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Supporting ICS Starts Here

When you give to the Institute for Child Success, you help pave the way for a successful future for all children. Our research and policy initiatives directly impact children throughout South Carolina and beyond.

ICS is a nonprofit organization recognized by the IRS as a 501(c) 3 organization, which allows many donations to be tax-deductible for donors.

Make a Gift in Honor or Memory of a Loved One

Consider making a gift to ICS in memory of a loved one, in honor of a new baby, as a holiday gift, or in recognition of other celebrations. A contribution to ICS is a living memorial through the life of a child who has been helped. We will send a card to the honoree indicating that the gift was made in their honor or in memory of a loved one.

To make an Honorarium/Memorial Donation, please include the following information when making your gift:

  • Name of the person being honored or memorialized.
  • Your name, address and phone number.
  • The name and address of the person who will receive the acknowledgement card.
  • The name of the individual(s) the gift is from if different from your name.

The Schmidt & Shi Endowed Legacy Fund

The newly established Schmidt & Shi Endowed Legacy Fund honors two individuals instrumental in the founding of ICS. Dr. William Schmidt served for many years as the Medical Director of Prisma Health Children’s Hospital—Upstate. Dr. Susan Shi is the former First Lady of Furman University. Dr. Schmidt and Dr. Shi, motivated by their lifelong passion to promote the wellbeing of children, encouraged the Children’s Hospital and the United Way of Greenville County to formally establish ICS in 2010. Both continue to guide ICS as active Emeritus members of the ICS Board of Directors.

For more information, please contact Linda Brees.

Stock and Estate Gifts

ICS can accept estate gifts and gifts of stock. To support our mission in this manner, please contact our office via email or by calling (864) 287-8063.

Donate by Mail

To send a gift by mail, please make checks payable to the Institute for Child Success and send to:

Institute for Child Success
ATTN: Donor Relations
P.O. BOX 17811
Greenville, SC 29606

The Institute for Child Success is fueled by the Mary Black Foundation, BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, and the BlueCross® BlueShield® of South Carolina Foundation (an independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association).

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Invest in the mission of ICS and help create a system in which all children have a chance to succeed.

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