Because of you, the possibilities are endless.

Stories of Impact
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Donor Recognition

Thank you for supporting the Medical University of South Carolina!

At MUSC, we are grateful for the generous support of donors like you, who make it possible to give patients the best care possible, advance medical research and provide a world-class education to the next generation of health professionals. These gifts are being invested in scholarships, innovative patient care services, promising medical research, new facilities and many other initiatives, all aimed at helping people live fuller, longer lives.

The Foundation and Institutional Advancement at the Medical University of South Carolina is committed to helping companies, foundations and individuals further the the university's mission to preserve and optimize human life in South Carolina and beyond.

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About the Possibility Circles

The Possibility Circles were created to recognize MUSC’s most dedicated and generous donors. The circles include donors who make annual gifts of $500 or more and donors who have given $25,000 or more in their lifetime to MUSC. It’s named Possibility Circles because each member helps change what’s possible through their gifts. The names of the individual circles were inspired in part by MUSC’s five core values of compassion, respect, innovation, collaboration and integrity.


Donors who give between $500 and $9,999 a year are recognized as members of our Compassion Circle.

Jimmy Bagwell and grandsons, Left to right James, John, George and Jimmy Bagwell

Family matters

There’s nothing more important to Jimmy Bagwell than family. His father instilled a love of giving back in him, and how he’s setting an example for the next generation.

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Donors who give between $10,000 or more a year are recognized as members of our Impact Circle.

Spiro Vallis left with his scholarship recipient Samantha Bernstein and friend Phyllis Moseley

Loving tribute

Spiro Vallis honors his mother with a memorial scholarship that supports future nurses.

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Donors who have given between $25,000 and $999,999 in their lifetime are recognized as members of our Innovation Circle.

Innovation Circle member Barbara Christie and MUSC pediatric surgeon Dr. Aaron Lesher

A harmonious collaboration

A friendship that started in church choir is key to a life-changing gift.

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Donors who have given $1,000,000 or more in their lifetime are recognized as members of our Transformation Circle.

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‘Our hearts knew’

After their own experience with MUSC’s Children’s Hospital, Transformation Circle members Kate and Chris Mettler knew in their hearts that they wanted to support other children and families.

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Donors who make a commitment to support MUSC in the future through their estate or a planned gift are recognized as Legacy Circle and Legacy Society members. Their generosity and vision provide the university with the long-term financial stability needed to ensure the continued pursuit of its mission.

Ricky and Tina Doscher

Why give to MUSC?

“MUSC saved my life, and I am still grateful to this day. We have chosen to give to MUSC because our donation makes a difference, if not immediately, then years down the road…” Tina and Ricky Doscher, Legacy Circle members

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Check out the Giving Glossary or Frequently Asked Questions.

Review the MUSC Foundation's charitable status and financial reports.

Planning a Visit

Institutional Advancement is located on the corner of Ashley Avenue and Calhoun Street. The MUSC Foundation is located on Bee Street.

The MUSC Foundation and Institutional Advancement would like to offer our warm and comfortable bed and breakfast to our family, friends and guests. Make a reservation at the MUSC Guest House.