Charleston Southern University Teams Up with Winkler Group at CCCU Forum

Dr. Dondi Costin, Charleston Southern University President, is joining Jim Bush, Winkler Group President, to present The Power of a Capital Campaign to Transform a University: Charleston Southern University’s Case Study at the CCCU International Forum in Dallas on February 12 at 1:30. 

The session, featured in the Financial Health and Resource Development track, will demonstrate how Charleston Southern is embracing a capital campaign to build a new arena and convocation center—and how the fundraising effort is transforming Charleston Southern into one of the leading Christian colleges in the country. 

The CCCU Forum, attended by more than 1,000 leaders, is the largest gathering of Christian higher education professionals in the country. Participants attending the Charleston Southern/Winkler Group session will discern how a successful campaign could transform their university—from funding new facilities and programs to generating new energy, increased enrollment, and more alumni giving.

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About the Speakers

Dr. Dondi Costin, Charleston Southern University President, is joining Jim Bush, Winkler Group President, to present The Power of a Capital Campaign to Transform a University: Charleston Southern University’s Case Study at the CCCU International Forum in Dallas on February 12 at 1:30. 

Dondi Costin was named President of Charleston Southern University in 2018 after retiring from the United States Air Force as a Major General.  He most recently served at The Pentagon as Air Force Chief of Chaplains where he was the senior pastor for more than 664,000 active-duty, Guard, Reserve and civilian forces. His military decorations include the Legion of Merit and the Bronze Star Medal.  Dr. Costin graduated from The United States Air Force Academy and holds five master’s degrees, a Doctor of Ministry degree, and a Ph.D. in organizational leadership. 

Dr. Dondi Costin, Charleston Southern University President, is joining Jim Bush, Winkler Group President, to present The Power of a Capital Campaign to Transform a University: Charleston Southern University’s Case Study at the CCCU International Forum in Dallas on February 12 at 1:30. 

Jim Bush has devoted his 30-year career to fundraising and has raised over $150 million throughout his career. A well-known speaker, Mr. Bush has presented at more than fifty national and international fundraising conferences; he has been named the top speaker at six international conferences.  His articles on fundraising have been published in leading nonprofit journals.  Mr. Bush is a member of the Giving USA Editorial Review Board and is a voting member of the Giving USA board.  He holds a B.A. degree from Elon University.

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