Garnet Society

Achieving Excellence Through Philanthropic Support

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The Garnet Society is made up of over 400 members that have supported South Carolina Athletics above and beyond their Gamecock Club Memberships. These donors allow the athletics department to fund capital projects, scholarships, and operating expenses that are not covered through the Gamecock Club. These gifts are 100% tax deductible and typically paid out over a period of years.

Palmetto

$25,000+

312 Members

All-American

$100,00+

76 Members

Legends

$250,000+

74 Members

In The Huddle

$1,000,000+

31 Members

Dodie Anderson

$5,000,000+

6 Members

Garnet Society Members

Dodie Anderson

Dolores F. Anderson
Morris and Sheila Cregger
Founders Federal Credit Union
William and Lou Kennedy
Kenneth M. Long
Robert C. McNair
Joseph F. Rice

In The Huddle

Carey D. Adams
Edward L. Bignon
Allison and Donald Bodiford
Tami L. Brooks
Lisa and Mark Campbell
Kenneth R. Copeland
Charles F. Crews
Scott Farfone
Martha K. Fedder
Martha and Cecil Floyd
Robert B. Fowler
Mary Major and William Horton Jr.
Billy B. Huskey
Susie and Heyward King
Karen and Russ Lloyd
Doyle E. McBride
Paul Mefferd and Stephanie Braddock-Beagle
William S. Mill
John C. Mitchell
William H. Moore
Victor O. Roof
Harold S. Russell
Carl and Rebecca Schaper
William N. Smith
Linda and William Stern
Eugene E. Stone
Thomas E. Suggs
Utili-Serve LLC
Kellah and Howard Webster
Kenneth R. Wheat
Garland R. Wilkie

Legends Society

Michael S. Addy
William R. Allison
Bank of America
William M. Barnhill
Robert E. Baxley
Mitzi and David Beckham
Donald C. Bigby
Judith A. Blalock
Favana S. Brown
Budweiser of Asheville, Inc.
Budweiser of Columbia
Moira Burnham
Vasa W. Cate
Julian L. Caudle
Zane D. Christopher
William Connors
Samuel and Lauren Dowdy
John R. Ducate
Patricia and Harold Eddy
Frank and Vicky Edwards
Ernest A. Brooks Memorial Trust
Rachael B. French
Chris & Kathy Fulmer
David W. Glenn
Charlton F. Hall
Tracy T. Hardaway
Lynda and Benjy Hardee
Brian C. Hart
Richard L. Havekost
Susan L. Hitchcock
William M. Hornor
Marvin A. Hyatt
Faye M. Jeffcoat
Stephen S. Juk
Richard A. Kay
Reamer B. King
James E. Knight
George F. Littlejohn
Robert G. Lott
Phillip T. Lynn
Brian McCloskey
Rufus C. McEntire
Theresa and Frank Miley
Glenn and Hollie Mosack
Mungo Companies, Inc.
William L. Muschamp
Everette H. Newman
Larry E. Nichols
Ethan W. Nord
Leon M. Ortner
Melissa and Timothy Packer
Edwin S. Pearlstine
Prisma Health
Moody G. Proffitt
Martin K. Rosefield
Sanders Brothers Construction Company, Inc.
David and Lynette Seaton
Michael B. Shackelford
Patricia K. Shelley
John S. Simmons
Lance and Tara Snyder
John W. Sparrow
Lucian P. Stephens
James A. Streetman
Carl A. Sweatman
Neill M. Timmons
Robert M. Walden
Jonathan and Kimberly Wheeler
Nate Wilbourne
Charles M. Willoughby
Bartlett J. Witherspoon
John Wurzburger
Glen Youell, LLC

