Claflin Bringing Bill Cosby to Columbia

Columbia, SC (WLTX) - Bill Cosby is coming to Columbia to headline Claflin University's 20th Anniversary Visionary Leadership Gala.

The comedy legend will be at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center on Thursday, September 18th from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.. The gala honors employees who have been at the university for 20 years, including Claflin President Henry N. Tisdale and Alice Carson Tisdale.

Cosby last was in Columbia in November of 2013, when he performed at the Koger Center.

University leaders are hoping the event will help them raise $1 million in support of student scholarships and to establish an endowed chair in honor of the Tisdales.

Tickets for the gala are $200 a person or $5,000 for sponsorship tables of 10.

For more information or to purchase tickets or sponsorships, contact the Office of Institutional Advancement at 803-535-5238 or 803-535-5722, or visit


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