Frequently Asked Questions

Why does the Hollings Cancer Center need private support?

The Medical University of South Carolina receives less than 6% of its operating budget from the State, and national research funding is increasingly competitive. Private philanthropy is critical to our ability to continue to serve as the state’s premier resource for cancer research and treatment.

Private gifts enhance every aspect of Hollings by allowing us to:

  • Recruit the most talented and compassionate physicians, scientists and caregivers.
  • Build the most advanced facilities.
  • Discover new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer.
  • Deliver the more advanced treatment options to our patients.
  • Reach patients in need throughout the entire state.
  • Provide our patients with the most comprehensive range of services available.
  • Support ongoing cancer research.

Is my gift tax-deductible?

Contributions to the Hollings Cancer Center are accepted through the Medical University of South Carolina Foundation. The Medical University of South Carolina Foundation is a 501c(3) organization, contributions to which are tax deductible.

The Federal Tax Identification Number is 57-6028985.

MUSC Foundation IRS Determination Letter (PDF)

Can I volunteer at the Hollings Cancer Center?

For more information about volunteering at MUSC, please visit Volunteer Services.

How do I direct obituary memorial gifts to Hollings?

Please include the following text if you wish to direct obituary memorial gifts to the Hollings Cancer Center:

Memorial gifts may be directed in lieu of flowers to the MUSC Foundation/Hollings Cancer Center, 18 Bee Street, MSC450, Charleston, SC 29425

Can I contribute a gift in-kind?

Our annual fundraising gala, Gourmet & Grapes is always in need of auction donations. For more information, please contact Abby Parks, Director of Special Events.

Additionally, patients are often in need of items during treatment to help make their time here a little more comfortable. The following items are accepted as in-kind gifts:

  • Individually packaged snacks and drinks.
  • Fleece blankets.
  • Recent magazines.
  • Ensure/Boost shakes.
  • Gift Cards.

Will I get a receipt for my donation?

Upon receiving your gift, the Medical University of South Carolina Foundation will send you a letter, thanking you for your gift. This letter will indicate the amount of your gift which you may use as a receipt for tax purposes.

How can I get more information about making a gift?

For more information, please contact us at 843-792-9335 or toll free at 800-810-6872.

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