All-American Society

Jimmy E. Addison
Russell N. Allen
Jeff B. Archie
Russell and Beth Bauknight
Randi A. Berry
Robert O. Bessinger
Joseph R. Blanchard
Daniel P. Bouknight
Michael R. Brenan
David P. Brown
Shane M. Burroughs
Carroll A. Campbell
Larry Chandler
Jeffrey J. Churchich
Franklin D. Clark
Brian L. Coan
Herbert Comer
Contract Construction
Roland R. Craft
James A. Day
Delta Dental of Missouri
Dick Smith Automotive Group, Incorporated
Helen and Charles DuBose
Joseph N. Elmore
F.D. Owen, Jr. Family Charitable Remainder Trust
Jeff Falls and Mrs. Kathy B. Falls
Nancy G. Fedder
Andre T. Goodman
Bobby A. Gordon
Nathan E. Hardwick
Raymond T. Hill
Boyd C. Hipp
Horry County Gamecock Club
Marvin A. Hyatt
Charles E. Hyatt
William J. Keenan
Pete B. Knight
Ernest G. Lawhorne
Lexington County Gamecock Club
Estate of James W. Maner, Jr
Susan McAlary
H. T. Minister
Ellie B. Mozingo
Donald V. Myers
James K. O’Kelly
James T. Oremus
Julia and Douglas Ostrover
Owen Family Foundation, Inc.
Peacock Automotive, LLC
Harold and Jane Peeples
Kathleen N. Peterson
Elizabeth A. Phibbs
Elbert L. Pooser
Gregg Pratt
Julian A. Reynolds
David J. Rogers
Frank M. Rogers
David J. Rothenberg
Neil J. Salvage
Daniel Savoie
Kenneth B. Shelley
Steven L. Smith
John C. Smith
Milledge S. Smith
Karl H. Smith
Jack L. Springs
William D. Swails
Bill and Connie Timmons Foundation
Charles M. Timmons
Patrick L. Tomlin
John C. Troutman
True Pharmacy
Patrick and Susie VanHuss
Michael G. Westbrook
Doris L. Woods

