Support University School

Sustaining University School of the Lowcountry is a community effort; interested businesses, foundations, families and individuals are invited to contribute through their time, their talents and their donations. Please contact us by phone (843-884-0902) or email at for more information on how you can become involved.

Online Donations / Annual Fund

Support University School through an Annual Fund contribution. Congratulations on 100% parent, faculty/staff, and board member participation for 2016-2017! That is three years in a row of full participation by all community members! Credit card contributions are transmitted to University School via a secure web server provided by PayPal. Please click on the link below to make an online donation. On the PayPal page, just type "Annual Fund" in the description, enter the amount and then click Update.

By making a donation to University School, you visibly demonstrate your belief in USL's mission and your desire to support the school. Every contribution is greatly appreciated and truly makes a difference to University School's success. USL is incorporated as a non-profit organization with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status.

Frequently Asked Questions about USL's Annual Fund

Annual Auction

May 5, Friday - University School will hold its Annual Auction. All members, supporters, and friends of the USL community are invited to join us for this event. Donations are welcome and appreciated.

Hats off to 10 years!
May 5th (Cinco de Mayo)
Albermarle SchoolHouse
720 Magnolia Rd. Charleston, SC 29407

6:00pm Check-in Begins
7:00pm Live Music Starts

Tequila, Tacos, and More
Attire: Fiesta or Business Casual

Tickets (click here to get your tickets through Bidr):
All Faculty & Staff- Free - No Charge
$25.00 Day of Volunteer and Absentee Ticket
$30.00 - Bronze Ticket: Dinner and 2 Drink Tickets
$50.00 - Silver Ticket: Dinner, 2 Drinks, and a USL Swag Bag
$100 - Gold Ticket: Dinner, 2 Drinks, USL Swag Bag and Dinner at a Mentor Night
$150 - Diamond Ticket: Dinner, 2 Drinks, USL Swag bag and 1/4 of a LOTC experience.

Buying tickets and bidding on Silent Auction items is done through a program called Bidr -- a venture based right here in Charleston! It allows you to bid through your smart phone! Just click on the link and "BUY TICKETS" is at the top. Questions? Just email ( You can even preview auction items on the site!

In the meantime, we need your support!  The fundraising efforts and auction proceeds play a critical role in sustaining USL’s mission and this is a community effort.  The USL student body has grown quickly, creating many needs to support our growth.  This year the auction proceeds will support our LOTC program, and we all understand the importance of this experience for our children, because the world is our classroom!

We will have fabulous food, great music and wonderful auction items! We are hoping that this will be our biggest auction ever!  We are asking that all USL families support USL in its fundraising efforts by soliciting or donating items for the auction.

Auction Items

We understand how busy daily life can be, but we are requesting that all USL families ask local businesses to donate goods, services or gift certificates. USL, through its many forms of service to the community, is an uplifting and positive presence.  Most businesses don't hesitate to make a contribution, in support of USL and its mission. Below are two flyers explaining sponsorship opportunities and

2016-2017 Annual Auction - Sponsorship Opportunities Brochure
2016-2017 Annual Auction - Sponsorship Application and Information Form

The proceeds of the Annual Auction will support University School's mission. The Annual Auction depends on parents and friends to donate items. If you have an item you would like to donate, please download and complete a donation form. Donations are tax-deductible as permitted by law.

2016-2017 Annual Auction Donation Request Letter
2016-2017 Annual Auction Donation Form

We thank you for your support. Your generosity is crucial in helping USL carry out its mission to develop future leaders and serve as a positive force in the Lowcountry.


Volunteer Application Form

Support University School through Sally Foster purchases (enter code 962243). USL receives 40% of the purchase price.

Specific Needs

If you are interested in targeting a specific area of University School to support, please contact Jason Kreutner. The following are items that will enhance USL's ability to serve its mission and enhance the opportunities for our students and faculty.

Land or land w/building near center city core for permanent value

School Bus (Mini Bus-style seating 15-32, new or recent year)...$15,000-$50,000

1-Day Outdoor Challenge & Alpine Tower Experience ... $750

Enhanced opportunities in the arts...$500