The Governor's School Foundation raises private dollars to increase access to the school for low-income students, support the school's efforts to provide arts education in under-resourced counties, and bridge the gap between state funding and the unique needs of a premier public arts school.
Thank you for your interest in giving to the SC Governor's School for the Arts & Humanities Foundation. We couldn't do this important work without you.
Ways To Give
- Contribute to the Annual Fund
As a public school funded by the state, the only cost to attend the SC Governor’s School for the Arts & Humanities Residential program is the meal plan. More than 30% of residential students, and 25% of summer program students have been granted scholarships which have enabled them to pursue their education in an artistically nurturing environment.
Our students can enhance their learning experience by working with master artists in their specific discipline. Hosting these guests can be costly, but adds to our unique programming. The Guest Artist Program also creates opportunities for outreach and brings awareness of the school to the community and serves as a resource for the entire state of South Carolina.
The SC Governor’s School of Arts & Humanities Foundation has many endowed funds that support specific causes and initiatives, furthering our student’s education and allowing full participation in the school’s activities.
Opportunities for All
No artistically talented student is denied access to a quality education at the SC Governor’s School for the Arts & Humanities due to financial burdens. The Governor's School Foundation is able to support students with audition materials, transportation money to travel home for the holidays, and contest entry fees.
- Dedicate a Brick
The Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities Foundation is happy to offer the opportunity to become part of the Governor's School forever with a personalized engraved brick paver. Honor a current or past student, teachers, recognize milestones and special events, share a meaningful message, or show your support for the arts.
Your personalized brick paver will be placed permanently into the walkway next to the Governor's School Visitors Center.
Your brick purchase leaves a lasting remembrance and helps provide financial assistance to students and bridge the gap between state funding and the true cost of running a world-class institution.
For more information contact Katie Mallak at 864-282-1570 or Katie.Mallak@gsafoundation.net.
- Name a Room in the New Music Building
The naming of the new Music Building at the Governor’s School is a way to leave your permanent mark and support the next generation of artists. Your name or that of a loved one or business will be placed prominently on our Music Building, and your gift will be recognized in our annual report.
- Give a Gift of Stock
The Foundation is pleased to receive gifts of stock.
- Make a Monthly Gift
The Govie Fan Club is a group of dedicated donors who raise the artistic and academic excellence of Governor's School students by making monthly gifts to the Foundation. Make your monthly contribution today!
- Leave a Legacy
Support South Carolina's young artists well into the future by leaving a legacy that will benefit generations to come. Please contact us for more information about planned giving.
- Set up a Donor Advised Fund
Set up a Donor Advised Fund (DAF) and make tax-deductible contributions of assets to the fund. By making this gift upfront then distributing grants to non-profits like the SC Governor's School of Arts & Humanities, you can maximize the impact on your taxable income.
Consult your financial team to see if a DAF is right for you.
- Partner With Us
Interested in partnering with the Foundation? Please contact Amanda.Herlihy@gsafoundation.net or 864-282-4104.
- Give through Amazon Smile
By using AmazonSmile for your online shopping, Amazon will donate .5% of your purchases to Governor's School for the Arts Foundation. Please add us as your charity of choice. All of your future purchases through AmazonSmile will provide support to our Govies.
- Give a Gift In-Kind
Gifts of your materials and services help ease the costs of departmental needs and are an excellent tax deduction. For more information contact Amanda.Herlihy@gsafoundation.net.
Increase Your Impact
Check with your employer to see if they offer gift-matching programs, allowing you to double your impact.
Make a Gift
Gifts can also be mailed to:
P.O. Box 8458
Greenville, SC 29604