Palmetto Society

Ellen J. Abbott
AFLAC
Glynn M. Alexander
Louis S. Antonelli
Andrew M. Babb
James Babcock
Stephen D. Baggett
John D. Baker
Banks Construction Company
John P. Barber
Murray A. Baroody
Luther J. Battiste
BB&T Boyle Vaughan/Insurance
Jody Beasley
Beaufort Gamecock Club
Craig A. Bedenbaugh
Mendel J. Bell
Charles A. Berry
Ray and Dedrie Bingham
Black Crest Farms
Barry W. Blackwood
Will and Grace Boling
Norman Boling
Zoe Bonnette
Penny and Richard Bonnoitt
Carol L. Bourne
Lynn C. Boyleston
Cyndi Bradshaw
Dan K. Brainard
Clayton L. Brewer
Angela and Robert Brock
Julia Brooker
Bruce J. Brothers
Matthew T. Brown
Bungalow One LLC
Sarena D. Burch
Walker and John Buxton
Robert C. Cahaly
Thomas G. Caldwell
Calhoun Oil Company Incorporated
Anthony A. Callander
J. R. Calliham
Donnie Canaday
Al Cannon
Heather M. Cannon
Capital Waste Services
Carolina Property Services Inc
Willie Carswell
Paul D. Carter
William T. Cassels
Edward W. Catalano
Michele and Scott Cate
Julie P. Cates
CertusBank
Daniel Chapman
Charleston County Gamecock Club
Cherokee County Gamecock Club
Charlie R. Christmas
Joseph R. Christopher
Nicholas J. Clekis
CMC Steel South Carolina
Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated
Harriett P. Coker
John B. Coleman
James and Virginia Collins
Commander HCF, Inc.
Companion Associates, Inc.
Companion Life Company
Ted C. Conrad
Stephen H. Cook
Edward B. Cottingham
Charles F. Crews
Neil F. Crossley
Augie Cruciotti
Kimberly A. Cubine
Deborah Dammer
John C. Darby
Jami and Guy De Jane
Clyde C. Dean
William E. DeLoache
Charles T. Dennis
James W. Dennis
Linda B. Dickerson
Tyler B. Dunlap
Michelle Easler
Gregory L. Eaves
Simeon G. Eaves
Echerer Painting Contractor, Inc.
Sharon I. Eden
Eugene P. Edwards
Richard K. Elliott
Charles C. Elliott
Kelly L. Ellisor
Falcon Express Services, LLC
Matthew R. Farrell
John M. Faulkner
Ferguson Enterprises
Florence County Gamecock Club
John T. Foreman
Robert K. Fortson
Grace W. Fortune
Bill and Jami Frehse
David T. Frew
Thomas D. Gainey
Charles W. Garnett
Michael C. Genau
Michael Gibson
H. W. Gooding
Scott Goodman
Russell Graham
Chloe C. Gray
Harry B. Gregory
M. B. Gregory
Michael Gregory
Grayson Greiner
Victoria Griffin
Armond and Jacqueline Groves
Wyman and Carlo Haigler
Rebecca H. Hale
Christopher L. Hamill
Francis S. Hane
Jon D. Harkleroad
John P. Harloe
Benjamin J. Harmon
Diane C. Hazelrigg
Steven D. Hernandez
Herndon Chevrolet
Herndon, Inc.
Tommy and Patricia Hickman
Parks A. Hill
Carolyn J. Hodge
Al W. Holland
Louis L. Holtz
Hood Construction Company, Inc.
Richard J. Hook
William H. Horton
David Hudson
Lucinda M. Human
Maddie Hunt
Charles E. Hunter
Rhett W. Ingram
Thomas W. Irick
John T. Isgett
Bryon P. Jeffcoat
Jamie and Lindsey Jernigan
Rodney C. Jernigan
Jim Hudson GMC
John P. Salamone Memorial Foundation
Kymberly and Steve Johnson
Robert M. Johnson
Robert W. Johnson
L. L. Johnson
Mitzi and Stephen Johnson
Frederick S. Johnston
Thomas S. Jolly
Thomas R. Jones
Sherry A. Joyner
Graham E. Kauffman
Key Insurance Consultants, Inc.
David K. Knight
Candace D. Knox
William W. Landreth
Ethel McDuffie Overton Lea
Mark D. Locke
Leonard L. Long
Jeremy Long
Garrett W. Lorick
James J. Mackey
Lonnie M. Martin
Francisco and Anya Martin
Mike Massey
James R. Maull
Joseph M. McCabe
Bonnie and Peter McCausland
Heather Wood-McCloy
Marvin L. McCrory
Thomas K. McDonald
Douglas C. McDougald
R.C. McEntire & Company, Inc.
Steven D. McKay
James S. McLendon
Ramon H. Mejia-Gomez
William J. Merritt
Carolyn C. Middlebrooks
Kippy D. Miller
Robert and Anne-Courtney Miller
Graham Miller
Bryan and Julie Mise
Rick Mixson
Elizabeth S. Moise
Jackie B. Montgomery
The Moore Company
Wade E. Moose
Randy H. Morgan
Robbin T. Moss
Michael J. Mungo
Edward Mungo
Christopher M. Murphy
My Carolina Alumni Association
David L. Myers
Jessie Van Ness
Jose Salibi Neto
Tami Nix
Rita E. Norton
John Palms
Richard and Mary Parker
William K. Parnell
Ann E. Pasky
Steven R. Patty
Michael S. Peek
Curtis W. Pennington
Piedmont Arthritis Clinic
Anthony H. Pope
Stephen J. Poulin
Robert L. Pratt
Cindi Prestage
Prisma Health
Edward K. Pritchard
Collins Brothers Properties
Prysmian Power Cables and Systems USA, LLC
Marc Raad
Wells W. Reese
W. D. Rhodes
James S. Richardson
Rhett H. Richardson
Robert W. Ringer
William G. Roberts
Steven L. Robinson
George Rogers Foundation of the Carolinas
Jared H. Rothell
Denice R. Rowell
Darius C. Rucker
Eduardo Sanchez
Dana and Robyn Schmieding
Matthew E. Schreiber
Stephen M. Scott
William P. Scurry
SEACO, Inc.
Seawell’s Food Caterers, Incorporated
Randal M. Senn
Emil J. Servant
M. D. Shaw
Stephanie L. Sipple
Brent P. Skinner
Robert S. Smith
Heather F. Smith
James W. Smith
Jule G. Smith
Kathryn S. Smith
Dr. Solomon Jackson
Louis C. Sossamon
South State Bank
Southern Design Services, Inc.
Martha and Robert Speight
Stephen and Jerri Spurrier
Joan E. Squires
R. Stephen Botkin
Craig Stephens
Thomas L. Stoughton
Stuart Rose Family Foundation
Michael W. Sturkie
Robert L. Sumwalt
SWS Charitable Foundation, Inc.
SYSCO Food Systems of Columbia
Denise and Ronald Talbert
David R. Tammen
D. R. Tanner
Edward C. Taylor
Michael L. Taylor
Thomas L. Taylor
James C. Tennyson
The Shealy Family, LLC
Walker Smoak Land & Timber
Allen W. Timmons
Consolidated Tires
Hon. Jean H. Toal
Tomlin & Company, Inc.
Top Box
Michael C. Tourville
Perry S. Tucker
Charles L. Tucker
Curtis A. Tyner
UCI Medical Affiliates of SC, Inc.
USC Swimming – Diving Boosters
Joseph M. Vargo
Timothy L. Vaughn
Samuel H. Vickers
John C. Wase
Waste Management
Will and Heather Waters
Gerald H. Watson
Owen V. Watts
Alan C. Welch
Wells Fargo Foundation
Lynne M. Wester
Howard A. Wheeler
Wheeler Benefit Foundation
Robert T. Whitehead
Kelly S. Wietsma
Robert E. Wilder
Rose T. Wilkins
Harriet G. Williams
Evelyn L. Williams
Steven M. Wilson
Ronald S. Wilson
Martin W. Wingard
Wyman Wise
Davison D. Woods
Wright-Gray Partnership
Lloyd and Mary Pat Yaun
York County Gamecock Club
Stephen C. Youmans
Frederick M. Zeigler
Zeus Industrial Products, Inc.

