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About Us

The Office of Gift Planning works with all development and leadership staff of the Medical University to plan gifts for current and future needs. Using a team approach, we coordinate a plan to assist you with accomplishing your philanthropic goals with a gift that reflects your particular interests and needs. If you have any questions about the benefits of a planned gift please contact us or any one of the staff listed on this page.

Contact Us

Office of Gift Planning
268 Calhoun Street, MSC 182
Charleston, SC 29425-1820
Toll free: 800.810.6872
Office: 843.792.5252
Fax: 843.792.7787
Toni Jernigan
Toni Jernigan
Associate Executive Director of Development
Ph: 843-792-2236

As both an experienced educator and gift planning professional, Toni joined the Medical University of South Carolina in 2007 as Director of Gift Planning. Accomplishments include non-profit leadership roles where she has established and integrated major gift and planned giving programs. Currently, Toni provides support to donors, alumni, staff and professional advisors on complex gift plans and technical information such as current legislation, legal compliance, financial considerations and tax implications.

Linda Cox
Linda Cox
Director of Gift Planning
Ph: 843-792-9562

An accountant by background, Linda has worked in planned Giving since 1995 and joined the Medical University of South Carolina in 2013 as the Associate Director of Gift Planning. Having served as the Director of Major Gifts for a regional hospital in Ohio, and as the Executive Director for a Catholic Foundation in Southwestern Indiana, Linda is an experienced gift planning professional. She looks forward to supporting others to engender positive change and to provide long term financial security to the colleges and hospitals throughout MUSC.

Jade Fountain
Jade Fountain
Gift Administrator
Ph: 843-792-0002

With a background in public relations, marketing, and fundraising and a Master's degree in Public Administration, Jade joined the MUSC Office of Gift Planning in 2013. In addition to managing our marketing campaigns, Jade is responsible for handling the day-to-day administration of MUSC's gift planning program, including charitable trusts, gift annuities, endowed gifts, and life insurance gifts. She also administers estates in probate.

Haley Sulka
Alumni/Development Coordinator
Ph: 843-792-5252

With experience in public relations and marketing, Haley joined MUSC in May of 2015 as a coordinator for the Office of Gift Planning and Alumni Affairs. Haley will likely be the first person you speak to when calling our offices. She is also responsible for assisting with marketing campaigns, donor stewardship, special events and various other activities in the Office of Alumni Affairs and Gift Planning.

Please allow me to introduce you to our Leadership Staff.

MUSC Development Leadership

Jim Fisher
Vice President for Development
Medical University of South Carolina
Phone: 843-792-4281
Fax: 843-792-7980
Email: fisherj@musc.edu
Leigh Manzi
Executive Director of Development
Medical University of South Carolina
Phone: 843-792-4275
Cell: 843-270-8607
Fax: 843-792-7980
Email: manzil@musc.edu
Catherine Hanhauser
Director of Development
MUSC Storm Eye Institute
Phone: 843-792-5332
Fax: 843-792-1166
Email: hanhause@musc.edu
Stephanie D. Oberempt
Director of Development
MUSC College of Dental Medicine
Phone: 843-792-6933
Cell: 843-345-8579
Fax: 843-792-7980
Email: oberempt@musc.edu
Jane McCullough
Director of Development
MUSC Department of Medicine
Phone: 843-792-4280
Fax: 843-792-5265
E-Mail: mcculloj@musc.edu
Vera Ford
Director of Development
MUSC Department of Surgery
Phone: 843-792-1840
e-mail: fordva@musc.edu
Terry Stanley
Associate Dean of Development
MUSC College of Medicine
Office: 843-792-3937
Email: stanleyt@musc.edu

MUSC Hospital and
Heart and Vascular Center
Office: 843-792-2686
Fax: 843-792-5966
Candace Gillespie
Director of Development
MUSC College of Medicine
Phone: 843-792-9243
Email: gillescf@musc.edu
Deborah Bordeau
Director of Development
MUSC Hollings Cancer Center
Office: 843-792-7694
Cell: 843-270-2322
Email: Bordeau@musc.edu
Laurie Scott
Director of Development
MUSC College of Nursing
Office: 843-792-8421
Cell: 843-270-8389
Fax: 843-792-0504
Email: scotlk@musc.edu
Christie Whitener
Associate Director of Development
MUSC Hollings Cancer Center
Office: 843-792-1140
Cell: 843-452-4043
Fax: 843-792-4233
Email: whitener@musc.edu
Barbara Rivers
Director of Development
MUSC Children's Hospital
Darby Children's Research Institute
Office: 843-792-6643
Cell: 843-224-7332
Email: riversb@musc.edu
Megan Theiling Draper
Director of Development
SC College of Pharmacy
Medical University of South Carolina
Phone: 843-792-4980
Cell: 843-452-4469
Fax: 843-792-9081
Email: draperm@musc.edu
Leslie M. Brady
Director of Development
MUSC College of Health Professions
Office: 843-792-8547
Fax: 843-792-3322
Email: bradyl@musc.edu
Meredith Gale
Director of Development
MUSC Department of Neurosciences and the Institute for Applied Neurosciences
Office: 843.792.4342
Fax: 843.792.0679
Email: gale@musc.edu