 hospital in S.C.
  • The state’s leading referral center for complex medical cases
  • A nationally recognized commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and health equity
  • The only NCI-designated cancer center in S.C.
  • Patient-care locations in 20 communities throughout S.C.
  • A telemedicine network serving 44 of the state’s 46 counties.
  • Research locations in eight communities throughout S.C.
  • ~$284 million in external research funding
  • ~1,276 funded studies
  • ~429 studies related to health care disparities
  • ~576 ongoing clinical trials
  • 70+ start-up companies
  • 450+ national and international patents

Contact us

Medical University of South Carolina
Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations
268 Calhoun Street, MSC 182
Charleston, SC 29425 


Rebecca Harbison

Rebecca Harbison

Assistant Director
Corporate and Foundation Relations 
803-521-3569  |

Samhari HowellSamhari Howell

Development Coordinator
Corporate and Foundation Relations
843-792-0002 |