Carolina Guardian Society

The donors listed below have provided for Gamecock Athletics in their estate plans.

William R. Allison
Luther J. Battiste
Donald C. Bigby
Allison and Donald Bodiford
Favana S. Brown
Sarena D. Burch
Anthony A. Callander
Carroll A. Campbell
Vasa W. Cate
Julian L. Caudle
Brian L. Coan
Kenneth R. Copeland
Charles F. Crews
Neil F. Crossley
Linda B. Dickerson
Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP
Samuel and Lauren Dowdy
John R. Ducate
Patricia and Harold Eddy
Ernest A. Brooks Memorial Trust
Martha K. Fedder
Robert B. Fowler
Bobby A. Gordon
Charlton F. Hall
Boyd C. Hipp
Susan L. Hitchcock
Charles E. Holliday
William M. Hornor
Marvin A. Hyatt
Stephen S. Juk
James E. Knight
David K. Knight
Ernest G. Lawhorne
Karen and Russ Lloyd
Phillip T. Lynn
Estate of James W. Maner, Jr
Doyle E. McBride
Brian D. McGuire
Paul Mefferd and Stephanie Braddock-Beagle
William S. Mill
H. T. Minister
Robbin T. Moss
Larry E. Nichols
Leon M. Ortner
Michael S. Peek
Elizabeth A. Phibbs
Moody G. Proffitt
Joseph F. Rice
David J. Rogers
Randal M. Senn
Michael B. Shackelford
William N. Smith
John C. Smith
Milledge S. Smith
Jule G. Smith
Jack L. Springs
Joan E. Squires
Linda and William Stern
Thomas E. Suggs
Carl A. Sweatman
John C. Troutman
Patrick and Susie VanHuss
Kellah and Howard Webster
Michael G. Westbrook
Lynne M. Wester
Garland R. Wilkie
Charles M. Willoughby
Martin W. Wingard

Recently Completed Projects

Williams-Brice Stadium 2020 Enhancement

Completed: August 2020

Approximate Cost: $22,500,000

Features: Largest ever investment in the stadium; four new club spaces and loge suites.

