An award-winning independent school in Mount Pleasant, SC

Annual Fund

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Annual Giving makes an immediate impact on a USL student’s experience.

A healthy Annual Fund allows USL to have the operating resources needed for innovative programming and to ensure we can respond to both challenges and opportunities. Every gift is meaningful and counts towards making a USL education accessible.

Your Gift. Your Impact.

The USL experience is enhanced by Annual Giving, including:

  • Our individualized and rigorous curriculum
  • Best-in-the-state faculty
  • Immersive experiential learning experiences
  • Professional development for faculty and staff
  • Financial aid
  • Community service projects

Annual Giving grows USL programming that will impact future USL students.

The Annual Fund is a testament to your belief in the USL model, the education your student is receiving, and a belief in the future of the school.

We hope you will consider maximizing your gift by requesting a match from your employer, increasing your pledge, setting up recurring payments, and considering a gift to either the scholarship or endowment funds.

For more information about Annual Giving, contact Christine Beddia by phone at 843-557-3871 or via email at

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

USL Annual Funds are unrestricted gifts that support the greatest needs at USL. Recent support has funded LOTCs, Clubs, cultural events such as Plantation Singers, Global Languages performances, and more. 

  • Our innovative and challenging programs 
  • Small class sizes designed to give teachers the opportunity to show individual attention 
  • Professional development opportunities for our faculty  
  • Supplies, books, and resource materials for our teachers and students
  • Engaging and enlightening experiential activities 
  • …And so much more 

Giving is easy! You can donate online with a credit card by clicking the button below.

You may also mail your gift to us at:
University School of the Lowcountry
P.O. Box 665
Mount Pleasant, SC 29465-0665

Maximize your gift by inquiring with your employer if they have a corporate matching gift program. 

Charging the full cost of what is needed to educate a USL student would be restrictive for some families. USL wants to provide as many families as possible the opportunity to attend.

Raising philanthropic funds each year allows the faculty, staff, and leadership to think big; to realize the USL vision; and to thrive offering the highest quality programs. 

Additionally, tuition is not tax-deductible, but your gift to the Annual Fund is!

The calendar year for the Annual Fund is from July 1 through June 30. A gift given anytime during the school year, up until June 30, will be applied to that school year’s operational expenses. While we traditionally have a fall drive to help fuel programming and operational costs, you may give at any time. Gifts (not pledges) received by December 31 can be applied to that year’s tax return.

Our Annual Fund helps our innovative signature programs come to life.

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Students make their way to Bull’s Bay to explore the Intracostal Waterway. The students enjoyed lunch on the beach after learning about alligator skeletons and teeth.
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Visits to college campuses like Trident Technical College’s South Carolina Aeronautical Training Center expose students to exciting career opportunities.
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Intermediate School students help us launch our 2022 – 2023 Annual Fund.

USL is incorporated as a non-profit organization with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status, and monetary gifts are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law. USL’s Tax ID (EIN number) is 20-8765327.