CIU Fund

What is the CIU Fund?

The CIU Fund is comprised of annual gifts from CIU’s loyal alumni, friends, parents, students, faculty, and staff. These gifts provide student aid, faculty salaries and the ability to undertake critical new initiatives while maintaining a distinctive CIU education.

Why Give?

Your gifts make a difference every day in the life of a CIU student! Annual gifts to the CIU Fund are critical to an exceptional CIU experience. Tuition is the main source of revenue but it only covers about 60% of what it actually costs to provide a CIU education and the CIU Fund bridges the 40% gap.

How can I give?

CIU makes it easy! Online

USPS: CIU Development Office, Box 3122, Columbia, SC 29230

Call: 803-807-5006 credit card & stock gifts

Why is monthly giving important?

Monthly gifts offer a unique opportunity for you to partner with CIU and allow CIU to plan strategically for the future which is vital for CIU’s financial stability. Online recurring giving provides you with a convenient way to be a part of CIU’s mission steadily throughout the year.

The difference you make:

Impact StoryBrothers Flynn and Sam Senseney are extremely grateful for the help of donors. “We have had a financial burden on us because of my mom passing away and now my dad passing,” Flynn said. “Scholarships have not only helped, but have also been a source of encouragement. They have caused me to rely more on God.”

Sam Senseney, a freshmen at CIU, is thankful that his professors want to know him. “They want to get deep,” Sam said.

That is what Sam has needed from those around him at CIU after his back was broken in an interstate traffic accident in South Carolina in 2015 — the accident that took the life of his father and injured his older brother Flynn, now a senior at CIU. The accident came about a year after their mother’s death. Even though Sam has healed from his injuries, he still has a lot of “why?” questions for God.

As for his older brother Flynn, a senior, life’s hurdles could have blocked him from continuing at CIU, but he returned and looks forward to graduation and serving the Lord with his life. Sam expressed his gratitude in this way, “I don’t know if ‘Thank you’ would do justice. I don’t have a dad looking out for me right now for finances. You’ve helped me out, and I appreciate it.”

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