Carolina Indoor Tennis Center

Completed: September 2021

Approximate Cost: $7,000,000

Features: Six indoor courts, only competitive indoor facility in the Midlands, team locker rooms, athletic training facility.

Long Family Football Operations Center

Completed: January 2019

Approximate Cost: $50,000,000

Features: Recruiting center, locker room, weight room, athletic training room, coaches’ offices, meeting rooms, dining room, equipment room and player lounges.

Current Campaign: Carolina Committed

Over the past 10 years, South Carolina Athletics has invested significantly into facilities and resources for each of our 21 sports programs through capital resources derived from donations to the athletics department. While this tremendous improvement has significantly enhanced the experience for our student-athletes and fans alike, there are still many opportunities to provide a higher caliber experience of both student-athlete and fan. To accomplish this, The Carolina Committed Campaign is built on three pillars: For the Fan, Program Enhancements, and Outside the Lines. This campaign will address our immediate needs in improving the fan experience at Williams-Brice, Olympic sport facilities, as well as supporting initiatives outside the lines.

 

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Naming Opportunities

Hardee Gate

Location: Springs Brooks Plaza at Williams-Brice Stadium
Dedicated: September 2015

“The opportunity to have our family’s name forever be a part of this historic stadium is a legacy that we will cherish for a lifetime.”
-Benjy and Lynda Hardee
Legends Society Members

Springs-Brooks Family Trophy Case

Location: Colonial Life Arena
Dedicated: October 2018

“We are so proud of Women’s Basketball’s achievements. Helping this prestigious program display their accolades means the world to us.”
-Tami Scott
Dodie Anderson Society Member

The Mackey Family Bench

Location: Springs-Brooks Plaza at Williams-Brice Stadium
Dedicated: September 2015

“We love our Gamecocks and are blessed that we can give back to a place that is very dear to our hearts.”
-The Mackey Family
Palmetto Society Member

Available Naming Opportunity Locations

Football

  • Williams-Brice Stadium
  • Long Family Football Operations Center
  • Rice Football Campus
  • Springs-Brooks Plaza
  • Gamecock Park

Baseball

  • Founders Park

Basketball

  • Colonial Life Arena
  • Carolina Coliseum

Tennis

  • Carolina Indoor Tennis Center
  • Outdoor Tennis Facility

Equestrian

  • One Wood Farm

Softball

  • Carolina Softball Stadium

Cregger Athletics Village

  • Dodie Anderson Enrichment Center
  • Rice Athletics Center
  • Wheeler Beach

Ways to Give

Liquid Assets/Cash

A gift of cash is the most popular way of supporting Gamecock Athletics. Gifts of cash are ordinarily tax-deductible for up to 50% of your adjusted gross income in the year of the contribution (with a five-year carryover for the excess not utilized.)

Securities/Stock Transfers

When you donate securities, you generally do not incur any capital gains tax. You also may be eligible to receive a federal income tax charitable deduction for the full fair market value of publicly traded securities if you have held them for at least a year and a day.

Bequests/Wills

Leaving money to the University through your will or trust is the most popular estate planning option. With a provision in your will, a donor can make a significant gift that may not have been possible during his or her lifetime. It also provides valued support after annual giving ends. An estate-tax charitable deduction for the entire amount of the gift is allowed.

