endowment program

USC Genetic Counseling is a small program with a big impact. We have the privilege of helping families at very important times in their lives. As pregnancies are planned, when a child is born and throughout the cycle of life, genetic conditions and complex health problems can affect any family. Genetic counselors are key for understanding the ever increasing complexity of genetic medicine. Courtney Truluck knows the importance of genetic counseling in her family’s life; we are grateful to Courtney and her husband Bruce, for their leadership in support of the Genetic Counseling Program.

Our genetic counselors have been serving families in the Columbia area for over three decades. Our Master of Science Genetic Counseling education program has produced over 200 genetic counselors since 1985. While we continue to serve over 2000 families each year from our community, our graduates in turn serve an exponential number of families in South Carolina, the southeast and throughout the United States.

The Genetic Counseling Endowment was created by graduates of the Program, with gratitude for their education. The Endowment, established in perpetuity, allows Friends of the Genetic Counseling Program to make tax-deductible contributions that foster genetic counselor education. An endowment contribution ensures your support is felt long into the future,  Only the interest income is used to support student needs, incorporate new genetic and genomic discoveries into the curriculum and provide genetic counseling and education in our community and beyond.

Please consider your gratitude for the USC School of Medicine Genetic Counseling Program......if a genetic counselor has touched your life, if our faculty has helped you in your genetics education, consider how you might give back to this very special dimension of healthcare.

Please download this gift form to send your donation by mail, or donate online at https://giving.sc.edu/givenow.aspx. At the second question, please select “I would like to specify an area to support”. Please type: Genetic Counseling Fund #1A3309.

Feel free to contact the School of Medicine Development Office at 803-216-3314 or Program Director Janice Edwards at 803-545-5706, with any questions.


Genetic Counseling Now! Genetic Counseling Forever!

Celebrating over 30 years......with an investment in the future
of the Genetic Counseling Program!

We are grateful for our Alumni and Friends of the Program
who have contributed to the Endowment and/ or Genetic Counseling Fund during 2016-2017

Sherri Babb (1990)Rhonda Scanlon (2002)
Cam Brasington (1989)Dr. Shashidhar Pai
Karen BrooksGreg and Lynn Smith (1990)
Kerry CrandallCourtney Rowell Tate (2000)
Amelia Craver (1988)Madison Thomason
Emily HardistyAubrey Turner (2000)
Jade Mukri (2013)Victoria Vincent (1987)
Jaime Natoli (2010)Robert and Dorothy Young
Courtney and Bruce TruluckThe Zvejnieks Foundation (1992)