Supporting University of South Carolina Upstate

The mission of our foundations is to support the University of South Carolina Upstate in all of its educational, research, instructional, scientific, literary, service, charitable and outreach endeavors.

  • Chartered in 1973 as the Carolina Piedmont Foundation, and renamed in 2009, the USC Upstate Foundation exists to seek and accept gifts of charitable, benevolent, cultural and educational purposes for the exclusive benefit of the University.

    Accredited as a non-profit organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, the Foundation has raised or otherwise administered contributions, grants, bond funds, and endowments for capital construction, laboratory, scholarship and endowment purposes.

    University facilities made possible in whole or part by the Foundation include the Palmetto and Magnolia House Residence Halls, the G. B. Hodge Arena and other Spartan Athletics venues, the Susan Jacobs Arboretum, the Rotary International Peace Park, John M. Rampey Center, the George Dean Johnson, Jr. College of Business & Economics, and numerous campus land acquisitions.

    Meet the Board

    USC Upstate Foundation Documents Library

    The following are in PDF format. PDF Document Download

    Audited Financial Statements




    Form 990 Filings




    Governance and Operating Policies

    501(c)(3) Letter of Determination


    Donor Bill of Rights

    Gift Fee Policy

    Investment Policy Statement

    Notice of Third Party Vendor Data Incident

    Policy on Expenditures from Endowed Funds

  • As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation incorporated under the state law of South Carolina, the Capital Development Foundation serves as a supporting organization of the USC Upstate Foundation. The purpose of the Capital Development Foundation is to own, manage, lease, sell, convey and/or transfer real estate and other capital developments to be used for the benefit of the University of South Carolina (USC) Upstate and the USC Upstate Foundation.

    Board Members

    • John Bauknight, Vice Chair
    • Tim Camp
    • Allen Johnston
    • Cindy Kelly
    • Jason Lynch
    • John Montgomery, Chair
    • George Moseley
    • Ralph Settle

    Financial Statements

    Available in PDF format. PDF Document Download