Charitable Gift Annuity

When the gift annuity matures, the balance provides support to the University of South Carolina Educational Foundation. In exchange for a gift of property, marketable securities, or cash, the Foundation will contractually guarantee to pay you and/or another beneficiary guaranteed, fixed payments for life.

Retirement Plan Assets

One may avoid heavy taxation of retirement funds and support Gamecock Athletics by designating the University as a beneficiary of your IRA, 401K or other retirement vehicle. Since these funds have not been taxed, these assets may be the best resource to designate for charitable purposes. Lifetime transfers from IRAs or Roth IRAs are possible for donors who are 70 1/2 years or older.

Charitable Remainder Trust

One may create a trust agreement in which you can transfer assets and retain income. When the payment period ends, the University of South Carolina Educational Foundation receives a gift. Funding the trust with long-term appreciated assets generates no capital gains tax liability on the transfer.

Athletics COVID-19 Resilience Fund

The Athletics COVID-19 Resilience Fund was launched to help Gamecock Athletics retain the necessary resources to continue to provide first-class experiences to our over 570 Gamecock student-athletes despite the challenges presented by COVID-19.

  • Student-athlete scholarships
  • Educational benefits such as textbooks, access to tutors, and professional development training
  • Ancillary student-athlete expenses including meals, housing, medical costs, and injury assistance
  • Operational costs including but not limited to facilities expenses, staff salaries, Olympic sport programs

The Women of South Carolina

Our mission is to provide the best possible female student-athlete experience. The more we invest in our women, the more successful they can become.

  • (S)HERO- She is Honorable, Empowering, Resilient, and Owns It: a forum where female student-athletes can effectively and proactively support each other
  • Professional development seminars demonstrate how to prepare for the work environment
  • Provide the opportunity for female student-athletes to attend national conferences such as Women Leaders, Black SA Summit or NCAA Diversity and Inclusion Conference
  • Partner with LEARFIELD and send students to various networking opportunities across the country

Beyond Sports

The Beyond Sports Professional Development & Internship Program provides meaningful experiences for student-athletes across varying disciplines by facilitating professional development programming, in conjunction with paid internships, in order to best prepare Gamecocks for life beyond college.

  • Interview experience with feedback from community partners
  • Provide student-athletes with meaningful work experience in a professional setting in his/her area of professional interest
  • Enhance student-athletes’ resume
  • Teach student-athletes how to build a professional network
  • Student-athlete scholarships
  • Expand student-athlete references beyond professors and coaches
  • Help student-athletes prepare for life beyond college

Gamecock CEO

The Gamecock CEO experience empowers student-athletes to become the CEO of their lives by providing the resources to educate, inspire and holistically develop student-athletes as they transition into college and in preparation for life after graduation.

  • Professional Development
    Gamecock athletes hone in on tangible and intangible skills that will enhance employability and success beyond Carolina
  • Personal Development
    Student-athletes will grow through self-identity, awareness, relationship building and independent, autonomous decision making for life after UofSC
  • Leadership Development
    Developing the next generation of leaders both on and off the field of play
  • Service
    A continuing commitment by Gamecock student-athletes to respond with both time and effort to the needs of their local communities and beyond
Executive Associate AD for Development/CEO of the Gamecock Club

Steve Eigenbrot

eigenbrot@sc.edu / 803-777-8116

Associate Athletics Director - Development

Wayne Hiott

wayne@sc.edu / 803-777-3271

Associate Athletics Director - Development Operations

Blair Cauthen Ramspacher

blairc@sc.edu / 803-777-9126

Director of Athletics Development

Jesse Kasser

jkasser@sc.edu / 803-777-5451

Assistant Director of Development

Chaz Cheeseboro

cheesebc@mailbox.sc.edu / 803-777-3226

Assistant Director of Development

Tyson Lusk

lusk@sc.edu / 803-777-7546

Assistant Director of Stewardship

Lauren West

lwest@mailbox.sc.edu / 803-777-7784

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